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Are you looking to unlock your personal gateway to Spain and the EU without the bureaucratic headache Spain is notorious for – The Spain Golden Visa is the perfect solution.

As captivating as Spain is, and consistently a global Top 3 destination for expats and tourism, navigating Spanish bureaucracy can be stressful, time-consuming, and even a deterrent to achieving your dreams of living the highly sought-after Spanish lifestyle.

But, the Spain Golden Visa eliminates all that stress and headache with Astons Streamlined All-in-One Solution – which includes real estate purchase and the issuance of your residency card in less than 2 months!

Crafted for discerning entrepreneurs, investors, and families seeking the prestigious Spanish Plan B, residency with ROI and ETIAS exemption to the entire EU, the Spain Golden Visa is a seamless solution to connect you to a world of opportunity and possibility – And Astons’ experts are waiting to address any question or concern, such as:

  • Can I buy property to use as an income source instead of as a residence?
  • Do I need to speak Spanish to be eligible for the Spain residency by investment program?
  • Can Golden Visa holders gain Spanish citizenship?
  • Is the Golden Visa renewable?

For the Spain Golden Visa, it is best to begin with our Free Confidential and Comprehensive Consultation and Astons’ experts will analyze how your specific wants, needs, goals, and demands align with the program and provide you with the best solutions.
Trust Astons – a better life awaits.

Program Benefits

Fast processing time

EU residency in 60 days from application submission

Member of the EU

Enjoy EU freedoms to live, work, study or travel anywhere in the EU

Visa-free travel

Visa-free travel within the Schengen Zone for 90 days within any six-month period

The entire family are eligible

Spouses and partners, children, unwed and dependent adult children of any age, and investors’ and their spouses parents

No mandatory stay is required

With golden visa unless applying for permanent residency or citizenship

Easy renewal process

Temporary residence permit can be renewed without living in the country

Right to work

The Spanish Residency allows all holders to work in Spain

Easy & straightforward process

No language or history tests

No donation required

Investment only program with a range of investment options

High-quality yet affordable lifestyle

Low cost of living for high standard of goods and services

Access to property market

Obtain right to buy and invest in property throughout the EU
Program Requirements

The Spanish Golden Visa requirements are very straightforward and basic:

  • Due Diligence: Spain requires a complete background, source of funds documentation, and previous year’s tax returns for the main applicant and all applicants over the age of 18 must provide criminal background checks
  • Health: Applicants must establish proof of health insurance that not covers all applicants in Spain
  • Investment Threshold: The Spain Golden Visa investment requirements differ depending upon the investment channel, ranging from a minimum of €500,000 [approx. $540K] for real estate, €1,000,000 [approx. $1.1M] investment into a Spanish business, and €2,000,000 [approx. $2.15M] for capital deposits or government funds
  • Investment Options: The Spain program offers a few different residency by investment options including bank deposits, job creation, and government funds. However, the most popular option by far is real estate
  • Investment Hold: The official Spain Golden Visa program requires an investment hold of 5-years regardless of which investment channel is chosen
    Physical Presence: Spain Golden Visa holders must reside in Spain seven days a year during the five year hold period
    Golden Visa Duration: The Spain Golden Visa is initially valid for two years, and is renewable for five year intervals.
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    Visa-free travel to 27 European states

    Spanish Residency by Investment offers visa-free access within the Schengen Zone – get visa-free access to 27 EU states, including Switzerland, Luxemburg, Italy and Germany. Go on a last-minute business trip or take your family on a spontaneous holiday in Europe.

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    Investment Options

    The Spanish Golden Visa Program offers a range of investment options such as purchasing a property for least of €500,000, or making a bank deposit of a minimum of €1,000,000, or investing €1,000,000 in business, or €2,000,000 in government bonds.

    The most popular option is a real estate investment into property in Spain as an alternative residence in the Mediterranean to enjoy with the family. The investment always remains yours and can be released after 5 years.

    Minimum Investment period – 5 years. In order to keep and renew your residence permit, you will need to ensure that you maintain your investments. If your main objective is to obtain permanent residency in Spain, once obtained, you can release your investments.

    Spain Residency Acquisition Process

    Astons’ focus is to provide a hassle-free and seamless service, assisting you every step of the way with your residency acquisition. We will guide you through the Spain Investor Visa route with due diligence and care, ensuring that your application is submitted correctly and following up the application approval.

    3–4 days
    Preparation
    1

    Free Consultation with Astons' Experts

    Astons immigration advisers will evaluate your personal circumstances and help you to select the most suitable investment option. Our wide real estate portfolio can meet even the most demanding requirements. If you choose to purchase a property our team will arrange a trip to Spain to view the properties.

    In order to apply you must:
    – be at least 18 years of age
    – be a non-European Union citizen
    – demonstrate a clean criminal record

    Citizenship can be granted to the entire family, including spouses and children, adult unwed and dependent children, and dependent parents of the investor and their spouse.

