Spain: Non-Lucrative Visas

Spain’s Non-Lucrative Visa allows people who earn a passive income to move to Spain.

BENEFITS

  • Path to Permanent Residence and citizenship
  • Moderate required income
  • Low cost of living
  • Great quality of life
  • EU member

INTRODUCTION

The Non-Lucrative visa allows retirees and other people who earn passive income to live in Spain. Residents of Spain appreciate the friendly culture, low cost of living, reliable internet, and dynamic atmosphere of cultural centers like Barcelona and Madrid.

INTERNET SPEED

Fixed broadband: 186.40 Mbps download/156.58Mbps upload
Mobile: 54.50 Mbps download/13.63 Mbps upload

INCOME REQUIREMENTS

$31,330 per year income (plus $7,982 per year per dependent). Different embassies and consulates can have different rules. Depending on where you apply, you may need the full $31,330 in passive income, or you may only need some passive income and some remote income. You may also be asked to deposit the entire $31,330 when you apply.

FEES

Application fees vary based on citizenship, and generally range from $73 to $839.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Apply in person with your documents at the Spanish embassy or consulate in your home country (list available here.) It usually processes within 3 months.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Documents may need to be apostilled or translated into Spanish, and usually include:

  • Completed application forms and proof of payment (from consulate)
  • Valid passport
  • Clear criminal records check
  • Medical certificate (less than three months old)
  • Passport photo
  • Proof of $31,330 income or funds
  • Most recent tax return
  • Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate for family members (if required)

Other documents may be required.

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