Residence By Investment Programme

Located in Southwestern Europe, Spain is known for its breathtaking nature, stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and rich history. The Spanish Golden Visa Programme is an excellent way to gain access to the Schengen Zone, providing investors with visa-free travel mobility. The programme also serves as a pathway to permanent residency and citizenship acquisition.

Minimum Investment

EUR 500,000

Time to Residency

2-3 months

Visa-Free Access

Schengen Countries
Aerial view of Alicante


Nestled in southwestern Europe, the Kingdom of Spain is a diverse and captivating country that spans the Iberian Peninsula and beyond. Its vast territory encompasses the Canary and Balearic Islands, as well as the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla in Africa. To the south, Gibraltar guards Spain’s mainland, which is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south and east, France and Andorra to the north, and Portugal to the west.

With an area of 505,990 km² (195,360 sq mi) and a population of over 47.4 million people, Spain is the second-largest country in the European Union, and its cultural and historical capital, Madrid, beckons as a centre of art, fashion, and nightlife. Other major urban areas, including Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, and Bilbao, offer their own distinct charms, adding to the richness and diversity of this fascinating country.

  • The capital of the country is Madrid
  • The currency is Euro (EUR)
  • The population is 49,331,076


Spain’s Golden Visa Programme was introduced to encourage non-EU investors to invest in real estate, job creation, and public debts. The Spanish Golden Visa Programme presents the ideal opportunity for families seeking an alternative residence or lucrative investment property in the Mediterranean.

This programme requires a minimum property investment of EUR 500,000, which can be utilised as a rental property while still maintaining its status as an investment.

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Visa-free travel

Spain’s Golden Visa allows visa-free travel across Europe’s Schengen states.


Golden Visa holders are able to apply for Spanish permanent residency after 5 years of being a full-time resident, and for Spanish citizenship after 10 years of being a full-time resident (2 years for citizens of former Spanish colonies and Sephardi Jews).

Tax planning

Golden Visa holders are not subject to EU taxation unless they spend more than 183 days in the country.

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A single applicant can apply for family members to become their dependents including spouse and children.


Become a European resident in just 2-3 months.

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The applicant and their family will have the right to live, work, and study in Spain, availing all the same benefits as other EU residents, including access to prestigious universities.



With a minimum property investment of EUR 500,000, investors and their families can obtain temporary residency in just a few months. A minimum investment period of 5 years requires that the applicant maintains their investment to retain and renew their Golden Visa. If the goal is to become a permanent resident in Spain, investments can be released after the permanent residence permit is obtained.

Application process

The application process is straightforward, and it may take up to 3 months between initiating the process and receiving the residency documents.

The application process can be divided into the following stages:



  • Consult with Passport Legacy’s client advisors.
  • Passport Legacy’s due diligence check is conducted.
  • Client is onboarded and retainer fees are paid.



  • Legal process commences, Spanish tax number is obtained and bank account is opened.
  • Property investment requirements are fulfilled.
  • Documents are prepared and an application for a Spanish Golden Visa is submitted.
  • Client travels to Spain for a biometrics appointment.



  • Application is processed.
  • Application is approved.



  • Golden Visa is granted.
  • Our team continues to support until the Golden Visa is handed over.

Invest in your future with Passport Legacy and unlock a world of possibilities. Connect with one of our client advisors today to book a private consultation and discover bespoke residence and citizenship by investment solutions that cater to your unique needs.

Let’s make your dream of traveling visa-free a reality!