Devils Advocate wrote:So are you saying register as a student even you are not a student, or setting up a bogus business in answer to the original posters question? Isn't that advocating fraud?
I just hope the poster gets better advice than that from somewhere that solves his problem. I also wish his wife all the very best and a healthy and long lived future.
Are you looking to pick an argument or looking to assist somebody with their problem?
Student. What is the definition of a student? In the case of registration for residency in Spain it is being registered as a student at an approved institution on the day you go to the Policia Nacional to give in the paperwork. Nothing says you have to actually attend class to be a student, but you can for a few days to help you Spanish and kill two birds with one stone.
Autonomo. The definition in this case is being registered on the Censo de Actividades Economicos. I have had two businesses in Spain that have never been able to carry out a single transaction due to not getting planning permission so you can start a business tomorrow it is not your fault if you never get a customer.
There is nothing fraudulent about either of these.