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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 need to get your work permit. The first question we must ask ourselves is:  Do I really need a work permit to work in Spain?

If it is the case of citizens 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, because exists a Schengen agreement.

We explain some of the different ways to get a work permit in Spain:

Highly Qualified Professional (HQP)

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

Documents required to apply for the highly skilled worker visa:

  • Job Contract
  • Job Description
  • HQP Resume
  • Passport
  • HQP´s Background checks.
  • College Degrees (In case of graduates or postgraduates)
  • Legal documents of 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 journey in Spain, and that 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 the Passport
  • Application form
  • Criminal Records
  • Business Plan
  • Insurance
  • Proof of Funds

Regular Work Permit

In case, you would like to start your own business or work for a company in Spain. In both cases, you must start the application process of their country of origin or 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 inside Spain to request this visa and it will be your introductory employer of the application procedure.
  • Not all offers unique employment will be valid. The job must respect the national unemployment situation in Spain.

Work Permit as a Self- Employed

If the project you are ready to start is not innovative or not use a high tech level enough, the regular work permit as a freelance 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 accepting.
  • You must have the necessary qualifications to perform the specific tasks that your business needs.
  • Demonstrate that you will receive adequate funding so that your project can run smoothly is also necessary. This involves precisely define your investment sources.

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