Digital nomads Spain
WORK REMOTELY FROM SPAIN 😎
Looking to work remotely from Spain as a non-EU citizen? You may be eligible for the digital nomad visa!
Digital Nomads Spain: What do you need to start?
– Must be over 18 years.
– No criminal record in Spain or in countries resided in for past 2 years.
– Have valid health insurance from authorized company.
– Have sufficient financial resources for self and family during residency in Spain.
💸💸 2,100 € / month for the main applicant.
– Have a Graduate or Postgraduate degree or Professional Formation from recognized schools.
– Alternatively, have over 3 years of relevant work experience.
– The company or group of companies that you work with must have a real and continuous activity for at least one year.
– Provide documentation proving that your employment or professional relationship can be carried out remotely.
– If you have an employment relationship, you must prove that you have been working with the company located outside of Spain for at least the last three months.
– If you have a professional relationship, you must show that you have a business relationship with one or more companies located outside of Spain for at least the last three months.
It’s important to note that the rules differ for employed and self-employed:
Employed workers can only work for companies based outside of Spain, whereas self-employed can work remotely for companies located outside or within Spain. However, the work offered to companies located in Spain cannot be more than 20% of the total professional activity.
Visa & Residency authorization
– From the Spanish consulate at your country of origin
– The digital nomads visa will have a duration of maximum one year. During this period, you’ll be able to work from Spain remotely for your foreign company.
– Once you are in Spain, you’ll be able to obtain a residency authorization, if requested within 60 days prior to its expiration. At that moment, you’ll still have to comply with the requirements of the initial application.
– Subsequent residence permits will be valid for a maximum of three years and may be renewed for additional periods of two years, provided that the conditions for their granting are maintained. After 5 years, you’ll be eligible to obtain permanent residency.
– You can apply directly to the residency authorization straight away if you are legally in Spain.
FAQ's: Digital Nomads Spain
Under the digital nomads visa or residence permit, you can work (as an employee) for companies located outside Spain. In case you’re working as an entrepreneur/self-employed (not an employee) you will be allowed to work for companies located in Spain as long as the activity for national companies does not exceed 20% of your total activity.
- For the main applicant: € 2,100 / month (equivalent to 200% of the minimum wage “SMI” in Spain).
- Family units that include two people, including the main applicant: at least additional € 787.5 (equivalent to 75% of the SMI.)
- A 25% of the SMI (€ 525) will be required for each additional family member.
** These amounts can be demonstrated with the employment contract, payrolls, certificates from the company that allows the work from Spanish territory, etc.
The following family members can be included in the digital nomads visa application:
- The spouse
- A person with an analogous relationship of affectivity
- Minor or adult children who, depending economically on the holder, have not constituted a family unit by themselves.
- Dependent ascendants
Yes, family members who meet or accompany the main applicant can request, jointly and simultaneously or successively, the authorization and, if necessary, the visa.
You can be out of the national territory for a maximum of six months per calendar year in order to maintain the requirements to obtain the authorization.
This digital nomad visa for Spain is framed in the “Start-ups Law” (‘Ley 28/2022, de 21 de diciembre, de fomento del ecosistema de las empresas emergentes’) which was published in the BOE on December 22, 2022. The came into effect on December 23rd, 2022.
Although there are still several aspects of the law to be developed by regulation, you can apply for this visa or residency authorization.