All official documents (birth certificate/death, marriage certificate/divorce, criminal record) must be legalised through the consular representations of the issuing country or, in the case of signatory countries to the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, hold the Hague Apostille, except official documents issued by a Member State of the European Union, which will not require to be legalised.
In the case of spouses or civil partners, it is necessary to submit, additionally, marriage or civil partnership certificate and, in the case of descendants, birth certificate. Sworn translation into Spanish is required. All these documents need to be legalised through the consular representations of the issuing country or, in the case of signatory countries to the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, hold the Hague Apostille (except official documents issued by a Member State of the European Union, which will not require to be legalised). In the case of minors travelling with only one parent, a notarised authorisation from the other parent or official document proving sole custody is required, these documents must be translated into Spanish by a sworn translator.
When applying for a visa, you must submit a photocopy of all the original documents that you want to be returned to you at the end of the procedure. The consulate does not make photocopies.
1. National visa form complete, dated and signed. It can be downloaded free of charge on the website:
2. Recent passport photograph with white background. Information on the requirements to be met by photographs can be found in the ICAO document.
This Consulate does not accept digital retouching on identity photographs.
3. Valid passport or travel document, recognised as valid in Spain. It must have a minimum validity of one year and at least two blank pages. Photocopy of all passport pages.
4. Valid UK residence permit and photocopy. Only for non-UK Nationals.
Visa applications submitted by non-residents who are in the UK on a C-Visit stay visa will not be accepted.
5. Certificate of criminal record (only in the case of persons over 18 years of age, criminal age in Spain) issued by the country or countries where the applicant has resided within the five years preceding the date of the visa application. It cannot be older than 3 months, unless the certificate itself specifies a longer expiration.
For UK Criminal Records submit ACRO Certificate.
These certificates must be legalised through the consular representations of the issuing country or, in the case of signatory countries to the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, hold the Hague Apostille, except official documents issued by a Member State of the European Union, which will not require to be legalised.
Sworn translation into Spanish is also required.
6. Public or private health insurance taken out by an insurance company authorised to operate in Spain.
7. Medical certificate, issued by a registered medical practitioner, no later than 3 months prior to the date of application, it must be formulated in the following terms or similarly:
If the medical certificate is issued in the United Kingdom: “This health certificate states that Mr./Mrs. (…) does not suffer from any of the diseases that may have serious public health repercussions in accordance with what is stipulated by the International Health Regulations of 2005”
Certificates issued in a language different from Spanish must be accompanied by a sworn translation into Spanish.
If the medical certificate is issued in Spain: “Este certificado médico acredita que el Sr./Sra. (…) no padece ninguna de las enfermedades que pueden tener repercusiones para la salud pública graves, de conformidad con lo dispuesto en el reglamento sanitario internacional de 2005”
Consulado General de España en Londres. REQUISITOS VISADO RESIDENCIA NO LUCRATIVA 6 / 6
MINISTERIO DE ASUNTOS EXTERIORES, UNIÓN EUROPEA Y COOPERACIÓN
CONSULADO GENERAL DE ESPAÑA EN LONDRES
This Consulate does not provide information about medical centres that issue this certificate. The applicant may contact any public or private medical centre duly accredited in the territory of the United Kingdom or Spain. Medical certificates issued in countries other than the United Kingdom or Spain will not be accepted.
These certificates must hold the Hague Apostille (except documents issued by Spain, which will not require to be legalised).
8. Financial means required to cover the living expenses and, where appropriate, those of their family members, for one year, in accordance with the following amounts:
– For the support of the main applicant, monthly, 400 % of the IPREM (Indicador Público de Renta de Efectos Múltiples), which in 2021 amounts to 564,90 €, being 2.259,6 € or its legal equivalent in foreign currency.
– For the support of each of the family members in charge, monthly, 100% of the IPREM, which in 2021 amounts to 564,90 € or its legal equivalent in foreign currency.
The availability of sufficient financial means will be evidenced by the submission of original and stamped documents that verify the perception of a periodic and sufficient income or the holding of an estate that guarantees the perception of that income.
If the financial means come from shares or participations in Spanish companies, mixed or foreign companies, based in Spain, applicants shall prove, by certification thereof, that they don’t carry out any work activity in such companies and will submit an affidavit to that effect.
9. Fill in the ‘Autorización inicial de residencia temporal’ fee self-assessment form 790-052, to be paid at the Consulate on the day your application is accepted.
10. Fill in the EX-01 form ‘Autorización de residencia temporal no lucrativa’.
11. Pay the relevant visa fee at the Consulate on the day your application is accepted.