Residence permit without work permit
If your plan is to live in Spain without undertaking employment, this article contains all the necessary details.
What is a residence permit without the right to work?
Non-profit residency, in literal terms, is a residence permit enabling citizens from non-European Union nations to remain in Spain for over 90 days without undertaking work or professional activities.
Regarding the time needed for application submission, this residency type contributes to the eligibility for Spanish citizenship.
To obtain this permit, it is necessary to have adequate financial resources to support yourself and your family in Spain. The initial permit is granted for a one-year period and can be renewed while in Spain.
Is it difficult to obtain this type of residence?
No, if you know which document package to compile and which requirements you must meet. It's always better to consult with an immigration law specialist to correctly request a residence permit without the right to work and thus avoid possible refusals and delays in the process.
It is crucial to understand all the requirements that any foreigner must meet to obtain this residence permit. Otherwise, obtaining this permit will be impossible:
  • You cannot be a citizen of the European Union.
  • Entry into the country must not be prohibited for you.
  • You must have sufficient financial means.
  • You must have private health insurance with full coverage in Spain.
  • You must not have any criminal convictions.
The request for a visa without the right to work is submitted at the place of residence to the Spanish Consulate.

Frequently Asked Questions:
  • How long does the decision-making process take?
    It takes 3 months to review applications for a national visa without work authorization.
  • What financial means should we have to be eligible to apply for a residence permit without the right to work?
    The applicant is eligible for 400% of the IPREM, and each additional family member qualifies for 100% of the IPREM.
    The IPREM serves as a public income indicator (similar to our concept of the minimum living wage), and this year it amounts to 600 euros per month. Since the initial residency is granted for one year, we multiply this sum by 12 months based on the family size to determine the required amount.

  • How to substantiate financial viability?
    In most cases, having funds in a Spanish bank account is required. It is necessary to provide statements from the bank account and demonstrate the receipt of passive income.
  • Is owning property in Spain a requirement?
    No, you can submit a housing lease contract for a period of 1 year.
Anytime you need legal assistance, you can contact me. This will assist in avoiding mistakes in document collection and the application process.