Spain Golden Visa Overview


Spain launched its golden visa programme in 2013. An investment of €500,000 in real estate will gain family residency. The Spanish investor visa can be renewed every two years. After five years it is possible to gain permanent residency and after ten years citizenship. It is not necessary to live in Spain to retain and renew the residency visa permit.


Spanish Golden Visa Benefits


The main benefits of Spain’s Golden Visa are undoubtedly the speed at which a residence permit is issued and the comparatively low cost of renewal. Spain is naturally compared to its neighbour Portugal and the undoubted success of the golden visa programme there. And while at €500,000 the real estate investment amount is now almost double that of the Portuguese programme there is considerably more choice as to which real estate can be purchased in Spain, with no restrictions other than the minimum investment limit.


Key Benefits:


  • Speed of issuing residency permit
  • Low government fees
  • Low renewal fees
  • Complete free choice of real estate options
  • Visa free travel throughout the EU Schengen zone


Permanent Residency and Citizenship in Spain


It is possible to apply for permanent residency in Spain after living in the country for five years. Citizenship can be applied for after living full time for ten years. Although the temporary residency permit (the golden visa) can be easily renewed without living in the country, the route to both permanent residency and citizenship requires the investor and their family to reside in Spain. For this reason, the Spanish Golden Visa programme is popular with those applicants who either wish to reside full time in Spain or simply maintain a second residency in Europe but without a path to citizenship. Investors looking for potential European citizenship are advised to consider the Portugal Golden Visa program.


🗎 Minimum investment of €500,000 clean criminal record open to non-EU applicants.

👪 Full family residency dependent children dependent family members.

✔️ No minimum stay requirement no interview no language test.

🌐 Residency in EU country EU Schengen zone travel citizenship 10Yr+ residency


How to get a Spanish Golden Visa


Following an investment of €500,000 into Spanish Real Estate the process for obtaining a Spanish golden visa is relatively straightforward and quick. Applicants, who will need to be non–EU residents, are required to have:


  • A clean criminal record
  • Sufficient funds and healthcare to cover their stay
  • No previous Schengen visa refusals


Spanish Golden Visa through Property Investment


After reaching a low in 2015 Spanish property prices have been rising steadily from around €1450 sqm in 2015 to around €1700 sqm in 2022 achieving growth nationally of around 2% each year. However, prices remain below the peak of €2101sqm reached in 2008 and at today’s prices real estate in Spain may offer value going forward. An investment of €500,000 is required to apply for a golden visa.

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