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Understanding ‘Arraigo Social’: Your path to temporary residence in Spain

The residence on Social Roots and/or work permit in Spain is governed by the following laws and regulations:
Organic Law 4/2000, of January 11: This law, focused on the Rights and Freedoms of Foreigners in Spain and their Social Integration (specifically article 31.3), is commonly referred to as the Immigration Law.
Regulation of Organic Law 4/2000: Approved by Royal Decree 557/2011, of April 20, this regulation (articles 62 to 66 and 123 to 130) is known as the Immigration Regulation.
Royal Decree-Law 19/2012, of May 25: This decree covers urgent measures for the liberalization of commerce and certain services.
Law 39/2015, of October 1: This law outlines the Common Administrative Procedure of Public Administrations.

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