SPAIN: IMMIGRATION FOR INVESTORS

SPAIN: MISSION

Spain has been a well-liked destination among retirees, financially independent individual and investors. The “Golden Visa” immigration program allows individuals to obtain a residence permit in Spain through a real estate investment of at least¬†‚ā¨ 500,000.¬†This visa allows you to reside, work, study and establish a business in Spain. The initial visa is valid for 12 months, followed by two 2-year residency permit. After residing in Spain for 5 years, you may qualify to apply for a permanent residency card that is valid for 10 years.¬†

Inimex Inc. and VIP Serveis¬†Spain can help you at every step of the way leading to Spanish residency. We will assist you in the compilation of the necessary documents for your application, its translation as well as its legalisation.¬†Our team offers a high-quality service by providing a comprehensive guidance for your settlement in Spain. Our expertise and knowledge enables us to give you valuable insights on the Spanish real estate market, the program’s conditions, benefits, procedure and any concern you may have with your immigration and settlement in Spain.

For additional information on the available immigration programs in Spain or to speak to one of our experts in the Spanish immigration field, you can book a consultation or contact us at : +34 683 238 499 (Tel/WhatsApp/Telegram/Viber) | e-mail: info@inimexeu.com | Skype: Linimex.

SPAIN: ADVANTAGES

In view of your establishment in Spain under the “Golden Visa” immigration program, you and your family members can enjoy a lot of benefits such as:

      1. The right to move freely within the Schengen Area.
      2. Access to Spanish permanent residency after residing in the country for a period of 5 years.
      3. Spain offers a stable and secure banking system, allowing you to open a bank account in Spain and develop your assets.
      4. High-quality healthcare system. Spain’s medical care is ranked in 7th position elaborated by the World Health Organization.
      5. The education system in Spain is overall very good with various highly reputed universities. Spain offers a public, private (colegios privados), and semi-private (colegios concertados) schools. Spanish school system is listed among the top ten countries worldwide with having the best international schools.
      6. The cost of living in Spain is affordable and considered to be one of the lowest in Europe.
      7. A superb, vast and mountainous area with access to the sea in the south and to various national parks.
      8. Rich and diverse Spanish culture. Each Spanish region has its own traditions and specialties offering a unique cultural heritage, a wide range of museums, historic monuments and Michelin-starred restaurants.

SPAIN: REQUIREMENTS

Option 1. To satisfy the conditions outlined under the “Golden Visa” immigration program as established by the Spanish immigration laws, you will have to meet the following main requirements:

      1. Invest in real estate of for an amount of ‚ā¨ 500,000 or more in Spain and maintain it for minimum 5 years.
      2. Have sufficient financial means to cover living expenses in Spain for the initial year of the residence permit. The minimum required amount for the main applicant is equivalent to 400% (‚ā¨28,000 per year) of Spain’s Public Multiple Effects Income Indicator (IPREM) and an additional amount equivalent to 100% (‚ā¨7,000 per year) of the IPREM for each family member.
      3. Open a bank account in Spain and transfer the minimum required funds to justify you can support yourself and your family during your stay in Spain.
      4. Subscribe to a medical insurance in Spain that covers all health risks.

Additionally, there are other investment options that are available in Spain, which are the following:

      1. Invest in the Spanish public debt of at least ‚ā¨ 2 million (Option 2);
      2. Invest in shares in Investment funds of ‚ā¨ 1 million (Option 3);
      3. Investment funds of close-end type or venture capital funds set up Spain for an amount of minimum ‚ā¨1 million (Option 3).

SPAIN: DOCUMENTS

Documents issued in a foreign language will have to be translated into Spanish. Additionally, some of the documents will have to be legalised¬†with the ‚ÄúApostille of The Hague‚ÄĚ. Below is a general list of documents required for the “Golden Visa” immigration program in Spain:

      1. Passport.
      2. National identification card.
      3. Birth certificate.
      4. Marriage certificate, if applicable.
      5. Police certificate.
      6. Title deed and confirmation of real estate investment in Spain.
      7. Certificate from the Property Registry.
      8. Bank certificate and bank statements.
      9. Medical insurance covering all health risks in Spain.
      10. Documents justifying the source of income.
      11. Tax assessment.

