How long does it take to get a Spain Residence Visa?

The processing time for a Spain Residency Golden Visa is between 2 to 3 months.

  • Preparation time – 2 months
    • Client chooses investment model either by purchasing property, through business investment or capital transfer
    • Prepare and submit application for Schengen Visa
    • Applicant to visit Spain to submit biometric data
  • Residence Visa Processing time – 20 Days
    • The Spanish authority reviews and approves the application
  • Issuance of of Spanish Golden Visa

Processing timelines for Spain Golden Visa:


A principal applicant may apply for permanent residency in Spain after five years of temporary residence. After ten years of permanent residency, the applicant may apply for citizenship through the process of naturalization if certain criteria are met.

Spain Investment Options

Real Estate Investment

Applicants selecting this investment are required to invest a minimum of €500,000 of real estate in Spain. Applicants can either opt-in for residential or commercial property or a combination of both. If there are different buyers, they must combine their investment into one property, and any amount that exceeds the minimum investment may be mortgaged out.

Business Development

Business development is aimed at improving the Spanish economy. The applicant choosing this route must meet the following conditions:

  1. Create employment
  2. Investment needs to have a socio-economic impact on the country
  3. Contribution to scientific or technological innovations

Capital Transfer

Applicants choosing this route must invest a minimum of €2 million in Spanish public debt. Alternatively, they may invest a minimum of €1 million in shares in Spanish companies or bank deposits with a Spanish financial institution.


Foreigners are exempted from paying taxes in Spain on worldwide income unless the applicant resides in Spain for more than 183 days per year in which the person may become a tax resident. The income derived from Spain, such as rental property is taxable at a rate of 24%.

According to Spanish nationality law, you can apply for citizenship after 7 years of permanent residency.

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