Non lucrative Spain visa starting date: Is it the date of issue or the date of your move to Spain?

Question about the Non lucrative Spain visa

Does anyone know whether the starting date for the Non lucrative Spain visa is when you wish to move to Spain or the date of issue?


These are the answers of some Facebook group members:

“You can tell them the date your moving so that’s when it starts”

“You can tell them a date when you would like to move, although not always works out that way. If you would like to be here by July, then I will suggest to apply 3 months before, so around April time, and start gathering paperwork as soon as possible. The Non lucrative Spain visa starts the date that is says on the Visa page, then you have 30 days from that day to do your TIE in Spain”

“Usually 3 months is good. That worked for me”

“The starting date is recorded on the Non lucrative Spain visa. It also has an expiration date that is 90 days. You need to enter Spain in that window. You can request a start date but it didn’t doesn’t happen for sure.”

In conclusion, Spainguru’s group members suggest that you can request a start date to the Spanish Consulate where you apply for the Spanish Non lucrative visa, however it is not guaranteed to be granted. It is important to gather all necessary paperwork and apply in advance. The Non lucrative Spain visa has an expiration date of 90 days from the date of issue, and you must enter Spain within that window. Ultimately, it is best to consult with an immigration lawyer or the Spanish consulate for specific guidance.