The non-profit temporary residence visa is a type of visa that foreigners request from their country of origin and that authorizes them to reside in Spain without carrying out any work activity.

Foreigners who wish to reside in Spain without carrying out a work or lucrative activity must have sufficient financial means for the period of residence they request, or prove a source of periodic income collection, for themselves and, where appropriate, their family.

The availability of sufficient economic means will be accredited by presenting the documentation that allows verifying the perception of periodic and sufficient income or the possession of a patrimony that guarantees said income perception.

The availability may be accredited by any means of proof admitted by Law, including the contribution of title deeds, certified checks or credit cards, which must be accompanied by a bank certification that proves the amount available as credit of said card.

Applicable regulations
  • Organic Law 4/2000 of January 11 on the Rights and Freedoms of Foreigners in Spain and their Social Integration (articles 30 bis and 31)
  • Regulation of Organic Law 4/2000, approved by Royal Decree 557/2011, of April 20 (articles 45 to 49).
  • Not be a citizen of a State of the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland, or a family member of citizens of these countries to whom the Union citizen regime applies.
  • Not be found irregularly in Spanish territory.
  • Lack of criminal records in Spain and in the countries where they have resided during the last five years, for crimes existing in the Spanish legal system.
  • Not being prohibited from entering Spain and not appearing as objectionable in the territorial space of countries with which Spain has signed an agreement to that effect.
  • Have the necessary economic means to cover the expenses of stay and return and, where appropriate, those of their relatives, in accordance with the following amounts:

For your monthly support 400% of the IPREM (100% IPREM being 600 euros/month in 2023).
For the support of each of their relatives, monthly, 100% of the IPREM.

  • Have public or private health insurance arranged with an insurance entity authorized to operate in Spain.
  • Not suffer from any of the diseases that may have serious public health repercussions in accordance with the provisions of the 2005 International Health Regulations.
  • Not being, where appropriate, within the commitment period of non-return to Spain that the foreigner has assumed when taking advantage of a voluntary return program.
  • Having paid the fee for processing the procedures.
Required documentation
  • Residence visa application form in official model in duplicate, duly completed and signed by the foreigner, or their legal representative in case of being a minor.
  • Passport or travel document, recognized as valid in Spain, with a minimum validity of one year.
  • Criminal record certificate or equivalent document, in case of being of criminal age, issued by the authorities of the country of origin or of the country or countries in which you have resided during the last five years.
  • Documentation accrediting having economic means for the period requested. It may be accredited by any means of proof, including the contribution of property titles, certified checks or credit cards accompanied by a bank certification that proves the amount available as credit in the card. If the means come from shares or participations in Spanish, mixed or foreign companies, located in Spain, it will be accredited through certification of the same that the applicant does not carry out any work activity in them, also accompanying the affidavit of the foreigner in such sense.
  • Documentation proving that you have health insurance.
  • Medical certificate
  • Legitimate subject: The legitimate subject to request the non-profit temporary residence authorization is the foreigner, personally. If he is a minor, his legal representative
  • Place of presentation: Spanish diplomatic mission or consular office in whose demarcation the foreigner resides.
  • Fees: will accrue at the time the application is accepted for processing, and must be paid within ten business days. The fees to be paid are:

-Fees for visa issuance.
-Fees for residence authorization: Form 790 code 052. The payment of the 790 code 052 fee can be made through the payment gateway enabled by the Administration or through a bank, after downloading and printing the fee form.

  • Term for resolution: The term for notification of the resolution on the visa is three months from the date of your request to the corresponding Consular Office.
  • In the case of granting the residence visa, the foreigner has one month from the notification to pick it up in person. In case of not doing so, it will be understood that he has renounced the visa granted, and the procedure will be archived.
  • Once the visa has been collected, the applicant must enter Spain within the validity period of the visa, which in no case will exceed three months.
  • Duration: The initial temporary residence authorization will last for one year and will begin on the date of entry into Spain.
  • ID card: Within one month of entering Spain, the foreigner must personally request the foreigner’s identity card, at the corresponding Police Station.