SPAIN: PROCESS

Below a general step-by-step process for an immigration application under the category of ‚ÄúGolden Visa‚ÄĚ in Spain:

      1. The initial part of the process is the evaluation of your profile in order to compile the necessary documents according to your specific situation. Some of the documents will have to be legalised or notarised, depending on the country emitting them. All documents that are issued in a foreign language will have to be translated into Spanish.
      2. You will be able to make a first trip to Spain and begin the search of a property. Our agents can help you prepare a portfolio of various properties in the city you would like settle that will be based on your preferences, needs and budget.
      3. You will also be able to launch the bank opening process in Spain.
      4. Once you have selected the property you would like acquire, our team can assist in your transaction and review all the documentation.
      5. Once your documents are prepared and your file is complete, we will prepare your application forms and you will be able to submit an application for a Spanish national visa to the Spanish consular services in your country.
      6. If your application is approved, you will obtain a vis Ian your passport that will allow you to travel to Spain and request a residency permit. The initial visa and the first residency permit is valid for a period of 1 year.
      7. The following two residency cards are valid 2 years each.
      8. After living in Spain for 5 years, you can apply for a permanent residence status, which is a 10-year residence permit.
      9. Finally, after living in Spain for 10 years without interruption, you can apply for Spanish citizenship through naturalization. Nationals from Ibero-American countries, such as Andorra, the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea, Portugal or individuals of Sephardic Jewish origin can apply for Spanish citizenship after only 2 years of residence in Spain.

CITIZENSHIP

1. Descent, Origin, and Birth

A child has the right to Spanish nationality if:

    1. One of the parents is Spanish;
    2. Both parents are foreigners, but at least one of them was born in Spain and the child also was born in Spain;
    3. Both parents are stateless or unknown;
    4. The child is adopted by Spanish parents before turning 18.

2. By proving the lineage of Sephardic Jews. (By Sephardic origin)

3. Marriage

A foreigner who marries a Spanish citizen can acquire nationality if:

    1. The couple has been married for at least 1 year and has never been separated;
    2. The applicant is widowed and has not separated from the Spanish spouse at the time of death.

4. Naturalisation

You can apply for Spanish nationality after 10 years of legal and continuous residence in the country prior to the application, including at least 5 years of permanent residence. You must also demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.

There are some exceptions where the 10-year limit may be lower:

    1. 5 years for refugees;
    2. 2 years for nationals of Latin American countries, Andorra, the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea, Portugal, and Sephardic Jews;
    3. 1 year for people born in Spanish territory, people whose parents or grandparents were originally Spanish citizens, and widowed spouses of deceased Spanish citizens.

OTHER INFORMATION

    1. The nationality application must be submitted to the Civil Registry of your residence in Spain;
    2. All documents submitted to the administration must be legalised and translated into Spanish;
    3. The Spanish government allows dual nationality in cases where the pre-existing nationality comes from Latin American countries (where Spanish or Portuguese is one of the official languages), as well as Andorra, the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea, or Portugal.

SPAIN: TESTIMONIAL I

Several clients of ours accepted to share their immigration experience to Spain with our help, below are some of them:

