Whatever your situation is, there is something you need to be able to live in Spain: a Spanish residency permit.
If you are not a resident of Spain, but you want to develop any kind of activity in the country, you will need a residence permit. This is the case if for example, you want to start working, living or even investing in Spain.

What is the Spanish Residence permit?

The Spanish Residency permit is a short term or permanent legal permission to stay in Spain. In this page you will find the right visa or residence permit and step by step guides to obtain it.

Residence permit for investors. The Minimum investment is 500.000€

Step by step process on obtaining Spanish Citizenship.

If you have legal or tax activity in Spain, you need a NIE number.

Residency permit that allows you to stay in Spain for up to a year. 

For foreigners developing an entrepreneurial activity.

Our team of lawyers can help you with any legal matter.


Do I need a Spanish Residence Permit as EU Citizen?

No you don’t. Those individuals from the European Union, members of the European Economic Act (meaning those from Norway, Island, and Liechtenstein) and Swiss nationals don’t need a residence permit or visa in order to live and work in Spain. Nevertheless you will need your residency card also known as TIE (Tarjeta de Identidad del Extranjero).

Do I need a Residence Permit as a Non EU Citizen?

If you are a non-EU citizen planning to live in Spain, you will need a residence permit. There are different kinds of residency permits in Spain. Depending on your situation you will have to choose one or another.

Don’t worry! Wether you are looking to invest in real estate in Spain, or even thinking about working in Spain, there’s a residence permit for you!

Steps to get the Spanish Residency permit.

How do you get residency in Spain?

Depending on wether you are a EU or Non EU Citizen, the process to get the Spanish Residency will be different. EU citizens: you will need a green card with your personal details and no photo. EU citizens must apply for their Spanish residency if they spend more than 90 days in Spain. Non-EU citizens: if you are from a non-EU country you will need a visa before you get the Spanish residency card. In the following lines, we will show you the visas you can apply for if you are a Non EU Citizen.

Golden Visa: Spanish Residency by Investment

This residency permit enables Non – EU nationals to attain qualified residency permits in return for investing in Spanish real estate (and other assets), leading to permanent residency in Spain if certain conditions are fulfilled:

  • Real Estate assets worth €500.000 or more
  • Shares or Bank deposits worth €1 Million or more
  • Public Debt worth €2 Million or more
  • Business projects in Spain considered being of general interest.

At SpainResiding we can help you with all the paperwork when requesting your Golden Visa. Contact us and we will put you in touch with specialized immigration lawyers

Obtain your residency to start a business

The so-called “visa for entrepreneurs“, which was included in the Law on Entrepreneurs and has been in force since the end of 2013, is an International Mobility Plan that regulates the entry and stay in Spain of non-EU foreigners who prove to be investors, entrepreneurs, highly qualified professionals, researchers or workers.

residency to work in spain

This scheme was made to attract top tier talent from all across the world.

If you are interested in working in Spain as a highly qualified professional (HQP) or you are a graduate or postgraduate from universities and prestigious business schools, and you have a job offer, you may be eligible to apply for a HQP residence permit. Our lawyers can help you all along the process, ensuring that you have all the requisites for a residence permit like this. In any case, if you cannot obtain your work permit in Spain in accordance with the standard procedures, you have the possibility to apply for the so-called European Union Blue Card.

Other Spanish Residency Permits.

We will obtain the visa and residence that best suits your needs so that you can live, work and/or study together with your family in Spain. In the event that you are already in the country illegally, we will help you to get your legal status to give you back the quality of life you so much deserve. In addition, unlike other immigration lawyers who limit themselves to legal advice, we will help you get the right medical insurance, open your bank account, obtain the ideal property to live in and even enroll your children in the best school.

In short, we will be your guide along the way so that you do not take any false steps and we will accompany you until you obtain Spanish nationality in the near future.


By collaborating with different immigration experts, we can put you in touch with the best Spanish residency lawyers.

We want to be the people who help you start living in Spain in the easiest and most comfortable way possible. For us it’s something personal.

We believe that the world is everyone’s place. Any society that shares different cultures is much richer than one that does not. And that’s how we try to do our bit to make the world a better place: helping people like you move to Spain. After 40 years of helping people starting a new live in Spain, we have realized that MySpanishResidency was created to help people.


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