Last Monday our family spent the morning in Chicago applying for non-lucrative visas that will hopefully permit us one year of residency in Spain. This type of visa is also sometimes referred to as a non-profit visa and will not allow us to work while there.
Our experience was a bit different from others who had documented their process. I think the requirements have changed over the years and I wanted to make note of what they look like at this point in time.
Most U.S. citizens are able to travel to Spain visa-free for periods up to 3 months. We wish to remain longer than that. This is the first step to enrolling our kids into public schooling for the 2014-2015 academic year in Spain.