Spain Residency

EU citizenship in 10 years (2 years for nationals of former colonies)

Various profitable investment options

The opportunity to run a business and educate children in Spain

EU citizenship in 10 years (2 years for nationals of former colonies)

Various profitable investment options

The opportunity to run a business and educate children in Spain

Benefits of Spain Residency

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Visa-free entry

To the EU and Schengen Area countries

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Fast application processing

3 - 6 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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Business opportunities

expansion, entry into the international market, access to development projects in Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, and other cities

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Return on investment

Option to purchase commercial and residential real estate with an annual return of up to 5%, and a return on initial investment in 5 years

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The clear path to EU citizenship in 10

for investors who keep their assets and, as part of the Golden Visa program, get their residence permit extended

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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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No requirements on the duration of stay in the country

no minimum stay requirements to maintain and extend the residence permit

When to Choose Spain Residency

When you are looking for a profitable investment with an option to return it in 5 years

When you are considering an investment in a top destination

When you need access to Spain and the EU with a long-term goal of getting Spanish citizenship and passport

When you want to relocate to one of the best destinations for families in the EU

How to Get Spain 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 Residency

Spain Residency by Investment Requirements

Investment options:

Purchase of real estate from €500,000

Contribution to the investment fund from €1,000,000 in Spanish financial institutions

Investment in shares of Spanish companies from €1,000,000.

Purchase of government bonds from €2,000,000.

Bank deposit of €1,000,000 in a Spanish bank

"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 Residency and Passport Timeline

Officially published timeline

3-4 months

Real timeline, based on our practical experience

6 months

Spain Passport Strength

 of passports

Visa-free

travel to the Schengen area countries

Key countries

The EU

Fast-track visa

the US

Canada

Australia

Visa-free

countries

Key countries

The EU

Fast-track visa

the US

Canada

Australia

Visa-free

countries

Key countries

The EU

Fast-track visa

the US

Canada

Australia

Visa-free

countries

Key countries

The EU

Fast-track visa

the US

Canada

Australia

Spain Passport Strength

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 learned all the nuances and possible pitfalls and will help you to avoid them

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

Spain Residency Steps

Enter your estimated application start date for Portugal Residence Permit and receive a clear timetable for each step

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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 Spanish tax ID (NIE), open a bank account in Spain and assist you in meeting the requirements of the Spain Golden Visa program, regardless of the investment option you choose.

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We prepare the document package, and your application is submitted to the Spanish immigration service.

30

Spanish government reviews the application and documents and grants preliminary approval.

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You visit Spain and submit your biometric data.

Up to 14 days

We receive the final decision and send your residence permit card via DHL express.

Spain Residency FAQ

For how long do I have to stay in Spain to extend my residence permit?
How many times can I extend my residence permit?
Is the tax resident status granted automatically?
Can my residence permit be revoked?
Can all investors with a Spain Golden Visa receive Spanish citizenship?

Spain 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

Golden Harbors is a Secure Way To

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a new citizenship and passport

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additional residency or a Golden Visa

and also

file, register a company, and open bank accounts offshore

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Looking for Another Residency Option?

If you are looking for a comprehensive review of whether this program is the best fit for you, please get in touch with your trusted advisors at Golden Harbors

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