What procedure should I follow to obtain a residence permit?
These data and procedures are a general framework, and each situation for which a residence permit is requested will require detailed documentation and procedures.
- Submit the application and documentation to the Immigration Office in the province of residence. Documents in a foreign language must be translated into Spanish or, failing that, into the co-official language in which the application is submitted.
- Payment of the temporary residence fee.
The office of foreigners will have a term of 3 months to manifest itself and issue the permit. If, after three months, there is no communication from the Immigration Office, it is understood that the residence application has been rejected.
The residence permit is valid for one year and implies an authorization to work either as an employee or self-employed during its validity. An extension or another type of residence permit may be requested at its expiration.
Within a maximum period of one month from the date of the residence permit, the foreigner must apply for the Identity Card at the Immigration Office or at the police station of the province where the ticket was issued.