- Timeline: 2-3 months
- Visa free travel: Within Schengen Area 26 countries
- Investment type: Real Estate Investment in Spain
- Investment cost: Investment of EUR 500,000
Since launching its ‘golden visa’ in 2013, Spain has fast become a popular choice for investors looking to obtain European residency.
As well as easy travel throughout Europe, a beautiful relocation destination and stable and secure political and economic environment, the Spanish residency-by-investment programme also allows investors to renew residency indefinitely or apply for full citizenship at a later date.
The application process is simple and provided you meet the entry criteria can take as little as two months. So if you’re looking for a fast, flexible foothold in Europe, Spain’s golden visa could be the programme for you.
Spain is a southern European country comprising 17 autonomous regions. The country is bordered by Portugal to its west and France and Andorra to its north. Spain has a population of around 47 million and the local currency is the Euro.
Spain boasts the world’s 14th largest economy and regularly ranks highly for standard and cost of living and quality of life.
As well as being a member of the EU and Schengen Area, Spain is also part of many globally respected organisations, including the Eurozone and Council of Europe (CofE), NATO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
While Spanish residency-by-investment is beneficial on its own, another huge advantage is that it also offers a path to European citizenship. If you’re looking long-term, you can apply for full Spanish citizenship after 10 years of residency.
FAST, FLEXIBLE FREEDOM: Obtain your European residency in just two to three months with Spain’s fast track process. You can apply for your residence permit without the need to reside or visit the country. It is also possible to apply for full citizenship further down the line.
EASY EUROPEAN TRAVEL: As a Spanish resident or golden visa holder, you can travel freely throughout the Schengen Area. It is even possible to reside in these countries for up to three months within any six-month period.
BUSINESS BENEFITS: Establishing a business in Spain offers easy access to the markets of the EU and North Africa. You’ll also benefit from an attractive tax regime, as tax obligations only apply to those residing in Spain for six months or more every year.
SECURITY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY: Your Spanish residency extends to your spouse and any dependent children, allowing your family to live, work and study in Spain with you.
To apply for a golden visa and start on your path to Spanish residency and citizenship, you must first:
Invest EUR 500,000 in real estate – this qualifies you for a residency permit for up to five years.