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What is the visa process for moving to Spain with a family?

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By Brownfamily - Posted on
05 July 2015

Hi everyone, We are an Australian family with 2 teenage children and we are wanting to move to Valencia, Spain. I am a fly in fly out worker and want to base my family there while i work away. What do we have to do in regards to visas etc? do we have to have an opened return ticket? Any info is much appreciated Thanks

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Hi Brownfamily,

The visa process for acquiring a residence permit for yourself and your family will depend on whether you have a job offer in Spain itself or elsewhere in Europe. 

Take a look at the Work Permits for Spain page and see whether the information there answers your question. If not, please clarify where you'll be working and let me know if you need more information.

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Hi Shantalie
I won't be actually working there. I will continue to work abroad and it will be not in Europe either. We are just wanting to move to Spain and use it for a base for a couple of years.

Thanks for your response

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happyhammer's picture
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Hi Brown family, Have you made your move to Spain? If so would it be possible to get in touch as we are also an Australian family looking to move to Valencia?

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