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Spain: Temporary residence authorization for reasons of international protection.

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Temporary residence authorization for reasons of international protection: It is a temporary residence authorization for exceptional circumstances that may be granted for reasons of international protection.

Organic Law 4/2000, of January 11, on the Rights and Freedoms of Foreigners in Spain and their Social Integration (art. 31.3)
Regulation of Organic Law 4/2000, approved by Royal Decree 557/2011, of April 20 (articles 123 to 130).

Not to be a citizen of a State of the European Union, of the European Economic Area or of Switzerland, or relative of citizens of these countries to which the regime of citizen of the Union applies.
Lack of criminal records in Spain and in their previous countries of residence for crimes existing in the Spanish law.
Not be prohibited from entering Spain and not appear as rejectable in the territorial space of countries with which Spain has signed an agreement in this regard.
Not being, where appropriate, within the commitment period of no return to Spain that the foreigner has assumed by voluntarily returning to their country of origin.
That the Minister of the Interior, at the proposal of the Interministerial Commission for Asylum and Refuge, has authorized the stay in accordance with the regulations governing the right to asylum and international protection.
Being a foreigner displaced in the sense regulated in the regulations on temporary protection in case of mass influx of displaced persons.
Those provided for in the development rule of Law 12/2009, of October 30, regulating the right of asylum and subsidiary protection.

Note: in general, copies of the documents must be provided and the originals must be displayed at the time the application is submitted.

Application form in official form (EX – 10) in duplicate, duly completed and signed by the foreigner. This form can be obtained at
Copy of the complete Passport, travel title or registration card with a minimum validity of four months. If the resolution of the Minister of the Interior so contemplates, this requirement may be exempted.
Criminal record certificate issued by the Authorities of the country or countries in which you have resided during the last five years prior to entering Spain.
Documentation accrediting to be in one of the cases mentioned.
Important note: when documents from other countries are provided, they must be translated into Spanish or co-official language of the territory where the application is submitted.

On the other hand, any foreign public document must be previously legalized by the Consular Office of Spain with jurisdiction in the country in which said document has been issued or, where appropriate, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation except in the case in which said document has been apostilled by the competent Authority of the issuing country under the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961 and unless said document is exempt from legalization under the International Convention.

Subject legitimized to submit the application: the foreigner personally, or his legal representative in the event of being minor or incapable.
Place of presentation: Immigration Office of the province in which the foreigner has his domicile. The address information, telephone numbers and customer service hours can be found at
Temporary residence fee for exceptional circumstances: it will accrue at the time of admission to the application process, and must be paid within ten business days, it is:
Model 790 code 052, section 2.5 “authorization of temporary residence due to exceptional circumstances”: to be paid abroad
The payment form can be downloaded from the Internet portal of the Secretary of State for Public Administration

Deadline for resolution of the application: 3 months from the day following the date on which it had entered the registry of the competent body for processing. After this period has elapsed without the Administration having practiced the notification, it may be understood that the request has been dismissed due to administrative silence. (When it has not been possible to notify the resolution, it will be announced in the Single Edictal Board (TEU) If you had opted for electronic or regulatory notification, you were obliged to use that means, the resolution will be notified by publication in the electronic headquarters If the resolution is not accessed within 10 business days of its publication, it will be notified).
The granting of the residence permit carries with it a work authorization for someone else’s or in Spain’s own.
Within one month of notification of the granting of the residence permit due to exceptional circumstances, the foreigner must personally request the Foreigner Identity Card, at the Aliens Office or Police Station of the province where the authorization. To see where to go, the schedule and if you have to make an appointment you can consult
The applicant will show his passport or travel document or registration card at the time of the fingerprint process to prove his identity and will provide:
Foreigner identity card application, in official form (EX – 17) available at
Proof of payment of the card fee.
Three recent color photographs, in white background, passport size.
The authorization granted will be valid for one year and its renewal will be governed by the applicable international protection regulations. Upon completion, a residence permit or a residence and work authorization may be requested.

The content of this page is merely indicative. Only the provisions of the regulations in force at the time the application is submitted is applicable.

Last update: 01/2016

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