Investors

Can request a visa or a residence permit foreigners non-resident in the HAT to undertake a significant investment of capital at:

  1. Financial assets, conducting an initial investment by a value equal to or greater than:
    1. Two million euros in Spanish public debt securities, or
    2. One million euros in actions or shares of Spanish capital companies with a real activity or business
    3. One million euros in investment funds, investment funds from closed nature or venture capital funds formed in Spain, included within the scope of the law 35/2003 of 4 November, of collective investments, or the law 22/2014, 12 November, regulating capital-riesgo entities, other entities of collective investment-type closed, and is amending the law 35/2003 of 4 November, or
    4. One million euros in bank deposits Spanish financial entities.
  2. Acquisition of property in Spain with an investment of value or more than 500,000 euros for each applicant.
  3. Business project to be developed in Spain and is considered and accredited as of general interest, which will assess the fulfilment of at least one of the following conditions:
    1. creation of jobs.
    2. realization of an investment with socio-economic impact of relevance in the geographical scope in which it will develop the activity.
    3. Input relevant to scientific innovation and/or technology.

Types of permits

  • Visa: where the applicant is outside Spain, you will get a permit to, if you wish, live and work throughout the national territory.

    The duration of permission is 1 year, except the acquisition of properties through contract obliging that is 6 months.

    After the year, must apply for a residence permit.

    Once formalized the contract obliging, must apply for a visa or a residence permit.

  • Residence permit: if the applicant is legally in Spain, you will get a permit 2 years for, if you wish, live and work throughout the national territory.

Where submit applications for residence?

  • Visa: In Diplomatic Missions and Consular Offices. Embassies and consulates
  • Residence permit: in the unity of large companies and Strategic Collectives. UGE-CE

Necessary Documents

  • General documents: available in General information.
  • Investor-specific documents:
    1. financial assets, must show that they have done investment in the minimum amount required as follows:
      1. in the course of investment in unlisted shares or shares, will be presented the copy of the declaration of investment in the register of Investments of the ministry of economy, industry and Competitiveness.
      2. in the course of listed equities, will be presented a certificate from the financial intermediary, debidadmente recorded in the national commission of Valres market or the bank of Spain, indicating that he has made investment for the purposes of this rule.
      3. In the case of investment in public debt, a cerficate of the financial endiad or of the Bando de España will be presented indicating that the applicant is the sole owner of the investment for a period equal to or greater than 5 years.
      4. In the course of investment in investment funds, investment funds from closed nature or venture capital funds consituidos in Spain, duly registered at the National Commission of the stock market, indicating that he has made an investment of at least one million euros in a fund or funds under their management.
      5. In the course of investment in bank deposit, a certificate from the financial institution in which it was found that the applicant is the incumbent Only of bank deposit.

      The certificates must be dated within the following deadlines:

      • for visa: in a period not exceeding 60 days prior to the presentation of the application.
      • for residence permits: in a period not exceeding 30 days prior to the presentation of the application.
    2. estate acquisition, must show that they have acquired ownership of property by certification domain and loads of property registry that corresponds to the real estate or.

      The applicant must prove having an investment in real estate of 500,000 euros free of charges or encumbrance. The part of the investment that exceeds the required amount may be subject to charge or tax.

      Certification will incorporate one of the following documents:

      • In visa:
        • The electronic verification code for your online consultation, including the amount of the purchase.
        • The public deed.
        • if at the time of filing the visa registration of the property is located in handling, will suffice presentation of certification stating in effect on the seat of presentation of the document procurement, accompanied by supporting documentation from paying taxes.
      • In residence authorizations:

        Certificate or domain certificates and loads of property registry that corresponds to the real estate or and must be dated within the 90 days prior to the presentation of the application.

      • If it has not been formalized the purchase:

        Letter Of Intent collateralized in compliance by means of downpayment and/or other means admitted into law, formalized in public deed. Should submit:

      • the letter of intent with warranty.
      • certificate of a financial entity established in Spain where it was found that the applicant has a bank deposit unavailable with the quantity required for the acquisition, including charges and taxes.
    3. business project , should make a report conducive to be prefetch to the application of a visa or a residence permit and for the issuance of that report must submit:
      1. request form report of Business project.
      2. copy of identity card or passport.
      3. If the request is not submitted by le applicant, attach the document for which I authorize the representative to submit documentation instead, accompanied by DNI or passport of Representative.
      4. Curriculum Vitae of the applicant where they detail their training and professional experience.
      5. Business project to be developed in Spain justifying, at least, one of the following all:
        1. Creation of jobs.
        2. Realization of an investment with socio-economic impact of relevance in the geographical scope in which it will develop the activity.
        3. Input relevant to scientific innovation and/or technology.
      6. Designation of a representative for the management of the business project.

Where request the report of Business Project?

  • Visa: In the economic and commercial Office the scope of the geographical boundaries where the investor present the visa application. Application form
  • Residence permit: In the General direction of International Trade and investment. Application form.

Legal Person

The investment in Financial Assets or Real Estate is made through a Legal Entity domiciled in a territory that is not considered a tax haven according to Spanish regulations.

Required documents

  • General documents: available in General information.
  • Specific documents:

    Report that certifies that the applicant of a visa or residence permit possesses, directly or indirectly, most of their voting rights and have the power to appoint or dismiss the majority of members of its governing body.

Where request the report?

Visa: In the economic and commercial Office the scope of the geographical boundaries where the investor present the visa application. Application form.

Residence permit: In the General direction of International Trade and investment. Application form.

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