The non-lucrative visa is one that is based on the applicant’s own funds. This is applicable to residents from third countries who wish to stay in Spain without working because they have sufficient financial means to sustain themselves. The requirement is for the applicant to be able to provide a certain amount for himself and then another lower amount for each family member who joins him. The total amount must be in a bank account and presented when submitting the application. The first residence permit has a validity period of one year and it can be renewed for subsequent periods until the applicant can acquire long-term residence (after five years).
Understanding the types of visas, including those for which the applicant needs to prove that he has the financial means to reside in Spain, is important before commencing the actual visa application process. Spain is an attractive destination for individuals who want to relocate particularly because it offers the option of residing with a non-lucrative visa. It can be a suitable country for those who wish to retire or for those who still want to remain entrepreneurs and invest in real estate. Talking to one of our Spain immigration specialists can be helpful for understanding how you can accomplish this.
We can help you apply for the work permit, the right type of residency permit, or for permanent residency as well as the other available types of visas, as per your needs.
Some of the other services we provide to foreign nationals include the following:
Our team that also includes immigration lawyers in Spain is providing these services. Our specialists are able to help foreign nationals who are just entering Spain as well as those who are still in the process of making certain arrangements after their arrival. Reaching out to one of our agents will mean that your issues will receive a fast resolve and that you will be able to handle other important or personal matters related to setting in and starting a new life in Spain. The NIE number is also required when applying for a residence permit in Spain.
Assistance in obtaining a work permit in Spain
Relocating to Spain based on an employment permit is not complicated with the help of our immigration lawyers in Spain, however, it should be noted that this requirement applies to non-EU and non-EEA citizens.
These must complete various formalities prior to relocating here, among which the most important is related to finding employment with a Spanish company which can be the most time-consuming procedure. Once this step is completed, our lawyers can verify the company offering employment and start processing the documents of the immigrant once the job offer is finalized with a labor contract.
There are several types of work permits that can be obtained when choosing this method of immigrating to Spain, and the absolute attention of the applicant is required when making a choice. On the other hand, the support and advice of our immigration lawyer can help the candidate decide.
Our lawyers will verify the client’s professional background in order to let them know the type of work visa they can qualify for.
There are four types of work permits that can be obtained for Spain, and these are:
- the seasonal work visa which was created for those coming to work in Spain for a short period of time;
- the long-term work visa which was created for highly skilled employees;
- the Au Pair visa which is available for special categories of applicants;
- the EU Blue Card which is an EU type of residence permit.
Each type of work permit has its own conditions attached. For example, the seasonal work permit is released at the employer’s request with the Spanish Ministry of Labor. Also, the employer must ensure accommodation and travel costs for both entering and exiting Spain.
The long-term work permit processing procedure implies similar steps as the seasonal one, however, this type of visa which also comes with a residence permit is available for those who can come to Spain at the request of employers who could not find suitable candidates for a position in the entire European Union. In the case of Au Pair visas, these are available for persons aged between 17 and 30 and who have a Spanish family to host them.
It usually takes around 8 months of a work visa application to be accepted and for the foreign employee to immigrate to Spain. This is why the guidance of a lawyer is recommended not only when choosing a type of visa that matches his/her qualifications, but also to keep the relocation process within this timeframe.
If you have any questions about work visas, you can address them to our lawyers who can provide all the necessary support. They can also guide through the application for Spanish citizenship.
Post-immigration support offered by our lawyers in Spain
Immigration to Spain does not end once the documents are processed by the national authorities and the visa is issued, as there are other formalities that need to be completed after moving here. Among these, registration with the local authorities within a specific period is necessary. Also, enrolling with the national healthcare system and obtaining health insurance are aspects that need to be taken care of.
Those who have not made any living arrangements, such as property rental, can rely on our lawyers to verify the property and contract attached in order to make sure the moving process is hassle-free.
Our post-immigration services also imply assistance in completing the remaining formalities once a person moves here, as well as residence documents renewal.
If you want to bring family members to Spain after you moved here, you can obtain the entire support of our immigration lawyers. We can also help them apply for Spanish citizenship.
Guidance in choosing the best way to Spain immigration
It is not uncommon for foreign citizens to not know too many facts about Spain and the immigration procedure and legislation and this is what our lawyers are here for. Apart from valuable legal advice, we can also provide detailed information on how to choose an immigration path, how to apply for a visa, and the best places to relocate to in accordance with the respective person’s wishes.
The qualifications in the case of foreign workers and businesspersons will weigh a lot in making a decision that can be supported with advice by our immigration lawyer in Spain. Those who want to come to Spain based on non-lucrative visas must also make various arrangements which can be overseen by our specialists, however, we know that each case and situation is different and this is why we strive to offer personalized guidance.
For any questions or unclarities on how to obtain a residence permit in Spain, our immigration lawyers are here with complete and detailed answers tailored to your particular situation.
Reasons to request the services of an immigration lawyer in Spain
An immigration lawyer in Spain is one that has a complex understanding of the immigration law and deals with matters concerning immigration applications, types of visas, resolving different residence permit application issues as well as various disputes that may arise during an individual’s attempt to obtain a residence permit for the purpose of moving to Spain.
Compared to other types of attorneys, immigration lawyers in Spain will not generally spend as much time handling litigation. Their work will involve counseling their clients and assisting them every step of the way during the application process for obtaining an adequate residence permit.
The legal aid offered by a specialized lawyer can be important in those cases involving the golden visa in Spain. This the type of residence permit issued to those who are willing to make a substantial investment in real estate in the country. However, their residency rights can commence after the investment has been made and approved as compliant with the regulations. A lawyer can provide the much-needed legal advice for those who are interested in making the investment, particularly for this purpose.
An immigration lawyer or a legal adviser needs to be a member of the Spanish Bar as well as comply with the requirements for practicing this profession.
Immigration matters can seem somewhat complex for individuals who have never dealt before with the Spanish laws as well as for those who are trying to understand the exact requirements for making their applications for working or studying in Spain. Of course, in non-litigation matters, requesting the specialized aid of an immigration lawyer is optional. Nevertheless, choosing to work with a professional can save time and allow the applicant to sort through the different requirements in a more efficient manner. For some clients interested in immigration to Spain, requesting specialized services can be of great help when they are pressed by time and need to submit all of the needed documents as fast as possible and with no mistakes so that the Spanish authorities would reject the application.
Immigration to Spain is an important life choice and a lawyer can assist individuals who are making this significant change. Working with a lawyer can be helpful both to EU nationals looking to move to Spain as well as for those who are interested in immigrating from other non-EU countries such as the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Chile or New Zealand but also South Africa or China.
An immigration lawyer in Spain from our team is able to assist you if you are in need of information or assistance for application. It is important to note that you are required to apply for the right type of visa with the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin. Please note that the visa application will also include a non-refundable fee. This is another reason why it is recommended to work with one of our lawyers in order to avoid any losses.
Many foreign nationals are interested in immigrating to Spain. In 2017, Spain’s resident population grew for the second year in a row. The following statistics highlight the country’s attractiveness for immigrants:
- Moroccans occupy first place, having the highest number of inhabitants, 682,515.
- Romanians were the second nationality per number of inhabitants, at 675,086.
- there were 285,698 immigrants from the United Kingdom.
- 183,387 immigrants from China and 160,111 immigrants from Colombia.
- 140,032 immigrants from Ecuador and 139,096 immigrants from Germany.