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The Spanish Golden Visa: 8 reasons to apply

Lawyer Raymundo Larraín highlights the main advantages of a Spanish Golden Visa.

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By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt
Director of Larraín Nesbitt Abogados


The Spanish Golden Visa is a success story.

Spain has become the number one Golden Visa provider in the European Union since it was introduced in 2013.

Out of all the visas available in Spain, it is hands down the one that offers the most perks, including one which is exclusive to it (explained below) and which strongly appeals to affluent investors.

Europe, cradle of democracy, is chosen every year by thousands of wealthy non-EU individuals as it provides a clear and stable legal and tax framework that allows freedom, nurtures ingenuity, and upholds property rights.

Thousands of non-EU nationals have already secured their families’ future and well-being on benefiting from this special arrangement that rolls out the red carpet cutting through all the admin red tape.

Spain’s Golden Visa is a success story, be a part of it!

8 Reasons on why you should apply for a Golden Visa in Spain

I’ll list the main benefits as bullets points for ease of comprehension, simplifying where necessary.

  • A Golden Visa does not automatically make you tax resident in Spain, unlike every other visa in Spain. This is a unique advantage exclusive only to GVs. No other visa in Spain shares this unique trait. Only for this reason, affluent investors will find it most appealing if they do not fancy paying taxes in Spain.
  • Allows you to override the 90/180-day that limits stay in Spain.
  • You can work in Spain. Unlike other visas, which ban you from working in Spain, a GV allows you, and your family, to work in Spain. Working is optional.
  • Allows you unfettered access to Spain. You can enter and leave the country as you please, even overriding Covid flight bans, as you will hold a select residency permit that few people have.
  • No minimum stay is required. Fancy staying one night only? A Golden Visa has you covered. You can spend as little as one day, or the full year round in Spain, at your choice.
  • Family is included as dependents.
  • Leads to permanent residency (optional).
  • Leads to Spanish citizenship (optional).


If you can afford one, it is hands down the best visa to have in Spain.

The good news is that you may already qualify unbeknownst to you! You see, Golden Visas apply retrospectively. If you have invested in Spain €500,000 in real estate on or after the 28th of September 2013, you may already pre-qualify for one!

Over the last year I have come across multiple people who hadn’t realized they already qualified for a Golden Visa. This is because they already owned property in Spain, which allows them the opportunity to apply for one, if they fancied.

Interested? Come and speak to Larraín Nesbitt Abogados friendly staff who will be pleased to guide you through Spain’s Golden Visa programme. On applying for a Golden Visa, we assign you one of our immigration lawyers, who will be assisted by one of our in-house visa specialists, guiding and hand holding you through the whole procedure. A Golden Visa takes under 2 months to attain.

At Larrain Nesbitt Abogados, we have made true the dreams of hundreds of non-EU investors, and their families, assisting them to attain a Golden Visa since its inception in 2013. You can browse our clients’ visa testimonials here.

At LNA, we put you in touch with the most reputable real estate agencies across Spain to make your dreams come true safely. Apply for the keys to your Golden Visa through Larraín Nesbitt AbogadosGolden Visa Service.

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“Democracy owes its existence to Christianity.” – Robert Schuman

Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Robert Schuman (1886 – 1963). Was a French statesman. Schuman was a Christian Democrat (Popular Republican Movement) political thinker and activist. Twice Prime Minister of France, a reformist Minister of Finance and a Foreign Minister, he was instrumental in building post-war European and trans-Atlantic institutions and was one of eleven Founding Fathers of the European Union, the Council of Europe, and NATO. Upon retiring, the European Parliament bestowed on him the title of Father of Europe.

Schuman’s generation was indelibly marked by the harrowing events of WWII and would go to great lengths to ensure such bloodshed would never take place again in European soil. To this end, the Union was conceived; a supranational political entity that safeguards peace & freedom within its borders and which does not seek dominion over others, preserving each Member state’s idiosyncrasy, united but not absorbed. It is hands down the greatest political achievement of all time and a living testament to those eleven men that made it possible.

In fact, all Founding Fathers of the Union were Christian, which explains the thoughtful choice of Rome – bedrock of Christianity – to sign in 1957 the EEC’s Foundational Treaty, a forerunner of what in time would be known to us as the European Union, or Union.

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