Residency by Investment

Minimum Investment:
Citizenship after:
10 years
Family members:
Visa free countries:
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The Act for Supporting Entrepreneurs and their Internationalization allows for investors to be granted permanent residency status if they complete one of a choice of investments. Family members may accompany the investor to Spain. Permanent residency can be acquired after five years. Citizenship can be applied for after ten years of actual residency in Spain.
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Investors may make one of the following investments:
  • The investor can make an investment of €2,000,000 in Spanish Government bonds.
  • The investor can purchase at least €1,000,000 worth of shares in Spanish companies.
  • The investor can make a €1,000,000 deposit in a Spanish financial institution.
  • The investor can purchase at least €500,000 worth of Spanish property, mortgage free.
  • The investor can carry out a business investment deemed to be for the public good e.g. the investment is job creating, encourages innovation, makes a scientific or technological impact or makes a significant socioeconomic impact.


Investors must meet the following criteria:
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over 18 years old
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No criminal record

Why Choose Spain Citizenship by Investment Programme?

  • Spain has an excellent geographic location in Western Europe, with speedy transport links to all major European cities.
  • Spain is a member of the Schengen area, so residents of Spain are free to travel the 26 member state area for stays of up to 60 days, visa-free.
  • Spain is a safe country with a high quality of life and excellent weather. Many foreigners are drawn to the Spanish lifestyle, culture and cuisine.
  • Family members will likely be permitted to accompany the investor on the application, meaning dependent family members may also avail of the benefits of residency.
  • Citizenship may be applied for after ten years of residency. The Spanish passport is highly sought after, and allows the holder to travel, live, work and study in any EU member state.


First 5 years:
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Next 5 years:
Continuous residency
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After 10 years:
Apply for citizenship


Citizenship of Spain can be acquired by naturalization after ten consecutive years of residence in Spain. Applicants must be deemed well-integrated into Spanish society, and must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be over 18 years of age.
  • Applicants must have a clear criminal record in Spain and must be financially stable.
  • Applicants must demonstrate their integration into Spanish society. This can be evidenced by Spanish language ability or taking part in cultural activities.

Spain is a member of the European Union. Citizens are free to live, work, study and do business in any EU member state and in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland. Spanish passport holders can also enjoy visa-free entry to 157 countries and territories, including Canada, the USA, New Zealand, Australia, India and Turkey. Descendants of the applicant will retain citizenship. Spouses may also apply for citizenship. Moreover, donations to the Government of Spain are not required.