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How to Get a Work Permit in Spain

Information on how non-EU citizens can apply for different work permits for a Spanish company.

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How can a lawyer help with the residence and work permit?

We are here to assist you through the whole process. Our lawyers start by reviewing all your necessary documentation and help you to complete various forms. After this initial step, we submit an online application and if approved, we help you to obtain your foreign ID card.

Part of our process involves understanding your situation and assessing the scenario that works best for you. Spain has a range of work permits and your circumstances may work better for a certain type of permission or document. 

We provide a quality service where you can easily contact us throughout the application process. We are here to answer any questions and aim to do so within 24 hours. 

Our lawyers are dedicated to support you in every step of the process towards living and working in Spain. We will advise on how to work sworn translators and how to get paperwork officially certified.

What is a residence and work permit in Spain?

A residence and work permit is a document that allows you to relocate to Spain and work for a Spanish company.

There are two main work permits that you may be eligible for:

  • Highly-Qualified Residence Permit
  • Regular Work Permit

This residence and work permit is for those working in roles that require higher or university education. These are typically jobs that are strategically important to the Spanish economy. The applicant must have a minimum level of expertise to qualify for this permit.

These permits require the employer to prove that no one else in Spain can fill a job vacancy that they are advertising for. The position must be submitted to the public employment services for approval.

As the process is unique to each job opening, the process to obtain this Work Permit is different in most situations.

Both of these work and residence permits are initially approved for one year.

For both processes, the employer must submit the work permit application so that the employee can travel to Spain to work for them. 

The application can be filed online and takes 20 days for the highly-qualified. It takes up to 90 months for normal work permits. 

Once the work permit is approved, the employee can visit the consulate at their place of residence and apply for a residence visa to enter Spain.

The application for the highly qualified residence permit can also be processed directly online while visiting Spain as a tourist. Therefore, you don’t need to apply for a Spanish entry visa. You can also apply for the Foreigner Identity Card, or TIE, directly.

All non-EU citizens who have a job offer to work in Spain. You must have a legitimate offer of employment from a company.

The residence requirement for highly qualified personnel is focused on jobs that require a certain amount of work experience or higher education in the sector or that are of strategic interest for the Spanish economy.

In addition, salaries must meet a minimum amount in line with the required expertise.

1. Have an employer

You must have an employer willing to employ you. This is mandatory

2. Local market test

For a regular work permit, your employer must publish a job advert for the position. They must then get a certificate from the administration stating that there are no adequate candidates already in Spain. This step isn’t needed for the Highly-Qualified Residence permit or if you are a Peruvian or Chilean citizen.

3. Apply for the Permit

Your employer has to apply for the work permit with the Spanish administration. This application can be submitted electronically.

4. Get an Entry Visa

As soon as the work permit is issued, the employee has to apply at their local Embassy or Consulate for a Spanish entry visa. If the person is already in Spain and applying for a Highly-Qualified Professional residence permit, they can avoid this step.

5. Register with Social Security

Once you have entered Spain, you must be registered with  Social Security to obtain access to healthcare and other services.

6. Apply for Foreign ID Card

Finally, you must for the foreign ID card in order to perform administrative tasks like getting a phone contract.

 

To renew the permit, the employee must show that they continue to work for the same company. The business must also show that they have made the correct social security contributions.

The work permit is renewed for two-year periods.

If the employee is dismissed but have worked for a specific amount of time, they may keep their work permit if they meet certain requirements. The team at Lexidy LegalTech Boutique can help in these scenarios.

 

Each application must contain the following paperwork:

Employment Contract

This document must contain the salary, working hours, a collective bargaining agreement and the worker’s main functions. It must also contain a specific clause whereby the contract will not come into effect until the residence permit is approved. 

Criminal Records Certificate

This must be obtained from  the country or countries where the worker previously resided in the past five years. It must be legalized or translated.

Corporate Documents

Some documents concerning the corporate entity and form of government must be obtained. Documents concerning the economic solvency of the company may be requested.

Employee Qualifications and Career

The employee must show that they have the knowledge and experience to perform the job. 

Work permit applications are highly likely to require other papwerwork such as a job description or job report. Specifics vary on a case-by-case basis.

