What is a Golden Visa and what are its requirements?

The Golden Visa is a residency permit for non-Europeans, and allows you and your immediate family to live and work in Spain with no minimum or maximum requirements regarding the time spent in Spain.

The option with the lowest investment required is to invest 500.000 euros in Spanish Real Estate or there are other options to be considered:

  • 1.000.000 euros in Spanish bank accounts or financial products
  • 1.000.000 euros in shares in a Spanish company
  • 2.000.000 euros in Spanish debt ponds

The investment correctly made, and not having a criminal record, pretty much guarantees the Golden Visa for your family.

However, there are issues that should be taken into account. For example, are you married? In that case, you want to know if you have common or separate property because this could determine if you have 100% of the investment or only 50%. Also, applying as a majority shareholder of a company who has invested is possible as long as the shares correspond to the minimum investment.

Julia Fredriksson explains this permit in the following video:

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