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Moving to spain

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:51am
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Russell 247

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Hi

Could anyone clarify entry requirements to move to spain.

We are 62 years old and want to move to Costa blanca  we have the money to buy a property and savings and small private pension .

Do you still have to have a minimum income.

Thanks Russell Thorne 

Paolo51

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:56am

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:56am

If you are UK passport holders there is a minimum income of around 34000€ for a couple and you need to show private medical insurance for the year, you need to start the process by contacting your nearest Spanish Consulate who will supply any relevant information for you. The process is far harder now than it used to be but people are still trying.

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:24am

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:24am

For info Portugal is much more affordable with less financial requirements.

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:36am

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:36am

Hello Russell

 This is a current thread that is running on the forum of someones own experience of the process......It is very current & very helpful. This is for a NLV Non Lucrative Visa that does not allow you to work

Non Lucrative Visa applicationCheersElinspain

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:54am

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:54am

Another alternative is Rumania. Much easier conditions to go and live there.

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tebo53

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:08pm

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:08pm

Russell 247 wrote on Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:51am:

Hi

Could anyone clarify entry requirements to move to spain.

We are 62 years old and want to move to Costa blanca  we have the money to buy a property and savings and small private pension .

Do you still have to have a minimum income.

Thanks Russell Thorne 

Do you want to live here as a retiree or expecting to find work? 

Steve 

Russell 247

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:59pm

Russell 247

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:59pm

Hi Steve

To retire but not sure about enough income as I won't be at retirement age.

Thanks Russell Thorne 

tebo53

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:30pm

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:30pm

Russell 247 wrote on Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:59pm:

Hi Steve

To retire but not sure about enough income as I won't be at retirement age.

Thanks Russell Thorne 

Hi Russell, 

If you and your wife want to retire to Spain you firstly need to apply for a non lucrative visa from the Spanish consulate in London, Manchester or Edinburgh. You will need to meet the income and healthcare requirements. 

The income requirements for a couple would be around €34,000 per annum. You will also need to prove this income at years 2 and 4 when renewing your visa. If you cannot maintain your income the visa will become void. 

As you are below retirement age you will need to have full private healthcare paid for a full year when applying for the visa. 

You will also need to supply a few more bits of paperwork such as wedding certificate, translated into Spanish. There will be a police background check. 

Elinspain has given you a good link to read as it's by someone who is going through the application process. 

If you have any specific questions about the visa application then please ask.

Steve 

Al Duff

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:50am

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Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:50am

tebo53 wrote on Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:30pm:

Hi Russell, 

If you and your wife want to retire to Spain you firstly need to apply for a non lucrative visa from the Spanish consulate in London, Manchester or Edinburgh. You will need to meet the income and healthcare requirements. 

The income requirements for a couple would be around €34,000 per annum. You will also need to prove this income at years 2 and 4 when renewing your visa. If you cannot maintain your income the visa will become void. 

As you are below retirement age you will need to have full private healthcare paid for a full year when applying for the visa. 

You will also need to supply a few more bits of paperwork such as wedding certificate, translated into Spanish. There will be a police background check. 

Elinspain has given you a good link to read as it's by someone who is going through the application process. 

If you have any specific questions about the visa application then please ask.

Steve 

Few normal people will have 34k pensions. Spain has shot itself. Try Portugal, comrades.

tebo53

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:06am

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Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:06am

Al Duff wrote on Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:50am:

Few normal people will have 34k pensions. Spain has shot itself. Try Portugal, comrades.

The income hasn't necessarily got to be from pensions.  It can be from any provable,  regular income.

Some regions will accept a slightly lower annual income if they have a very healthy bank balance. 

Steve 

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