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07:43 08 Sep 21
Samuel is very professional and patient. Really appreciate.
Benjamin Colchester
Benjamin Colchester
16:43 01 Sep 21
We have been working with Lexidy Law Boutique since 2019 on matters ranging from accountancy to immigration and are absolutely delighted with all aspects of the service they provide. Highly professional, supremely knowledgable, diligent, efficient and courteous, we would not hesitate to recommend them.
Casey Maher
Casey Maher
17:44 18 Aug 21
Yet another amazing experience with Lexidy. My boyfriend and I are going to start the pareja de hecho process together in Madrid. Cristina has been so knowledgable and helpful in answering my questions about the process, and has even taken the time to investigate more complex questions that I had about different approaches to this process. She has also been extremely responsive via email, which has been much appreciated. Feeling very reassured that I am in great hands with her, and with Lexidy.
Lionel Lesch
Lionel Lesch
17:59 17 Aug 21
Very happy I went with Lexidy!!Choosing a lawyer seemed like a daunting choice, but with Monica Isern López, I was in great hands.She was always on top of everything that was needed and went above and beyond expectations as our situation required a lot of extra work under a very tight deadline - especially during Covid.Her communication is excellent and she keeps you updated on everything and what documents.Monica- thank you very much. You helped me so much and made what would have been a stressful application a pleasure.Additionally, her colleague Maximiliano was very helpful during the process.Highly recommend Lexidy and their professional team and will be using them again in the future.
Gavin Wrigley
Gavin Wrigley
08:55 04 Aug 21
Very professional, responsive, knowledgable and forward thinking. Highly recommend. They go the extra distance to ensure complicated processes are as simple and easy as possible for the client.
Patrícia Machado
Patrícia Machado
10:11 02 Aug 21
Highly recommend Lexidy Law for their professionalism, responsiveness and efficiency. Our interactions with Samuel Ortega were swift and right to the point. Very satisfied with the services provided.
Karianne Mackin
Karianne Mackin
13:48 28 Jul 21
We have worked with Lexidy for several years and will continue to do so. Max is very quick to respond and goes above and beyond to fulfill the clients needs - highly recommended.
Miguel Rosato
Miguel Rosato
15:31 14 Jul 21
I arrived in Madrid on the last week of June 2021. Two weeks later I already had the NIE for my family and my own, and was already signed in in Madrid Municipality. I strongly recommend Lexidy for their professional work, Specially David Planes, who followed my case before and after arrival.
Klaus - Gmail ARTMO
Klaus - Gmail ARTMO
11:56 14 Jul 21
Fast, great work, top-rating
Carla Scarpenti
Carla Scarpenti
07:59 14 Jul 21
Excelente atención, pronta respuesta y un gran nivel de profesionalismo.
joan paratrabajo2
joan paratrabajo2
20:48 13 Jul 21
Muchas gracias a Diego Mendizabal por su respuesta a mi consulta, que acredita su gran profesionalidad. Además me ha sorprendido su rapidez y honestidad. Encantado.
Cat Johnson
Cat Johnson
17:42 22 Jun 21
We approached a number of sources about assisting with our NL Visa application. Maximiliano Agazzi Paulet not only called us to talk through what we needed but came back with a competitive price tailored to our needs. He has been highly responsive, approachable and his team provided an essential service offering advice and extras that has proved invaluable. Thank you to Max and the team!
Robert Webber
Robert Webber
12:32 31 May 21
One of, if not, the best firms in Spain. Look no further these are your guys. Everything from immigration to Real Estate to Wills. We have never been let down. Highly recommended!
Patty Reyes
Patty Reyes
12:41 17 May 21
My experience consulting with Lexidy Law Boutique has been very pleasant. They are professional, helpful, their customer service is excellent, and their prompt responses are impressive. I personally dealt with David, Monica, and Jose for visa assistance and they have been above and beyond. I'm truly appreciative because dealing with my process alone was challenging and as soon as I began consulting with them, it helped facilitate it greatly. Thank you Lexidy Law Boutique.***Updated on 5/17/2021***Lexidy Law Boutique exceeded my expectation once again. They are very consistent when providing excellent customer service. They are also experts in their area of specialty. I was dealing with an unexpected litigation matter and worked with Diego Mendizabal for guidance. He helped me immediately, was very knowledgeable, and was able to provide valuable guidance to help me make an informed decision regarding what solutions I wanted to pursue. Also, his response time to your emails and calls are very impressively quick. The entire interaction with Diego was great and stress-free. Thank you Diego.
