Complete guide: the requirements for living in Andorra

Andorra is a wonderful country that offers countless opportunities for those seeking a new home. This article will guide you through the essential requirements for living in Andorra.

From, your trusted expert in residence and citizenship by investment, we provide you with a comprehensive insight into the necessary requirements for living in Andorra. With our years of experience in offering comprehensive solutions for international mobility for investors, companies, and digital nomads, we have designed a comprehensive guide that will answer all your questions.

Step 1: Acquiring Residency in Andorra

Types of Residency in Andorra

Andorra offers two forms of residency: active and passive.

  • Active Residency: Active residency is for those who plan to work or run a business in the country. Orience provides complete guidance on the requirements and processes involved in this path.
  • Passive Residency: On the other hand, passive residency is ideal for those who want to enjoy Andorra without the need to work. Our experts at Orience can guide you through the investment requirements and other details.

To live legally in Andorra, you will need to obtain residency. This process involves several steps and requirements that we will detail below:


  1. Research residency options.
  2. Gather the necessary documents.
  3. Apply for residency at the Andorran embassy.
  4. Wait for approval.

Documentation for Residency Application

At Orience, we ensure that you are well-prepared with all the necessary documents for your residency application. The required documents for residency application may vary depending on the type of residency you choose. However, the essential documents include:

  • Valid passport.
  • Certificate of criminal background.
  • Certificate of civil status.
  • Proof of economic solvency or financial means.

Step 2: Settling in Andorra

Once you have obtained residency, the next step is to establish an address in Andorra. It’s important to note that the cost of living in Andorra is significantly lower than in most European countries.

Housing Options

Orience can assist you in finding the perfect housing option in Andorra that suits your needs and budget. From modern apartments to single-family houses, we will help you explore all possibilities.

Buying or Renting a Property

Our experts will guide you on whether to buy or rent a property in Andorra, based on your long-term plans.

Step 3: Settling into Life in Andorra

Adapting to a new country can be challenging, but Andorra offers an exceptional quality of life that eases the transition.

Language Learning can provide resources for learning the official language, Catalan, in addition to Spanish, French, and Portuguese, which are also widely spoken.

Access to Healthcare

Andorra has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. At, we will help you understand how the healthcare system in Andorra works and ensure that you are properly covered.

Immersion in the Community

We encourage participation in the local community, a great way to adapt to life in Andorra. From local events to joining clubs and organizations, we will advise you on how you can best integrate.

In conclusion, living in Andorra can be an incredibly rewarding experience. By following these steps and fulfilling the necessary requirements, you can make your dream of settling in this beautiful country a reality.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to obtain residency in Andorra?

The time needed to obtain residency in Andorra can vary, but generally, it takes 3 to 6 months. At Orience, we strive to make this process as simple as possible.

Do I need a visa to enter Andorra?

As Andorra is not a member of the EU, you do not need a visa to visit the country. However, if you come from a country that requires a visa to enter the Schengen area, you will need this visa as Andorra is surrounded by Schengen countries.

Can I obtain Andorran citizenship?

Obtaining Andorran citizenship requires living in the country for at least 20 years. However, this period is reduced to 10 years if you are a citizen of a Spanish-speaking country.

At Orience, we are ready to help you on your way to settle in Andorra. Our team of experts will work with you to ensure that your experience is as easy and pleasant as possible. With our help, you will be able to enjoy all that this beautiful country has to offer.