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Non Lucrative visa information is now listed on their website:clap2::love:
I will be applying soon. Will let you know how it goes Yay!
Looking to sign a one month lease in Denia! Any suggestion?
 

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How do you plan on meeting the lease requirement? It seems bizarre that you need to have a lease in Spain when you don't know if or when you will get your visa to move over there.
 

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You should come over first really and see what you'll get for your money. Its not a good idea to sign anything when you havent seen what you're getting. You could get ripped off. Also remember prices are much higher in the summer season. Monthly prices can suddenly turn into weekly prices during the holiday season

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I have it all planned. I will let you know when it all comes together. I called LA consulate.....explained to them how I am going to do it...they gave me hope! I will keep you all posted!
 

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Non Lucrative visa information is now listed on their website:clap2::love:
I will be applying soon. Will let you know how it goes Yay!
Looking to sign a one month lease in Denia! Any suggestion?
A link would be nice.................
 

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Consulado de España en Chicago

Please scroll down to 'long stay' visa!
thanks!!

now that says
− Proof of sufficient financial resources: Bank statements of the last year, investments, annuites and any other source of income totalling a minimum of $75,000.00 annually. Add $15,000.00 per spouse and per each child.
but the one from San Francisco says
Documentation and certified translation into Spanish that you have enough periodic income (investments, annuities and any other source of income) to live while you are in Spain (this will be evaluated by the Directorate of Consular Affairs) plus two copies. The minimum income required is 25,560 Euros annually plus 6,390 Euros per each additional family member. If stocks or partnerships are owned in one or several companies, it must be specified that no funds are derived from direct labor activity in those companies.

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at the current exchange rate Chicago reckons you need more than twice as much as San Francisco!
 

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After living in Spain for 3 years this fact does not surprise me at all ;)
nor me............

I'd say that San Francisco is probably wrong though, since Chicago agrees with everything else I've ever seen
 

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How do you plan on meeting the lease requirement? It seems bizarre that you need to have a lease in Spain when you don't know if or when you will get your visa to move over there.
I had the exact same thought. seems awfully goofy. after reading this thread, now I wished we had stayed in California.
 

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thanks!!

now that says

but the one from San Francisco says


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at the current exchange rate Chicago reckons you need more than twice as much as San Francisco!
wow, the Spanish consulate in Chicago actually has that $75k figure on their website? I either missed it when I was searching for that, or they recently added it. either way, that matches the other site that stated that exact same annual amount. que interesante.

oh wait, I see what happened. I was looking at retirement visas and this $75k is clearly stated for the non-lucrative visa, whereas there is no dollar amount listed for the retiree visa. Which maybe bodes well for me........guess we'll see.
 

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and I am now thinking that what I quoted in my earlier thread here is not correct. I am wondering if this author got her visa types mixed up? Or perhaps she used info from a different Spanish consulate than the one I would use. Because I just clicked on both the non-lucrative visa requirements which clearly states the $75k annual figure. But, curiously, when I click on the retirement visa (the one I would be applying for) it does not state any annual income requirement!!

oh, Spain.....you certainly wouldn't want to have consistency between all your Spanish consulates in the U.S. now would you? **sarcasm**

sorry, didn't mean to butt in on this thread but am always curious about U.S. citizens applying for visas to live in Spain. as you were.
 

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and I am now thinking that what I quoted in my earlier thread here is not correct. I am wondering if this author got her visa types mixed up? Or perhaps she used info from a different Spanish consulate than the one I would use. Because I just clicked on both the non-lucrative visa requirements which clearly states the $75k annual figure. But, curiously, when I click on the retirement visa (the one I would be applying for) it does not state any annual income requirement!!

oh, Spain.....you certainly wouldn't want to have consistency between all your Spanish consulates in the U.S. now would you? **sarcasm**

sorry, didn't mean to butt in on this thread but am always curious about U.S. citizens applying for visas to live in Spain. as you were.
you carry on :)

as you have suggested to me I have now put a note on the 'sticky' thread about the different info. on the various Consulate websites

I have most often read that the annual income requirement for non-lucrative is around 75K $US, and for retirement around the 25K €, though
 

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you carry on :)

as you have suggested to me I have now put a note on the 'sticky' thread about the different info. on the various Consulate websites

I have most often read that the annual income requirement for non-lucrative is around 75K $US, and for retirement around the 25K €, though
perfect, thanks!

I sure like that 25k euro figure instead and I am "sure" our Social Security payments will be at least that much.....as long as we still get Social Security :D
 

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hi!every body.i already applied this retirement visa 2 months ago~still waiting.so i have some experience can share with you guys.but i am not english native speaker.so i don't know how to write a formal english article if any one have interest and have msn.you can ask me any thing about this kind visa.and you post our Q&A to this fourm.

also i want say something here.if "non-lucrative" ask 75K and "retirement" ask 25K why you choose apply "non-lucrative" if you don't have enough money.they both can allow you stay in spain.why so serious?especially when you face a country with a lot gray zone and goofy around all the time~
 

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hi!every body.i am applied this retirement.so i have some experience can share with you guys.but i am not english native speaker.so i don't know how to write a formal english article if any one have interest and have msn.you can ask me any thing about this kind visa.and you post our Q&A to this fourm.

also i want say something here.if "non-lucrative" ask 75K and "retirement" ask 25K why you choose apply "non-lucrative" if you don't have enough money.they both can allow you stay in spain.why so serious?especially when you face a country with a lot gray zone and goofy around all the time~
for a retirement visa you have to be of retirement age - non-lucrative is for people of working age & the higher financial requirement is to make it less likely that you would be tempted to work illegally

have you successfully applied for a resident visa of any kind to Spain?
 

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i am not successfull yet.i am still waiting~(i mean yes!loca consulate already accept my application but allow or not still waiting spain to answer).but base one my experience i can say you are wrong.i don't know what kind situation in US or another country.but in here spain consulate don't require me have to be retirement age(i am around 30).and they also accept my application.and i think this should suit another country because the consulate staff tell me this kind visa they have no right to decide in local consulate.they need send back to spain to decide allow or not.but they have norms from spain to decide local consulate can accept your application or not.

Ps.i am not really from north korea!
 

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i am not successfull yet.i am still waiting~(i mean yes!loca consulate already accept my application but allow or not still waiting spain to answer).but base one my experience i can say you are wrong.i don't know what kind situation in US or another country.but in here spain consulate don't require me have to be retirement age(i am around 30).and they also accept my application.and i think this should suit another country because the consulate staff tell me this kind visa they have no right to decide in local consulate.they need send back to spain to decide allow or not.but they have norms from spain to decide local consulate can accept your application or not.

Ps.i am not really from north korea!
so where are you from?? & where have you applied to?


let us know how your application progresses
 

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i am sorry!but i can not tell you where i am from.because i am afraid will effect my application progresses.
because local consulate told me i am the first person to apply this kind visa.for past few years.

since they accept my application already been 2 months and still waiting~
 
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