Relocation Services

Sun Lawyers can help with your legal documentation if you are relocating to Spain.


Arranging your legal documentation is one of the most important steps you should take into consideration before moving to Spain. Knowing the type of documents you will need depending on whether you’re from an EU or non-EU country is very important. If you are thinking about relocating to Spain, it’s important to seek independent legal advice in order to help you understand how you can apply for residency or citizenship and what will be expected of you when you become a resident.

Your Legal documentation is key to  living in Spain:


  •  Buying or selling property

     Becoming a resident

  •  Buying or selling a car

     Gaining employment

  •  Paying taxes

     Health and Social Security

EU Citizens


The following are the main legal documents that are applicable to Non-EU citizens within our relocation services:

NIE (Número de Identidad de Extranjero) – A certificate which acts as your fiscal number in Spain. You’ll need this certificate to buy and sell property or a car in Spain, access the health services, pay tax or to secure employment.

Residency Card (Tarjeta de residencia) – This is a card incorporating your NIE and your personal details. It is necessary for transactions where someone wants to see proof of your current physical address in Spain (e.g. banks, phone companies, etc). It’s a credit card sized green card (with no photo). The law says you must apply for if you’re living in Spain for more than 90 days.

Health Card (SIP Card) The Spanish health card for non-EU citizens is accessible under certain scenarios. We will let you if you’re eligible for it.

Non-EU Citizens


The following are the main legal documents that are applicable to EU citizens within our relocation services:

NIE (Número de Identidad de Extranjero) – Similarly to EU citizens this certificate acts as a fiscal number in Spain. This certificate is needed to buy and sell property or a car in Spain, obtain a health card, pay tax or to secure employment.

Visas – At Sun Lawyers, we are specialists in these four categories of Spanish visa:

  •  Non-lucrative Visa

     Student Visa

  •  Working Visa

     Business / Investment Visa*

* including GOLDEN VISA for homeowners whose property is over €500,000


Residency Card (Tarjeta de residencia) – As with EU Citizens, a residency card is necessary for transactions where someone wants to see proof of your current address in Spain (e.g. banks, phone companies, etc). We will obtain your Spanish residency card (credit card size with photo) after we go through the visa process.

Spanish Citizenship – Once you’ve been living in Spain for the required amount of time we will help you to apply for and obtain your Spanish citizenship.

Health Card (SIP Card) The Spanish health card for non-EU citizens is accessible under certain scenarios. We will let you if you’re eligible for it.

Whether you are looking to move to Spain or are already here and need some help with legal documentation, contact us now.

Call us on (+34) 96 532 11 93 or fill in the contact form provided.

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