“We¬†are a couple in our fifties, and we always loved to travel around Europe.¬†We¬†visited¬†the¬†south¬†of Italy as well as the¬†south¬†of France and Portugal.¬†When the Golden Visa program in Spain was¬†introduced,¬†we¬†got in contact with¬†Inimex¬†to find out more about it.¬†Inimex¬†referred¬†us¬†to some¬†real-estate¬†agencies from Spain.¬†Their¬†support¬†was¬†really¬†important¬†to¬†us.¬†They¬†helped¬†us¬†to¬†make¬†the¬†best¬†decision for our¬†property¬†with¬†matters¬†such as¬†the¬†city, the right neighbourhood, etc.¬†Inimex¬†helped¬†us¬†to¬†find¬†a¬†villa¬†near a¬†town¬†called¬†Blanes.¬†We are really glad, and we don‚Äôt think we could have found a better place.¬†The¬†lawyers¬†from¬†Inimex¬†as well as the¬†whole¬†team¬†assisted¬†us through the visa application process.¬†Then,¬†we¬†were¬†able¬†to¬†obtain¬†a¬†residence¬†permit for 2¬†years.¬†We¬†were¬†able¬†to¬†continue¬†our¬†work¬†remotely and¬†create¬†our own business in Spain with this¬†visa.¬†Afterwards,¬†we¬†bought¬†a second¬†house¬†to¬†rent¬†it for¬†tourism¬†and¬†earn¬†an¬†additional¬†income.¬†Inimex¬†answered at any¬†question¬†we¬†had.¬†They also¬†helped¬†us in many¬†challenges¬†we¬†faced.¬†Now,¬†we¬†have been¬†living¬†in Spain for several¬†years¬†and are¬†well¬†integrated.¬†We¬†are¬†happy¬†with the¬†outcome¬†and with our¬†new¬†life¬†we¬†have¬†created¬†in Spain.¬†The amazing Spanish climate and the¬†closeness¬†of the¬†Mediterranean Sea¬†pleases¬†us very much.¬†Furthermore,¬†we¬†can¬†easily¬†continue to¬†travel¬†in Europe and¬†explore¬†new¬†places.‚ÄĚ

SPAIN: TESTIMONIAL II

‚ÄĚI¬†am¬†a recently divorced¬†single¬†mother.¬†I owned many properties in my home country, but I decided to sell everything in order to settle abroad.¬†Since¬†I¬†have¬†been¬†to Spain several¬†times¬†for¬†trips¬†and¬†vacation,¬†I¬†chose¬†this¬†country¬†as my¬†new¬†home.¬†I¬†was slightly nervous¬†about¬†this¬†whole¬†process, especially¬†about¬†the¬†fact¬†of the¬†process¬†of¬†acquiring¬†property¬†abroad.¬†Inimex¬†really¬†helped¬†me in¬†this¬†matter.¬†I¬†finally¬†decided to¬†invest¬†in a few¬†properties¬†in Spain, including two that¬†were¬†to¬†perceive¬†rental revenue.¬†Inimex¬†has¬†helped¬†me¬†along, and¬†I¬†could¬†know¬†everything¬†I¬†needed¬†in¬†order¬†to¬†make¬†the¬†right¬†choice.
I¬†am¬†really¬†happy¬†about the¬†move¬†I¬†made.¬†I feel very good in Spain, and I‚Äôm surrounded by nice people.¬†I¬†felt¬†really¬†quickly¬†included¬†and my¬†daughter¬†as well.¬†She¬†goes¬†to¬†a¬†Spanish¬†private school and¬†speaks¬†Spanish¬†fluently.¬†I also ended up marrying a Spanish man, and I started a new life.¬†Inimex¬†helped¬†me through this defining step and¬†I¬†am deeply grateful for it.‚ÄĚ

SPAIN: OUR SERVICES

      1. Application for a visa and residence permit for financially independent applicants (Non-Lucrative) in Spain.
      2. Application for a visa and residence permit for investors (Golden visa) in Spain.
      3. Application for a visa and residence permit for Digital Nomads in Spain.
      4. Application for renewal of the residence permit and or change of status.
      5. Application for a permanent residency in Spain.
      6. Preparation and submission of the citizenship application in Spain.
      7. Application for a N.I.E in Spain (Foreign Identity Number).
      8. Opening a bank account for residents and non-resident in Spain (i.e. CaixaBank, Banco Santander, BBVA, Banco Sabadell, CaixaBank). 
      9. Assistance in renting or acquiring a property in Spain. By sharing valuable insights on the real estate market, we make sure you are satisfied with your property choice. 
      10. Official translation of documents into Spanish, legalisation of documents and interpreter services.

