Applications for the non-lucrative visa are made from the UK. It is common for us to assist clients who are in Spain to prepare for their consulate meetings and then return to the UK once the meeting date is know (or they may be returning after 90 days in any event).
Below is a summary of the information that is needed that forms the non-lucrative visa application*
- Two copies of the National Visa Application form duly filled in and signed by the applicant.
- Two recent colour photographs with a white background, 3.5cm x 4.5cm.
- Original passport, valid for at least one year from submission of application and photocopy of the picture page.
- Police clearance from countries of residence for the last five years (for British citizens and residents: ACRO criminal record certificate). This must be legalized by means of a Hague Apostile Certificate and translated into Spanish.
- Medical certificate. The applicant must be accredited to not suffer from any diseases that can have serious health consequences in accordance with the provisions of the International Health Regulations 2005. This must be legalized by means of a Hague Apostile Certificate and translated into Spanish.
- Medical insurance with an insurance company authorized to operate in Spain valid for at least the first 12 months of stay in Spain. The British S1 form is also acceptable
- Documents providing sufficient financial means for living expenses and accommodation (€2,259.60 per month per applicant for the first 12 months plus €564.90 per family member that is financially dependent) e.g. stamped bank statements, pension etc.
- Form EX-01 – Non-lucrative Temporary Residence Authorisation Form
- Form 790-052 – Residency fee form
The non-lucrative visa itself is valid for a period of 90 days in which time in which time the holder must travel to Spain and apply for the foreigner identity card (TIE card). Your passport must be stamped on arrival. You must apply for your TIE within one month of your arrival in Spain at an Oficina de Extranjeria.
- The information is correct at publication, but subject to change at any time and should not be relied on as being current.