Golden Visa

In 2013, Spain launched its golden visa programme

With an investment of €500,000 in a Spanish property, a family can be granted residency.

The Spanish Golden Visa (or “Property Visa“) grants automatic residency in Spain when you purchase property for 500,000€ or more. and as opposed to the wealth visa, the “golden visa” does not require you to be in Spain 183 days of the year.

How to start the process of getting a golden visa:

  • You come to Spain with your travel visa and look for a property.
  • Once the pre-agreement (contrato de arras) is signed and corresponding funds are deposited, you can apply for the golden visa. If needed, the authorities can grant you a permit for six months so you can complete the process of buying your property.
  • If your golden visa application is accepted, you will receive a visa for one year. As opposed to other visas, the golden visa application can be presented while you are in Spain.
  • After receiving your golden visa, you can keep renewing the visa, as long as you do not sell your property.

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