Obtaining Residency for Australian Fiance2 Replies
Dear Angloinfo members, I wonder if any of you can advise me on my current situation? I am a British citizen living and working in Palma de Mallorca. I have lived there since October 2011. I have a N.I.E., a Certificado de Empadronamiento and pay tax and social security. My partner is an Australian citizen with no EU ancestry. We have been together for 3.5 years and are getting married in August 2013. He lived in the UK for two years, then visited Spain on a Schengen visa. He has now returned to Australia, because his UK visa has expired and he reached the maximum allowed time in the Schengen zone. We would like to live together in Mallorca, but have been unable to find clear guidelines on the process. We have contacted a lawyer regarding the 'pareja de hecho' process, but have been told that this is not possible in the Balearics because at least one of us must be a Spanish national. Neither of us are Spanish nationals. Can my Australian partner legally reside in Mallorca with me before we are married? If so, what is the process for obtaining residency for him? Many thanks for your time and assistance.