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Golden Visa in Spain –
Residence by Investment

The Residence by Investment visa is the ideal residency permit for non-EU citizens looking to invest
in Spanish real estate or stocks and shares.

  • Permanent residency for you and your family in this beautiful part of the world.
  • Enjoy the same rights and benefits as European citizens.
  • Freedom to travel around the Schengen area with no additional visas or paperwork.
  • No need to prove that you live in Spain for a minimum number of days per year.
  • The possibility to work and do business in Spain.

The Spanish Golden Visa is the fastest and most privileged permit.

Why is the European Golden Visa one of the most requested options for residency in Spain?

  • Quick resolution. Once you hand in the application you will get a confirmation within 20 working days.

  • No minimum stay. Unlike some Visas, you do not have to prove that you live in Spain a minimum number of days per year. You can spend as much or as little time in the country as you like. The only requirement is that you visit at least once per year.

  • Working rights. You can work in Spain if you want to, either for a company or self-employed.

What will life look like once you receive the European Golden Visa for Spain?

  • The initial visa lasts for two years, if we make the application for you within Spain (recommended – if you are not able to travel to Spain to make the application, please consult us about the requirements). You can renew for two more periods of two years, and then apply for permanent residency.

  • The Investor’s Residence Permit allows you to bring your family too. If you qualify for the visa (see requirements below) your partner, children and dependent elderly parents can be put on a joint application. Ask us for more details on this.

  • You’ll have the freedom to travel to the 26 countries the Schengen area as often as you wish with no extras Visas or paperwork.

Choose Carbray! We have helped hundreds of clients in the same situation as you!

At Carbray we know that your immigration process is not just about the paperwork. It means open doors and exciting opportunities. It means a new future.

If you’ve spent hours online studying the legal requirements for your situation, comparing outdated information on faceless websites, and getting lost in bureaucratic jargon, you can stop your search here.

Our team of immigration lawyers in Spain have been creating a smooth, speedy and stress free path for our clients for more than a decade. We’ll guide you through the whole process, so you can take this important step in your life confident that every detail has been taken care of by an expert.

Our next success story is yours.

Process with CARBRAY

Having guided hundreds of applicants to successfully obtain the Golden Visa for Spain, our lawyers have all the contacts and know-how to make the process completely stress free for you. Avoid unnecessary delays and time wasted due to burocratic details.

How we work:

  • We complete the whole process on your behalf – you can give us the power to submit the application in Spain (recommended for a smoother process and a longer Visa duration). You’ll only need to be present on the day of the application itself, and we’ll let you know the date well in advance.

  • Full breakdown and checklist of every document you need, and the requirements in terms of formats, translations etc, as well as guidance throughout completing the application form, and meticulously checks before submitting.

  • Local knowledge and contacts to get you the right appointment at the right office with less waiting time.

  • Progress and timing tracking – we coordinate all the steps so that you never miss an information request or deadline.

  • Management of the confirmation process once your application is approved, including registering with the local authorities and collecting your official residency card, through which you’ll gain access to all the benefits of your Investor’s Visa in Spain.

  • All expat legal solutions covered – no need to research and hire various agencies and firms for your different legal requirements. If you don’t already own property to the specified value in Spain, we can help you with the process of acquiring it. Further on, we can deal with Visa renewals, and eventually permanent residency. Let us know your situation and our department teams will coordinate to guide you through a seamless process.

What are the requirements?

The criteria for the European Golden Visa for Spain are very straightforward:

  • Minimum investment of 500,000€ in Spanish real estate. The investment can be in one property or the total of various properties. You can make other types of economic investment, such as shares in a Spanish company, but the amount required is higher. If you’d like more information on other options please contact us.
  • Proof of sufficient income to support yourself and any accompanying family members. We will guide you on the documentation for this.
  • Private Spanish healthcare. We can advise you on how to set this up.
  • Necessary documentation. Correctly completed application form, criminal record checks, medical certification, bank statements etc.

You’re in good hands!

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Don't take our word for it! Check out what our former clients have to say about us!

Sara NiegoSara Niego
17:18 31 Jul 22
We have received an exceptional help and advise on purchasing a property in southern Spain from Sandra and Julia. The entire process can be quite complicated however the Carbray personnel made it easy and smooth. We would recommend their services to our friends and family.
S. ParkS. Park
12:56 25 May 22
I have over 20+ years of experience working with various kinds of lawyers in New York, Boston, Zurich, Barcelona and Tokyo. Evelyn Romero was hands down the best immigration attorney! Evelyn is extremely knowledgeable and proactive with impeccable attention to detail, responsive and personable communication, and a kind and professional approach. I’m very happy I found her and I highly recommend Evelyn Romero to anyone looking for a highly skilled, no hassle immigration attorney.
Nick AmadoNick Amado
09:41 17 May 22
I have been working with Carbray for several years, since they assisted with the initial visa application for my life in Spain. All of the attorneys that have worked with me for the last four years have been professional, forthright and prompt in their replies. If you are looking for knowledgeable and professional people to help guide you through the daunting process of dealing with a new government to process your immigration, I can recommend Carbray International with the highest degree of confidence!
Kim BingleyKim Bingley
09:57 13 May 22
We cannot thank Carbray enough for all their help and support throughout our NLV process. Magdalena and her team have been so amazing and so helpful and we couldn't have done this without them. They reply to every phone call and email instantly and are always there to help through what can be quite a stressful process at times. I would recommend Carbray to anyone thinking about starting to apply for their Spanish visa!!
Anne-Laure GoryAnne-Laure Gory
11:57 02 May 22
Laia Fernandez has done an outstanding job with my divorce case and I can not thank you enough for that. She was able to explain to me all the steps very clearly and was very proactive. She really made it simple & transparent. The fact that she is bilingual (English/Spanish) also helped a lot !Thank you once again Laia for everything !
helen mayallhelen mayall
11:41 02 May 22
We used Carbray International Law Firm to obtain NLV Visas for Spain. I’m so glad we did! We were allocated our own Lawyer Magdalena Barrueto, and she was always at hand to guide us through the process and answer any of our questions or concerns.I would recommend this Law firm without hesitation.Excellent service, no messing and timely. I would definitely use again.
08:41 14 Feb 22
We applied for a 1 year non-lucrative visa, the visa team led by Magdalena Barrueto provided a first-class exceptional service to us. The process of applying for the visa is long and complex, however with the professionalism, expertise, guidance and support of the team we successfully received our visas. The team led us through the process in a clear and concise way, providing important support with the translation of documents. We cannot recommend Carbray highly enough.
Gregory RodriguezGregory Rodriguez
19:05 23 Jan 22
Dealing with the bureaucracy in Spain can be intimidating for newcomers. It’s also confusing! This is particularly true when applying for residency. Carbray International did an excellent job shepherding my wife and me through the process. We’re very pleased with their work and recommend their services in the highest possible terms.
Dan SDan S
12:53 05 Jan 22
They held our hands through out the whole process of becoming a citizen of Spain. Amazing service. Thank you so much for all your help
Sachin ShahSachin Shah
13:39 05 Nov 21
Carbray International Law Firm was an absolute god send. I am so delighted with the outcome of my case. My lawyer, Magdalena was very efficient, was able to communicate and be very knowledgeable about the subject matter at hand. Furthermore, Michelle who assisted me on the day was very charismatic and friend to calm my nerves. Both of them made my application process extremely easy. I would not hesitate to recommend Carbray.

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