The EU Family Member Card is the key that allows family members of European Union citizens to reside in Spain for more than three months. To obtain it, the European Union citizen, as a requirement, must be a worker, student, have sufficient financial resources, and have medical insurance.
Link with the European citizen
Family members from third countries who are entitled to obtain this residence are:
Spouses or registered domestic partners in the corresponding Public Register or can prove cohabitation or have common children.
Descendants of the applicant or their spouse or registered partner: minor children, or even adult children if they are dependent and under their care.
Ascendants of the applicant or their spouse or registered partner: provided they are under the applicant's or the European citizen's care.
Other relatives, as long as it is necessary due to serious health or disability reasons, or if they are dependent or living in the country of origin.
Nationalities that allow for legal residence applications for European family members:
This list includes EU Member States as well as signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, such as:
- Czech Republic
Also Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Linchtenstein (the latter two by signes agreement).