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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