In order to carry out any immigration procedure in Spain, whether it is an initial application for your residence permit or renewal (for example), you will have to fill out and submit a specific application form that will vary depending on the type of residency you are applying for.
In this page, you will find all immigration application forms with a direct download link, as well as the procedure associated with each one of them.
With these forms, you will be able to apply for any type of visa or residence permit, as well as carry out extra procedures such as getting your return authorization, NIE, and much more.
In case you know which form you actually need, you just need to scroll down to the EX form you are looking for, click on the link, and download it instantly.
Otherwise, we have also attached a small description defining what each of the forms is used for. That way, you will be able to verify if you are downloading the appropriate one.
Form 01 is used to apply for the non-lucrative residency visa in Spain (i.e., a residency permit that allows you to live in the country but not to work as long as you have sufficient economic funds).
To apply for your residence and work authorization (i.e., a work visa to legally work for a Spanish company)., which is called “por cuenta ajena” in Spanish.
The EX-05 form must be used by foreigners from outside the European Union who wish to obtain the EU Blue Card.
To obtain your residence and work authorization for fixed-term employment.
If you are going to start your own business or work as a freelancer in Spain, you must apply for the residence and self-employment work authorization through this form.
Form 08 is required to obtain authorization for temporary residence and work in the framework of transnational services.
For the application for a temporary stay or residency, with the exception of a work permit.
This form, vastly used by many foreigners, is used to obtain a residence and work authorization for exceptional circumstances, i.e., what is called arraigo (either social, labor, or family arraigo), as well as the residencey for international protection or humanitarian reasons.
You have been living in Spain for at least 5 years, you will be able to apply for long-term residency or EU permanent residency (which will grant you the capacity to legally stay in the country for 5 extra years indefinitely). And that is done through form EX-10.
This form is required to obtain a working authorization (“autorización para trabajar”); for example, applying for a full or part-time work permit for self-employment or employment purposes.
In this case, this document is used to request the prior report for the temporary movement of foreign citizens under 18 years old (” desplazamiento temporal de menores extranjeros”).
Another essential immigration form. With the EX-15 form, you can apply for your NIE (foreigner’s identity number, which you need for most legal procedures), either as a resident or as a non-resident.
The form required to obtain a registration card, which is called “cédula de inscripción” in Spanish (either initial or renewal) or a travel document (with or without return to Spain); in order to leave the Spanish territory and visit any specific countries.
The EX-17 form is the document you must submit at your closest immigration office when requesting your TIE or physical foreigner identity card (that is, the document that contains your NIE and residency type).
This form is used both to get registered at the Central Foreigners Registry (“Registro Central de Extranjeros”) and to get your registry certificate as an EU citizen in Spain.
This immigration form is necessary to get the residency document under Article 50 TEU for UK citizens wishing to move to Spain.
Following on from the previous section, the EX-21 immigration form is used by third-country nationals who are family members of UK citizens and who also want to obtain their residency document in Spain regulated by Article 50 TEU.
In order to complete the application for the residence permit regulated through Article 50 TEU for UK frontier workers.
And, finally, application form EX-23 is essential so that both a UK citizen and her relatives obtain their TIE (after they have been granted residency).
Form Under the Law for Entrepreneurs 14/2013
Finally, you may well want to apply for any visa or permit under the Entrepreneurs Law. These visas are requested at the UGE (“Unidad de Grandes Empresas”), and differ when it comes to their application procedure with the all permits under the general immigration law in Spain.
Thus, whether you want to apply for:
- The entrepreneur visa
- The investor visa or golden visa
- Work permit as a highly qualified worker
- Intra-corporate transfer work visa
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