Can someone with autism move to Spain permanently?


Is it possible to move to Spain permanently if someone has autism?


These are the answers of some Facebook group members:

”You can go through the visa process. They’re not going to ask about things like that”

”Autism is irrelevant to the process as far as the Spanish authorities are concerned. Of course, the individual may find it challenging”

”The only thing you will be asked to do is to get your GP to sign a declaration of health to say you haven’t got any tropical diseases. They don’t ask about your day-to-day health”

”In the aux program (auxiliares de conversación), they ask you to volunteer any medical and psychological diagnoses. Don’t disclose”

”The medical form doesn’t ask you to disclose any diagnoses. You get a doc to sign a short line saying you don’t have any diseases yadda yadda with the international health regulations of 2005. That’s it. At no point does the program nor the consulate ask for a list of things you’ve been diagnosed with. Anyway, this is off-topic for the post”

In conclusion, According to Spainguru Facebook group members, it appears that when it comes to moving to Spain permanently, having autism is not a determining factor or a requirement that the Spanish authorities consider during the visa process. The focus is mainly on meeting general health requirements, such as not having tropical diseases, rather than specific medical or psychological diagnoses. However, it is important to note that while autism may not be a barrier in terms of immigration, individuals with autism may still face personal challenges in adapting to a new environment. It is advisable for individuals with autism, or their caregivers, to consider the potential support systems available in Spain and plan accordingly for any specific needs they may have.