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Spain Digital Nomad Visa:
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Brief presentation of Digital Nomad Visa in Spain

The Spain digital nomad visa will allow citizens of other countries to continue to work remotely and live abroad legally, so it has several advantages and is very interesting for those who wish to spend some time in other countries.

In Spain, the law regulating this type of visa has not yet come into force, but the government has already announced that they are working on it and that it will soon be official for all those who want to acquire itd

What is the spanish digital nomad visa?

In order to apply for a traditional work visa, people will need a contract with a Spanish company or a letter of invitation, so for remote workers it will be difficult to apply for this type of visa, that is why the Digital Nomad Visa has been created.

So, the Digital Nomad Visa will give the remote workers the possibility to stay in Spain for a longer period.

The Spanish government expects to approve this type of visa by the end of this year.

Who can apply for a digital nomad visa for Spain?

For the time being, we understand that this visa will be for non-EU foreigners (including UK) as long as they work for companies based outside Spain.

How long does the visa for digital nomads in Spain last?

As it has not yet been approved, the exact duration is not known, but it is expected to last for one year and to be renewed for another two years if the requirements are maintained. So we are looking into 5 years.

What are the requirements to apply for this type of visa?

We do not know for sure, but from the draft law, we could say that these will be some of the requirements.

  • To be a highly qualified professional (university degree or postgraduate)
  • Have a minimum professional experience of 3 years.
  • Prove a minimum professional relationship of one year with the company.
  • Prove that remote working is allowed in this type of activity.
  • Criminal records certificate
  • Health insurance

What taxes do digital nomads have to pay?

The tax measures are not yet known for sure, but it seems that they want to reduce corporate tax and non-resident tax in these cases.

How can I apply for a digital nomad visa in Spain?

It is still not entirely clear, but it is most likely that the process will have to be initiated at the Spanish consulates of the country where you are residing at the time of application.

What are some of the benefits of the visa for digital nomads in Spain?

The first benefit will be to be able to work remotely for foreign companies and live in Spain.

Living in Spain brings great advantages such as the weather, the excellent food, the culture, the great places to see, the spectacular beaches to relax, among many more, plus the fact that economically Spain is one of the best countries to live in.

Frequently Asked Questions

As we have mentioned, we dont have an exact date of when you can apply for this Visa, but the Spanish government has said that they expect it to be by the end of this year.

Some of the European countries that already have the nomad visa in place are Croatia, Estonia and Hungary.

As with other types of visas, foreigners who obtain this type of visa will be able to include their family members on it, but it should be noted that the family relationship will certainly have to be reviewed. 

This visa is proposed for all nationalities that do not belong to the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland. 

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