In this article, we will show you how to renew your non-lucrative visa in Spain and the documents you require.

As mentioned in a previous article, “How to apply for a Spanish Non-lucrative visa for UK Citizens”, the initial visa is valid for 12 months. The next visa has a 2-year validity and can then be extended for a further 2 years. After the 5 years, you have the option to apply for long-term Spanish residency *subject to certain specific requirements. (eg. Being able to prove legal and continuous residence in Spain for five years (not having left the country for more than 180 days a year), and not having a criminal record).

When to renew your Non-Lucrative Visa?

Application for renewal should be submitted either during the 60 calendar days prior to the expiration date of your NLV or 90 days after the expiry date. Submission of the application within the term extends the validity of the previous authorization until the resolution of the procedure.

Requirements to Renew Your Non-Lucrative Visa:

To renew your non-lucrative visa in Spain you must simply demonstrate that you still meet all the initial requirements stated for your initial application. 

  • Financial requirements:

For your initial visa application, you were required to demonstrate an income of 400% of the IPREM for the main applicant, and 100% for each extra family member included in the application.

  • Financial means required per month: 2.316,08€
  • The annual amount for the first year: 27.792,96€

For your renewal, you are required to double these figures as the renewal visa is for a 2-year period.

  • For the 2-year renewal: 55.585,92€*

*NOTE: This figure mainly relates to any savings, fixed amounts in a bank account, etc as monthly income figures such as pensions will still be calculated on a monthly basis but over a 2-year rather than 1-year period.

  • Proof of Suitable Health insurance

The requirements are as per your initial non-lucrative visa application. Request a quote HERE

  • Proof of Residency in Spain

In order to retain your Spanish residency permit, you are required to remain in Spain/Spanish territory for at least 183 days per year. Failure to be able to prove this, if requested to do so, may result in your renewal application being rejected.

Documents such as bank statements, invoices, and utility bills can be used as proof if required.

  • Proof of Education for Children of School Age

If you have brought your children to Spain on the non lucrative visa, you must request a certificate from their school to prove that they are enrolled in and have been attending regular education.

  • Lack of Debts in Spain

At the time of your renewal, you must not have any debts with the Spanish tax office or social security. This is related to personal tax payments, traffic fines etc.

  • No Criminal Record in Spain

For renewal, any evidence of a criminal record or pending judicial action will result in your application being denied.

How to Renew Your Non-Lucrative Visa

Your visa renewal application can be submitted in person at your corresponding immigration office or, online if you have a digital certificate.

A summary of the documents required are:

  • Application form in the official model (EX-01), in duplicate, duly completed and signed by the applicant. This form can be obtained at:
  • Passport or travel title, recognized as valid in Spain, with a minimum validity of one year PLUS a full copy of valid passport or travel document.
  • Documentation accrediting having means of living for the requested period (as per details mentioned above)
  • Documentation proving that you have health insurance.
  • For minors of compulsory school age, a report is issued by the competent regional or state authorities, or by the educational center.

Note: Copies of the documents must be provided and the originals must be displayed at the time of submitting the application.


Fees will accrue at the time the application is accepted for processing and must be paid within ten business days, payable via:

  • Model 790 code 052

The form for payment can be downloaded from the Internet portal of the Secretary of State for Public Administration.

How long does the renewal process take?

The deadline for resolution of the request is 3 months from the day following the date on which it was entered into the register of the competent body for its processing.

Once this period has elapsed without the Administration having made the notification, it may be understood that the request has been accepted, due to administrative silence. 

(When it has not been possible to notify the resolution, it will be announced on the Single Edictal Board (TEU). If electronic notification has been chosen or it is legally required to use that means, the resolution will be notified by publication in the electronic office. If not If the resolution is reached within 10 working days from its publication, it will be considered notified).