Spain’s Non-Lucrative Visa Explained (Pensioner’s Visa)

Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt, October, 9. 2023

Lawyer Raymond Nesbitt explains to us one of four legal ways to bypass the pesky 90/180-day rule that now affects all UK nationals post-Brexit.

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By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt
Director of Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers
8th of October 2023

The non-lucrative visa has proven wildly successful over the last few years. The typical applicants are a retired couple who wish to spend their twilight years enjoying the very best of the gorgeous Spanish weather & fine food at affordable prices.

Please note this visa service is only open to non-EU residents (i.e. British). NLVs make you tax resident in Spain.

NLV general requirements

  • Not to be already in Spain illegally at the time of making the application.
  • Clean criminal record (previous 5 years).
  • Hire your own health or medical insurance (full coverage) with a Spanish healthcare provider (applicants must be under 75 y.o. to apply).
  • €29,000 in savings for the main applicant. For every additional dependant, you need to add a further €8,000.
  • You must not suffer from any of the diseases that may have serious public health repercussions.
  • Proof you can secure accommodation in Spain.
  • You cannot work in Spain, you can also not be working at the time of making the application.


LNA offers the following visa service (Ts & Cs apply): Non-Lucrative Visa

What’s holding you back from enjoying a well-earned retirement? Give us a call.

You can call us at our UK line: (+44) 07543838218


LNA has a 100% track record of attaining Spanish visas & residency permits

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