What is the Non Lucrative Visa
The non-lucrative residence visa can be applied for by non-EU citizens who wish to reside in Spain for more than 6 months, without carrying out any work or professional activity in the country.
This visa grants temporary residence, of which the holder can reside in Spain up to a year from their date of entry. Once this period is over, holders have the option to renew this visa; each renewal will last up to two years. The third renewal of this visa (5 years) will grant the holder permanent or long-term residence.
The conditions of this visa mean that it is usually designed for the following people:
- UK citizens who are retiring and would like to live in Spain
- UK citizens who have sufficient economic means to live in Spain without having to work