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One Spanish Visa or Two for Married Couple?

Old Aug 20th 2021, 11:22 pm
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We are a pensioner couple still living in UK (till October) and inching forward with our initial Spanish non-lucrative residence visa applications - though getting an appointment or even a reply from the London Consulate seems impossible at the moment. Does anyone have advice to help us decide whether we need one or two visas? Do you both have to pass the full income threshhold test for separate visas, or can one of them still be`assessed at the 25% dependent rate? And what are the disadvantages of having just one visa? For instance can the dependent spouse still enter and leave Spain on their own? Many thanks!
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Old Aug 21st 2021, 1:15 am
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Every person requires his or her own visa, though for a couple or a family, combined application can be made. You can take advantage of dependant's rate for financial requirement. I am not sure if you need one visa appointment or two, or perhaps you can have one after the other. The consulate will know.
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Old Aug 21st 2021, 1:33 am
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Thanks - the consulate website says you can have appointments one after the other, though we can't get any more info out of them at the moment. According to BBC British Universities are asking Spanish Government if student visas can be processed in Spain because of the problem getting appointments in London.
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Paul, how did it go in the end? - I am in the same position as you.
It seems husband and wife have to be two separate applications.
(1) Does each applicant need to provide a separate copy of the marriage certificate?
(2) Can the wife be considered to be a 'dependent'?
(3) If the husband is the 'main applicant' and can demonstrate ~ยฃ23k of savings, does the wife only need to demonstrate ~ยฃ5.7k savings?
(4) Do the original documents (passports, etc) need to be supplied, or can copies be provided instead?
(5) Will the consulate arrange for interviews to occur for husband and wife on the same day?
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Old Mar 6th 2022, 7:00 pm
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Useful guide available here

https://www.pellicerheredia.com/en/open-library/
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Default Re: One Spanish Visa or Two for Married Couple?

Thanks spainrico, that's useful. It answers (2), but the other questions are still unanswered.
Ideally I need to talk to someone who has successfully gone through the process.
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Seems the spanish consulate web page in London has just had a refurbishment, and the NLV is now called a "Non-Working Residence Visa":
www . exteriores . gob . es / Consulados / londres / en / ServiciosConsulares / Paginas / Consular / Visado-de-residencia-no-lucrativa . aspx
The forms look different as well, but the main visa requirements are unchanged, it seems.
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Originally Posted by henrygk
Seems the spanish consulate web page in London has just had a refurbishment, and the NLV is now called a "Non-Working Residence Visa":
Just in case there was "confusion" about remote working?
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Maybe they should call it "Not allowed to work at all Residence Visa" to completely remove all ambiguity !!
Besides, the Spanish embassy and consulate in London are now on an indefinite strike ...
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