Spain – Non-Lucrative Visa

Going to Spain?

We can ease the process for you!

Planning a long stay in Spain? Overwhelmed by the Non-Lucrative Visa process?
– We provide guidance, advice, and translation of the required documents.
– We provide a certified translation of all required documents.
– We order for you the Apostille certificates according to the Hague Convention.
– We help you draft a letter explaining the purpose of your visit and length of stay (in the Bay Area, we also notarize it).

Requirements vary by consulate:
Consulate of Spain in San Francisco
Consulate of Spain in Los Angeles
Consulate of Spain in Chicago
Consulate of Spain in New York
Consulate of Spain in Boston
Consulate of Spain in Houston
Consulate of Spain in Miami
Consulate of Spain in Washington D.C.

Planning to Retire in Spain?
You might apply for a “Residence Visa for Retirees”. This visa allows you to reside in Spain, as a retiree, without engaging in any type of lucrative activities. You would need to submit Proof of Permanent Retirement income from an official institution (social security or other private sources) to live in Spain without working. The minimum income required is 25,560 Euros annually, plus 6,390 Euros per each additional family member.

Planning to seek a Student Visa?
– We provide a certified translation of all required documents.
– We order for you the Apostille certificates according to the Hague Convention.

Planning to seek a Work Visa?
– We provide a certified translation of all required documents.
– We order for you the Apostille certificates according to the Hague Convention.


In addition to our services (which are focused on helping you obtain the visa), you may consider the help provided by Your Year in Spain:

Your Year in Spain aims to help couples and families create a positive and authentic cultural experience living in Spain for an extended period of time. They help people plan for a smooth and simpler arrival in Spain.  Having spent themselves a year living in Spain, their experience contributes to an understanding of what families and couples need to know when moving.

Where they can help:

  • General advice on what to expect in Spain
  • Identify the best location to fit you
  • Organisation of a longterm house rental
  • Practical advice on cost of living, administrative tasks like opening bank accounts, insurance, and mobile phones
  • Enrolling your children in school
  • Cultural information to aid your arrival

Contact Your Year in Spain here: bianca@youryearinspain.com