Spanish Non Lucrative Visa Application: Is the Fee Refundable After Rejection?


“Hi, If I apply for the Spanish Non Lucrative Visa myself and the initial application is rejected do I get another go? or lose the £500 fee”


These are the answers of Spainguru’s Facebook group members:

“You lose the fee”

“Sorry to hear that, Do They tell you why”

“On the day of the appointment if something not right they tell you and you can either fix there or go away and fix. No fee charged. If you meet all the requirements then it won’t be rejected….”

“They questioned my application (not rejected) due to wording wrong on my medical, however wording was correct and they accepted and approved. Point is they make mistakes so as John says if all is correct at appointment you should be there. Question and check..”

“They’ll give you some days to provide extra documents but if you don’t then qualify then it’s start again”

“You can appeal”

“I’ve seen members here successfully appeal rejections.”


When applying for the Spanish Non Lucrative Visa, if the application is initially rejected, the fee is generally considered non-refundable.

However, it appears that there is an opportunity to correct any issues identified during the appointment, potentially avoiding outright rejection.

Some members have also experienced success in appealing rejections, suggesting that while the process can be challenging, there are remedies if the initial application does not go as planned.