Get your Golden Visa in Spain

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STEPS AND TIMELINE TO GET YOUR GOLDEN VISA IN SPAIN

You sign the Retainer Agreement and pay the corresponding retainer invoice.

To apply for the Golden Visa, a minimum investment of 500,000 euros (not including taxes) must be accredited. The purchase of the property can be done remotely or by visiting the property physically in Spain.

Properties acquired after September 28, 2013, may be taken into account to obtain the Golden Visa.

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Lawyers execute the purchase of the property and all investment documentation is collated for golden visa.

Your appointed property lawyer will gather all the documentation to make the investment in Spain to obtain the Golden Visa for you. As such, the contract of sale, public deed and payment of taxes will be signed during the second step.

Analysis with your lawyer to decide whether it’s most beneficial to you to apply for the Golden Visa  directly from Spain or at the Spanish Consulate in your country of residence.

Once the file is ready, it is submitted to the Government or to the Consulate to obtain the residency visa.

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Approving golden visa.

Once the Government has reviewed the file, the officials notify the applicant of the approval of the residency Visa.

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The Spanish Golden Visa is issued.

Once the favorable resolution has been received and the corresponding visa has been obtained, it lasts for 1 year if it has been processed at the Consulate, and for 2 years if it has been processed directly in Spain. We now can request the corresponding TIE card.

Finally, specify that having obtained the Spanish Golden Visa allows you, if you wish, to reside and work in Spain, although it is not mandatory that you reside permanently in Spain.

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    Benefits of the Spanish Golden Visa

    Quick application, easy renewal

    Rapid application processing and easy visa renewal every 5 years.

    Family Golden Visa

    Get a Golden Visa for you and your dependent family members.

    Move with no restrictions

    Move freely among Spain and other countries in the EU without a visa (Schengen).

    Taxes to your advantage

    Maintain a legal tax regime outside of Spain whilst fulfilling tax law requirements.

    Golden Visa Spain: FAQ’s

    Not necessarily. According to Law 14/2013 regulating the Golden Visa, there is no requirement to reside in Spain for the renewal of the Golden Visa, and so from a tax point of view, it is not obligatory to be a tax resident in Spain.

    Having a Golden Visa does not require you to reside in Spanish territory, therefore you are not required to pay tax as a Spanish tax resident. If the tax rules of your country of origin are more favorable, you can opt to pay your taxes there, and pay non-resident tax in Spain.

    It’s important to distinguish between the law that regulates the residence through the Golden Visa and the law that regulates tax residence in Spain. According to the rules of tax residence in Spain, and in accordance with article 9 of Income Tax Law 9, the following criteria determines whether a taxpayer has permanent residence in Spanish territory.

    To be considered a habitual resident of Spain, one of the following criteria must be applicable:

    • Residing more than 183 days during a calendar year in Spanish territory – sporadic absences will be taken into account when calculating the period of time residing in Spanish territory unless the individual can prove they are a resident in another country for tax purposes.
    • The main base for activities and economic interests is directly or indirectly located in Spanish territory.
      Unless proof of residence elsewhere is presented, it will be presumed that the taxpayer is a habitual resident in Spain when, in accordance with the above criteria, the spouse who is not legally separated and the minor children dependent on the taxpayer are permanently residing in Spain.

    If according to the above, holders of the Golden Visa are considered habitual residents of Spain and thus a taxpayer, they will have to pay tax on their worldwide income in Spain. Double taxation can be avoided through the double taxation agreement between Spain and the country of origin of the income.

    On the other hand, if, according to the tax rules, holders of the Golden Visa are considered for tax purposes as non-resident of Spain, they will be taxed as tax residents in their country of origin instead.

    The initial visa is granted for ONE YEAR if the acquisition of one or more properties for a minimum amount of € 500,000 has been demonstrated. A residence permit may be requested within that period, which will be granted initially for TWO years.

    As long as you have your residence card (Golden Visa) and your passport, there is no requirement to stay in Spain for a certain number of days in order to renew your visa. Golden Visa holders (and their families) are able to leave and enter Spain as many times as they need, with no minimum stay requirement.

    Article 26 of Law 14/2013 regulating the authorization of the Golden Visa states that applications will take a maximum of 20 days to be processed by the relevant body.

    Once the application has been approved and processed, the applicant has one month to apply for the Golden Visa at the Spanish Immigration Office. 

    The investor who wishes to continue residing in Spain must renew his authorization after two years initially, and then every five years.

    The validity of the new residence card as an investor, provided that the requirements are met, will be of FIVE YEARS.

    Yes, you can request it, if you meet the general requirements set forth in the Foreigners Act, being the most common case to have resided legally and continuously in Spanish territory for five years, allowing a maximum of leaves during that period.

    No. To renew the authorization, you have to maintain the conditions that allowed you to acquire it in the first place. In the case of the investor’s visa, it’s mandatory to maintain the initial investment.

     If you remain in Spain for less than 183 days, you will be considered as a NON-TAX RESIDENT in Spain and you will retain the status of tax residence in your country of origin. As a non-tax resident when owning a property in Spain, you will be required to present the Non-Resident Tax (IRNR) annually.

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