A Complete Guide to Arraigo Familiar in Spain

As we mentioned, the arraigo familiar will grant you the possibility to stay in Spain for a year. Then you will have to renew it via a modification.

And here is where we find some important requirements. Because for many it is much more complicated to renew this authorization rather than to get it in the first place.

Once you renew your arraigo familiar, you will jump to:

Work permit as an employee, if you have been working for a minimum amount of years in Spain.

Work permit as a self-employed individual, if you have constituted your company or become an “autonomo”

Non-lucrative residency, if you haven’t worked but have sufficient economic funds.

That is why it is so important to work during your arraigo year. Otherwise, once the renewal time comes, you won’t be able to keep your residency in the country.

Needless to say, if you have been working illegally without a contract, that won’t count as working.

However, if you applied for the arraigo familiar because you have a Spanish or EU minor child, and you do not meet the requirements for any of the three previous alternatives, you could apply for an extension of the this type of arraigo.

But that won’t be the case if you had requested it because you are the child of a Spanish citizen of origin. In those cases the extension is not possible, and if you do not move to one of the three previous residences, you would gain an irregular status in the country.

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