Get a Golden Visa in Spain

In September 2013, the Spanish Government passed a law encouraging foreigners to invest into Spanish Real Estate to obtain long-term residency.

The Spanish Golden Visa enables non-EU individuals to become resident in Spain and to move freely within the EU Schengen Zone for 90 out of every 180 days. There are no minimum stay requirements and individuals do not need to become tax residents in Spain.

Purchase process

  • Legal Advice

    Our Legal department will ensure the success of your application by carefully studying your individual case, guiding you through every step of the way as fast as possible.

  • Sourcing

    Offering you a handpicked selection of properties, including our off-market portfolio, based on your requirements.

  • Selection

    Choosing from our tailored options.

  • Visit

    Arranging an in-person or virtual visit – supported by our investment experts.

  • Execute Investment

    Our specialists are here to guide you through the entire process.

Property Management

Once the transaction is completed and the Golden VISA granted, we will take care of managing your property including:

Income Generation

Monetising your asset to produce an income.

Property Sale

Managing exit from the property following capital appreciation.


What kind of investment is necessary to obtain an initial visa and then a residence permit?

  • The most common is the purchase of a property with a minimum total value of 500,000 Euros. However, there are other investment possibilities such as the purchase of Spanish shares or the creation of a public interest company in Spain which, if you are interested, our legal team can explain to you in detail.

If I decide to buy a property, can I get a mortgage?

  • Yes, but from 500,000 euros onwards. The first half a million euros is required "in cash", i.e. without a mortgage.

Can I get a Golden Visa if I invest through my company?

  • Yes. In this case, a permit will be granted for the person with a direct or indirect majority of shares/units and permission to represent the majority of the members of the entity, given that the minimum investment requirement is met.

Do I have to maintain the investment?

  • Yes, only for the duration of the permit.

Will my family benefit?

  • Yes, the investor can obtain the same visa and permit for his/her spouse and children (and dependents with disabilities without age restrictions).

Will I obtain Spanish nationality?

  • If the residency is voluntarily converted into a permanent residency (actually living in Spain at least 6 to 9 months a year), we will adapt your permit and that of your family so that you can obtain Spanish citizenship.

What are the requeriments I will be asked to meet?

    • You will need to provide your identity card or passport.
    • Public or private health insurance contracted with a company operating in Spain.
    • Verification of no criminal record.
    • Proof of sufficient funds to support the applicant and their family members during their residence in Spain.

Would you like to obtain a Golden Visa in Spain, but not sure what you have to do? Well, there is no need to worry because at Terra Homes, your expert estate agents in obtaining a Golden Visa in Spain, we are here to help you throughout the entire process.

What is a Golden Visa in Spain?

In 2013, the Spanish government approved Law 14/2013, to encourage foreign investment in Spanish property through awarding long-term residency.

To do this it created the Spanish Golden Visa, allowing for people who are not from the European Union to enjoy residency in Spain and move freely throughout the Schengen Area for a term of 90 to 180 days.

What are the visitor requirements to obtain a Golden Visa in Spain?

If you would like to get a Golden Visa in Spain, you should know that there are no minimum visit requirements. You also do not have to become a tax resident in Spain.

The only requirements that you need to meet to obtain a Golden Visa in Spain are the following:

  • Provide your identity document or passport.
  • Have a public or private medical insurance policy with a company that operates in Spain.
  • Have no criminal record.
  • Provide proof of funds to show that you can support yourself and your family during your time in Spain.

You also need to make a minimum investment of 500,000 euros. The most common route is to acquire a property for this price or higher, although there are other options that we will gladly explain if you so wish.

At Terra Homes we will help you throughout the buying process

Are you from a non-EU country and want to invest in property in Spain? If so, at Terra Homes we can help you throughout the entire process.

Our team of legal experts will study all of the details of your case and guide you at all times to make the process as quick as possible. We will also guarantee the success of your application.

To make it as easy as possible when buying, we will show you a unique range of properties, which may even include properties that are off the market. All of these properties will be selected based on your requirements.

Once you know the main properties you are interested in, we will arrange viewings based around your availability. If you are not in Madrid, there is no need to worry as we can easily organise a video call. We can also send you a virtual tour so that you can see the property in full.

The final step will be making the investment, with the help and supervision of our team of experts. We will work tirelessly to guarantee the security and efficiency of the operation.

Discover our property management services

Our work will not stop once the property buying process has been completed. If you like, we can also help you to monetize your property to get you a return on your investment. We also help with the sale and other processes required when getting out of a property.

Do not hesitate to ask us about anything you need

We are well aware that during the process of investing in a property in Spain, there can be plenty of ups and downs. So we are here to help clear up any concerns you may have in this regard. We will be glad to help you with whatever it is you need.

Trust in Terra Homes and obtaining residency through investing in Spain will be easier and smoother than you thought.

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