Golden Visa Program

One of the world’s most visited countries, Spain sports a first-rate standard of living, a Mediterranean climate, and a wide array of cultural attractions. 

Through the country’s golden visa, applicants are eligible for permanent residency after five years and citizenship after ten years. Some nationalities and ethnic groups, however, are eligible for citizenship after only two years.

Investors can qualify by purchasing real estate, capitalizing or creating a business, making a bank deposit, or purchasing government bonds.


Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship10 years (in some cases 2 years)
Time to permanent residency5 years
Minimum investmentEUR 500,000
Physical presence requirementNone at temporary residency stage
Application processing time1-2 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to189 destinations, including Schengen countries and the United States
Contribution types availableProperty Investment, Bank Deposit, Business Investment,
Bond Investment

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