No relatives in Spain? Non-Lucrative Visa is your option
The Non-Lucrative Visa, also known as Non-Lucrative Residence Visa, entitles the foreigner to obtain the corresponding Initial Temporary Residency Authorization in Spain, so the foreigner can legally reside in Spain prior demonstration of sufficient financial resources of living without the need to perform any kind of Work or professional activity. Therefore, these visas allow the holder to remain in Spain for more than 90 days without undertaking any type of work or professional activity.
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The procedures and conditions for issuing these visas are set out in Organic Law 4/2000 of January 11th (Articles 30 bis and 31) and in its implementing regulation, approved by Royal Decree 557/2011 of April 20th (Articles 45 to 49).
Who is entitles to get a Non-Lucrative VISA?
All foreign nationals who wish to stay in Spain for more than ninety days per semester, without undertaking any type of work or professional activity must be in possession of this type of visa, unless they are citizens of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.
Where should I apply for this VISA?
The visa is requested in the Spanish Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office for the area in which the foreigner national resides. The consular jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Spain in Montreal covers the provinces of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Québec (except Gatineau), and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Non-Lucrative Visa Requirements
In order to obtain the Non-Profit Residence Visa, it is necessary to prove compliance with the following requirements:
A) That the foreigner is not staying in Spain illegaly. Such a situation would lead to inadmissibility of the visa application.
B) No criminal record in Spain or in the country or countries in which he/she has resided for the last five years before the time of application (if the foreigner is of legal age). In any case, only crimes committed by the foreigner that are typified by the Spanish Penal Code will be eligible for these purposes.
C) Not be prohibited from entering Spain or other States with which Spain has ratified Conventions in this regard (for reasons of expulsion, for example).
D) Sufficient financial resources to cover all the needs during the time of residence in Spain, both applicant and accompanied relatives.
The monthly amount needed to cover their personal needs is taken as 400% of the IPREM (Public Income Indicator of Multiple Effects) for the applicant, increasing by 100% of the additional IPREM for each accompanied relative . Thus, this amount would correspond to the following table:
Non-Lucrative Visa Financial Requirements
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Documentation demonstrating justifiable sufficient means of support for the length of stay may be made, among other resources, through property titles, pension certificates, certified checks, credit cards, bank certificates, ownership of shares or interests in commercial companies, etc…
E) A full private medical insurance valid in Spain.
F) Persons who have returned voluntarily cannot be within the period of commitment not to return to Spain.
G) Not suffering from any of the diseases considered serious for public health by the 2005 International Health Regulations of the World Health Organization.
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J S Vasal
February 23, 2018 @ 5:43 pm
I want to settle in spain and i m from india but i can not speak spanish . i am earning monthy income as per requirement for this visa
March 12, 2018 @ 1:48 pm
Do you mean the non-lucrative VISA?
JASWANT SINGH VASAL
April 13, 2018 @ 6:20 pm
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Sandra L Irick
May 13, 2018 @ 2:51 am
We are applying for non lucrative visas for residence in Spain. I do have relatives in Spain and we plan on making this a permanent move if all works out well. Is there a better route for us to take? Also, very confused about taxes. Will be paying to both U.S. and Spain? Thank you for any information.
May 17, 2018 @ 7:19 pm
Please take into account only family members (husband, wife, children…) can be considered as a family member to reunificate you. If we are talking about a mother, a father, brother or sister, for instance, it is necessary to prove more things.
About the taxes, it is up to you and it will also depend on your earnings in Spain, if you have.
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Maria E Teran
August 1, 2018 @ 6:06 pm
I understand that with the non-lucrative visa i can’t work in Spain. If i have non-lucrative visa can i work for other country, example UK, living in Spain? i could do remote job to a complany in other country as England?
August 3, 2018 @ 11:47 am
The non-lucrative visa does not allow you to work in Spain, but only in Spain. Therefore, you are allowed to work in another country if that country allows you to do it, of course. About your question “i could do remote job to a complany in other country as England?”, the answer is: absolutely. Actually, the non-lucrative residency is made for people who has a company (incomes or savings) abroad.
I hope it helps!
September 3, 2018 @ 5:24 am
Is that possible to run a small business there by holding a non-lucrative visa? like a florist / ice-cream shop?
September 5, 2018 @ 12:49 am
You cannot make any business in Spain if you have a non lucrative visa. Actually the “non-lucrative” visa, as its name implies, means you will not get any commercial or work profit in Spain.
September 12, 2018 @ 11:18 am
I’m from south africa and want to au pair in spain for 3 months. I’m going to live with the family and they are also going to pay my health insurance. What visa type should I apply for? Because on a normal schengen visa you can’t work.
Thank you in advance
September 14, 2018 @ 1:48 pm
If you will stay for 180 days or shorter, actually it is a Schengen visa. If you want to stay longer, an Au Pair visa.