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  • Europe
  • Country Flag: Spain - Investment Visa
  • Type: Residency by Investment
  • Investment: EUR € 500,000+
  • Duration : 3 to 6 Months
  • Benefits: The Spain RBI program offers applicants visa-free travel in the Schengen Area along with access to public healthcare and education, plus eligibility for family inclusion.

€500,000+

Minimum Investment Amount

3-6 Months

Average Obtaining Period

5 years

Return on Investment

Spain's pathway to Citizenship Overview

Following a long-lasting crisis, the Spanish government verified the need to further stimulate the country’s economy. Thus, in 2013, the Spain Golden Visa was launched, a program allowing third-country nationals to become Residents in exchange for significant capital invested in the country, and unlocking the path to Citizenship after ten years. The Spain Golden Visa was designed with a plethora of options in mind, such as the creation of a business in Spain, capital deposits in Spanish banks, the purchase of Government bonds, or the acquisition of shares in capital venture funds.

However, there is a much more desirable option, and the one Investment Visa vividly recommends. The acquisition of Real Estate proves an overall better investment, not only since it is a tangible asset, but also because it is more affordable than previous options. The minimum investment through Real Estate starts at €500,000, while deposits and the purchase of bonds or shares range from €1 million to €2 million, ensuring Real Estate is the best way to acquire the Spain Golden Visa.

How to get the Spain Golden Visa and become a Resident

The path to Residency in Spain through the Golden Visa will require several types of documents, and they might vary according to the chosen option. Generally, you can expect to provide a valid passport; standard photographs; proof of funds; a clean criminal record; and either public or private medical insurance as long as the entity is cleared to operate in the EU. Other documents may be requested, especially if family members are included in the Golden Visa application. Endeavoring through the purchase of Real Estate will further require specific documents, such as a certificate from the Land Register with updated information regarding the ownership of the property, as well as the deed of the sale itself.

The path to Residency in Spain through the Golden Visa will require several types of documents, and they might vary according to the chosen option. Generally, you can expect to provide a valid passport; standard photographs; proof of funds; a clean criminal record; and either public or private medical insurance as long as the entity is cleared to operate in the EU. Other documents may be requested, especially if family members are included in the Golden Visa application. Endeavoring through the purchase of Real Estate will further require specific documents, such as a certificate from the Land Register with updated information regarding the ownership of the property, as well as the deed of the sale itself.

Benefits of Spanish Residency

Residency in Spain

Residency in Spain brings the opportunity to live, work, and study in one of the European Union’s economically strongest countries, and benefit from its political stability.

You Can Bring Your Family

Spain is the perfect country for a holiday, settling down to establish your daily life, creating new business opportunities, or just for a Plan B solution. Regardless, the investor’s family, including partner, children, and parents, is also eligible for the Spain Golden Visa.

Visa-free Travel

As a Spanish Resident, you are entitled to travel freely in the European Union countries that are part of the Schengen Zone. Enjoy your newfound freedom by exploring the Schengen area, including Germany, France, Portugal, and Italy, among many others.

Pathway to EU Permanent Residency and Citizenship

Through the Golden Visa, the path to Permanent Residency or Citizenship in the European Union is open. Permanent Residency becomes available after five years of continuously living in Spain, and Citizenship is possible after ten years.

Access to a Higher Standard of Living at a Lower Cost

Spain has a higher standard of living across all aspects, especially healthcare and education. Spain’s healthcare system is considered to be one of the best in Europe, consistently ranking in the top ten. Similarly, educational opportunities are also boundless and available to the residents.

Low Physical Presence Required

If neither Permanent Residency nor Citizenship is in your goals, then the Spain Golden Visa is still advantageous. As long as you keep your investment, e.g., maintaining the property you have purchased, you do not need to live in Spain to keep the Golden Visa.

Investment Options for the Spain Golden Visa

You can obtain the Spain Golden Visa through multiple options, but Investment Visa recommends acquiring Real Estate as it represents a physical asset, and can always be used to get a return, either through renting, or by reselling the property after Permanent Residency has been secured.

Real Estate

Acquiring Real Estate represents a genuine asset that can serve as your second home, and can always be resold to obtain a return on the investment. Purchasing property evaluated at €500,000 provides the best way to secure the Spain Golden Visa.

