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How can a lawyer help with the Spain Non-Lucrative Visa?

A Spain Non-Lucrative visa, also known as a Spanish Retirement Visa, is the expat retiree’s ticket to living out their golden years in mostly sunny Spain. We know that understanding the eligibility requirements and gathering the necessary documentation to move to a foreign country can be challenging. Here’s how our legal team can help with applying for a Spain Non-lucrative visa: 

Understanding the eligibility requirements: A lawyer can help you understand the eligibility requirements for the Spanish Retirement visa, including the criteria you need to meet and the documents you need to submit.

Preparing your application: A lawyer can assist you in preparing your application for Spain’s Non-Lucrative visa, ensuring that all the required documents are included and that your application is complete.

Providing ongoing support: A lawyer specializing in the retirement visa for Spain can provide ongoing support throughout the application process, answering any questions you may have and keeping you updated on the status of your application.

Our team of experienced immigration lawyers in Spain is committed to making your dream of retiring in Spain a reality.

Spain Non-Lucrative Visa Requirements

A Spanish Retirement Visa allows non-EU citizens to retire and live in Spain provided they have sufficient economic means to support their lifestyle.

  1. You must receive a fixed monthly amount from a permanent source of income, such as a trust fund or retirement pension. This cannot be a salary, as it could be misunderstood that you are required to work during your stay in Spain. The amount must be at least €2,200 a month, plus €550 a month for every family member that is joining you. To prove this, the applicant typically has to provide bank statements.
  2. You need to have full coverage of private health insurance. Only Spanish and EU citizens can use public healthcare in Spain. Some places, like Madrid, restrict access to their healthcare system for the first year of residency.
  3. You need to show paperwork such as your police record and a medical certificate. If you’re moving with your spouse, you may need paperwork from the civil registry in their home country

What is Proof of Sufficient Income?

The Spanish Government requires evidence that you can support yourself financially. Usually this is confirmed with a bank certificate that displays the account bank and a recent date.

The applicant(s) must provide the following to show that they meet the Spain Non-lucrative visa financial requirements:

  • Bank statements from the last 3-12 months depending on the Spanish Consulate
  • Proof of funds held by the main visa applicant

The funds don’t need to be in a local bank, but every person needs to have an account when moving into Spain. They are necessary for everyday transactions as well as international banking transact

What Documents do I need?

Most non lucrative visa applicants require the following documentation to obtain residence in Spain:

  • A valid Passport
  • Private healthcare insurance from a Spanish provider
  • National Visa Form
  • A medical certificate
  • Bank certificate showing proof of sufficient income
  • A Criminal Record Background check that is legalized

The process is much easier and faster with an immigration lawyer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The whole process of getting a new visa takes three to four months and can be longer depending on the embassy.

You must apply within three months of your planned travel date. Early applications will be rejected.

As part of the process, the primary applicant will need to show that they are capable of supporting themselves. You will also need to provide extra documentation such as marriage or birth certificates during the application process.

Unmarried partners with sufficient proof can also apply as dependants.

Most applications are rejected for failing to show sufficient personal funds. The requirements differ depending on the Consulate.

Our immigration attorneys will appeal and resubmit. They will even assist with court action to overcome rejections. 

We can also prepare you for any visa interviews.

This retirement visa is a residence card. The holder can live in Spain for at least 183 days a year. However, this leads to them becoming Spanish tax residents. This means you will pay income tax on your worldwide income.

Worldwide income includes rental income and profits from investments, which also attract capital gains tax. Our team of tax lawyers can help you understand your tax requirements.


We are a department formed by qualified legal experts who have been trained in the field of immigration law. We work on these requests every day and it’s our passion. For us, Lexidy is a way of life and what excites us the most is to be able to deliver the happiness and satisfaction of a successful immigration process. We want to help you achieve your goals and dreams.

Laura Fuste

Laura Fusté

Head of Immigration Europe
David Planes

David Planes

Cristina Negro Vizoso

Cristina Negro Vizoso

Mónica Isern López

Mónica Isern López

Lawyer, Head of Immigration Spain
Gabriela Baly

Gabriela Baly

Francesca Coluccio

Francesca Coluccio

Legal Advisor
Luisa Rivera

Luisa Rivera


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Carolina Gimeno

Carolina Gimeno



Eugenia Yanes

Eugenia Yanes

Legal Trainee
María Laura Arreaza

Maria Laura Arreaza

Immigration Administrative


I've worked with Lexidy for three years on my immigration status. They are professional, knowledgable and reliable. In particular, I've worked with Cristina and her team who have provided consistent top-notch service. Cristina has a thorough and clear communication style, and she has been a great source of information. I highly recommend working with Lexidy.
Karin Avila
Karin Avila
11:05 20 Mar 24
Working alongside Cristina has been an excellent experience. I initially contacted her from Pakistan and had a one-on-one meeting in Madrid upon my arrival. She is an exceptional lawyer with extensive expertise in her field. Despite my numerous concerns and questions, she remained remarkably calm and patiently explained everything to me, demonstrating both her exceptional professionalism and personal qualities.Thanks to her assistance, I obtained my TIE in Spain. For anyone seeking immigration advice or services, I highly recommend reaching out to her. Cristina, along with Lexidy, offers a comprehensive solution for realizing your European dreams. Many thanks, Cristina and Lexidy, for your invaluable support.
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Muizz Ahmed
11:33 14 Mar 24
I’ve used them numerous times for my visa purposes. They’ve been honest and direct with there responses. Comes to show they’re knowledgeable and wont waste both our times. Highly recommend them!
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16:40 29 Dec 23
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Yaw Kevin
02:00 27 Sep 23
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Iuliana Popa
15:46 26 Sep 23
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Mohamed Ramy
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