Golden Visa

The Spain Golden Visa Program is a true gateway to Europe, expanding your visa-free travel mobility within the Schengen Zone. The Spain Golden Visa Program encourages investors outside the EU to invest in real estate, job creation and public debt. Under the program, investors and their families are eligible to obtain temporary residency in a matter of months. Investment options include real estate, business, government bonds or bank deposit.

Capital City


Visa free countries

Schengen Area

Total area

505,990 km2


Spanish, Catalan, Basque, Galician





Time Zone

UTC⁠±0 to +1


Freedom of movement within the Schengen zone

Ranked #1 globally for ease of doing business

Ibero-American nationals gain citizenship after two years

Considered one of the best places for retirees given its affordable cost of living

Application Process


Submit Your Application


Prepare your documents


Submit the application


Receive your residency permit

Spain Golden Visa
Application Process

If you are approved, you will receive an initial two-year resident permit that will be renewed once more before you receive a five-year permit. There are no physical presence requirements to maintain your status, but you need to visit Spain at least once and hold onto the investment for 5 years.


Other investment options

Other requirements:

Week 1
Week 1
Initial due diligence, examination of client eligibility and choice of investment.
Week 1
Week 2
Week 2
Sign client agreement, complete government forms and provide supporting documentation.
Week 2
Month 1
Month 1
Make your investment and submit your Golden Visa application.
Month 1
Month 2
Month 2
Submit your application with all the supporting documents to the Spanish authorities and give your biometric data.
Month 2
Month 4
Month 4
Receive your approval and travel to Spain to receive your permit.
Month 4

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Do you need more information about the Spain Golden Visa program? Download the complete factsheet below:

Required & Non-Required Visa Countries


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