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Key Points

  • Spain will no longer void the status of temporary residence holders who are located outside of Spain for a period of six months or more


On June 20, 2023, the government of Spain declared an article of the Immigration Regulations void. As a result, foreign nationals who remain outside of the country for a period of six months or more in any one year will not receive termination of their temporary residence status.

Under these changes, foreign nationals who have been outside of Spain for more than six months can renew their temporary residence permit status without risking termination.

What are the Changes?

The government of Spain repealed an article that resulted in foreign nationals’ temporary residence status becoming void after a period of six months or more outside of the country. According to the government’s announcement, these measures were taken due to the article limiting the fundamental right to free movement for foreign nationals holding temporary residence in Spain.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Spain’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: General Council of the Judiciary, Spain

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