- Residence Permit
The residence permit is the authorization granted by the Spanish government to a non-EU foreigner to legally reside in the country for a period of more than 90 days. Not to be confused with a residence permit.
There are two main types of residence permit: temporary and long-term. In addition, there are different situations for which permission is granted.
It is regulated by Organic Law 4/2000 on Rights and Freedoms of Foreigners in Spain and their Social Integration, its 2009 reform and Organic Law 4/2013
- Temporary residence permit
The temporary residence permit is an authorization to remain in Spain for a period of more than 90 days and less than 5 years. It can be renewed, according to the circumstances that motivated the authorization.
- Long-term residence permit
The long-term residence permit (previously called permanent) authorizes you to reside and work in Spain under the same conditions as Spaniards. It has several requirements, including having resided legally and continuously in Spanish territory for 5 years, although it is not the only one.