Investment Residency Legal

Investment residency Legal

If you’re considering making a real estate investment in Spain to obtain residency, our services will assist you to follow these step-by-step guidelines to navigate the process successfully:

  1. Research and Familiarize Yourself

  2. Define Investment Goals

  3. Engage Legal and Financial Professionals

  4. Obtain a Spanish Tax Identification Number (NIE)

  5. Secure Financing (Minimum freehold investment required, 500,000€)

  6. Property Search and Due Diligence

  7. Purchase Agreement and Deposit

  8. Complete the Transaction

  9. Apply for Residency

  10. Ongoing Compliance and Maintenance

By following these steps and seeking professional advice, you can make a real estate investment in Spain that not only offers potential returns but also opens doors to residency in this beautiful country.

Once you’ve made an investment in Spain and now seek to obtain residency, you will work with a solicitor to follow these steps:

  1. Investment Evaluation

  2. Research Visa Options

  3. Gather Required Documentation

  4. Consult with Legal Professionals

  5. Submit Application

  6. Application Review and Approval

  7. Residency Permit Issuance: Upon approval, you will be issued a residency permit, allowing you to legally reside in Spain. The duration and conditions of the permit will vary depending on the specific visa category and investment made.

  8. Residency Registration

  9. Renewal and Compliance

  10. Path to Permanent Residency/Citizenship

By following these steps and seeking appropriate legal guidance, you can navigate the process of obtaining residency in Spain after making your investment. Remember to stay informed about any updates or changes to immigration regulations to ensure a smooth and successful application process.


• Visa-free travel in Europe’s Schengen Area and the right to live, work, and study in Spain
• Eligibility to apply for citizenship after five years as a legal resident while keeping other citizenship(s)
• Low physical presence requirement (seven days during the first year of residence and 14 days for the two subsequent years, which can count towards citizenship eligibility after five years)
• Excellent international and Spainish schools and universities
• High quality of life, local cuisine and wines, rich culture, mild climate, and a high level of security
• International quality healthcare clinics and hospitals

Aside from the required noted investment, the first applicant must be able to prove a monthly income of at least 4 times the MINIMUM MONTHLY INCOME (M.M.I) (532€ x 4), including an additional 532€ per additional family member.
For example, a family with 3 members will have to prove a monthly income of 6 times the M.M.I, or approximately 3,200€ per month.
You are also required to have a bank account with enough funds for the duration of your permit.
Finally, you are required to have a clean criminal record in the country where you have lived in the last 4 years and private medical insurance, in Spain.

Applicants can choose a property acquisition to obtain a Golden-Visa in Spain:
This acquisition should be a minimum of EUR 500,000 freehold property investment

Investor residency has 3 periods of validity. The initial visa, if applied through the Consulate, is valid for 2 years, followed by a 5-year residency permit and then with Residency Permits with periods of 5-years validity. If the application is made from Spain whilst on a visit, the authorities will grant the 2-year residency permit directly, followed by a permit in 5-year residency periods.
It is also possible to become a permanent resident and then apply for Spanish Citizenship (10 years of residency).

According to the law, the Consulate has 10 days to approve the permit from application (provided the right documents have been submitted for a Spanish Residency).

This is not required. The only permanency criteria for renewal of the visa permit to residency permit, is to have travelled to Spain at least once (during the initial visa permit).

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