The Non Lucrative Visa Houston Consulate

The Spain Non Lucrative Visa in Houston? You’ve come to the right place.

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Next up, all your “How do I get a Non Lucrative Visa for Spain at the Spanish Consulate of Houston” questions answered!

First off and most importantly… you’ll apply for your Spanish Non Lucrative Visa at the Houston Consulate if you’re a permanent resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee or Texas.
If, instead, you’re a resident of any other state, find your consulate here.

Secondly, if you’re not even sure, exactly, what is the non lucrative visa for Spain, this overview outlines the general requirements to get one. Needless to say, there’s no point diving into application instructions if there’s no chance you’ll qualify.

Along those lines, if you’ve got doubts about your potential to qualify for this visa to move to Spain, contact me to review your situation. I can help you figure out if you can make this visa work for you.

Spanish Consulate Houston Vital Details

How to Apply for the Non Lucrative Visa Spain Houston ConsulateJurisdiction: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas
1800 Bering Drive, Suite 660 ~ Houston, Texas 77057 ~ +1 713 783 6200
[email protected] General Email  ~ [email protected] Visa Department Email

Generally speaking, the Houston Consulate answers emails, and in a reasonably timely manner to boot.

Their FAQs page will answer most of your general questions. 

Their Application Instructions per website are found here. (Newly posted instructions 14 June, 2021. Free checklist will be updated shortly.)

Applications are taken by appointment only. Schedule Your Appointment here.

Helpful Info:


Spain Non Lucrative Visa Houston Consulate Need to Know Info

As of 2020, this consulate is requiring a greater sum of funds to prove financial means:  
Primary Applicant: 26,333 euros (Convert to USD)
Each Additional Applicant: 6,583 euros (Convert to USD)
The Houston Consulate only accepts criminal background checks from the FBI or State Department of Justice. Reports issued by private channelers will not be accepted.
You will be required to leave your passport at the consulate during application processing. Stated resolution time is 6 to 8 weeks. Arrange international travel accordingly.
The Houston Consulate requires proof of housing just to apply for your visa. See my tips on this issue here.

Finally, at the risk of sounding like I’m talking to my teenage kids… Be organized! Like, really organized. Indeed, I’ve had numerous clients tell me the visa officer servicing their appointment specifically commented on their well organized application packets. Make life easier for that overworked funcionario! More often than not, they will try to help you as much as they can.

My FREE checklist has all the juicy details on translation needs, doc issue dates, and all manner of bureaucratic minutiae!

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