Authorization for temporary residence in exceptional circumstances on humanitarian grounds.


This is an authorisation for temporary residence in exceptional circumstances which may be granted on humanitarian grounds.


Not be a citizen of a State of the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland, or a relative of citizens of these countries to whom the status of Union citizen applies
Not having a criminal record in Spain or in their previous countries of residence for crimes existing in the Spanish system.
Not be prohibited from entering Spain and not be considered inadmissible in the territory of countries with which Spain has signed an agreement in this regard.
Not being, if applicable, within the period of commitment not to return to Spain that the foreigner has assumed on voluntarily returning to his/her country of origin.
Provide proof of one of the following circumstances:
Being a victim of a crime defined in articles 311 to 315, 1 and 512 of the Criminal Code: crimes against the rights of workers.
Being a victim of offences in which there is an aggravating circumstance of commission for racist, anti-Semitic or other types of discrimination relating to the victim's ideology, religion or beliefs, the ethnic group, race or nation to which he belongs, his sex or sexual orientation, or the illness or disability he suffers
To be a victim of crimes due to violent behaviour in the family environment, provided that a court decision has been issued terminating the legal proceedings in which the status of victim is established.
Suffering a serious illness that requires specialized health care, not accessible in their country of origin, and that the fact of being interrupted or not receiving it represents a serious risk to health or life.
Exceptionally, it is not necessary for it to be supervening in the case of prolonging the stay of a foreign minor temporarily displaced to Spain for medical treatment, once the possibility of prolonging the situation of stay has been exhausted and the stay is essential for the continuation of the treatment.

That their transfer to the country of origin, for the purpose of applying for the corresponding visa, involves a danger for their safety or that of their family and that they fulfil the rest of the requirements for obtaining a temporary residence or residence and work permit.




International protection includes both the right to asylum, which is granted to refugees, and subsidiary protection, which is granted to foreigners who are not refugees but are in certain risk situations and cannot return to their country of origin.




If you arrive in Spain and cannot enter Spanish territory, in the
border post.

If you're already in Spain:
- At the Office of Asylum and Refuge (OAR).

- At any Foreigners Office.

- At authorized Police Stations.

- At Foreigners' Internment Centres.


If you are within Spanish territory within the UN
MES since entry into Spain or since

the events justifying the request.




The application is submitted in person. If you are unable to do so, by physical or legal impossibility, may authorize a person to to do it on his behalf.

It consists of an interview in which you must answer a series of questions about your personal data, explain all causes that lead him to ask for international protection and how arrived in Spain.


If you apply for international protection at a border post or Spanish territory, shall have the following rights:

To remain in Spain until your application is resolved, unless a claim is made by another European Union country or a

International Criminal Court.

To be assisted by a lawyer, free of charge if unable pay for it (Bar Associations or NGOs).

To the assistance of an interpreter in a language in which you can to be easily explained.

To have your request communicated to the High Commissioner for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Spain.

To know the content of the file at any time.
To be documented as an applicant for international protection.
To health care in case of need and to receive benefits toilets.