What is it?
Since the birth of the Golden Visa in 2013, non-EU citizens have been able to live in Spain, giving them European citizenship. If you and your family want to live or work in Spain and you’re from outside of the EU, the Golden Visa could be perfect for you. It also allows the holders to move freely within the Schengen area. In order to be granted the Golden Visa you must first meet one of the following conditions:
- The purchase of a property or properties of a value greater than 500,000€.
- The acquisition of shares in Spanish companies of an amount greater than 1,000,000€.
- The purchase of Spanish Government bonds of an amount greater than 2,000,000€.
- The creation of business projects of general interest.
- A Deposit of at least €1,000,000 in Spanish bank accounts.
The first investment must be mortgage-free, therefore you must have the required amount in cash.
You must also adhere to the following criteria:
- Not living illegally in Spain.
- Be over 18 years old.
- Not have a criminal record in Spain or in countries where you have resided during the past five years.
- Your entry must not have been refused in any of the Schengen countries.
- Possess Private or Public Healthcare Insurance contracted with an insurer authorized to operate in Spain.
- You have financial means to support yourself while in Spain.
At first, you obtain the Golden Visa for a two-year period. It is renewable every two years, even if you haven't visited the country a single time during this period. Citizenship can be obtained after 10 years.
Can I bring my family with me?
Yes. A family member can apply for a resident visa to accompany the main applicant. This includes the spouse, children under the age of 18, children over the age of 18 if they are economically dependent, children who are unable to care for themselves due to their health status, and parents of the applicant (in certain cases).
The following documents are required:
- A form duly filled in and signed by the applicant.
- Two recent color photographs, width 26-35mm and length 32-45mm, with white background.
- Passport of the applicant (including photocopies of all pages) which must be valid for at least 1 year.
- Health insurance for Spain.
- Legalized Certificate of No Criminal Conviction from every country that the applicant has lived in the last 5 years.
- Legalized Certificate of No Criminal Conviction from Spain.
- The document (marriage certificate or birth certificate) proves the family relationship.
* The certificate must be legalized and translated into Spanish.
Can Casamona help me to obtain the Golden Visa and find the best apartment?
Yes, we can. We offer the Golden Investment Package which includes our legal and real estate services for finding a property in Barcelona with any agency, not just Casamona. Legal services are provided by our Catalan lawyer and partner from a big law company in Catalunya. We take only 4% of the sale price for payment. This package is unique and you can’t find it anywhere else.
Finding the right property in Spain for you to buy or invest in can be a complicated and overwhelming task. Casamona is here to help! We have been helping foreigners buy properties in Barcelona since 2004. Casamona offers an exclusive Buyer Agent Contract to make this process easier. Read all about it here!
For more information, please contact us.
Avinguda del Marquès de l'Argentera 7, 1-2. El Born, 08003, Barcelona.
+34 931 309 307