Spanish Residency for non-EU nationals: lucrative visa

Immigration & Residency

Larrain Nesbitt Abogados offers a Spanish lucrative visa for non-EU nationals. This means you plan to work in Spain (as self-employed).


You will be assigned one of our in-house residency experts, who will handhold you through the whole admin procedure, from start to finish. Please note LVs are only applied from Spanish consulates in your home country.


As its own name implies, this permit allows the applicant to work in Spain as you will be self-employed. This residency applies to someone who is looking to set up his own business in Spain. Typically, you will be acting as director or company administrator. Needless to say, one of the key requirements is that you will have enough means to be self-supporting both for yourself and your family.


Outlining and submitting a sound business plan is required by the Spanish Authorities. You will be required to work in the business plan which is submitted. You can either set up a new business or else take over an existing business. Renewals of this type of permit are guaranteed so long as the business is making a profit and money is not owed to either the Social Security or Spanish Tax Office.


As stressed, devising a professional business plan is paramount to the success of this application; LNA can assist you both devising one, to meet Immigration Authorities stringent expectations, as well as attaining the residency permit itself.


This permit allows the investor's family to live and study in Spain (but not to work).


Attaining Spanish residency indirectly implies you will become a Spanish tax resident. Please note this service is only available to non-EU residents.


Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers offers you a comprehensive service to attain Spanish residency (Costa del Sol only).


Legal fees:


  • Initial application: FOA/applicant*

  • Business plan: FOA/applicant*


* In the rare event your application is turned down, refunds do not apply. Does not include VAT, or renewals.


We will be very pleased to discuss your matter with you. You can contact us by e-mail at, by telephone on our UK line UK: (+44) 07543 838 218, or Spanish line (+34) 952 19 22 88, or by completing our contact form to book an appointment.


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