Is age a thing on requesting a Spanish residency permit?

Raymundo LarraĆ­n Nesbitt, November, 18. 2021

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By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt
Director of Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers
11th of November 2021

Officially no, in practice there are some snags.

The reason being is that all visa permits, including a Golden Visa, have as a staple requirement in Spain that an applicant must hire private health insurance from a Spanish-based company.

Most Spanish health providers do not insure applicants over the age of 70 years old. None insure over the age of 75 years old full cover, at least to our knowledge.

This in practice translates indirectly to vetting any applicant over the age of 75 y.o. In effect, no candidate over 75 is eligible for Spanish private healthcare which in turn means your visa application is simply thrown out and you fail one of the core requirements common to all visa permits in Spain.

So, if you are thinking of making the move to Spain, at some point in your life, please, for your own sake, make sure you do not leave it until it is too late. Always apply for Spanish residency permits under the age of 75 y.o.; I would even go further, recommending the age of 70 to be on the safe side.


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