Other Options

The Spain Golden Visa can be obtained through other alternatives, which are not tangible, and require undertaking larger risks, such as not getting a return, with vaster amounts of capital. One of these options involves the investment of €2 million in Spanish treasury bonds or the purchase of stocks and shares in the amount of €1 million in Spanish companies.

Investing in Spanish Real Estate

Investing in Spanish Real Estate

Whether you are looking for a safe and peaceful place to call home, enjoy the many perks and benefits of being a Resident of a country in the EU, or are simply looking for a way to maximize your profitability, the Spanish Real Estate market is an option to keep in mind. Do not forget Spain has a diverse climate, and this is reflected in the type of properties available. From apartments, villas, townhouses, to even chalets, Spain is not lacking when it comes to opportunities.

Timeline

Investment Visa stands on the foundation of a team that gathers more than 25 years of experience and expertise in all matters of investments, visas, real estate, and property management advisory and services. With thousands of partners happy and satisfied, the team gathers extensive and intimate knowledge of the process to obtain the Spain Golden Visa, with the focus on client satisfaction at the forefront of their work.

Step-by-step process

1

Investment Selection

Though the Spain Golden Visa has plenty of investment options, our advisory team recommends the purchase of Real Estate as the way to secure Residency in the European Union.

2

Funds for Investment

Our advisors will refer you to the best Real Estate property for purchase in Spain, thus starting you on the way to acquiring the Spain Golden Visa.

3

Documentation Check

With years of experience on their side, our advisors will let you know with precise accuracy all the documents you will need and verify if they are up to date per the Spanish’s government requirements.

4

Golden Visa Submission

With the documents verified and the funds gathered, the application is ready to be submitted. Our advisory team will guide you through every step of the way.

5

Residency Permit and Renewals

You can now enjoy your new property in Spain and be free to enjoy your new visa-free travel benefits as a Spanish Resident. Investment Visa can keep on advising you through this process.

 

Cost Estimates

Considering a Real Estate purchase of €500,000

The Spain Golden Visa presents an excellent choice to pursue a Residency in Spain and the European Union. Feel free to use our calculator and get an idea of how much it might cost to obtain the Spain Golden Visa.

Property purchase

€500,000

Associated fees:

Government fees

€1,900

Legal fees

€10,500

Total (1)

Min. €512,400

(1)Please be aware that this information is merely indicative, and not binding. It assumes the cost for a family of four, including two children. The final cost may vary according to your situation.

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Contact Us and Receive our Advice

Investment Visa counts on a team of experienced advisors with decades of experience, and they are ready to share their knowledge with you and guide you on the successful path to ensuring Residency in Spain. Fill out our contact forms and begin your journey to unlocking a brighter future.

Investment Visa Experts

The scope of our experts goes further than Spain, and into all corners of Europe, and beyond, into the Middle East and the Caribbean. Even if you decide Spain is not where your future is, contact us anyway. Their expertise still might prove invaluable in finding the most suitable Residency or Citizenship by Investment program for you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Spain Golden Visa is a program enabling non-EU/EEA investors to obtain Residency in Spain and the European Union in exchange for a sizeable investment in the country’s economy.

As long as the requirements are met, the Spain Golden Visa is open to most non-EU/EEA investors. However, the Spanish government might impose restrictions based on nationality.

The initial Golden Visa is issued with a validity of one year. Thereafter, the Golden Visa is converted into a Residency Permit, which is subsequently valid for two years. It is fundamental to keep the purchased property to be able to renew the Permit.

There is no direct Spain Citizenship by Investment program. However, it is possible to apply for Spanish Citizenship after 10 years of Residency.

It depends on the chosen investment option, though the minimum required is €500,000, per the direct purchase of Real Estate.

Yes. The option to directly purchase a house is the best way of securing Residency in Spain.

Yes. After 10 years of residing continuously and legally in Spain, the holder of the Golden Visa can begin the process of obtaining Citizenship.

Your spouse, or your partner if unmarried; your children, even if they are adults, as long as they are financially dependent on you, and do not have their own family; your parents, or even grandparents, if they are in your care. All of these family members are eligible to also hold a Spain Golden Visa.

You do not need to travel to Spain, but the process is not remote. Rather, it must be started at either a Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence.

No, you do not have to, but Investment Visa recommends you to. There are other options in which the Spain Golden Visa is obtainable, but buying Real Estate is the best and most profitable option.

Yes. The Spain Golden Visa is Spain’s program to obtain Residency by Investment.

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