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Obtain your Non-Profit Visa: A Complete Guide


If you are thinking of changing your lifestyle and moving to Spain, but you have no intention to work or engage in gainful activityIf you are interested in a non-profit visa, the non-profit visa may be the perfect option for you.

This type of visa allows you to enjoy all that Spain has to offer, as long as you can prove that you have sufficient financial resources to support yourself during your stay.

At Ódice Abogados, as experts in immigration law, we take care of the whole process to make your application process as simple and stress-free as possible..

For this reason, we have prepared this detailed guide to the non-profit visa to help you learn about the requirements for obtaining a non-profit visa, how to apply and how we can help you succeed in your application.

What is a Non-Profit Visa?

The non-profit visa is a residence permit that allows non-EU citizens to live in Spain without carrying out any work or professional activity.

It is about a good option for retired people, students, or anyone with sufficient financial resources. to support themselves during their stay in Spain without having to work.

Non-Profit Visa Requirements

In order to obtain a non-profit visa, a number of requirements must be met, including the following:

  • Proof of sufficient financial resources to live in Spain without working. This resource may come from pensions, rental income and savings, among others.
  • Private health insurance that covers your entire stay in Spain.
  • Certificate of background clean penalties.
  • Test of accommodation in Spain, whether rented or owned.

How to Apply for a Non-Profit Visa?

The application process for a non-profit visa generally begins in your home country. 

To do so, you must submit your application and all the required documentation at the nearest Spanish consulate or embassy (consult here).

However, you should bear in mind that this process can be quite complex and time-consuming, so we recommend you have legal advice, either in your home country or from Spain, such as our law firm.

Non-profit visa application process

  1. Compilation of Documents

Before starting the application, you should gather all the necessary documents: evidence of your financial resources, private medical insurance covering your entire stay in Spain, a clean criminal record and proof of accommodation in Spain, either a rental contract or a title deed.

It is essential that these documents are in order and up to date to avoid possible delays or rejections of the application.

  1. Fill in the Application Form

The visa application form is an essential document which sets out your visa application and your personal dataas information about your purpose stay in Spain.

  1. Submission of the Application

Once you have all your documents in order and the application form completed, you must submit the application form to at the Spanish consulate or embassy closest to your place of residence in your home country (consult here).

It is important to note that some consulates may require you to apply for an prior appointment to submit your application.

  1. Payment of Fees

When submitting your application, you will have to pay a visa fee, which varies from country to country, so we recommend that you check directly with the consulate for the most accurate information.

  1. Waiting for the Resolution

After submitting your application, you will have to wait for the Spanish authorities to review your case.

This process can take up to three months During this time, you may be asked to provide additional documents or to attend an interview at the consulate.

How Long Does Non-Profit Visa Approval Take?

The processing time for a non-profit visa may vary depending on the consulate and the volume of applications.

However, it is generally expected that the decision will be made within three months of the submission of the request.

How Can a Lawyer Help the Process?

Applying for a non-profit visa can be a challenging and complicated process for those unfamiliar with the process.

In this context, lawyers specialised in immigration law, such as the ones you can find at Ódice Abogados, can provide you with high quality advice, as well as help you gather and file all the necessary documents, and act as an intermediary with the immigration and aliens authorities.

Why Choose Ódice Abogados for your Non-Profit Visa Application?

At Ódice Abogados, we have a extensive experience in immigration and aliens law and we have helped numerous clients obtain their visa.

If you need help with your non-profit visa application and are looking for a personalised and efficient service, please do not hesitate to contact us at this form.

At Ódice Abogados we are here to help you through every step of the process.

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