Well it is official, we received our notification of approval and paid our fees. Fingerprints and passport photos have been taken, so in a few weeks we will have our new Spanish Resident Cards, valid for another two years! Will we stay that long? Who knows, but we can if we want to. Woo Hooo!
So let me catch you up on what’s going on with us recently. We will also detail the entire process for the Spanish Resident Card Renewal. I know you are excited!
Once we made the decision to remain in Spain, beyond our planned 1 year, it was time to apply for a Resident Card Renewal. At the time of our decision, it was near the end of May and we knew we were going to be out of the country from the end of June through sometime in August on our Summer Road Trip. We did our research on the renewal process and it seemed to be very straight forward, but we knew better. Now that we have lived in Spain for a year, we know that Spain seems to love Red Tape!
We have been asked a few times “How do you apply for a Spanish Resident Visa?” Let me start by saying, it was not quick and easy. I know we applied specifically for Spain, but when researching other countries, the requirements were very similar.