The Definitive Guide to Spanish Residency in 2024: Spanish Bureaucracy Made Simple!

Applying for Spanish residency in 2024 has become a lot more complicated for UK Citizens, thanks to Brexit. If you hold an EU passport, however, very little has changed for applying for Spanish residency in 2024 compared to 2023 and before. In this article, we are going to look at the Spanish residency application procedure, step by step, based on your own personal situation. We have more detailed articles on many of these residency steps, so please click the appropriate links and read the articles of interest to your own particular requirements.

Applying for Spanish Residency in 2024: Questions to answer …

1. Are you an EU Citizen?

Please note: If you answer “Yes”, simply continue reading the information. If you answer “No” click the button and you will be taken to the relevant page.

CLICK HERE if you are not an EU Citizen

2. Do you have an employment contract?

Please note: If you answer “Yes”, simply continue reading the information. If you answer “No” click the button and you will be taken to the relevant page.

CLICK HERE if you do not have an employment contract.

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Applying for Spanish Residency in 2024 as an EU Citizen with an employment contract:

This is one of the easiest ways of applying for residency in Spain. You are issued with a “CERTIFICADO DE REGISTRO DE CIUDADANO DE LA U.E.” which is a small green card that includes your name and address and NIE number (link to old post).

You can book an appointment using THIS LINK https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/icpco/index.html

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  • Scroll down to select your province 
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Scroll down and select : 

  1. In “Oficina” select the location for your application
  2. In “Trámites”  select  “CERTIFICADO DE REGISTRO DE CIUDADANO DE LA U.E”
  3. “Aceptar”
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  • Select “Entrar”
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  1. Select “PASAPORTE”
  2. Insert your passport number
  3. Insert “Nombre y apellidos” Name and surname
  4. “Aceptar”
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  • Once you have inserted your name and passport number. Select “Solicitar cita” You will then see which locations have appointments available … Select your chosen location and hit “Siguiente”
  • To receive the security code to confirm your appointment, you will need to add your contact phone number and email address. Ensure you have your phone close by as you will receive the confirmation code via a message. This code is only valid for 5 minutes!
  • Select “Siguiente”
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  • The next screen will show you what days and times are available for an appointment.
  • Select your choice, type the Captcha code and select “Siguiente”.
  • A code will be sent to your phone almost immediately.
  • Check the information is correct and tick the 2 small boxes on the bottom left of the screen and then “CONFIRMAR”
  • If you have made a mistake, choose “VOLVER” and you return to the beginning.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to your email address.

Before your appointment Complete and print out the Modelo EX018  Ensure you have an original and a copy of your Spanish work contract.
Before your appointment Download, complete and pay the local taxes     Don’t forget the original and a copy of your official ID document.

If you need assistance applying for your NIE or Spanish residency in 2024, we are here to help you…

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