Tatiana Quadros
Tatiana Quadros
15:52 12 May 21
I highly recommend Lexidy. They have been extremely professional from start to finish; their attention to detail is extraordinary and this means that applications and processes run smoothly without surprises. Cristina, Diego and all the team are very prompt to help, clarify, advise. Professionally helped me with all my enquiries and efficiently helped me in my immigration process. I will go to them for any legal matter now, I have every confidence in their service. A very happy customer.
federico bagnat
federico bagnat
14:39 12 May 21
He contactado en dos ocaciones por operaciones urgentes y me han asesorado rapidamente y de forma muy profesional. Se han esforzado para que quede satisfecho. Seguire trabajando con vosotros. Gracias!!
Nikolai Lisenko
Nikolai Lisenko
14:58 11 May 21
Zaid Kurchied
Zaid Kurchied
08:13 11 May 21
Amazing service gets the job done
Zhizhe Yu
Zhizhe Yu
04:35 11 May 21
Lexidy Law provided excellent services - in particular Mr. Diego Mendizabal who was very patient, responsive and certainly represent client's best interest.
R Kenlock
R Kenlock
15:32 03 May 21
A very professional service and advise
Ujjwal Daopay
Ujjwal Daopay
09:44 22 Apr 21
Great service for our firm, and quick to respond!
Chris Lyon
Chris Lyon
12:43 20 Apr 21
I used Lexidy Law Boutique to process my residency application and even though it was after the Brexit deadline they took on my case and provided me with solutions to every problem. My lawyer, Monica López was amazing, any question I had she responded within the hour to put my mind at ease. She provided detailed instructions and paperwork every step of the way and I received a successful resolution to my application. I cannot thank her and the team enough for all the help they gave me and I would highly recommend them for any residence applications.
Laura Heras
Laura Heras
10:53 20 Apr 21
Excellent services from all the team.They helped to open our filial in Spain from the very beginning.Great customer services and fast .Thanks Hector, Samuel, Jose, Aina and Isabel from our team
Tesa Malalo-an Fabiosa
Tesa Malalo-an Fabiosa
01:58 17 Apr 21
nathan smith
nathan smith
16:12 08 Apr 21
I had an excellent experience hiring Lexidy Law Boutique. They were very quick to respond to all of my questions and concerns. They helped me recover funds that were being held against the terms of my contract by a travel agency in Spain. Thank you Lexidy Law! If I ever need legal services again in Spain, I know who to contact and am confident that I will once again be in excellent hands.
Justin C
Justin C
11:50 08 Apr 21
Diego from Lexidy made me feel confident that we were approaching a very difficult legal problem the best way possible, ultimately helping me to settle a dispute quickly and effectively. I can’t thank the team enough for the great service they’ve done!
Simon Carter
Simon Carter
22:13 05 Apr 21
Diego at Lexidy helped us get a flights refund from Travel2Be after they stopped responding. Diego was helpful and courteous, and explained the process and fees so that there were no surprises. Would have no hesitation using again
Ana Araujo
Ana Araujo
15:12 27 Mar 21
It was great to have their help. They were very professional and responsive. I would recommend their services with no hesitation.
S WEST
S WEST
11:45 19 Mar 21
Max remains patient and professional at all times, his English is superb. Lexidy successfully obtained my Spanish residency and I will recommend them and continue to use them for my other legal requirements going forward.
anais garrigues
anais garrigues
17:43 16 Mar 21
Asura Cen
Asura Cen
18:38 04 Mar 21
Hector in Lexidy Law Boutique is exceptionally professional and helpful. I highly recommend them.
Aga Grzeszak
Aga Grzeszak
16:43 01 Mar 21
