Residency by investment in Spain

European Investor Programme

Spain fast facts

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Investing in Spain and obtaining Spanish residency brings with a wealth of benefits and opportunities. Let’s take a look at some of the key facts on Spain.


Spain has a population of around 50 million over an area of 505,370 km2. The country’s population density is just below 91 people per km2.


The euro is the official currency since it replaced the peseta in 2002.

Capital City

Spain’s capital and largest city is Madrid. The estimated population of Madrid is an estimated 3.3 million inhabitants, with 6.6 million living within the metropolitan area.


Spanish is the only language of the country. Dialects of Spanish exist in specific territories including Basque, Valencian & Galician.


There are three climate zones in Spain. In the east and south, it is a typical Mediterranean climate. The weather in the central Meseta area is continental, while in the north and west it is maritime.


Spain has a GDP of nearly $1.3 trillion and is the 13th largest economy in the world.

About Spain

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Officially known as the Kingdom of Spain, its continental territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula. Spain is also the fourth largest country within the European continent.

A popular destination in Spain for many visitors is the luxury Finca Cortesin Hotel, offering one of the most highly rated golf courses in Europe.

Barcelona, one of the countries major cities, is the host of the Spanish Grand Prix. The race is one of the oldest in the world and remains a classic fixture for all F1 fans.

Benefits of second residency in Spain

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Living standard quality

Spanish residency provides a high standard of living, with low costs for goods and services.

EU citizenship

The country’s residency by investment programme can lead to citizenship after 10 years of residency if required.

Travel requirements

There are two places to obtain a Spanish residency card. You can either obtain it from a selected number of police stations or at the Spanish embassy located in your country. You can request Spanish Residency either in person or through a legally authorised person with power of attorney.

Visa-free travel

The Golden Residence Programme in Spain grants visa-free access within the 26 members of the Schengen zone.


Spanish residency gives you access to high standards of schooling, as well as access to many prestigious universities at lower EU tuition fees.

Healthcare benefits

All residents have access to the Spanish public healthcare system, which is ranked the 7th best in the world.

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