Residence Visa for Capital Investors
Allows residency in Spain for foreigners who make a significant investment in Spain of a value equal to or greater than:
 
1. Two million Euros in Spanish public debt securities, or
 
2. One million Euros in company shares or stock of Spanish capital companies with an actual business activity, or
 
3. One million Euros in investment funds, closed-end investment funds or venture capital funds constituted in Spain, or
 
4. One million Euros in bank deposits in Spanish financial institutions.
 
• This visa must be applied for in person, or by a duly accredited representative.
 
• Application must be submitted at the earliest 90 days in advance to the expected date of travel.
 
• Authorization of residency that allows residency and working with in the entire national territory.
 
• The valid time period of the visa will be 365 days.
 
  
 
 
 
 
DOCUMENTATION TO SUBMIT:
 
*Note that all documents for this visa need to be in Spanish. Documents that can only be obtained in English should be translated by a Sworn Translator (click here for more information). Bring originals and photocopies of all documents and translations.
 
1. Visa application form (Original and photocopy): The application form must be filled and signed.
 
2. One passport-type photo. (White Background, 2x2") glued to the form.
 
3. Passport or Travel Document. (Original and photocopy of the main page). Passport should be no older than 10 years. Please make sure your passport has at least one blank page for the new visa.
 
4. I.D. Card that proves your place of residence is within the jurisdiction of the Spanish Consulate of Los Angeles (Original and a photocopy). You can provide one of the following documents: U.S. Driver license, State I.D. card, Voter’s Registration Card, current Student I.D.
 
5. (Non-US Citizens only) Alien Registration Card or long term U.S. Visa. (Original and a photocopy).
 
- Holders of B-1 and B-2 Visas cannot apply in the United States; they must apply in their country of residence or country of origin. 
 
- Applicants holding Student Visas must also submit their I-20 signed by the university on the last page and a copy of their F-1 Visa.  
6. Certification of “absence of police records” (18 years of age or older) (Original, photocopy, translation into Spanish, photocopy of translation): Obtain a background check verified by fingerprint comparison. This document is valid for 3 months in reference to the date that it was issued. It must be legalized with the “Apostille of The Hague” and then translated into Spanish.
 
The background check can be issued by either:
 
(a) The U.S. Justice Department– FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation and must be legalized with the “Apostille of The Hague” by the Secretary of State in Washington D.C.
 
or
 
(b) The State Justice Department (all states where the applicant has resided in the last 5 years) and the document must be legalized with the “Apostille of The Hague” by the Secretary of State of said state.  
See common questions and issues for details about the background check or the Apostille of The Hague.
 
7. Proof of sufficient economic funds for you and your family for the entire period of your residency in Spain. 
 
8. Proof of Insurance that covers Sanitary Assistance, Accidents, Emergencies, Evacuation, Medical Repatriation, Return of Remains with complete international coverage, with ZERO (0) deductible, no co-payment. It must be from a company that is authorized to operate in Spain. No other type of insurance will be accepted. (Requirements attached) Also see common questions and issues for details.
 
9. Disclaimer duly signed 
 
10. Payment of the Visa Fees is accepted with money orders. Money orders are to be addressed to the ''General Consulate of Spain Los Angeles''. Money will not be reimbursed even if the visa is not granted or is cancelled. See common questions and issues for details.
 
11. The applicant shall provide proof of having made the investment for the minimum amount required, within a period not exceeding one year after filling the application, as follows:
 
- In the case of investment in unlisted company shares or stock, the copy of the investment declaration recorded in the Foreign Investments Registry of the Ministry of Economy and Competiveness must be submitted.
- In the case of investment in listed shares, it is necessary to submit a certificate from the financial broker, duly registered at the Spanish Securities Market Commission or in the Bank of Spain, stating that the interested party has made the investment for the purposes of this regulation.
 
- In the case of investment in public debt, a certificate shall be submitted from the financial institution or the Bank of Spain, indicating that the applicant is the sole holder of the investment for a period equal to or greater than 5 years.
 
- In the case of investment in investment funds, closed-end investment funds or venture capital funds constituted in Spain, a certificate shall be submitted from the fund management company, constituted in Spain, duly registered at the Spanish Securities Market Commission, stating that the interested party has made an investment of at least one million Euros in a fund or funds under its management.
 
- In the case of investment in a bank deposit, a certificate shall be submitted from the financial institution, stating that the applicant is the sole holder of the bank deposit.
 
 
• Spouse or person with an analogous affective relationship of the main applicant should submit his/ her own visa application as a family member of an investor Residence visa, with all required documents 1 – 11, plus the Marriage certificate authenticated with the Apostille of The Hague  and translated into Spanish.
 
• Children of the main applicant should submit his/ her own visa application as a family member of an investor Residence visa, with all required documents 1 – 11, plus the Birth certificates authenticated with the Apostille of The Hague  and translated into Spanish.
 
When you have finished gathering the needed documentation, you may use this Check List​​ as a guide to make sure you have everything ready for your appointment.
 
VERY IMPORTANT: 
 
• Residency renewal may be issued even with existing absences exceeding six months of the year in the case of residence visas and permits to foreign investors.
 
Request authorization residence:
 
- You can apply if you already have a residence visa, and up to 90 days from its expiration date.
 
- Requirement for the residence permit and renewal: having travelled at least once to Spain in the period authorized to reside and maintain, at a minimum, the investment that brought about the residence visa.
 
- The residence authorization will be for two years, and can be renewed for successive periods of five years, provided the conditions are generating the right are maintained.
The Consulate Administration has full authority to evaluate and request more documents than those listed above. Please be informed that submitting the mentioned documents does NOT guarantee issuance of the visa. Documents presented for the visa application will not be returned.
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