Information about our immigrating to Spain
In the article below we will talk about some basic information regarding immigration to Spain. This information can be outdated, and should not be seen as legal advice. We suggest you speak with an immigration lawyer in Spain in order to get the most accurate and current information.
Types of visa’s and immigration documentations in Spain
The Golden Visa in Spain is also called the investment visa. It is a residency permit granted to foreigners who invest a large amount of money in Spain. For property investments, this is €500,000, and for other investments the up to €2 million. There are also other strict requirements to get a Golden Visa.
The Golden Visa gives quick access to permanent residency a. After five years, it is possible to gain permanent residence and, after ten years, citizenship.
EU Blue card
The European Blue Card is a residence permit that allows highly skilled workers to work in Spain. To be eligible for the Blue Card, you must have a valid work contract and meet certain educational requirements. The permit is valid for 1 to 4 years; when the same conditions apply, the immigration office will give an extension of the residency permit.
The student visa in Spain helps international students study in Spanish universities and schools. Applying for a student visa is possible if you are accepted to a school or university in Spain and meet the other requirements. The Visa is valid for the duration of your studies.
Non-lucrative residence Visa
The Non-lucrative Visa is for people that don’t intend to work in Spain. Non-lucrative residency is ideal for pensions, and that is why this Visa is also called the retirement visa, and it is indeed made for retiring in Spain. To pass the application for non-lucrative residency, you will need sufficient financial means to sustain yourself in Spain.
The entrepreneur’s Visa in Spain is for foreigners who are interested in starting or buying a business in Spain. Starting a business in Spain is not enough; you should also support yourself and your family during the first months of the company and contribute to the Spanish economy.
This work and residence permit is for foreigners who have a valid job offer from a company in Spain. The company must be registered with Social Security and meet other requirements. The work visa is good for the duration of your employment contract. Your employer will have to put the application process in motion.
Permanent residency permit
After residing in Spain for 2-10 years on a temporary residency permit, it is possible to apply for a permanent residency permit. The time when you can apply for it depends on many factors. In general, we can make the applications after staying for five years.
After holding several residence permits, you can apply for Spanish nationality. Spanish nationals have other rights and benefits, such as voting and working rights in any country in the European Union. To apply for Spanish nationality, you will have to meet specific requirements, like passing a language test and proving your knowledge of Spanish culture. The NIF number is the tax identification number that every Spanish citizen holds. This number will be obtained for you when applying for Spanish citizenship.
For many bureaucratic procedures in Spain, you need a NIE. It is a tax identification number for foreigners, and it is necessary to get certain services, open a bank account, buy real estate, etc.
Visa application process
In short, to immigrate to Spain, we will apply for a visa to the Spanish embassy in your home country. The embassy then transmits the paperwork to the Spanish authorities. If granted, you’ll be required to pick up your Visa from the embassy before coming to Spain.
Our team has many years of experience with the Spanish visa system and will help you submit a robust application. However, the Spanish visa application process can be tedious, but our immigration lawyers will guide you through every step of the way. Contact us today for more information.
Spanish immigration law can sometimes be challenging; we will handle the entire administrative appeal procedure if the initial filing is refused. We understand that immigration is a complicated process for you. Still, you don’t need to worry anymore because we have a team of immigration lawyers in Spain that completes all the process on your behalf.
Other services we offer
Below you can find services we offer to ex-pats in Spain.
Property buying guidance
Immigration to Spain often entails buying a property. Our property lawyers in Spain can assist you through the entire process and make sure your purchase follows Spanish law and the seller is not trying to rip you off. Next, we will create the real estate contract, which can be challenging even for native Spanish speakers.
Furthermore, we will assist you by reviewing the property, property registration, contract, explaining all limiting legalities involved, and ensuring that your interests are protected. Next to this, our property lawyers in Spain will also assist you with any additional paperwork that the Spanish authorities might require.
Need help filling in your tax forms? Our tax professionals in Spain will take care of all your tax-related needs. We have many years of experience with the Spanish tax system and know the pitfalls.
Get assistance with income tax, property tax, wealth tax, inheritance tax and let us do your Spanish tax declarations. We will do the work so that you can enjoy
Do you want to take your own company, or start a new company in Spain? Our corporate lawyers can assist you with all laws and registrations that are required for company formation in Spain.
We also provide the monthly, quarterly and yearly tax declarations for you and any form requirements your company has. Our Spanish accountants also offer payroll administration, tax advice, and bookkeeping services. Ask for a quote.