I have seen similar threads on this site but not one quite like my issue, or recent…
My wife, my daughter and myself are moving to Spain in September. I have a job lined up there, it is the first time I will have worked in Spain. My daughter and myself are British citizens, my wife is Chinese and we are moving from China.
I understand that once we are in the country, obtaining the residence papers for myself and my daughter should not be an issue. My question relates to my Non-EU spouse. She does NOT hold a UK residence or visa.
I have been told that under EU law she should be allowed to travel with me, visa or not as one would be issued at the border providing we carry proof of our relationship. I’m not about to start turning up at borders with no paperwork however.
What visa do we need to get her into the country? Is a Schengen 90-day visa enough? Will that be be ok when then come to process the residency papers. I have heard tell of a family re-unification visa but this seems to be kind of tough to get hold of potentially requiring me to already hold an NIE. Does anyone know details of this?
Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance guys.