Spain Residency By Investment 2021

Apply for Spanish residency by investment today and secure a foothold in the EU within 3 months – spouse and dependent children under the age of 18 included. Eligible property investments from only €500,000. Contact us for a free consultation now, or find out more about the Spanish residency by investment programme below.

About the programme

Launched in 2013, the Spanish immigrant investor programme enables South Africans and other non-EU third country nationals to obtain EU residency, primarily by means of a qualifying investment in Spanish property. The programme seeks to attract foreign investors seeking a simple legal avenue for obtaining Spanish residency.

Obtaining residency in Spain enables the investor to live, travel and study across 26 EU countries without the need to apply for a Schengen visa, and there is no minimum stay requirement applicable.

Combined with the fact that the programme does not require any cultural knowledge or language proficiency testing, the Spanish Golden Visa programme an attractive option in terms of securing a Plan B against social, political and economic uncertainty in your home country.

Spanish Residency Investment Options 2019

As of May 2019, immigrant investors have the following investment options:

  • Purchase a qualifying property worth no less than €500,000

  • Invest €2 million in Spanish government bonds

  • Make a deposit of €1 million into a Spanish bank account

  • Invest €1 million in equity into a Spanish business.

In all cases, the investment must be maintained for a period of 5 years.


Why choose Spain for residency?

Lifestyle: Boasting spectacular natural diversity, a temperate sunny climate and internationally acclaimed cuisine, Spain is one of the world’s top destinations for cultural and culinary tourism.

Location: Centrally situated in Southern Europe, the country offers immigrant investors an unrivalled lifestyle and fast, convenient air access to most of Europe’s key cities.

 Freedom of movement: Being an EU member state, a Spanish investment residency will give you the ability to travel across 26 other Schengen states unencumbered.

 Quality of education: Spain ranks globally as a top destination for tertiary study. If you’re looking to give your children access to a world class education, Spain could be an excellent choice.

Healthcare standards: Spain ranks highly and consistently in terms of its public healthcare standards.

Personal safety: Spain is one of the safest countries in Europe. While pick-pocketing risks are high in certain cities, the country ranks 17th out of 162 in terms of the all risk index.

Real state growth potential: The Spanish property market has shown significant signs of recovery, making a Spanish Golden Visa investment highly attractive from a future upside perspective. Data released by the central bank of Spain indicates that property investment yields rose by 10.5% during 2018. According to a leading international property brokerage, property sales volumes has increased by over 64% since 2014. According to property company Idealista, the average price of homes in Madrid went up by a whopping 17% during 2018.

Pathway to eventual EU citizenship: Once your Spanish Golden Residency has been maintained for 5 years, you could become eligible to apply for permanent residency. Once you’ve resided in Spain for 10 years, you can become eligible to apply for citizenship and a Spanish passport. In order to meet the in-country residency requirement, you’d need to spend no less than 183 days per year in the country.

Why choose us

Golden Visas South Africa gives you access to SA’s leading citizenship and residency planning experts. Working only with top country specialists, we offer you access to top-flight service, tailored advice and on-the-ground insights. Our proven application process for EU residency takes 3 months, and delivers optimum outcomes consistently. To date, we’ve assisted over 300 hundred South African families and individuals in establishing a foothold in Europe.

The recent political and economic decline in South Africa has seen demand for our services sky-rocket, with client slots for the year already filling up fast. If you’re serious about obtaining EU residency before SA receives junk status and the Rand devaluates even further, we recommend getting in touch today.