If you spend more than Six months
RESIDENCE PERMIT for RETIRED or NOT WORKING
The Laws have recently changed to cut down on the red tape and make the whole process easier
You will be required to show you have enough income to support yourself.
A basic UK retirement pension should be sufficient
Apply at the National Police Station in your region
You will require your Passport and also:
A completed application form (obtained from the Police)
Receipt of payment of the fee (approx £8) obtain form 750 from police & pay into any bank.
Either Private Medical insurance or EC Medical Card (from DSS) showing you are entitled to state social security (after applying present this to the Spanish Social Security to obtain their card)
Show proof of Pension or other income / savings
IF spouse is dependant upon the other- present original marriage certificate and a photocopy
If dependant children - take their original birth certificates and a photocopy.
Four passport size photos
RESIDENCE PERMIT for EMPLOYEES WORKING
EC Law changes means you no longer need apply for a residence permit and you will be registered as a resident on obtaining your Social Security Number when employed by your employer.
This is designed to cut down on the red tape and make the whole process much easier. You will also be eligible to all the Spanish facilities relating to social security payments and health care.
RESIDENCE PERMIT for SELF EMPLOYED
The recent changes in law also effect Self employed positions, once you obtain your Social security number on registering your business (get a Gestoria to help you do this) you will be registered as a resident of Spain and be legally bound to pay taxes etc as a Spaniard would. You will also be eligible to free health care as the Spaniards would.
Below we give the old requirements needed to register for residencia but some will still need to be done to register the business. as we say get an Gestoria to help you)
Your I.A.E (business licence obtained from Town Hall) Also Your register for Business TAX from the Tax Office (Hacienda)
Certificate of registration as self employed from the Spanish Social Service to pay Social Security (national insurance stamps) approx £225 month - this allows you medical treatment & a retirement pension after 15 years contributions.
If premises are involved you will require an opening licence (from the town hall)
A written explanation of the activities to be carried out.
Passport and a photocopy & Four passport size photos
Receipt of payment of fee (approx £7) Obtain form 750 from police & pay into any bank.
Title deeds or rental contract of any premises of the business
In the case of a Company ,the deeds of Constitution.
TIP: Always present original documents and a photocopy of everything