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How to Apply for a Spanish Golden Visa?

To apply for a Spanish Golden Visa, also known as the Spanish Residence Visa for Investors, you need to follow these general steps:

Prepare the Required Documentation: Gather all the necessary documents to support your application. This typically includes a valid passport, proof of investment (such as property purchase agreement or investment certificates), financial documents, criminal record certificates, and health insurance coverage.

Make the Investment: Fulfill the investment requirement specified for the Golden Visa program. This can involve purchasing real estate, making capital investments, creating jobs, or acquiring government bonds, depending on the chosen investment option.

Obtain a Spanish Visa: Apply for a Spanish visa at the Spanish consulate or embassy in your home country. The visa type would typically be a long-stay visa for investors or a specific visa category designated for the Golden Visa program.

Enter Spain: Once your visa is approved, you can travel to Spain and enter the country using the visa.

Apply for the Residence Permit: Within 30 days of your arrival in Spain, you must apply for the residence permit at the corresponding immigration office or designated authority. Submit all the required documents, including the visa, investment proofs, and supporting documents.

Attend Biometric Data Appointment: You may be required to provide biometric data (fingerprints and photograph) at the immigration office or a designated center.

Wait for Approval: The processing time for the residence permit application can vary, but it generally takes several months. During this time, your application will be reviewed, and background checks will be conducted.

Obtain the Residence Permit: Once your application is approved, you will receive the residence permit card, which allows you to reside in Spain and enjoy the benefits of the Golden Visa program.

It’s important to note that the application process and specific requirements may vary depending on your country of origin and the Spanish region where you intend to apply. It is recommended to consult with official sources, such as the Spanish consulate or embassy, or seek advice from qualified professionals who specialize in immigration and investment matters in Spain for accurate and up-to-date information specific to your situation.

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