Spain > gender
last update: January 2014
Victims of gender-violence
Can I get a residence and work permit if I am victim of gender-violence?
Yes, if you present your case in a court of law. Then you will receive a provisional permit for one year until the court has made a final decision. If the final judgment is positive, you will get a 5-year residence permit.
And if I have an expulsion order, can I still apply?
Yes, if you have an expulsion order you can still present your case as a victim of gender-violence in a court of law. Once declared, the expulsion order will be stopped and you will receive a provisional permit for one year until the court has made a final decision. If the final judgment is positive, the expulsion order will be suspended and you will be granted a 5-year residence permit. On the other side, if the final judgment is negative, they will reopen the expulsion order.
There are groups in many cities that especially support women.
In Sevilla there is the association:
Tel. 24 hrs: 618 128 583 / 679 729 204, Ave. Blas Infante nº 4, Planta 8 (Sevilla
This organisation is for vulnerable women at risk of gender-violence. They provide legal, emotional and psychological support.