By Sally Underwood • 07 December 2021 • 10:28
Since Brexit it has been a requirement for UK nationals to have a visa or residency to live in Spain.
While there are many visas available to British nationals, many have found that the large amounts of red tape in Spain have made it very difficult to find which one they can apply for and how to get it.
For those who want to live in Spain but not work here, a non-lucrative visa is one of the easiest ways to move to Spain and can allow you to live here simply by showing you have enough economic means.
UK nationals who want to move to Spain to retire or just enjoy living here without working can benefit from a non-lucrative visa.
To be granted a non-lucrative visa you must show you have enough economic means to live in Spain without working, around €27,000 a year per person.
You do not have to show this with a bank statement, although this is advisable.
You can also show you have other assets, including owning a property, shares or income from tenants.
The visa must be applied for in the Spanish consultate of your home country.
You cannot work on a non-lucrative visa and would have to wait for at least one year to change it for another visa to be able to work.
This depends on the Spanish consulate, but generally takes between one and three months
When the visa is granted you can live in Spain and travel across the country freely, spending as much time in the UK and Spain as you want.
To begin applying for your non-lucrative visa and moving to Spain for its sun and culture, contact Augustin Saez Gomez at BLC Legal Consulting at [email protected] or 628 29 06 71.
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Originally from London, Sally is based on the eastern Costa del Sol and is a journalist for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]
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