Only until the moment that the residence authorization is approved can your family start with the visa application process in the country of origin. Your family members will have 2 months (starting from the moment the visa is approved) to request the visa at the local consulate offices.
1. What basic documents should my family member present?
Note that each consulate might have slightly different requirements on visa application. You should check the requirements of your consulate or embassies.
Original passport and a full copy of your family member that applies for the visa. The passports should have a minimum validity of 4 months
The notification date should be stated in the residence authorization
If the residence permit does not have a stamp with the date of notification, ask for certification at the office where it was issued
Copy of relevant pages of your passport and a full copy of your residence card (TIE card) to sponsor the application of your family member
Copy of the identity card (issued in their home country) of your family member
Original document and copy of the medical certificate proving that the applicant does not suffer from any of the infectious-contagious diseases
Original document and copy of the criminal record certificate. The document must be legalized and apostilled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Original certificate of your registration of empadronamiento issued within the last 6 months
Proof of private insurance for your family member if you are not entitled to social security. Ourexpat insurance fulfills all the requirements of visa application for family reunification.
2. What additional documents should be presented for each case?
In addition, according to the person to be re-grouped, they must provide the following documentation:
In the case of your spouse/partner:
Original document and copy of the full birth certificateof your spouse. The document should be issued within the last 6 months, legalized, and apostilled.
Original document and copy of the completemarriage certificate or other legal accreditationsissued for you and your spouse, legalized and apostilled.
In the case of your children:
Original document and copy of their completebirth certificates of the regrouped children, original document should be issued within the last 6 months, legalized and apostilled.
In the case of your parents:
Original document and copy of your complete birth certificate issued within the last 6 months, legalized and apostilled
3. How to make an appointment in the consulate?
Remember that you have 2 months starting from the resolution date of your residence authorization to submit your visa application. Therefore, you need to make an appointment as soon as you receive the residence authorization.