Spanish legal advice in plain English

Immigration to Spain

English-speaking immigration lawyers in Spain can help you with short and long-term moves to Spain, ensuring you are aware of all rules and regulations. You’ll need to understand on what grounds you can apply for residency.

If you are interested in moving to Spain for the short or long-term, whether for work or personal reasons, as either as an EU or non EU national, you will need to know what your residency obligations are and comply with all residency applications.

If you are a non EU national and are hoping to gain residency in Spain, there are now more options open to you than before, following new rules and regulations introduced by the Spanish government. .

Residency in Spain is available for any one of the following reasons:

  • Contract of employment with a Spanish registered company, whether temporary or otherwise;
  • Purchase of a business, or commencing business in Spain;
  • Investment in Spanish real estate;
  • Investment in Spanish government bonds;
  • Deposit of sufficient funds in a Spanish bank account; or
  • Course of study.

If you would like to reside in Spain, or be granted permission to reside in Spain, it will be useful to seek independent legal advice to help you understand what grounds you can apply for residency and what will be expected from you.  At E&G Solicitors in Spain we can advise you in relation to your application for residency in Spain and assist you with any additional tax or accommodation needs you may have once your residency is granted.

How can I immigrate to Spain?

In order to immigrate to Spain you’ll need to create and deliver a visa application to the Spanish embassy in your country of residence. The embassy then forwards the application to the authorities in Spain.
If approved, you’ll be required to collect your visa from the embassy before travelling to Spain.

Is it difficult to immigrate to Spain?

If you want to immigrate to Spain there are a number of things to consider.  From money and tax, to visas and residency, it can be important to seek independent legal advice to aid your application and understand your grounds for residency. If you are a non EU national, the process will be updated from 31 December 2020.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email at, by telephone on 020 3478 1420 or by filling out our contact form.


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