but the one from San Francisco 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.
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.
I had the exact same thought. seems awfully goofy. after reading this thread, now I wished we had stayed in California.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.
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.thanks!!
now that says
but the one from San Francisco says
at the current exchange rate Chicago reckons you need more than twice as much as San Francisco!
you carry onand 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.
perfect, thanks!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
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 illegallyhi!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~
so where are you from?? & where have you applied to?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!