Spain is located on the Iberian Peninsula located in south west Europe. The country is rich in historical and archaeological sites, beautiful beaches, extensive forests and nature trails, spa resorts and golf courses.
The country offers an envious standard of living and some of the best weather in Europe.
Whilst tourism is still a major source of income for the country, the region also benefits from a variety of other business opportunities and investments.
Encouraged by favourably low taxes these include vehicle production, agriculture, property development, tax, insurance and finance, and more recently, ventures into renewable energy, such as solar and wind power.
Spain is a member of the UN, the EU and NATO, together with the Schengen Area and World Trade Organisation.
The Spain Residence by Investment programme provides a temporary residence permit to investors, which can be extended after the initial grant of 2 years, to 5.
Together with the required initial investment commitment, the applicant must evidence sufficient financial resource to support themselves, and if applicable, their family members.
Depending on the nationality of, and investment by, the investor, an application for citizenship can be made after 2 or 10 years. This is not an option for investors who are not actually resident in Spain.
A cash purchase of real estate with a purchase price of at least 500,000 EUR.
An investment of 2,000,000 EUR in Spanish government bonds.
An investment of at least 1,000,000 EUR in a Spanish company, an investment fund or a qualifying bank deposit.
No additional contributions are required.
Ownership of the real estate or committed investment deposit must be held for the term of the residency visa.