Spain Golden Visa
Residency by Investment
Spain launched its golden visa programme in 2013. An investment of €500,000 in real estate will gain family residency. The Spanish investor visa can be renewed every two years. After five years it is possible to gain permanent residency and after ten years citizenship. It is not necessary to live in Spain in order to retain and renew the residency visa permit.
This residency permit (often referred to as the Golden Visa) is for foreigners who are interested in entering Spain in order to make a significant capital investment. In this case, these individuals can apply for a residency visa or, if applicable, residency for investors.
The new Entrepreneurs Law enables foreigners who make an investment in Spain to obtain residency for themselves and their families - spouses and minor children - without being required to remain in Spain for a certain period of time in order to be able to to renew the residency. The maintenance of the investment is the only requirement for renewal.