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Visado de teletrabajo para nómadas digitales
Remote-workers visa for digital nomad workers

The current global context has seen a significant change in the way we think about work, driven mainly by technological advances and socio-cultural changes. As a result, the world of work is evolving rapidly, adapting to new technologies and the globalisation of the economy.

One of the most significant trends is the rise of telecommuting, especially among digital nomads. These professionals are looking for the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world, and Spain has become an attractive destination for them. Below, we will examine in detail the remote-workers visa for digital nomads in Spain, based on information provided by the “Portal del Programa de Residencia para Inversores y Emprendedores (PRIE)” and the “Unidad de Grandes Empresas y Colectivos Estratégicos (UGE-CE)”.

What is the Digital Nomad Remote-workers Visa?

The Remote-workers Visa for Digital Nomads is designed for non-EU foreigners who wish to carry out a job or professional activity remotely, working for companies located outside Spain. This visa allows you to combine geographical mobility with job stability, taking advantage of information technologies to work from anywhere.

Requirements and conditions

Applicants must meet certain requirements:

  • Be a graduate or postgraduate from a reputable university or business school, or have at least three years’ professional experience.
  • Proof that the company they work for has been in continuous operation and that the employment or professional relationship can be carried out remotely is essential.
  • Proof that the employment or professional relationship has existed for at least three months prior to the application.

Types of permits and their duration

There are two types of permits associated with this visa:

  1. Residence visa: This is issued to people who are outside Spain and allows them to stay and work in the country for one year, renewable according to the duration of the work contract.
  2. Residence permit: For those who are already in Spain, this permit is valid for three years and allows you to work and reside anywhere in the country.

Application process

The application process varies depending on the type of permit:

  • For the visa: It must be applied for at a Spanish diplomatic and consular office.
  • For the residence permit: The application must be submitted to the “Unidad de Grandes Empresas y Colectivos Estratégicos (UGE-CE).”

Documents required

  • Application form and proof of payment of processing fee
  • Valid passport
  • Proof of employment
  • Proof of effective and continuous activity for at least one year in the foreign company or group of companies with which the applicant has an employment or professional relationship.
  • Professional qualification related to the exercise of the job or, if applicable, experience in the exercise of functions similar to the position to be filled.
  • Registration in the Spanish social security system
  • Certificate of no criminal record from the country or countries where you have lived in the last 5 years.
  • Public health insurance (through registration with the Social Security) or equivalent private health insurance arranged with an insurance company authorised to operate in Spain.
  • Sufficient financial resources for the duration of your stay in Spain (monthly 200% of the “salario mínimo interprofesional” -SMI-).

Implications and possibilities

The remote-worker’s family members (spouse/partner, children and dependent ascendants) can also obtain a residence permit/visa in Spain by submitting an application together and simultaneously or successively.

This visa is a unique opportunity for professionals who are looking for flexibility and want to enjoy the quality of life in Spain while continuing to work for foreign companies. It is an attractive option for those who value international mobility and wish to explore new cultures and environments without compromising their professional career.

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