- Spain Country profile
- Benefits of the program
- Investment requirements
- Visa-free and visa-on-arrival country list
About the program
The Spanish government passed a law in 2013 to launch the residency by investment program.
To be able to apply for this program, you should be at least 18 years of age, in good health, and without a criminal record.
In addition, you are required to make a real estate purchase, invest in debentures or shares, or launch a business project in the country.
Freedom of movement
As a resident of Spain, you are also a resident of a European Union country and are entitled to freedom of movement in the Schengen area
Guaranteed by law
The program is based on the law & is guaranteed by the government since 2013.
Health & Education
You and your family will be able to study in schools or universities in Spain and have access to world-class healthcare systems and services.
Dual Residency permitted
Spain also allows dual residency, so you can keep your existing nationality or other residencies. However, Spain does not allow for dual citizenship with some exceptions.
Main applicant requirements
- 18+ years of age
- Good health
- No criminal record
- Successfully pass due diligence checks
- Confirmed investment sources
- Spouse of the main applicant
- Children (biological or adopted) under 18 years of age
*Parents and children older than 18 must be dependent on the main applicant.
The expected timeframe for the application process is 6 months. The first stage of the document collection can differ in length depending on the applicant’s ability to gather the documents. Our team guides this process with samples and best practice advice.
The reviewal stage is subject to the respective Government schedule and can be impacted by factors which we, as authorised agents have no control over. Savory and Partners collaborates with the Government throughout the entire process, and we aim to provide the quickest and smoothest experience for the applicant.
Read about the process steps in detail here.
The Spanish Government introduced the Residences Visa Law 14/2013 on the 27th September 2013 to support entrepreneurs and internationalization. The law offers the opportunity for non-EU citizens to obtain a Residence Permit by investing in Real Estate in Spain for a minimum value of €500,000 Euros. A residence permit for 1 year is issued and can be renewed (for a 2-year period each time), provided that the real estate property is still owned by the applicant.
Q: Can I include my family when applying for Spain Residency by Investment Program?
Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application or add them after you have obtained your citizenship for an additional fee. A qualified family member can be a child not older than 25 years, a spouse, and parents and in-laws older than 50 which are financially dependent on the main applicant.
Q: Are there any interviews, language tests, or work experience requirements when applying for Spain Residency by Investment Program?
The Government of Vanuatu does not require you to pass any interviews, language tests or have previous work experience to be able to apply for this program.
Q: Do I need to visit Vanuatu before obtaining my citizenship?
You are not required to visit Vanuatu before or after obtaining your citizenship, you are, however, welcome to visit and explore the country.
Q: Does Vanuatu provide a biometric (ePassport) passport?
Yes, the passport of Vanuatu is now a biometric passport, also known as an ePassport.
Q: How many pages does the Vanuatu passport have?
The new biometric passport of Vanuatu has 32 pages.