Seamless Path to Spanish Residency: Non-Profit Visa Solutions in Valencia's Property Market

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, a retired couple from the UK. After years of planning and contemplating their ideal retirement destination, they set their sights on Valencia, attracted by its Mediterranean climate, rich culture, and vibrant lifestyle. To actualize their dream of residing in Spain, they sought guidance on securing Spanish residency through the Non-Profit Visa.


Understanding the Non-Profit Visa: Benefits and Eligibility:
The Non-Profit Visa, also known as the Non-Lucrative Visa, caters to individuals who aim to reside in Spain without engaging in any work or professional activities. This visa presents several key advantages:

  1. Residency Permit: Provides the right to reside in Spain for a year initially, renewable for up to two years, and then subsequently for two-year periods.
  2. Freedom of Travel: Grants unrestricted travel within the Schengen Area for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.
  3. Access to Healthcare and Education: Offers access to Spain’s public healthcare system and the opportunity to enroll in educational institutions.


To be eligible for the Non-Profit Visa, applicants need to fulfill specific requirements:

  • Financial Means: Demonstrate stable financial support, typically from pensions, investments, or other forms of regular income, to sustain themselves without seeking employment in Spain.
  • Health Insurance: Acquire comprehensive health insurance coverage in Spain.
  • Clear Criminal Record: Provide a certificate of good conduct from the UK or countries of residence for the past five years.


The Thompsons’ Journey to Residency:
The Thompsons embarked on their quest for Spanish residency by seeking the guidance of Iberbiz Asesores Inmobiliarios, an esteemed consultancy in Valencia specializing in assisting non-EU residents with real estate investments and residency acquisition.

  1. Comprehensive Assessment and Guidance: Iberbiz conducted an in-depth assessment of the Thompsons’ financial situation, meticulously examining their retirement income sources to ensure compliance with the visa’s financial requisites. They provided tailored guidance and a step-by-step roadmap for the visa application process.

  2. Property Investment Facilitation: Leveraging their extensive network and profound knowledge of Valencia’s real estate market, Iberbiz aided the couple in identifying a property investment meeting the visa’s financial threshold. This property aligned with the Thompsons’ preferences for location, amenities, and lifestyle.

  3. Documentation and Application Support: Iberbiz diligently assisted the Thompsons in assembling the necessary documentation. This included financial statements, health insurance coverage in Spain, background checks, and pertinent paperwork related to the chosen property investment. They meticulously prepared and facilitated the visa application process on behalf of the couple.

  4. Successful Residency Acquisition: Following thorough preparation and submission of the visa application, the Thompsons received approval for their Non-Profit Visas, granting them the coveted Spanish residency status.


Conclusion: Realizing the Dream:
Thanks to the expert guidance and support provided by Iberbiz Asesores Inmobiliarios, coupled with the Non-Profit Visa solution, the Thompsons were able to smoothly transition to their desired life in Valencia, Spain. They now relish the Mediterranean lifestyle, immerse themselves in the city’s vibrant culture, and enjoy the warmth of their new home while embracing the fulfilling retirement they had envisioned.