Pareja de hecho
Navigating the bureaucratic process for the sake of love!
Pareja de hecho — a civil union or confirmed cohabitation of two partners on Spanish territory. The biggest difference between Pareja de Hecho and an official marriage (Matrimonio) is the number of rights and responsibilities for both parties. For example, Pareja de Hecho does not include compensation in case of divorce, is not suitable for inheritance claims, nor for filing joint tax returns.
In all other aspects, Pareja de Hecho is suitable for obtaining Spanish residency. The procedure is available for both Spanish citizens and residents, as well as non-residents of Spain.
Matrimonio
After 1 year of marriage to a Spanish citizen, a partner can apply for Spanish citizenship, provided that they have legally resided in Spain during that year.
Pareja de hecho
In the case of registered cohabitation with a partner in Spain, eligibility for Spanish citizenship can only be expected after 10 years of legal residence in the country.
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Unlike an official marriage, Pareja de Hecho takes place without ceremonial procedures. Registration is possible through Spanish municipal offices or a notary.
How is Pareja de Hecho formalized?
Union registration without a wedding
For heterosexual and same-sex couples
Easy legalization of the partner in Spain
Suitable for partners with different citizenships
Non-close relatives
Who can enter into Pareja de Hecho?
Partners who can prove shared residence*
Single partners: neither partner should be married (including in other countries) or have another official cohabitation
Depending on the municipality and the partners' citizenship, a minimum time from the date of cohabitation registration is required. Sometimes, a current joint registration may be sufficient.
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Individuals over 18 years old
To prove cohabitation:
One of the cohabitants must legally reside in Spain and be registered at the document submission location
If there are witnesses willing to confirm cohabitation, as well as photos and evidence of the relationship, the required joint registration period may be reduced
The partners must have a joint registration at one address
The Dreamlife team is here to help you register Pareja de Hecho in Barcelona:
Basic
1250
  • Initial consultation
  • Personalized residence permit plan
  • Preliminary document preparation
  • Online support during the notarization of the registration for the couple
  • Online assistance in selecting an insurance policy
  • Online bank account opening
  • Expert assistance with document preparation and verification of the residence permit
  • Submission of the application to the immigration service through legal registration
  • Tracking the status of the application and responding to requests
  • Processing documents for obtaining TIE
2500€
The Dreamlife team is here to help you register Pareja de Hecho in Barcelona:
Smart
1750€
  • Initial consultation
  • Personalized residence permit plan
  • Preliminary document preparation
  • Online support during the notarization of the registration for the couple
  • Online assistance in selecting an insurance policy
  • Online bank account opening
  • Expert assistance with document preparation and verification for the residence permit
  • Submission of the application to the immigration service through legal registration
  • Tracking the status of the application and responding to requests
  • Processing documents for obtaining TIE
  • Property selection for long-term rental: up to 10 viewings within 14 days
  • Online support during the registration of residency in rented housing
3500€
The Dreamlife team is here to help you register Pareja de Hecho in Barcelona:
Premium
3500€
  • Initial consultation
  • Personalized residence permit plan
  • Preliminary document preparation
  • Personal support during the notarization of the registration for the couple
  • Assistance in opening a bank account
  • Expert assistance with document preparation and verification for the residence permit
  • Submission of the application to the immigration service through legal registration
  • Tracking the status of the application and responding to requests
  • Processing documents for obtaining TIE (Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero)
  • Property selection for long-term rental: unlimited within 30 days
  • Document preparation and personal support during the registration of residency in rented housing
  • Assistance and translator support for fingerprints and obtaining the resident card
  • Administrative appeal in case of rejection
7000€
Obtaining the Spanish resident card - 10 steps
Questionnaire
Complete the questionnaire to realistically assess your prospects and chances of moving to Spain this year– takes no more than 3 minutes.
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Personal Plan, Contract, Payment
Finalize a plan before working together. You have the option to choose a convenient payment plan that works for you. You can make a full prepayment or split the payment into two equal parts. If new needs arise during the process, such as translation assistance, we will include the cost of additional services in the final payment.
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Preliminary Document Preparation and Registration of Pareja de Hecho
This step includes support during the notarization of the civil marriage registration (online or offline, depending on the price). Note that the official registration from the state registry may take about 3 months.
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Collection of Financial and Medical Documents, Form Completion
Document Verification and Submission for Residence Permit
Waiting for Approval and Tracking Application Status
Decision Receip
Obtaining the Resident Card
Adaptation
We manage the opening of a bank account and selecting the right health insurance plan. We then invite you to our office for a personalized consultation where all necessary forms are signed.
The optimal time for this step is 10-17 days. We will update the registration, if necessary, and carefully check and submit a complete set of documents. Once your application is submitted, you can legally stay in Spain.
We keep our finger on the pulse of the Spanish bureaucratic system, carefully monitor the progress of your case, and promptly respond to requests from the immigration service.
Finally, a positive answer is received, which means it's time to schedule a fingerprint appointment and an appointment with the police.
Congratulations! Your official resident card, unlocking endless opportunities for European living, will be ready in just 40 days post-approval.
Dreamlife doesn't say goodbye just yet! We stay in touch even after residence approval to provide support and answer questions directly from our office in Barcelona.
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Consultation
Our experts will carefully study your case and offer a personalized solution, including recommendations on how to increase the chances of successful relocation.
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The proprietary Dreamlife system helps simplify the bureaucratic process into 10 easy steps
Our team
Aleksandra Scherstyannikova
Luciana Mercedes Torrents
Inna Kornienko
Senior Account Manager
Immigration Lawyer
Account Manager
Our team
Aleksandra Scherstyannikova
Luciana Mercedes Torrents
Inna Kornienko
Senior Account Manager
Immigration Lawyer
Account Manager
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