[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When looking for opportunities to live and work in Spain, recent graduates, postgraduates or other highly trained individuals usually come across the dreaded “National Situation of Employment”.
This is basically the Spanish Government stating that they have no reason to hire foreign workers while there are still unemployed Spaniards in the country.
In the context of a recent economic crisis, and stubbornly-high unemployment, it is natural to see this as a never-ending brick-wall to your possibilities of working in Spain.
So what are the options?
If you’re highly skilled then the Spanish Government also understands that there is a lot of potential for you to work in Spain.
Enter the Golden Visa for Highly Qualified Professionals! This visa allows talented and skilled applicants to obtain a residency permit for Spain and work in the country, without taking into consideration the National Situation of Employment.
So it’s as simple as that?
As with everything, however, it’s not quite that simple.
While it is perfectly valid to enter Spain before applying for the visa – and submitting the said application from inside the country – you will absolutely need an employer first.
Actually, it will be your employer who submits the application on your behalf.
Apart from an employer, what other conditions have to be fulfilled to be eligible?
Regardless of whether you are in Spain or not when you apply, the conditions you or your employer will have to fulfil are always the same:
- Companies looking to hire foreign professionals – either in management positions or as standard highly qualified staff – will be especially considered if they accredit a minimum amount of revenue or working capacity.
- Individuals will be especially considered if the professional is a “graduate, postgraduate from a university or a recognised prestigious business school”.
- Applications will also be considered if the business project or job is considered to be of “general interest” to Spain.
What does ‘general interest’ mean?
While this ‘general interest’ may be assessed variably, it usually refers to a significant rise in the creation of jobs (or preservation of the current employment); a relevant contribution to scientific or technologic innovations – or a notable investment of socioeconomic impact.
Can Lexidy help me obtain a Spanish Golden Visa for Highly Qualified Professionals
If you meet one of the aforementioned requirements, then you could be eligible.
The law, however, is purposely ambiguous. Its intention is to leave as many blank spaces as possible – in order to value every application individually and within the right context. In the end, the only way to know for sure is to try. This is where we come into play!
Do you think you qualify as a highly skilled professional and want to try your luck with Spain? Contact us, and we will do our best to help you. Or just start a live chat today if we’re online![/vc_column_text]