We explain what is known as the red card in the asylum procedure, its requirements and benefits The white card, a first step The asylum process begins with requesting an appointment before the corresponding office. At the end of the appointment, they issue you a document, known as a white card, stating that you have requested protection and that the application is in …

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We explain the scheme to approve foreign university degrees in Spain and we clarify the differences with equivalence and validation. The Royal Decree 967/2014, of November 21, distinguishes two concepts: homologate university degrees and ask for the equivalence of university degrees, whose difference must be very clear. The homologation is for the so-called regulated professions, that is, those that have a law that …

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There has always been a confusion between the Spanish NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero, that is, the Foreinger Identification Number) and other documents such as the certificate of registration of a European Union’s Citizen, the UE family member’s card, or the foreigner’s residence and work permits, for instance. So it is crucial to clearly explain what the Spanish NIE is, how it …

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We explain some reasons why you can be denied the renewal of the residence permit and what to do in those cases. Many people are entrusted with having obtained an initial residence permit in Spain, forgetting that they must renew it every year. In fact, sometimes stricter requirements than at the beginning have to be met. That is why it is important that …

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The term black work is often used in different contexts. We explain below what it is and what are its effects. Work in black: what is it Also known as working in B, and as the characteristic element of the so-called submerged economy, work in black means, in the case of an employment relationship (in which there is an employer and a worker) …

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Undoubtedly, Royal Decree 1004/2015 unified criteria for the granting of Spanish nationality by residence and indicates the steps to apply for it online. However, the truth is that a significant number of requests processed under the previous regime are being denied. Below we explain in a simple way what to do if you are denied Spanish nationality. What to do if you are …

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One of the possibilities for a foreigner who wants to emigrate to Spain to obtain a residence and work permit is to establish a company or business. Of course, this must meet certain requirements, in terms of job creation, investment, and so on. But how difficult is the bureaucratic process of creating a company in Spain? We explain it to you next. How …

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