Spain – Non-Lucrative / Retirement Visa

Spain’s Non-Lucrative Visa, Retirement Visa, and Non-Profit Visa are all different names for the same type of residence visa designed for non-working individuals, who have either a reliable, ongoing source of income or substantial savings and who wish to reside in Spain for more than 3 months.

As of January 2023, the minimum annual income required is 28,800 Euros, plus 7,200 Euros for each additional qualifying family member. Spanish Immigration updates these numbers annually using a system called IPREM, literally “the Public Multiple Effects Income Indicator” or Indicador Público de Renta de Efectos Múltiples in Spanish. 

There is an abundance of information on the different Spain consulates’ webpages, on social media, in blogs, and in books, but the application process may still be overwhelming, especially since these sources of information often contradict each other. So, how can an applicant know which source is trustworthy–and, perhaps more importantly, current? Requirements that apply to an applicant who goes through the Spain Consulate in Los Angeles might not pertain to an applicant who applies through the Spain Consulate in Houston, and vice versa.

Requirements, booking systems, forms, and fees often change–how can applicants keep up with the latest information?

Most Spain consulates do not take phone calls, and email inquiries are met with auto-replies that refer back to the consulate’s webpage, leaving applicants even more perplexed…

Expat social media platforms often provide outdated and misleading information; responses are provided by well-meaning laymen who underwent this process only ONCE, and, in most cases, in a different jurisdiction, and who do not possess the necessary knowledge to provide the correct answer.

This is my added value: having served clients for over 12 years, across all Spain consulates in the US, I have successfully assisted hundreds of applicants! I am extremely experienced and familiar with these visa applications, and I keep track of the latest changes and requirements.

For each applicant, I tailor updated and detailed step-by-step instructions that fit the requirements of the consulate that has jurisdiction over the particular application, taking into account the applicant’s personal information, such as financial situation, health condition, place of residence, place of marriage, and children’s places of birth.

I provide contact information for each government agency that needs to be contacted, along with useful information on how to obtain the required supporting documents.

I maintain an open line of communication with the applicant and answer all questions in real-time. Clients are welcome to contact me as often as they need to have all their questions answered.

I help applicants compile their supporting documents and provide important feedback on each document, including on whether the document needs to be translated to Spanish.

I coach applicants before their visa appointment, and I help them organize the documents in such a manner that their visa application is accepted without causing delays in travel plans.

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