Work Visa for Spain
All the details you must know to obtain a Work Visa for Spain
- What is this type of residence?
- Who can request it?
- Requirements and business plan
- Other documentation to bring
- How, where is the application submitted and what approval deadlines does it entail?
- Characteristics of this residence in Spain and its renovation
- Other residences
Hello, my name is Antonio Villena, I’m the director of residence-permit.org with more than 33 years of experience in immigration matters, both as an official of the central state administration and as a promoter of important national projects.
What kind of residence is Work Visa for Spain?
This kind of residence in Spain is a residence that is granted to those who are going to Work in Spain by creating a company in Spain (38.000€ minimum investment).
Who can apply for Work Visa for Spain?
You can apply for it and it is especially ideal for entrepreneurs who already have entrepreneurial experience and wish to move to Spain to carry out the same type of activity.
It is very common to expand into new markets, locate new customers, suppliers, etc.
This kind of visa for Work in Spain by building a company (38.000€ minimum investment) is also ideal for those people who have training or work experience in a specific subject and want to transfer that experience or training to Spain.
Requirements, business plan
The main requirement to create this business activity in Spain is to create a very detailed business plan, detailing what is going to be done, what type of clients we are going to have, what type of suppliers, including a minimum financial and economic forecast to three years.
It is highly recommended also in this business plan, to include the support of some possible clients or suppliers recomendation letters.
They are very simple supports, that simply says that when the department will grant the residence in Spain to us, they will collaborate with us.
This business plan must be approved by some of the organizations that are approved for it in Spain, such as UPTA, UATAE, ATAE, etc.
We, from the office we take care of the entire process and of course the creation of the business plan with the data and characteristics of the client and the approval of the aforementioned business plan.
This approval is made effective by a certificate that is issued, Viability Certificate.
Other documentation to provide
The other documentation that must be provided, is a documentation common to the other types of residence in Spain, such as:
- Medical certificate of not having infectious-contagious diseases with respect to the international regulations of 2005.
- Police record where you have been residing in the last five years.
- A medical insurance that covers any medical assistance in Spain.
Also as it is common to the rest of the residences in Spain, a bank certificate with the economic capacity of the person even the last six months of banking movements.
And also for this type of residence Work in Spain by creating a company in particular, it is also necessary to provide a working experience, studies, curriculum, everything that demonstrates the experience you have in this type of business activity that is going to start in Spain.
How and where is the application submitted and what are the approval times?
The presentation of the Spanish work permit can be done in two ways: if it is a normal project that is not going to create many jobs, or that is not innovative, or of a technological nature, etc., it will be presented at the Spanish consulate where the applicant resides.
If it is a larger project, with more economic investment or a project of interest for job creation or innovation, then the unit of large companies is presented at the UGE.
The approval deadlines, if it is the UGE, in a maximum of 20 days it is approved and if it does not respond in 20 days it is considered approved and in the case of smaller projects that are presented at the applicant’s consulate of residence, in this case the approval terms are a bit long, they are the longest of the residence in Spain, why? Because he shows up at the consulate, the consulate sends dossier to Madrid, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and this to the immigration office of the province where he is going to carry out his business, once thedepartment studies it, then sends dossier to Madrid and Madrid to consulate.
It depends on the volume of work of the immigration office, but at least a couple of months or three. It is the longest process than the rest of the residence in Spain.
This Residence of Work in Spain by creating a company is extensible to the family, wife and minor children.
You can apply from the beginning if you have sufficient financial capacity to support the family, you can apply for residence for the whole family, for the wife and minor or older children with dependency.
If this is not the case, the business project can be approved and, after the first year, the residence, like the rest of the residence, may request the reunification of the rest of the family.
Characteristics of this Work Visa for Spain and its renovation
The work permit for the creation of a company in Spain, is granted in principle for one year, then for two years, and then (after five years) it becomes a permanent residence.
However, it must be taken into account that during the first three years, the commercial activity must be maintained, and after the second renewal, it is possible to stop the commercial activity, as permanent residence does not require financial means.
From this office, we take care of all the administrative formalities, including the business plan and of course, as for the rest of the clients, the different renewals, the reunification of the family, etc.
Regulations of the Government of Spain