Spain Preparation – The Green Light

Only in Granada.  Photos taken on April 6, 2014.  Both scenes about 30 miles apart  Source
Only in Granada. Photos taken on April 6, 2014. Both scenes about 30 miles apart. Source

I thought it’s as good a time as any for the 6th update in this series as our family plans for our move to Granada, Spain.

If you’d like more background, you can see the evolution of our decision in these previous posts:

Part 1 – The Motivation

Part 2 – The Considerations

Part 3 – The Decision

Part 4 – The Commitment

Part 5 – The Application

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How to Apply for Non Lucrative Visa for Spain as US Citizen

Consulado General de EspanaLast 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.

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