The Spanish Golden Visa (or "Property Visa") grants automatic residency in Spain when you purchase property for 500,000€ or more. This can be any type of property: home, commercial, land, or a combination of properties. As opposed to the wealth visa, the golden visa does not require you to be in Spain 183 days of the year.
In order to apply for the golden visa in Spain, you will need to fulfill the following requirements:
The steps to getting a golden visa:
Please see our property guide to understand the steps to buying a property.
In 2015, the golden visa experienced an easing in the criteria for its concession and renewal. This has helped overcome the bureaucratic hurdles that characterized the prior procedure. The government has also expanded the beneficiaries to include unmarried couples (parejas de hecho) and children of the buyers who are over 18.
Strong Abogados offers a combined golden visa service to perform all the legal work involved in the property purchase ("conveyancing") as well as the work to obtain residency in Spain. We have longstanding expertise in both fields: since 2003, Strong Abogados has performed the legal work for 500 property transactions and helped 350 families obtain residency.
With the Golden Visa, can I bring my family?
With the Golden Visa, can I travel to other countries in Europe?
How long do I have to stay in Spain?
What taxes will I have to pay once I have my Golden Visa?
Can I work in Spain with the Golden Visa?
When can I sell the house that I bought with the Golden Visa?
How long before I can become a Spanish citizen?
What property can I buy for 500,000€?
Regarding whether you are considered a resident of Spain or not: since the Golden Visa does not require you to be physically present in Spain during the whole residency period, the usual tests to determine residency apply.
For a Golden Visa, there are few limitations about having to stay in Spain (see the FAQ), but if you want to become a permanent resident, then you will have to follow the residency track outlined here, which means living in Spain the majority of each year.
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