Spain Non-Lucrative Visa Residency

European residence permit without major investment

EU citizenship in 10 years

Simple process. Allows study and business partnerships

European residence permit without major investment

EU citizenship in 10 years

Simple process. Allows study and business partnerships

Benefits of Spain Non-Lucrative Visa Residency

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Visa-free entry

To the EU and Schengen Area countries

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Fast application processing

1-3 months

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An opportunity to live in any EU country

no residence limits in Spain, and up to 90 days per year in other EU countries

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Opportunity for EU citizenship in 10 years

for investors who reside in Spain for at least 6 months per calendar year

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Residence permit for the whole family

family members (spouse, financially dependent parents, and children) can apply for a residence permit together with the main applicant

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Beneficial Tax regime for digital nomads

An option to apply for special status allowing taxation as non-resident

When to Choose Spain Non-Lucrative Visa Residency

When you need a fast access to Spain without a major investment

When you are considering Spain for retirement

When you are a retiree, investor and remote worker

When you are a digital nomad and want to live in Spain

How to Get Spain Non-Lucrative Visa Residency

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Detailed step-by-step process

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Requirements for all eligible applicants

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Required documents for each step of the program

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Answers to frequently asked questions

Spain Non-Lucrative Visa Residency

Spain Non-Lucrative Visa Residency Requirements

Investment options:

Purchase or rent of real estate property in Spain for any amount for a period of 2 years

A minimum deposit of €28,000 in a Spanish bank

Proof of at least €2,500 in monthly passive income

"The Land of Flamenco and Paella"

Spain is one of the most diverse countries in Europe, with a lot of different cultures and languages. There are four official languages in Spain: Spanish, Catalan, Basque, and Galician. With 17 autonomous communities, each with its own unique customs, music, and cuisine, Spain offers something for everyone.

The country enjoys a modern infrastructure, excellent educational and healthcare systems, and a vibrant social life. Expatriates in Spain can take advantage of the country's rich cultural heritage, including its incredible cuisine, world-renowned art and architecture, and vibrant nightlife. In addition, the cost of living in Spain is relatively low compared to other countries in Europe, making it a great destination for those seeking a better quality of life.

Spain Non-Lucrative Visa Residency Timeline

Officially published timeline

1-3 months

Real timeline, based on our practical experience

2-4.5 months

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travel to the Schengen area countries

Key countries

The EU

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the US

Canada

Australia

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Canada

Australia

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the US

Canada

Australia

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countries

Key countries

The EU

Fast-track visa

the US

Canada

Australia

Visa-free

travel to the Schengen area countries

Key countries

The EU

Fast-track visa

the US

Canada

Australia

Why Work with Golden Harbors?

Tested by time: years of learning and working across the industries and global mobility solutions. Our team has learned all the nuances and possible pitfalls and will help you avoid them.

We take care of the paperwork and handle all the interactions with counterparties while you enjoy your everyday comforts. You still keep the remote control over each step.

Convenient team structure: our team is located in both the U.S. and Europe, so we have the best coverage to assist you. 

We take preparation seriously: planning, due diligence, and data cross-checks minimize the risk of rejection. We only work with vetted, government-licensed, and ultra-reliable partners in Spain.

Tested by time:

years of learning and working across industries and global mobility solutions. Our team has learned all the nuances and possible pitfalls and will help you avoid them

Convenient team structure:

our team is located in both the U.S. and Europe, so we have the best coverage to assist you

We take preparation seriously:

planning, due diligence, and data cross-checks minimize the risk of rejection. We only work with vetted, government-licensed, and ultra-reliable partners in Spain

We take care of the paperwork:

and handle all the interactions with counter-parties while you enjoy your everyday comforts. You still keep the remote control over each step

Spain Non-Lucrative Visa Residency Steps

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Sign a service agreement, fill out application forms, and pay the initial service and due diligence fees.

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We apply you for a Spanish tax ID (NIE), open a bank account on your behalf in Spain, and finalize the real estate lease or purchase (which can be done remotely).

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We prepare the document package for the main applicant, and your application is submitted to the Embassy of Spain in your country of residence.

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Application review by the embassy and issuance of the temporary visa for 3 months

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Visit Spain and submit your documents to Spain Immigration Service, as well as your biometric data.

Up to 14 days

You receive residence permit cards for you and family members, if applicable

Spain Non-Lucrative Visa Residency FAQ

How long is the residence permit valid for?
How long do I have to reside in Spain to be able to renew my residence permit?
Does a holder of a non-lucrative visa have the right to work?
What are the conditions for extending the residence permit?
Could my application for a residence permit be rejected?

Spain Non-Lucrative Visa Residency Consultation

Every client is unique

Every case requires an individual approach and solution. Our years of experience in the industry allow us to provide both.

We will answer all your questions and provide detailed information about the available second passport and residency programs to help you make the right choice.

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Lead Attorney at Golden Harbors

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Lead Attorney at Golden Harbors

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