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EU citizen family card

EU citizen family card

When 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 can 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 -The spouse, provided they are legally married;

  • The children who are in your charge;
  • The ascendants;
  • Other family members who are in charge of the citizen of the Union in the country of origin;
  • Etc.

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; employment contract -or enrollment in the case of being a student-; and three passport-size photographs, among others.
In what time frame 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.

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We want to remind you that our office in Marbella is specialized in immigration and we can help you in any procedure that you request in this field.You have the possibility to contact us in person, by phone, and even from this website.