Migration – Spain

1. Entering Spain
2. Staying in Spain
3. Leaving Spain

The following section, Migration – Spain, contains information on conditions that the person must fulfill in order to obtain a residence permit and – where applicable – a work permit.

The section is divided into three parts. Part 1 (Entering Spain) gives details of conditions under which a migrant may legally enter Spain. In most cases she can apply for a visa which permits her to enter the country and to remain there for a limited period of time. This initial residence permit – in the form of a visa – is described in Part 1 (Entering Spain). Possibilities for entry into the country vary according to the purpose of the intended stay, and are detailed separately in the text by reason for staying (1. Tourist, 2. Work, 3. Marriage, 4. Student, 5. Au Pair). Information is given regarding conditions for entry, documents required and the duration of the visa, as well as whether or not the woman who holds the visa is permitted to work.

Part 2 (Staying in Spain) indicates the length of time and the conditions under which the woman may, having legally entered the country, extend her stay in Spain, as well as conditions under which the initial residence permit – mostly obtained in the form of a visa – can be extended. As in Part 1, the section is divided into categories according to the different reasons for staying. In addition, it contains information regarding possibilities for obtaining Spanish citizenship.

Part 3 (Leaving Spain), paragraph 1 (Reasons), indicates reasons which may lead to the woman’s being forced to re-depart the country. Paragraph 2 (Consequences) contains information regarding consequences for a woman who is expelled or deported from Spain, and whether this is likely to become problematic if she subsequently wishes to re-enter Spain.

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