Get Non-Lucrative Visa in Spain

Immigration advises Non-EU nationals who wish to live in Spain without performing any economic activity.

Under the Non-Lucrative you can live in Spain by showing sufficient financial means to maintain yourself and your family.

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What is a Non-Lucrative Visa?

Non-lucrative or Passive Income visa is given to non-EU citizens and their family members to live in Spain with their own economic means. However, it doesn’t allow any type of economic activity that will affect the Spanish market. Non-lucrative visa is not a working permit.

Sufficient economic means to apply for a Non-Lucrative visa is 2,260 €/mo or 27,115 €/year

It is initially issued for 1 year and you can renew it for 2-year periods. Along with the main applicant, a spouse or children may be added.

Got any question? Check frequently asked questions.

How can we obtain you the visa?

1.Gathering of documentation

We provide you with a list of documents to gather and review them as you do so, to make sure, as much as possible, that they are accepted by the authorities.

2. Application at the Spanish Embassy/Consulate

Once the documents are completely gathered, you will be able to submit them in front of the Spanish Embassy or Consulate. The place is assigned to you according to your country of origin. The legal term for the Administration to resolve is 3 months.

3. Relocation to Spain

Once the application has been approved, you will be granted a VISA allowing you to travel to Spain as a resident. 

4. Application of the Foreigner’s Identity Card

As a final step, you will need to register at the Town Hall of your city. This step is important to apply for the Foreigner’s Identity Card (TIE).


Our lawyer will help to complete all Spanish forms, review documents and assist with any upcoming requirement.

The experience and work efficiency of our lawyers will decrease the waiting period for an appointment. Besides, we know exact requirements of each Immigration Office in Spain and will solve any upcoming problems for you. They can also contact the Immigration Offices in Spain to ask about the specific requirements.

If locally possible, we can accompany you to the different appointments to solve any setbacks that may occur during the application. We can put you in touch with partners such as insurance companies or sworn translators.

How to obtain a Non-Lucrative Visa In Spain?

The applicant must personally apply at the Spanish Embassy/Consulate abroad assigned to his/her country of legal residence. It CANNOT be made from Spain.

You should receive a positive decision from the consulate along with a visa, usually within 3 months or sooner.

Please take into account the time required for preparing the paperwork stating that you have the required financial means to live in Spain. The funds may be in a financial institution located anywhere in the world. Bank statements from the last 3-12 months. We also can assist you in obtaining a Spanish private health insurance policy.

Process of renewing the Passive Income Visa

It is relatively simple to renew a non-profit residence permit except for one change. It is essential that you prove that you spent at least 180 days in Spain during the year that your visa has been valid. Besides, it will also request proving efficient financial means as well as having full insurance coverage.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long does it take to get a non-lucrative visa for Spain?

The entire application process, including the collection of documents and the application resolution time, takes on average 3 to 4 months. Although, depending on the place of application the times may vary.

2. How early before my arrival in Spain should I apply?

You must apply within three (3) months of your projected travel date, it is not possible to apply earlier.

3. Can I work remotely for a foreign company in Spain under this permit?

Some consulates and embassies are hesitant to this situation. Sometimes, application may refuse iif the applicant intends to continue working for a foreign company from Spain.

3. What if a non-lucrative visa Spain denied?

You can reapply if you can correct the errors that led to the refusal. You can also appeal the decision to the Spanish courts but the judgement may take several years.

5. What is the difference between business residence vs non-lucrative visa?

The Non-Lucrative residence permit does not allow you any economic activity in Spain. In contrast, the residence permit for self-employment permits you to work in Spain.

6. Is it possible to apply for a joint non-lucrative visa together with a partner?

You can apply for residency with your spouse and children if you can prove a sufficient means of support for them.  You will need to provide extra documentation as marriage or birth certificates.

Unmarried partners who can prove a long-term relationship can also apply as dependants.

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“I’m so glad I found this law firm! I spoke with multiple law firms to determine who to go with and they were the fastest at responding and handled my non-lucrative visa for Spain from Canada with incredible speed and professionalism.

Once I received it, they also followed up and helped with my documents once I reached Spain. Fantastic experience, they are always going above and beyond and I highly recommend them! Thank you, Max, David and the team!”

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I feel compelled to write this review after my correspondence with the team. This is certainly a law firm with a difference that is devoted to its clients. They attended to all my needs and queries with utmost diligence and professionalism.

They did more than just exceed my expectations. Lexidy’s team have set up a service standard that I am afraid other firms may not be able to match! Those lawyers have become my go-to legal advisors. My case was fraught with complications and they patiently unravelled those until I had clarity and peace of mind. They are a firm with a heart that I am deeply thankful to.

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I used Lexidy to get my Spanish residency card. I was not looking forward to the process as my Spanish is not great. But Lexidy made it so fast and east for me. Federico and Laura and Cristina were so professional and efficient and nice.
A pleasure to deal with. Would definitely highly recommend them.
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“Lexidy assisted me with my residency visa in Spain, helped me set up a bank account, and attended appointments with me. Overall it was a smooth experience, and better priced than other firms.”

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