Community family card
Community family cardWhen a person obtains the nationality of a member state, he also becomes a community citizen.This is established by the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which in article 20 provides as follows:'A citizenship of the Union is created. Any person holding the nationality of a Member State shall be a citizen of the Union. Citizenship of the Union is added to national citizenship without replacing it.'
Therefore, if a foreigner obtains Spanish nationality he will also be a national of the EU. This situation is an advantage not only for himself but also for his own family members. That is why there is the possibility of obtaining a card through which you will be able to demonstrate this status as a citizen of a citizen.
Who is this card for?
The direct relatives of the citizen can benefit from it, such as the following:
- The spouse, provided they are legally married;
- The children who are in their charge;
- The ascendants;
- Ther family members in the country of origin are in charge of the citizen of the Union;
Depending on each case, it will be necessary to prove one documentation or another. Normally there are some documents that must be presented by obligation in all cases, such as the identification documents of the applicant and the member to be regrouped; work contract -or registration in the case of being a student-; and three passport-size photographs, among others.
In what term can I get this card?
It is a short process, given its importance. The card must be issued within a maximum period of three months after the application has been submitted.