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Legal tip 13. Right of foreigners to documentation in Spain
01 December 2008 @ 19:53

Provision 4. Right to documentation

1. Foreigners in Spanish territory have a right and an obligation to keep their  national identification documents issued by their country’s authorities, together with the  Spanish documentation that proves their situation in Spain.
2. Every foreigner with a resident visa for a period longer than six months will obtain the foreigner identification number, which they will have to apply for within one month from the entrance in Spain or since the authorisation is granted.
3. Foreigners won’t be deprived of  their personal documentation but in those cases and under the requisites established in this Act and in the Citizenship Protection Act of 1992.

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Lara Thompson said:
07 June 2010 @ 08:51

Dear Sir,
Can you possibly clarify a few points for me?
I keep reading various articles a regarding the subject of Cedulas could you please clarify the necessary factors to obtain this license?
I read that to get around this restriction it would be necessary to deregister our dwelling and reregister as a building. What’s the definition of a dwelling and what do we register it as?
The difference between a Vivienda, Masia and a Casa De Campo?
Many of the village houses are registered as Almacens do these require Cedulas?
Many thanks I await your response.

Laura Thompson
Palma de Ebre

Maria said:
07 June 2010 @ 09:49

Dear Lara:
Would you minf emailing me to web(at) so I can better ask you some questions for a more accurate service and response. Of course initial consultation is out of charge.

Best regards,


kwame said:
02 October 2010 @ 11:12

I am a ghanaian and my husband who is also a ghanaian but lives in spain for over 10years and has applied for the spanished citizenship .
I am now in spain I donot have a visa how can I legalise my stay in spain with my husband

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