What is the change? Residence permit renewal applications must now be submitted in person at the National Superintendence of Immigration office, and an online appointment must be made prior to submission.

What does the change mean? Applicants must submit renewal applications in person 60 calendar days prior to the expiration of the residence permit.

  • Effective date: July 8.
  • Visas/permits affected: Residence permit renewals.
  • Who is affected: Residence permit holders applying for renewals.

Additional information: The residence permit renewal must be submitted 60 calendar days prior to the expiration of their current residence permit. Parents or guardians must submit the renewal application for minors. A legal representative may submit the renewal application only for disabled applicants.

To renew the residence permit, resident workers must submit their work contract (with a minimum term of one year from submission of the renewal), last three pay slips and show their ID card (carné de extranjería) and passport. Dependents (spouses and children) must show their ID card and passport to renew their residence permit.

Analysis & Comments: The change adds the additional step of an in-person appointment to the renewal application process.

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