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Essential links for dealing with the Spanish immigration office (extranjeria)

The information in this post was collected from the Oficina de Extranjeria in Madrid in January 2016.

Oficina de Extranjeria –  or

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Madrid Extranjeria Offices Information:

  • Main Office for General Information in Madrid:
    • Calle Manuel Luna, 29 (Metro: Estrecho – L1)
    • Hours Open – Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm and Fridays 9am-2pm (*Except for the week of San Isidro, Christmas week and National Bank Holidays)
  • Branch Offices:
    • Calle Fuego, 26 – Alcobendas (Metro: Marques de Valdavia – L10)
    • Calle San Nicasio, 31 – Leganes (Metro: Sur Leganes Central – L12)
  • Offices for Specific Information:
    • Calle Garcia de Paredes, 65 (Metro: Gregorio Marañon – L7 & L10)
      • Humanitarian Reasons, Expulsions & Fines, Gender Violence
    • Avenida Plaza de Toros, 14 (Metro: Vista Alegre – L5)
    • Calle Silva, 19 (Metro: Callao – L5 & L3)

Presenting Your Documentation:

Renovaciones de Residencia y Trabajo:

  • You have 60 days before the Expiration Date on your card and up to 90 days after that date to renew your residency. By putting in your paperwork to renew will not put you in a state of “limbo” but will actually still let your residency be valid until the official resolution has been decided. This is why it is extremely important when you put in your paperwork for renewal to keep your “expediente”.

Resoluciones Favorables:

  • When you get a Resuelto Favorable for your renewal of residency/ residency and work/ larga duracion/ or student visa, you do not need to get a second copy of your “resolucion”, you can directly apply for an appointment to get your fingerprints and new identity card.
  • When you are getting a Modification to your “autorizacion” or permit/visa, then YES, IT IS MANDATORY to get a duplicate of your “resolucion”.

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