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Find out the best way to apply for the lucrative residence in Spain.
By: Antonio Villena
1. Best way to obtain a lucrative residency
The best way to obtain a residence visa for the creation of a business activity in Spain is not to actually apply for this type of visa in the first instance, i.e., initially we must apply for a non-profit residence visa, which is applied for quickly and then after 10 months we renew it, once renewed we can make the change from Spain and telematically, modifying the type of non-profit residence to a lucrative one.
Why should we first apply for a non-profit residence visa? Because, from experience with many other cases, it is usually very complicated to obtain a residence visa for the creation of a business activity, while a non-profit residence visa is much easier to obtain at a consulate.
In addition, it is not advisable to initially apply for a residence visa for the creation of a business activity due to the high bureaucracy regarding the documentation involved in the process of applying for this type of visa.
2. How to change from a non-lucrative residence to a lucrative one
From experience, we know that it is much easier to apply for a non-profit residence visa, once 10 months have passed we can renew and then change to a lucrative residence in a very easy way as we do it from Spain as a resident and in a telematic way being resolved in a provincial immigration office, which is extremely faster and less complicated than doing it from a consulate.
To change from a non-profit to a lucrative residence, it is sufficient to present a small business activity project.
From our office, this is our advice for people who want to apply for a residence visa for the creation of a business activity, we hope this information has helped you, we are at your disposal to advise you and help you with the procedures and applications.
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