Basic requirements towards obtaining Spanish residence
Benefits of residence in Spain
Comparing options for obtaining residence in Spain
|Traditional residence||Residence by investment|
|Period for obtaining citizenship||10 years||10 years|
|Residence requirement||183 days a year||0 days a year|
|Likelihood of refusal||High||Low|
The first residence permit is issued for a period of one year (if applied via the consulate) and is then extended for two years followed by another two years.
Permanent residence in Spain
An investor can apply for a permanent residence and citizenship following the usual procedure. Having resided in the country for five years, the applicant is entitled to apply for a permanent residence.
To do so, the applicant will have to confirm his/her permanent residence on the territory of the country. The applicant must prove that he/she did not leave Spain for more than 10 months during the past 5 years (or 12 months in case it was necessary to carry out his/her professional duties).
Citizenship of Spain
Having resided in the country for ten years, the applicant and the family are entitled to apply for the citizenship of Spain. To do so, they will have to confirm their permanent residence in the country (183 days a year and it’s not allowed to be absent for more than 6 months in a row) and prove their knowledge of Spanish.
A 10-year period may be reduced to 2 years for the citizens of Latin American countries. The Golden Residence Permit Program is not directly linked to the Spanish citizenship but does not restrict the right of the applicant and his/her family members to receive one.
Dual citizenship in Spain
Spain does not recognize dual citizenship, with the exception of a few Spanish-speaking Latin American countries. While applying for a Spanish citizenship, one will have to renounce all other citizenships he/she holds.
Why are we the obvious choice for those seeking to obtain residence in Spain?
Immigrant Invest is the official representative of the government investor program of Spain. We have an office in Spain which helps us quickly resolve any issues our clients might face.
We guide our clients every step of the way: from the first consultation till obtaining their residence permits. We also assist with relocation.
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Since 2013, more than 25 families received their residence permits under the Golden Residence Permit Program in Spain. 63% of our customers find us through referrals!
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