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How to Get the Work Permit in Spain

How to Get the Work Permit in Spain

Do you want to live and work in Spain? Then you may need to get a work permit. The first question we must ask ourselves is:  Do I really need a work permit to be able to work in Spain?

How to Get the Work Permit in Spain

If you are a citizen of a European Union country, Switzerland or a member of the European Economic Area (EEA), then you do not need to apply for a work permit, due to the existence of the Schengen agreement.

Some of the different ways to get a work permit in Spain are explained below:

Highly Qualified Professional (HQP)

For those who have a qualified job offer in Spain or are graduates/postgraduates of universities and prestigious business schools and also have a job offer. If you meet the requirements, you could apply for a residence permit for highly skilled workers in Spain.

Documents required to apply for the highly skilled worker visa:

  • Job Contract
  • Job Description
  • HQP Résumé
  • Passport
  • HQP Background Checks.
  • College Degrees (in the case of graduates or postgraduates)
  • Legal documents from the employer
  • A certification indicating that the company is a large business, corporate group
    or an SME in a strategic sector.

Entrepreneur Visa

For entrepreneurs who want to embark on their business journey in Spain, and whose activity is considered innovative and of particular interest to the country. If you meet the requirements, you could apply for an entrepreneur visa in Spain.

Documents required to apply for the residence for entrepreneurs:

  • Copy of Passport
  • Application Form
  • Criminal Record certificate issued by the authorities in your country of origin
  • Business Plan
  • Insurance
  • Proof of Funds

Regular Work Permit

In the case that you would like to start your own business or work for a company in Spain, you must start the application process in your country of origin and then we can manage your work permit in Spain.

Work Permit as an Employee

The two main requirements you need to consider in order to get your work permit in Spain as an employee for a company are:

  • You cannot be in Spain when you request this visa and it will be your introductory employer of the application procedure.
  • Not all offers of unique employment will be valid. The job must respect the national unemployment situation in Spain.

Work Permit as a Self- Employed Person

If the project you are ready to start is not innovative or does not use a sufficiently high tech level, the regular work permit as a freelance worker is for you. What should you consider?

  • You need to carefully prepare and present your business plan to one of five institutions in Spain that are responsible for approving it.
  • You must have the necessary qualifications to perform the specific tasks that your business needs.
  • Demonstrating that you will receive adequate funding so that your project can run smoothly is also necessary. This involves precisely defining your sources of investment.

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