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Spain Residency by Investment Program

Spain’s Golden Visa
Spain’s Golden Visa is one of the most sought-after residency by investment programs, allowing wealthy investors and entrepreneurs outside the EU to invest in its booming economy. Also known as the Spanish Residence Permit Program, the pathway was first introduced in 2013 by the Spanish government to encourage foreign investment and talent from foreign countries.

The Spanish Residency by Investment program is a fast-track route for eligible foreign entrepreneurs to acquire temporary EU residency in a few months by investing a minimum of €500.000 in real estate, business, government bonds, or a bank deposit.

Apart from offering European citizenship and residency, Spain residency by investment offers the following benefits:

  • Quick and easy processing time
  • Residence for the entire family
  • No minimum period of residence
  • Rights to live, work, and study anywhere in Spain
  • Do business in a safe and secure EU environment
  • Enjoy visa-free travel mobility within the Schengen Zone
  • Strong, stable, and attractive economy
  • Promising government incentive schemes
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Permanently settle in five years and get Spanish citizenship after ten years
  • No language test requirements
  • It is only an investment visa route; hence, it does not require any contribution or donation.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for Spanish residency by investment program:

  • The primary applicant must be 18 years or above
  • You must be a non-EU, non-EEA, or non-Swiss citizen to apply
  • The investment must be held for at least five years
  • Investment funds should come from a foreign country
  • The applicant must demonstrate a clean criminal record and good health
  • Demonstrate sufficient proof of funds

 Investment Pathways

Following investment options are available under Spain’s Golden Visa:

Invest in Real Estate- Applicants can purchase a real estate property with a minimum value of €500,000.

Bank Deposit- Under this option, applicants may make a minimum transfer of €1 million into a Spanish bank account.

Invest in Financial Assets- Applicants may apply for Spanish residency by investment by making one of the following investments:

  • €2,000,000 contribution towards the public debt.
  • €1,000,000 purchase of stocks or shares in companies based in Spain.
  • €1,000,000 in investment funds, Spanish-based close-end type or venture capital funds.

 Spanish Residence by Investment- Process

Talk to our immigration experts.

The expert team at Abhinav Immigration Services will evaluate your profile and suggest the best possible investment option for you.

Gather necessary documents
Based on your profile and the investment pathway you choose, our team will assist you in preparing documents. We will review all your documents for compliance to ensure all requirements are met, including proof and source of funds.

Residency application submission

In this stage, your application for residency and all required documents related to your investment, will be submitted to the Ministry of Economics Spain.

Due diligence

Your application will be review and go through due diligence checks. In this stage, the Spanish government will evaluate the information submitted by you.

Receive approval of residency

After a successful review of all your documents, you’ll be granted a residence permit and a letter of advice informing you of their decision.

Get Spanish residency

After you have submitted your biometrics, you will receive a residence card which comes with two years’ validity. The card can be renewed after five years. Investors are eligible to apply for permanent residency after five years, however, they must demonstrate that they have lived in Spain for more than four years and two months in the last five years.

 Documentation Requirements for Spain Golden Visa

  • Copy of original passport, valid for at least one year, and two blank pages for the visa.
  • Two passport-sized photographs.
  • Proof of valid medical insurance: public health insurance and private contracted with an insurance company licensed to operate in Spain.
  • Medical certificate
  • Certified copy of the criminal record certificate for the past five years, from your country of origin.
  • Copy of marriage certificates and birth certificates.

 Processing Fee

Visa fee:

  • For United States nationals: €249.65 (tax inclusive)
  • For Canadian nationals: €179.79 (tax inclusive)
  • Other nationalities: €133.92

€9,000 for a family of four for the initial application and €2,500 for each renewal.

How Abhinav can help you?

  • If you are thinking about moving to Spain with your family, then Abhinav can offer you complete guidance and assistance to get you permanent residence and Spanish passport.
  • Our team of business immigration experts can take care of the whole application process for you and make your immigration journey a hassle-free experience.
  • Our immigration consultants are efficient at handling business migration cases, therefore, understand all factors involved to process a visa application under the business investment programs.
  • We provide an exclusive guidance on preparation of investor visa application, including a comprehensive narration of business plan and accumulation of all financial assets.
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