Family and dependants
Spouses and children
The accompanying spouse and children should be named on the application of the employee's Spanish work permit application, as the Ministry of Labor will approve the employee and family members together. Once the work permit application is approved, the family's visa applications can be filed simultaneously with the employee's visa application.
Unmarried Partners (opposite sex)
Spain will not grant unmarried partners dependant visas regardless of the length of time the couple have been together and whether or not they have children.
Unmarried Partners (same sex)
Spain will not grant the same sex partner a dependant visa.
Ability to Work
Spouses and dependents are not granted immediate Spanish work authorization as a derivative status of the employee. Spouses and children must obtain their own work visas in order to secure employment in Spain.