    2

    Prepare documents

    A detailed checklist will be provided, and you will be guided through the documents collection stage. Experienced immigration advisers will be checking all documents for compliance to ensure all requirements are met, including proof of investment documentation.

    3

    Submit residency application

    The complete application for a residence permit along with all supporting documents confirming your investments will be submitted to the Spanish government’s Ministry of Economy.

    20-45 days
    Processing time
    4

    Processing of application

    Each application is vetted by the government through a thorough due diligence check, during which time submitted information is examined and verified.

    5

    Receive residency approval

    Once the application is reviewed and approval is granted, you will be issued with a residence permit the government will issue a letter advising you of their decision.

    6

    Receive Spanish residence card

    Within a month after your biometrics have been submitted to one of the police stations in Spain, you will receive your residence card which is valid for 2 years, which can be renewed every 5 years. Investors are eligible to attain permanent residency in 5 years, on the condition that they have resided in Spain for more than 4 years and 2 months during these 5 years. Citizenship can be applied for after 10 years if required. The residence card has to be collected personally, as a fingerprint check is undertaken during the collection.

    7

    Receive Spanish residence card

    Within a month after your biometrics have been submitted to one of the police stations in Spain, you will receive your residence card which is valid for 2 years, which can be renewed every 5 years. Investors are eligible to attain permanent residency in 5 years, on the condition that they have resided in Spain for more than 4 years and 2 months during these 5 years. Citizenship can be applied for after 10 years if required. The residence card has to be collected personally, as a fingerprint check is undertaken during the collection.

    Frequently Asked Questions
    What is life like in Spain?

    Living in Spain offers a vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and a relaxed lifestyle that people from all over the world seek to embrace and call their own. Spain is virtually the only country on the planet that is regionally divided by the benefits each of its dozen coastal regions offers– with the southern Mediterranean Costa del Sol being among the most popular tourist and expat destinations in all of Europe. In Spain, you can live any lifestyle you choose, as long as it’s luxurious.

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    Does the Spain Golden Visa have any language requirements?
    Can Spanish Golden Visa holders become Spanish citizens?
    Can I buy property to use as an income source instead of as a residence?
    Do I need to visit or reside in Spain?
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    Why Our Clients Choose Us

    Trust Astons

    33 years of industry leadership and dominance - ASTONS is one of the original firms that molded the investment immigration industry. Founded in London in 1989, Astons has evolved into a family of global companies now headquartered in Dubai.

    Communicate on your terms

    Astons personally serves clients via our global footprint with offices in Istanbul (Turkey), Limassol (Cyprus), Dubai (UAE),Athens (Greece), Fort Lauderdale (USA) and Saint Julians (Malta). As well as, via text message, WhatsApp, Telegram, or email.

    Globally licensed firm

    ASTONS maintains licensed partnerships with the official govermental agencies operating the CBI and RBI programs. ASTONS operates in strict accordance with the laws and regulations of every country where we do business - cooperating with local regulators and government officials. Ensuring no risks for you, your reputation or brand, and your investment.

    Earned reputation

    ASTONS, on average, helps nearly 300 clients a year. With historical totals of:
    More than 9,000 clients
    A clientele from over 50%+ of the world’s nationalities
    $2.6 Billion+ USD in immigration and real estate investments

    100% success rate

    100% of clients who pass the Astons’ due diligence review have their applications approved. The Astons due diligence team of seasoned UK lawyers and industry experts advance our clients’ interests by maintaining direct and constant contact with government officials - leveraging our experience, expertise and methodology of the British law school to conclude the immigration process in our client’s benefit.

    Client focused Service

    ASTONS offers only the best the world of investment immigration and luxury real estate has to offer. We expertly select citizenship and residence programs that can deliver solutions to virtually any client. As well as premium real estate in 11 countries to appease the most discerning buyer or investor. Our experts find the most advantageous solutions to address every client’s wants, needs, and demands.

    Internationally relied upon experts

    ASTONS experts are regularly relied upon by global media outlets and publications to provide expert insights and comments for investment immigration; including: Bloomberg, The Times, CNN, The Telegraph, El Tiempo, El Pais, El Economista, MSN UK, SchengenVisainfo and many others.

    World leader in immigration services

    ASTONS didn’t create the world of immigration investment, we perfected it for the benefit of investors. Astons consistently ranks as a TOP-25 firm in the international immigration industry by Uglobal Immigration Magazine, Best European Citizenship Advisor 2018, and Best Full-Service Investment Immigration Firm 2019.

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    Connect with Astons via our website, email, WhatsApp, or Telegram, to schedule a consultation. Together we’ll find the perfect residency by investment program for you and your family. In the consultation, we will:

    • Define and understand your wants, needs, goals, and demands
    • Create a list of the best strategies and solutions for you
    • Discuss and explain the various investment options available

    Susanna Uzakova

    Citizenship, residence permit and real estate investment expert
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