Non-Lucrative Residence Permit for Spain

One of the easiest ways to live in Spain is to get a Non-Lucrative Visa. It allows holders to enter and live in Spain. In our blog, you may find detailed information about one of the easiest ways of getting residency in Spain.

Quick Facts on What is Spanish Non-Lucrative Visa and Residence Permit

The Spanish non-lucrative visa allows holders to enter Spain for three months and 15 days. During this period, applicants must apply for a residence permit. This residence permit provides a one-year residency without a working permit. The holders can renew in the following periods.

Non-lucrative residence permit in Spain has various benefits and only have a few requirements. Below, you may find the practical information for the residence permit.

  • This residence permit allows foreigners and their family members to live in Spain.
  • It does not allow working in Spain. But, the residence permit holder can work remotely for foreign companies.
  • The first residence permit period is for 1 year. Then, it is renewable for every 2-year period.
  • This permit allows the holder to travel to other European countries. It works as a tourist visa.
  • The spouse or unmarried partner, dependent children, and dependent relatives in the ascending line of the family unit may obtain this visa. After learning the basics, let’s look at the next steps.

How To Get a Spain Non-Lucrative Visa?

Although it provides numerous benefits, this residence permit has very few requirements. The required documents are;

1. The national visa application form, must be completed and signed by each applicant

2. Non-lucrative residence visa application form, must be completed and signed by each applicant

3. A recent and passport-size photograph

4. Valid and unexpired passport. The passport must have a minimum of 1 year more validity and must have two blank pages.

5. Proof of financial means

The applicant must have the documents proving that they have sufficient financial means, or they have a regular income for themselves, and their dependents if applicable.

The minimum required annual amount is 400% of Spain’s Public Multiple Effects Income Indicator, IPREM. Also if there is, an additional %100 of IPREM for each dependent is also required. For 2022, the required amount is 29,702 € for the applicant plus 6.948 € for each dependent.

6. Health Insurance

The applicant must submit the original and a copy of the certificate accrediting public or private health insurance without co-payment (or exemption) contracted from an insurance company authorized to operate in Spain. The policy must be valid for 1 year and must cover all visa holders for risks insured by the Spanish public health system. Travel insurance with medical coverage is not accepted.

7. Criminal Record

Applicants are required to submit the original and photocopy of the criminal record control documents. These documents must be from their country of origin or their country of residence in the last 5 years.

8. Medical Certificate

Applicants must submit the original and photocopy of the medical certificate that they do not have any disease that could seriously affect public health in accordance with the 2005 International Health Regulations.

Important Note: If documents from other countries are provided, they must be certified or apostilled. And, if possible, accompanied by an official translation into Spanish.

The Process of Getting the Spanish Non-Lucrative Residence Visa

The process of getting this Spain visa consists of two parts. Submitting the visa application outside of Spain and obtaining the residence card (TIE) after entering Spain.

The initial part of the process must be done in the Spanish consular office in other countries. So, it is not possible to start this process while staying in Spain. Also, the application to apply for the non-lucrative visa in Spain cost 80 € as an application fee for most countries, 123 € for US citizens, and 507 € for Canadians.

After starting the submission process in the consulate, the consulate has 1 month to respond to the application. If the response is positive, then the applicant will have 90 days to enter Spain. After entering Spain, the applicant must obtain Foreigner Identity Card (TIE) within 1 month. This can be obtainable at the Foreign National’s Office or a corresponding Police station.

The applicant has to enter Spain in said 90 days. If not, the right of getting the residence permit will be considered surrendered.

Also, as it is a non-working residence visa, it must be noted that this visa does not provide permission to work in Spain.

The process of getting a Spanish visa is not really hard. If the applicant has the required amount of financial means and prepared the required documents, generally they get the visa. But, it must be noted that this process can be confusing without professional help.

As Tekce Visa, we offer professional and modern services for residence permits, visa, and citizenship application processes. Our team of lawyers speaking your language will help you to get this residence permit in the fastest and easiest way. You may contact us anytime to benefit from our services.

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