Family Reunification Residence Permit

Family Reunification Residence Permit

Contact Person: Dirección General de Españoles en el Exterior y de Asuntos Consulares y Migratorios, Call 091 379 17 00 

Kind of Visa: Residence Permit (Solicitud de autorización de residencia temporal por reagrupación familiar LO 4/2000 y RD 557/2011) 

Number of Visas Available: NA 


The Family Reunification Visa enables foreign residents, who have renewed their initial Spanish residence permit, to bring his/her closest relatives to Spain on a residence permit. This temporary visa allows the recipients to live and work in the country for an initial period of three months, the visa must be renewed to remain valid.  



  • The spouse or person who is in a relationship, similar to that of marriage (recorded in a public registry or proven by the applicant), with the resident of Spain 
  • Children under 18 years old, direct descendants over 18 with disabilities  or children and other persons over 18 with disabilities of whom the resident is a legal guardian or representative 
  • Parents and parents in law, as long as they are under his/her care, over 65 years old and there exist reasons which justify the need to authorize their residence in Spain (such as health concerns, disabilities or financial dependency) 


  • Family Reunification Residence permit
  • Application for a National Visa 
  • One recent color photo, passport-sized, with white background  
  • Passport of the applicant which must be valid for at least 1 year, including photocopies of all pages 
  • A certified document (Marriage Certificate / Birth Certificate) which proves the familiar relationship, legalized by Apostille or through Diplomatic Legalization 
  • Justification of need for reunification, for parents or parents-in-law older than 65 years old 
  • Certificate of No Criminal Conviction from every country that the applicant has lived in the last 5 years from the applicant’s local police department (issued within 2 months prior to the application. Both of them must be issued in the place of your legal residence) 
  • Medical certificate (issued within 2 months prior to the application in the place of your legal residence, in a letter typed on doctor’s stationery stating that you do not suffer from any of the diseases which need quarantine under the International Health Regulation. It has also to state which tests were done and their results) 


Step 1.  

Fill out the Family Reunification Residence permit and deliver the application to the resident’s regional office 

Step 2.  

Once the application has been accepted, the relative must fill out the Application for a National Visa  and collect the remaining documents: 

  • Proof of eligibility (certified document proving familiar relationship) 
  • Justification of need for reunification (only parents or parent-in-law older than 65 years old)
  • Certificate of No Criminal Conviction from every country that the applicant has lived in the last 5 years from the applicant’s local police department
  • Medical certificate no older than two months.

Step 3.  

In the event that some documents are not in Spanish, you will need to provide an official translation along with the original document.  

Step 4.  

Provide all documents to the local Spanish diplomatic mission (for example Lebanon & Jordan). Often times, inquire about appointments for your visit by calling the diplomatic mission close to you.  


  • The resident of Spain must submit the Family Reunification Residence permit at the local immigration office in Spain.  
  • Once the permit application has been submitted and accepted, collect all of the relevant documents along with certified translations. Provide them at the local embassy or consulate. 
  • Once the residence permit is issued to your family member in Spain, you have two months to apply for the visa. After this deadline applications will not be accepted. 
  • Make sure to pay the applicant must pay a non-refundable process fee of 60 Euro.  



Palais Chehab, Hadath Antounie.  

BP: 11/3039 Riyad El Solh,  

Beyrouth 1107 2120



 Zahran Street 28, Amman 

P.O. Box 454 

Amman 11.118, Jordan 



All original documents which are not in Spanish must be provided along with a certified/legalized translation that is in Spanish.  


If you need more information, please consult this information sheet or this website. If you have any more questions, contact the relevant local diplomatic missions of Spain in Lebanon and Jordan.  


Have you or anyone you know applied for Family Reunification in Spain through this system? If yes, we would appreciate any feedback to tailor our information regarding this program for future applicants.