Residency by Investment
Time To Residency
Steps to Spain Permanent Residency
Note: Once an investment has been made, and after the first year, investors can apply for authorisation to live in Spain for two years, renewable for another two years after that (and on), as long as the investment threshold of €500,000 is maintained. For this application, you have to show that you have travelled to Spain at least once in the previous 12 months. There is no limit to the number of times this two-year residency can be renewed.
Properties can be bought and sold during this period, so long as the investment threshold is maintained.
The granting of residence permits is at the sole discretion of the Spanish Government but, generally, the application is only denied if the due diligence reveals that the applicant has made false statements in the application forms or other submitted documents; has engaged in criminal activities or is under investigation in relation to illegal activities; or has (or is alleged to have been) engaged in or associated with any event that would bring disrepute to Spain.