SPAIN: MISSION

Spain has been a well-liked destination among retirees, financially independent individual and investors. The “Golden Visa” immigration program allows individuals to obtain a residence permit in Spain through a real estate investment of at least¬†‚ā¨ 500,000.¬†This visa allows you to reside, work, study and establish a business in Spain. The initial visa is valid for 12 months, followed by two 2-year residency permit. After residing in Spain for 5 years, you may qualify to apply for a permanent residency card that is valid for 10 years.¬†

Inimex Inc. and VIP Serveis¬†Spain can help you at every step of the way leading to Spanish residency. We will assist you in the compilation of the necessary documents for your application, its translation as well as its legalisation.¬†Our team offers a high-quality service by providing a comprehensive guidance for your settlement in Spain. Our expertise and knowledge enables us to give you valuable insights on the Spanish real estate market, the program’s conditions, benefits, procedure and any concern you may have with your immigration and settlement in Spain.

For additional information on the available immigration programs in Spain or to speak to one of our experts in the Spanish immigration field, you can book a consultation or contact us at : +34 683 238 499 (Tel/WhatsApp/Telegram/Viber) | e-mail: info@inimexeu.com | Skype: Linimex.

SPAIN: ADVANTAGES

In view of your establishment in Spain under the “Golden Visa” immigration program, you and your family members can enjoy a lot of benefits such as:

      1. The right to move freely within the Schengen Area.
      2. Access to Spanish permanent residency after residing in the country for a period of 5 years.
      3. Spain offers a stable and secure banking system, allowing you to open a bank account in Spain and develop your assets.
      4. High-quality healthcare system. Spain’s medical care is ranked in 7th position elaborated by the World Health Organization.
      5. The education system in Spain is overall very good with various highly reputed universities. Spain offers a public, private (colegios privados), and semi-private (colegios concertados) schools. Spanish school system is listed among the top ten countries worldwide with having the best international schools.
      6. The cost of living in Spain is affordable and considered to be one of the lowest in Europe.
      7. A superb, vast and mountainous area with access to the sea in the south and to various national parks.
      8. Rich and diverse Spanish culture. Each Spanish region has its own traditions and specialties offering a unique cultural heritage, a wide range of museums, historic monuments and Michelin-starred restaurants.

SPAIN: REQUIREMENTS

Option 1. To satisfy the conditions outlined under the “Golden Visa” immigration program as established by the Spanish immigration laws, you will have to meet the following main requirements:

      1. Invest in real estate of for an amount of ‚ā¨ 500,000 or more in Spain and maintain it for minimum 5 years.
      2. Have sufficient financial means to cover living expenses in Spain for the initial year of the residence permit. The minimum required amount for the main applicant is equivalent to 400% (‚ā¨28,000 per year) of Spain’s Public Multiple Effects Income Indicator (IPREM) and an additional amount equivalent to 100% (‚ā¨7,000 per year) of the IPREM for each family member.
      3. Open a bank account in Spain and transfer the minimum required funds to justify you can support yourself and your family during your stay in Spain.
      4. Subscribe to a medical insurance in Spain that covers all health risks.

Additionally, there are other investment options that are available in Spain, which are the following:

      1. Invest in the Spanish public debt of at least ‚ā¨ 2 million (Option 2);
      2. Invest in shares in Investment funds of ‚ā¨ 1 million (Option 3);
      3. Investment funds of close-end type or venture capital funds set up Spain for an amount of minimum ‚ā¨1 million (Option 3).

SPAIN: DOCUMENTS

Documents issued in a foreign language will have to be translated into Spanish. Additionally, some of the documents will have to be legalised¬†with the ‚ÄúApostille of The Hague‚ÄĚ. Below is a general list of documents required for the “Golden Visa” immigration program in Spain:

      1. Passport.
      2. National identification card.
      3. Birth certificate.
      4. Marriage certificate, if applicable.
      5. Police certificate.
      6. Title deed and confirmation of real estate investment in Spain.
      7. Certificate from the Property Registry.
      8. Bank certificate and bank statements.
      9. Medical insurance covering all health risks in Spain.
      10. Documents justifying the source of income.
      11. Tax assessment.

