Business Activity Residence Permit
Immigration advice for Non-EU nationals who wish to get the Self Employed Business Permit to live in Spain.
Limitless ability to perform the business activity in Spain.If you have an idea of a business that you wish to establish in Spain, we would be pleased to assist you in order to advise you with the process of getting the Self Employed Business Permit.
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What is a Self Employed Business Permit?
Whether you plan on working as a freelancer or setting up your own company, you will be able to carry out your desired activity from Spain and register with the Spanish Social Security as such.
You will need to demonstrate the viability of your project in Spain by means of a business plan and if you want to incorporate a company, it must already be registered in the Commercial Register. Our Mercantile Department can help you set up the company remotely by means of a simple power of attorney before you move to Spain.
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Need Visa Renewal?
Once the residence permit has been granted, when renewing after one year you will need to prove that your activity as a self-employed professional or your company has been active and that you have no debts with the Tax Agency and the Social Security.
In addition, you must prove that your passport does not contain any absences for periods of more than 183 days outside Spain.
HOW CAN OUR LAWYER HELP YOU?
The experience of our lawyers can speed up the procedure to apply for the visa or residence authorization since they have specific information about the process to be completed. We also fill in all the necessary forms on your behalf and review the documents to see if they meet the requirements. We can put you in touch with our partners such as contacts who will be able to draw up your business plan, juror translators or international schools.
Full assistance in Spanish, English, French or Italian.
How we work with Golden Visa
- Visa Application
- Registration with Spanish Social Security
- Obtaining a Foreign Identity card
- Helping accompanying family members (optional)
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you need a business license to be self-employed?
If the activity you intend to carry out requires licences, you must obtain them. However, it is not usually necessary to obtain them before applying for a residence permit.
2. Difference between Business Activity Residence Permit and Golden Visa Entrepreneur.
To apply for the Golden Visa Entrepreneur you will have to prove a certain general interest in the Spanish market, to apply for the Business Activity, you will only have to prove the viability of the project.
3. How much national insurance do I pay as self-employed?
During the first years as a self-employed worker in Spain, you will have to pay a fee of approximately 60 euros per month, which will progressively increase to 300 euros per month.
How do I do the business plan?
There are companies specialised in drafting the business plan, we can review and adapt it from the point of view of the permit application but not from the financial or commercial point of view.
Some of the points that the business plan must contain are: Basic data, quantification of the investment and financing plan, planned timetable for implementation.
How do I stop being self-employed?
You will just need to de-register from the Tax Agency (form 036) and from the Social Security
Is it better to become self-employed or create a company?
The simplest way, if you only want to develop your work for a few clients, without having employees or without the need for a specific establishment, is to become self-employed without setting up a company. However, if your turnover is very high, it is better to set up a company as you will pay less tax on your profits.
6. Do I need to demonstrate financial means?
You will need to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to start your own business according to the business plan and to live in Spain for the first year (7.000 €).
9. How do I renew my business activity residence permit?
You will need to demonstrate that the company is active and functioning. You do not need to demonstrate profits but regular activity.
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