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Spain Citizenship
by Investment

Spain Citizenship
by Investment

Investment amount: € 500,000
Time to obtain: 10 years
Number of visa-free countries: 186
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Acquisition of Spanish citizenship by investment is available through obtaining residence permit under Golden Residence Permit program (also known as a Golden Visa Program). In order to be granted residence permit, it is necessary to open an investor visa and make an investment in the economy of the state. The process of obtaining citizen status is regulated by the Law No. 14 of 2013 on Support for Entrepreneurs and their Internationalisation and Spanish nationality law. Investments are made in business, real estate, securities or banking sector. Residence permit in Spain is valid for 1 year and is subject to extension for a period of 2 years. Permanent residence is granted after 5 years of stay in the country. It is possible to apply for and obtain Spanish citizenship in 10 years.

Benefits of obtaining Spanish citizenship

Visa-free travels around the world

As a Spanish citizen, you are free to enter 186 countries, including Canada, United States, the EU and the Schengen area.

Citizenship for the family

Your minor children, spouse and parents are eligible to apply for Spanish citizenship together with you.

Quality health care

You can receive high quality medical service from any Spanish clinic when needed.

European education

Spanish citizenship will allow you and your children to study in any schools and universities across Europe.

Modern tax system

Spain has treaties for the avoidance of double taxation with 96 countries.

Banking services

As a citizen of Spain, you will be able to open bank accounts in the EU to protect your funds.

Options for obtaining Spanish citizenship by Investment

According to the legislation, in order to obtain Spanish citizenship by investments, the applicant should invest in one of the options. Compliance with additional requirements that contribute to development of the country's economic well-being is also required.

Amount of investment: Amount of investment
Amount of investment: € 2,000,000
Amount of investment: € 1,000,000
Amount of investment: € 500,000
Investment option: Investment option
Investment option: purchase of government securities
Investment option: business registration
purchase of shares in Spanish companies
contribution to investment funds
registration of bank deposits
Investment option: acquisition of one or more real estate properties
Investment retention: Investment retention
Investment retention: 5 years
Investment retention: 5 years
Investment retention: re-sale is available in 5 years
Investor visa: Investor visa
Investor visa: valid for 1 year
Investor visa: valid for 1 year
Investor visa: valid for 1 year
Residence permit: Residence permit
Residence permit: Valid for 2 years
Residence permit: Valid for 2 years
Residence permit: Valid for 2 years
Permanent residency: Permanent residency
Permanent residency: after 5 years of residence
Permanent residency: after 5 years of residence
Permanent residency: after 5 years of residence
Citizenship: Citizenship
Citizenship: after 10 years of residence
Citizenship: after 10 years of residence
Citizenship: after 10 years of residence
  • General requirements for investors:
  • Citizenship of the state outside the European Union
  • Age over 18
  • Health insurance policy issued by an authorized Spanish company
  • No criminal record
  • Sufficient financial resources to support yourself and your family during the period of residence in the country
How to get Spain citizenship by investment

Acquisition of Spanish citizenship on favorable terms with the support of
International Holdings lawyers

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How to obtain Spanish citizenship by investment

1 Choose investment option

The lawyers of International Holdings will select advantageos investment option according to your goals to achieve guaranteed result. We will consult you on the requirements of each option. In order to qualify for Spanish citizenship you have to apply for investor visa and residence permit first.

2 Obtain government approval

The visa is issued on the basis of confirmation by the Directorate-General for Trade and Investment of compliance with the terms of legislation. To obtain this permission, you need to apply at the Spanish Embassy or Consulate of your country of residence. The decision is made within 10-20 days.

3 Get a visa

To participate in the Golden Residence Permit program, you must prepare and submit a set of documents to Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your country. You should provide completed questionnaires and forms, health insurance policy, and proof of sufficient funds availability. Golden Visa applications processing takes 10 days. Investor Visa allows you to stay in the country for 1 year.

4 Receive residence permit

To obtain a residence permit, you need to apply to the Ministry of Economy of Spain. The decision is made within 20 business days. You will need to confirm the availability of funds for living in the country, no criminal record in Spain and in the country of origin, health insurance policy, provide 3 photos and receipts of registration fees payment. Residence permit is issued for 2 years with the right for further extension.

5 Apply for permanent residency

After a 5-year period of residence in a country with a temporary residence permit, the investor becomes eligible to apply for permanent residence. To obtain permanent resident status, you must comply with the requirements for staying in Spain. The period of residence outside Spanish territory must be less than 10 months in 5 years.

6 Granting of citizenship

After 10 years of permanent residence in Spain it is possible to apply for citizenship. Application approval by the Spanish government will allow the investor and his family members to receive EU citizen status and to obtain Spanish passports.

Why choose International Holdings

Team of experienced
international lawyers

Official agent
of investment programs

Professional approach
to the selection of investment options

Legal support during
application process

Assistance in real estate
property selection

Work under the
cooperation agreement

Lawyers of
International Holdings
will provide an individual solution
for the guaranteed acquisition
of the EU citizen status

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