SPAIN: PROCESS

Below a general step-by-step process for an immigration application under the category of ‚ÄúGolden Visa‚ÄĚ in Spain:

      1. The initial part of the process is the evaluation of your profile in order to compile the necessary documents according to your specific situation. Some of the documents will have to be legalised or notarised, depending on the country emitting them. All documents that are issued in a foreign language will have to be translated into Spanish.
      2. You will be able to make a first trip to Spain and begin the search of a property. Our agents can help you prepare a portfolio of various properties in the city you would like settle that will be based on your preferences, needs and budget.
      3. You will also be able to launch the bank opening process in Spain.
      4. Once you have selected the property you would like acquire, our team can assist in your transaction and review all the documentation.
      5. Once your documents are prepared and your file is complete, we will prepare your application forms and you will be able to submit an application for a Spanish national visa to the Spanish consular services in your country.
      6. If your application is approved, you will obtain a vis Ian your passport that will allow you to travel to Spain and request a residency permit. The initial visa and the first residency permit is valid for a period of 1 year.
      7. The following two residency cards are valid 2 years each.
      8. After living in Spain for 5 years, you can apply for a permanent residence status, which is a 10-year residence permit.
      9. Finally, after living in Spain for 10 years without interruption, you can apply for Spanish citizenship through naturalization. Nationals from Ibero-American countries, such as Andorra, the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea, Portugal or individuals of Sephardic Jewish origin can apply for Spanish citizenship after only 2 years of residence in Spain.

CITIZENSHIP

1. Descent, Origin, and Birth

A child has the right to Spanish nationality if:

      1. One of the parents is Spanish;
      2. Both parents are foreigners, but at least one of them was born in Spain and the child also was born in Spain;
      3. Both parents are stateless or unknown;
      4. The child is adopted by Spanish parents before turning 18.

2. By proving the lineage of Sephardic Jews. (By Sephardic origin)

3. Marriage

A foreigner who marries a Spanish citizen can acquire nationality if:

      1. The couple has been married for at least 1 year and has never been separated;
      2. The applicant is widowed and has not separated from the Spanish spouse at the time of death.

4. Naturalisation

You can apply for Spanish nationality after 10 years of legal and continuous residence in the country prior to the application, including at least 5 years of permanent residence. You must also demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.

There are some exceptions where the 10-year limit may be lower:

      1. 5 years for refugees;
      2. 2 years for nationals of Latin American countries, Andorra, the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea, Portugal, and Sephardic Jews;
      3. 1 year for people born in Spanish territory, people whose parents or grandparents were originally Spanish citizens, and widowed spouses of deceased Spanish citizens.

OTHER INFORMATION

      1. The nationality application must be submitted to the Civil Registry of your residence in Spain;
      2. All documents submitted to the administration must be legalised and translated into Spanish;
      3. The Spanish government allows dual nationality in cases where the pre-existing nationality comes from Latin American countries (where Spanish or Portuguese is one of the official languages), as well as Andorra, the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea, or Portugal.

SPAIN: TESTIMONIAL I

Several clients of ours accepted to share their immigration experience to Spain with our help, below are some of them:

