Can we wait in Spain for our non lucrative Spain visa to be approved in Manchester consulate, or do we have to remain in the UK?


We own a property in Spain and have applied for non lucrative Spain visa – we have had our interview at Manchester and are currently waiting – my question is – can we go and wait at our Spanish home and come back to get our passports stamped when visa is ready or do we have to wait in uk?


These are the answers of some Facebook group members:

“If you have your passports then your free to come back to Spain. Going to need your passports though!”

“If you have your passports you can travel. Just make sure you don’t go or won’t go over the 90 day rule. That definitely would t look good!”

“If you have your passports and have not exceeded your 90/180 days then, yes”

“We have had our interview at Manchester and asked to keep our passports as we are travelling to Spain soon. We were told that wasn’t a problem as long as we are within the 90/180 rules”

“My mum did exactly this. She was in Spain about a month and then flew back for her visa and was back in Spain within 24 hours. They stamped the passport same day for her.”

In conclusion, it appears that if you have your passports and have not exceeded the 90/180 rule, you are able to travel and wait for your non lucrative Spain visa approval at your property in Spain. However, it is important to ensure that you do not exceed the 90/180 rule, which is a visa-free period for non-EU citizens traveling within the Schengen Area. This rule means that you can stay for a maximum of 90 days within any 180-day period. It is essential to monitor your travel dates carefully and seek advice from an immigration lawyer or the Spanish consulate if you have any concerns about complying with this rule.

Here’s an article about What happens if I overstay the Spanish 90 day rule and go back to the UK?