Spain Arrival Date After the Spanish NLV Approval


My Spanish NLV was approved! Do I have three months to be in Spain?


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

“Yes, 90 days.”

“The visa in your passport is dated.”

“Yes, you have up to 3 months. The expiry date should be on your visa.”

“My visa (that was attached to my passport) had a date range of when I could enter Spain. I had applied in June and got approved the same month (but had expected it to take closer to 3 months). My visa said I was to enter Spain between Sept 1 – Dec 15. As per my application, they knew my private health insurance was starting Sept 1 – that’s why that start date was given. Congratulations on your visa!”

“May 2nd to the first week of August…so fast!!!”


Upon approval of the Spanish Non-Lucrative Visa (NLV), applicants typically have up to three months to enter Spain, as indicated by the expiry date on the visa sticker in their passport.

The specific entry window can vary based on starting date choice upon application, and is clearly marked on the visa.

It is crucial for recipients to plan their move within this timeframe to ensure compliance with Spanish immigration rules.

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Bruno Bianchi
Bruno Bianchi is the Director at SpainGuru, where he offers his expertise on Spanish immigration, visas, and residency. Over the years, he has been a guide for many navigating the intricacies of Spanish immigration & bureaucracy. In addition to his role at SpainGuru, Bruno anchors the SpainGuru YouTube channel. Through this platform, he shares valuable insights and updates on immigration matters, simplifying complex processes for a global audience. Bruno's dedication to providing clear and trustworthy information has made him a trusted figure in the community. In addition to his pivotal role at SpainGuru, Bruno boasts over 17 years of professional experience in several online platforms. With roles ranging from the COO and co-founder of and Sales director of the MAPSA Group, Bruno's diverse experiences (he holds 3 nationalities) and multilingual capabilities (he speaks 5 languages) make him a dynamic and influential figure in both the immigration and business sectors.