“We¬†are a couple in our fifties, and we always loved to travel around Europe.¬†We¬†visited¬†the¬†south¬†of Italy as well as the¬†south¬†of France and Portugal.¬†When the Golden Visa program in Spain was¬†introduced,¬†we¬†got in contact with¬†Inimex¬†to find out more about it.¬†Inimex¬†referred¬†us¬†to some¬†real-estate¬†agencies from Spain.¬†Their¬†support¬†was¬†really¬†important¬†to¬†us.¬†They¬†helped¬†us¬†to¬†make¬†the¬†best¬†decision for our¬†property¬†with¬†matters¬†such as¬†the¬†city, the right neighbourhood, etc.¬†Inimex¬†helped¬†us¬†to¬†find¬†a¬†villa¬†near a¬†town¬†called¬†Blanes.¬†We are really glad, and we don‚Äôt think we could have found a better place.¬†The¬†lawyers¬†from¬†Inimex¬†as well as the¬†whole¬†team¬†assisted¬†us through the visa application process.¬†Then,¬†we¬†were¬†able¬†to¬†obtain¬†a¬†residence¬†permit for 2¬†years.¬†We¬†were¬†able¬†to¬†continue¬†our¬†work¬†remotely and¬†create¬†our own business in Spain with this¬†visa.¬†Afterwards,¬†we¬†bought¬†a second¬†house¬†to¬†rent¬†it for¬†tourism¬†and¬†earn¬†an¬†additional¬†income.¬†Inimex¬†answered at any¬†question¬†we¬†had.¬†They also¬†helped¬†us in many¬†challenges¬†we¬†faced.¬†Now,¬†we¬†have been¬†living¬†in Spain for several¬†years¬†and are¬†well¬†integrated.¬†We¬†are¬†happy¬†with the¬†outcome¬†and with our¬†new¬†life¬†we¬†have¬†created¬†in Spain.¬†The amazing Spanish climate and the¬†closeness¬†of the¬†Mediterranean Sea¬†pleases¬†us very much.¬†Furthermore,¬†we¬†can¬†easily¬†continue to¬†travel¬†in Europe and¬†explore¬†new¬†places.‚ÄĚ

SPAIN: TESTIMONIAL II

‚ÄĚI¬†am¬†a recently divorced¬†single¬†mother.¬†I owned many properties in my home country, but I decided to sell everything in order to settle abroad.¬†Since¬†I¬†have¬†been¬†to Spain several¬†times¬†for¬†trips¬†and¬†vacation,¬†I¬†chose¬†this¬†country¬†as my¬†new¬†home.¬†I¬†was slightly nervous¬†about¬†this¬†whole¬†process, especially¬†about¬†the¬†fact¬†of the¬†process¬†of¬†acquiring¬†property¬†abroad.¬†Inimex¬†really¬†helped¬†me in¬†this¬†matter.¬†I¬†finally¬†decided to¬†invest¬†in a few¬†properties¬†in Spain, including two that¬†were¬†to¬†perceive¬†rental revenue.¬†Inimex¬†has¬†helped¬†me¬†along, and¬†I¬†could¬†know¬†everything¬†I¬†needed¬†in¬†order¬†to¬†make¬†the¬†right¬†choice.
I¬†am¬†really¬†happy¬†about the¬†move¬†I¬†made.¬†I feel very good in Spain, and I‚Äôm surrounded by nice people.¬†I¬†felt¬†really¬†quickly¬†included¬†and my¬†daughter¬†as well.¬†She¬†goes¬†to¬†a¬†Spanish¬†private school and¬†speaks¬†Spanish¬†fluently.¬†I also ended up marrying a Spanish man, and I started a new life.¬†Inimex¬†helped¬†me through this defining step and¬†I¬†am deeply grateful for it.‚ÄĚ

SPAIN: OUR SERVICES

      1. Application for a visa and residence permit for financially independent applicants (Non-Lucrative) in Spain.
      2. Application for a visa and residence permit for investors (Golden visa) in Spain.
      3. Application for a visa and residence permit for Digital Nomads in Spain.
      4. Application for renewal of the residence permit and or change of status.
      5. Application for a permanent residency in Spain.
      6. Preparation and submission of the citizenship application in Spain.
      7. Application for a N.I.E in Spain (Foreign Identity Number).
      8. Opening a bank account for residents and non-resident in Spain (i.e. CaixaBank, Banco Santander, BBVA, Banco Sabadell, CaixaBank). 
      9. Assistance in renting or acquiring a property in Spain. By sharing valuable insights on the real estate market, we make sure you are satisfied with your property choice. 
      10. Official translation of documents into Spanish, legalisation of documents and interpreter services.