Non lucrative residence visas
NON-LUCRATIVE RESIDENCE VISA
 
This visa allows you to reside in Spain without engaging in any type of lucrative activities. The process may take between 2 to 3 months from the day all documents are presented.
Once your visa is authorized, we will contact you by email or phone, and you (and all your family members applying for a visa) will have to come in person to the Embassy within a month with your passport and an itinerary of flight to Spain to obtain the visa.
 
WHERE AND WHEN TO APPLY
 
The Embassy of Spain in Kuwait will consider applications for Visas BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
One appointment per person. To schedule an appointment send an email to our Embassy (emb.kuwait.vis@maec.es).
Our address in Kuwait: Surra, Block 3, 14 street, villa 19
Apply in person or by legal representative (only parents or custodians) written, notarized authorization needed. In the latter case, the applicant must come in person to pick up the visa.
 
WHAT TO SUBMIT
 
The Spanish Embassy has full authority to evaluate, and request more documents than those submitted by the applicant. The latter is hereby informed that submitting the aforementioned documents does NOT guarantee automatic issuance of the visa. The documents accepted in order to process the visa, will not be returned.
Original of each of the following items must be presented
 
1.      National visa application form: The application forms must be signed and filled out.
2.      Form EX-01: Form must be signed and filled out. Only available in Spanish
3.      Original Passport: Valid passport for a minimum of 1 year, with at least one blank page to affix the visa.
4.      One passport size photo: (White Background, 2x2in).
5.      Document explaining why you are requesting this visa, the purpose, the place and length of your stay in Spain and any other reasons you need to explain, with a certified translation into Spanish.
6.      Proof of enough periodic income (investments, annuities, sabbaticals and any other source of income) to live in Spain without working. The minimum income required is 25,560 Euros annually plus 6,390 Euros per each additional family member. All documentation must be certified translated into Spanish. Please note that sources of income must continue to yield resources when the applicant obtains residency in Spain (taxes may apply).
7.      Non criminal record certificate: issued by the authorities of the country of origin and / or the country where the applicant has lived for the last 5 years (NOTE: if applicant has resided in more than one country, one certificate has to be issued by the authorities of each country) – This document must be stamped / legalized by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for Bahrein: apostille as per The Hague Convention) – This document must be translated into Spanish – NOTE: If Kuwaiti authorities (Ministry of Interior) require a letter from the Embassy, this letter must be requested separately by the applicant writing to emb.kuwait@maec.es , including a copy of the passport and the residence permit.
8.      Medical Certificate: Medical certificate stating clearly the followinfg sentence: “the applicant does not suffer from any disease that may have serious public health impact according to the International Health Regulations of 2005” – This document must be stamped / legalized by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for Bahrein: apostille as per The Hague Convention) – This document must be translated into Spanish. NOTE: A variety of local doctors and hospitals can prepare this document. The Embassy does not provide an address list or a list of doctors or hospitals
9.      Health Insurance: Provide proof of payment of medical insurance  with a copy of the policy. Please note this type of insurance is different from a travel insurance. 
10.  Non-Kuwaities (or Bahraini) Citizens will have to provide evidence of their legal residence in Kuwait or Bahrein (for example: residence permit).
11.   Authorization form M790 C052, plus the Authorization fee
 
SPOUSE
Original of each of the following items must be presented
 
1.         National visa application form: The application forms must be signed and filled out.
2.         Form EX-01: Form must be signed and filled out. Only available in Spanish
3.         Original Passport: Valid passport for a minimum of 1 year, with at least one blank page to affix the visa.
4.         One passport size photo: (White Background, 2x2in) One per application form.
5.         Marriage certificate (not older than 3 months) – This document must be stamped / legalized by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs – This document must be translated into Spanish.
6.         Non criminal record certificate (If your program lasts over 180 days): issued by the authorities of the country of origin and / or the country where the applicant has lived for the last 5 years (NOTE: if applicant has resided in more than one country, one certificate has to be issued by the authorities of each country) – This document must be stamped / legalized by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for Bahrein: apostille as per The Hague Convention) – This document must be translated into Spanish – NOTE: If Kuwaiti authorities (Ministry of Interior) require a letter from the Embassy, this letter must be requested separately by the applicant writing to emb.kuwait@maec.es , including a copy of the passport and the residence permit.
7.         Medical Certificate (If your program lasts over 180 days): Medical certificate stating clearly the followinfg sentence: “the applicant does not suffer from any disease that may have serious public health impact according to the International Health Regulations of 2005” – This document must be stamped / legalized by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for Bahrein: apostille as per The Hague Convention) – This document must be translated into Spanish. NOTE: A variety of local doctors and hospitals can prepare this document. The Embassy does not provide an address list or a list of doctors or hospitals
8.         Health Insurance: Provide proof of payment of medical insurance  with a copy of the policy. Please note this type of insurance is different from a travel insurance. 
9.         Non-Kuwaiti citizens will have to provide evidence of their legal residence in Kuwait (for example: resident alien card).
10.     Authorization form M790 C052, plus the Authorization fee.
 
MINORS - CHILDREN
Original of each of the following items must be presented
 
1.        National visa application form: The application forms must be signed and filled out.
2.         Form EX-01: Form must be signed and filled out. Only available in Spanish
3.        Original Passport: Valid passport for a minimum of 1 year, with at least one blank page to affix the visa.
4.        One passport size photo: (White Background, 2x2in) One per application form.
5.        Birth certificate This document must be stamped / legalized by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs – This document must be translated into Spanish.
6.         Medical Certificate (If your program lasts over 180 days): Medical certificate stating clearly the followinfg sentence: “the applicant does not suffer from any disease that may have serious public health impact according to the International Health Regulations of 2005” – This document must be stamped / legalized by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for Bahrein: apostille as per The Hague Convention) – This document must be translated into Spanish. NOTE: A variety of local doctors and hospitals can prepare this document. The Embassy does not provide an address list or a list of doctors or hospitals
7.        Medical Insurance: Provide proof of payment of medical insurance  with a copy of the policy. Please note this type of insurance is different from a travel insurance. 
8.        Non-Kuwaiti (or non-Bahraini) citizens will have to provide evidence of their legal residence in Kuwait or Bahrein (for example: residence permit).
9.         Authorization form M790 C052, plus the Authorization fee.
 
VISA FEES
 
·       We only accept cash (exact change) or money order. No personal check, no credit cards.
·       The processing fee will not be returned even if the visa is not granted or cancelled.

 

 

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