Non Eu Citizen Moving To Spain?
- Víctormanuel Paz
Residence permits in Spain as a non-EU citizen – If you’re a non-EU national, you’d need to first apply for and get your residence visa before your arrival to the country. With this document, you’re able to legally enter Spain for a period of either between 3 and 6 months or between 6 months and 1 year. .
How long do I have to live in Spain to get residency?
If you wish to immigrate in Spain and you have sufficient income to support yourself and your dependents, you may apply for a Non-lucrative residence visa. This visa does not entitle you to work in Spain. You must have income of at least €25,560 annually, plus €6,390 per each additional family member. Income may be derived from investments, annuities, sabbaticals and any other sources of income. The visa issued will have a validity of three months and fifteen days, with multiple entries and 90 days of stay in Spain.
Within one month of your arrival in Spain, you must apply for a residence permit and a foreign national identity card. The residence permit is usually issued for a period of 2 years, renewable, provided that you still meet the economic requirements and you have lived at least 183 days in Spain each year.
How to Move to Spain? (EU and Non-EU Citizens Spain Residence Permit)
After 5 years of holding the temporary residence permit, you will be eligible for permanent residency. The permanent residency will entitle you to live and work in Spain indefinitely. After 10 years of legal residency (temporary or permanent) you may be eligible for naturalization.
To become a Spanish citizen, you will be required to commit to renounce your previous nationality, have financial stability, no criminal record, attend an interview and prove your degree of integration into Spanish society, e.
knowledge of Spanish language, culture, values and participation in Spanish social activities. Note that nationals of the Philippines, Andorra, Spanish-American countries, Equatorial Guinea, Portugal, as well as individuals with Jewish Sephardic origin, may be eligible for citizenship after two years of legal residency.