Non Lucrative Residence Permit Spain or Self-Employed Card Holders To Spend a Minimum of 183 days per year in Spain.
Spanish National Police is increasing checks on stay times when renewing Spanish residency cards. Applicants that submit renewal applications for non-lucrative or self-employed residence permits or cards are advised that immigration departments within local Spanish National Police stations are counting the number of days per year that residence card holders have spent in Spain.
A residence card holder that spends less than 183 days per year in Spain can have his/her application renewal rejected, at least until they can receive the long stay residency card, which happens after 5 years.
This day-count criteria is not applicable to Golden Visa card or permit holders as there is no minimum stay requirement.
NON LUCRATIVE RESIDENCE PERMIT SPAIN
Who is it for?
The Non-Lucrative Residency Permit is for applicants who wish to retire in Spain. This permit requires proof of receiving a regular income anywhere in the world either from a business activity, corporate dividends or interest on investments. It does not allow the applicant to officially work in Spain.
Yes, it is possible to apply with the spouse and children who are dependents.
How long is the permit for?
There are 3 periods of validity: the initial visa -if applied through the Consulate- is valid for 1 year, followed by a 2-year residency permit and then by 5-year residency permit periods. If the application is made from Spain whilst on a visit the authorities will grant the 2-year residency permit directly, followed by the 5-year residency periods.
It is also possible to become a permanent resident and then apply for citizenship (10 years of residency).