Non-Lucrative Visa

Spain’s Non-Lucrative Visa offers third-country nationals who can demonstrate sufficient personal savings to maintain themselves without working the opportunity to reside in Spain together with their families.

The program offers a five-year path to permanent residency in Spain and a ten-year (two years for certain nationalities) path to EU citizenship.

No investments or donations are required for the Non-Lucrative Visa. Applicants must merely show a certain minimum bank account balance (currently about EUR 28,000 a year) to qualify.


Program at a glance

Program TypeIndependent Means Visa
Time to citizenship10 years (2 years for certain nationalities)
Time to permanent residency5 years
Minimum investmentNone. Proof of sufficient savings
Physical presence requirement183 days per year
Application processing time2-3 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to189 destinations, including Schengen countries and the US
Contribution types availableNo contribution required

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