This week I am very excited to have Nic as a guest writer for the blog. Nic runs a small business helping ex-pats settle in Spain, we all know what a nightmare it can be trying to navigate a new bureaucratic system in a new country in a foreign language. Getting residency, the legal right to reside in Spain, is absolutely fundamental and totally essential. It can also also complicated and stressful! Read on for Nic’s full breakdown of how to get your all important residency card…
Nic: If you want to live in Spain for more than a few months, you need to obtain residency.
Depending on what passport you hold, there will be different requirements and procedures, but for this article I will consider an EU passport holder wanting to become a resident in Spain.
In this case, it doesn’t really matter how you obtain your residency – whether you’re working or not, have private health insurance or access the public healthcare system, the type of residency you will obtain is the same.
What are the requirements?
You will need to provide proof of two things: that you have enough money to support yourself, and that your healthcare is covered by insurance or social security.
The financial requirement
To prove that you can support your life in Spain, you will need to either show proof that you have funds, or proof of an income.
There isn’t a minimum income, but there is a minimum if you have funds in the bank, which will depend on the province you live in. For example, in the province of Zaragoza, 5000 euros should suffice for a single person……