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Overview

Spain’s passport is ranked as the 3rd strongest passport in the world. It allows visa-free access to over 175 countries. Spanish passport holders have the right to study, work, and live in any country in the European Union.

On the 27th September 2013, the Spanish Government introduced Law 14/2013, in support for entrepreneurs and internationalization, to give non-EU citizens and members of their families the opportunity to obtain a Temporary Residence Permit in exchange for carrying out Real Estate investments in Spain whose value exceeds € 500,000 Euros. The purchase can be made by an individual or through a legal entity (company) that is 100% owned by an individual but in either case, the purchase must be in full and free of any charge (without using a bank loan or mortgage).

The Temporary Resident Permits will also be granted to Spouses and any dependent children (under 18 years of age) but will not give the resident benefits such as free healthcare and education or other social benefits and so the investor and his or her family must have health insurance and be able to show sufficient financial resources to support themselves.

The Temporary Residence Permit is granted indefinitely but will require the Owner to visit Spain once each year to renew and to receive the replacement EU National Identity Card.

Permanent Residency Timeline: 6 months
Citizenship Timeline: Within 10 years
Nationalities supported: Open to all non-EU nationalities
Investment type: Real Estate
Investment cost: € 500,000

Benefits

Personal Freedom

Personal Freedom

European Residency 6 months


Full family residency. You and your family enjoy European Residency status and all of its benefits


No need to reside in the country


Can lead to Spanish Citizenship after 10 years


If Citizenship obtained in the future, dual nationality allowed


Open to non-EU nationalities

Free movement

Free movement

The Spanish PR allows all holders to work in Spain


Allows free travel within Schengen area countries, no visa or further documentation required


No minimum stay period.


Renewable up to five years

Business Advantages

Business Advantages

Establish businesses, open bank accounts and expand investments worldwide


Holders of PR can keep their tax residence outside Spain


The residential properties may be used for profit (rental income) and it is not necessary to occupy the properties.


Great infrastructure

Family Security

Family Security

The Spanish PR extends to spouses and dependent children (under 18 years of age).


Adult children above 18 years of age qualify as long as they prove financial dependency.


Parents of the main applicant also qualify as long as they prove financial dependency.


The Spanish Residence Permit allows all holders to work and study in Spain.


Political Stability.

Costs

The Spanish Golden Visa Program requires making a real estate investment into a property in Spain.

Option - Real estate investment

The Program allows residency for anyone wishing to invest a minimum of €500,000 in a property in Spain, granting the right to reside in Spain and travel freely in Europe.

View costs
Full Investment€ 500,000

For a full breakdown of the government fees, legal fees and other fees payable, please contact us.

Timeline

Week 1-2
Week 1-2

Client signs CI Retainer Agreement and pays the retainer invoice

The client chooses the property remotely. If the client wants to go to Spain to choose a property, then the client will then need to go to the Spanish Consulate of his residence (or Country of origin) and apply for a Tourist Visa.

Week 2-8
Week 2-8

The lawyers execute the purchase of the property and all investment documentation is collated. At this point, property purchase costs and taxes will be payable.

N.B. The property sale contract will be subject to successfully obtaining the residency visa.

All documentation for the Residency Application is finalized.

Once the file is ready it is submitted to the Government, at this point Government Fees are payable.

File Submission Payment of CI Professional Fees is payable.

Week 8 - 9
Week 8 - 9

Once the Government has reviewed the file, officials advise CI as to whether the applicant has been given Residence Visa approval.

Week 10-11
Week 10-11

The client is issued with a Residence Visa.

This is valid for 1 year however as this doesn’t permit the client to work in Spain, the client can apply for the 2 year Residence Permit straight away if they want to work in Spain. 

CI final Professional Fees are paid.

Free movement

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Schengen area
Members of the EU with an independent visa policy
Other EU members outside Schengen Area
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29 countries visa-free

SHENGEN AREA

Austria 

Belgium 

Czech Republic

Denmark 

Estonia 

Finland 

France 

Germany 

Greece

Hungary

Iceland 

Italy 

Latvia 

Liechtenstein 

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Monaco*

Netherlands

Norway

Poland 

Portugal 

San Marino* 

Slovakia 

Slovenia 

Spain

Sweden 

Switzerland 

Vatican City*

* Visa on arrival

The list of countries is subject to variations depending on each government's policy and so is access to these countries.

General info

Spain is located on the Iberian Peninsula in South Western Europe. Its mainland is bordered to the South and East by the Mediterranean Sea to the North and Northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay and to the West and Northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.

Spain. Officially the Kingdom of Spain is a sovereign state, a member of the European Union, Eurozone and the Schengen Agreement. Globally, Spain is also a member of the United Nations, the OECD and NATO. Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, and is the fifth largest country in Europe.

Spain is a democracy organized in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is a developed country with the thirteen largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and has high living standards with the tenth-highest quality of life index rating in the world.

The climate is primarily Mediterranean, featuring mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers, especially in the coastal areas and islands. The inland and mountain regions have a temperate climate with cold, snowy winters and hot, dry summers.

Spain’s capital is Madrid and the official language is Spanish and the currency is the Euro.

Spain is the third most popular tourist country in the world and it is not hard to see why. Every region has its own characteristics which are still very much influenced by the different cultures, languages, and geographies of the separate kingdoms that once ruled them, which in addition to all, the sun, sea and sand, explains why it is such a fascinating and popular holiday destination.

To know more about investing in Spain’s permanent residence and citizenship program, please contact us or send a call back request and one of our specialists will contact you to discuss your needs.