Do I need a new marriage certificate for non lucrative Spain visa renewal?

Question about the non lucrative Spain visa renewal

We are about to apply for our year 2/3 of the non lucrative Spain visa renewal. Do we need another up-to-date copy of our marriage certificate?


These are the answers of some Facebook group members:

“We didn’t last month. It seems regions vary. We are in Alicante.”

“I was told we do need updated apostilled copy of matriage certificate. We are in Murcia region.”

“Depends where you are. Málaga does not.”

“We didn’t need one. Alicante”

“Yes you will need to. We just did it and it almost took 3 and 1/2 months. That is between translation, authentication of the embassy and government ministry in Madrid.”

In conclusion, it appears that the answer to whether a couple needs to provide an up-to-date copy of their marriage certificate when renewing their Spanish Non Lucrative visa depends on the region in which they are applying. While some regions may require an updated apostilled copy, others may not require it at all. It is recommended that individuals check with their local authorities and immigration offices to determine the specific requirements for their visa renewal process. It is also important to note that the visa renewal process can be lengthy and involves several steps, including translation and authentication, so it is advisable to begin the process well in advance of the visa expiration date.