Residency requirements in Spain
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The guide below explains the rules for British citizens applying for residency in Spain:
It tells you the documents that are required and provides information about the right to reside in Spain for British citizens and non-EU family members under the current rules. There is also an unofficial translation by the British Embassy of the important parts of the Spanish order to qualify for residency.
Please note, this is no longer dealt with at the National Police Station. The new Oficina de Extranjería (for all Foreigners’ Requirements) is at : Av. Duque de Lerma, Edif. Espana Local 2. Tel: +34 952 820 561 / +34 952 865 793 (this road is just off the roundabout near MacDonalds before the turning to La Cañada).