Lexidy Law Boutique have provided solution where other lawyers couldn't. The process from the very start was explained very well and completed without any hiccups. They responded to any email within minutes and were available any time we needed them, even around Christmas time. Highly recommended
Rosina Roy
Rosina Roy
11:33 25 Feb 21
It was a pleasure to work with Max at Lexidy in order to obtain our residency permits. He was extremely helpful, professional and kind and everything was done in a timely manner. I highly recommend their services.
Martin Groot
Martin Groot
13:41 24 Feb 21
Lexidy Law is offering a very professional service. I am happy with a partner where you can relay on. Highly recommended.
William Ghormley
William Ghormley
10:47 23 Feb 21
David Pilar and his associates have been welcoming, helpful and timely in their assistance to me. They have done what they promised, and I have found the fees to be reasonable. Addendum: I worked with people at the Barcelona Branch. Somehow the address on my review denotes the Madrid Branch.
Erti Hasa
Erti Hasa
12:33 20 Feb 21
anahita mohamadi
anahita mohamadi
17:09 11 Feb 21
Max has been extremely helpful, knowledgable. I managed to get a 5 years residency in no time. They have kept me informed and updated through out the whole process. I highly recommend Lexidy Law firm.
Jacob Atkins
Jacob Atkins
01:48 02 Feb 21
Wonderful customer service and so very courteous! Highly advised.
Samuel
Samuel
14:43 29 Jan 21
Son personas muy amables, pendientes, respetuosos y rápidos. Muy buen servicio y lo recomiendo
Sam Dale
Sam Dale
11:16 29 Jan 21
Lexidy have been a godsend. As a British freelancer in Spain, I felt uncertain about the wealth of complicated paperwork, especially as my Spanish still needs improvement. Lexidy have been helpful with setting up my status as a freelance, organising my tax information, as well as guiding me on immigration issues due to Brexit. The team has been brilliant, if I ever have an issue or need know something, they will be patient and responsive (very quick) with accurate and useful information. For the services and professionalism they offer, it is very well valued. I plan on using Lexidy for all my legal needs. Highly recommended.
Victor Buhler
Victor Buhler
19:04 25 Jan 21
Very good experience when having to deal with a Spanish legal matter even though I was abroad. Emails were clear, in English and they were extremely responsive. I recommend working with them.
Simon Schauble
Simon Schauble
08:40 22 Jan 21
We are an Australian / German family and David and team at Lexidy did a wonderful job for us. They were very professional and managed the whole process of residency. We would highly recommend them.
Pia Huang
Pia Huang
17:00 20 Jan 21
Max and his team had tried very hard to provide their service and assisted the best they can. The process was long due to the covid but afterall everything worked out smoothly.
Damian L
Damian L
14:25 19 Jan 21
Jose and the Team at Lexidy Law have really set my mind at ease regarding my transition to Spain from the UK, in terms of matters of Spain Taxation and planning. Thanks so much great to have them around whenever I have a question!
Gabi Lepesqueur
Gabi Lepesqueur
11:10 08 Jan 21
Max and the entire team in Lexidy were brilliant. The responsiveness and can do attitude were fantastic. The team was very knowledgeable and very helpful.
Julian Hirsch
Julian Hirsch
15:38 31 Dec 20
Excellent professional approach, prompt responses utilising the most recent updated information.Pleasant and courteous, would recommend with no hesitation.
Alfredo Allais
Alfredo Allais
10:11 20 Nov 20
No dudo en recomendar el asesoramiento y servicios de Lēxidy, muy profesionales, atentos y diligentes, siempre pendientes de los plazos con una comunicación fluida. Una experiencia positiva con resultados satisfactorios.
Laura
Laura
12:22 19 Nov 20
Excelente experiencia. Profesionalismo y calidez. Me resolvieron todas y cada una de mis consultas. Cumplieron por demás todo lo pactado. Lo recomiendo 100%.
Cedric Konan
Cedric Konan
14:48 18 Nov 20
I had a great experience with Lexidy Law. From the time I contacted them, they were very helpful until full completion of the service required. Special thanks to David and Max for being so professional and clearing any doubt I had.
Jennifer Kang
Jennifer Kang
18:56 04 Nov 20
Lexidy Law Boutique offers comprehensive solution to your needs. All their staff are very knowledgeable, speak good English and very helpful. They are reasonably priced as well. High recommended!
David Catrini
David Catrini
17:10 03 Nov 20
William Ainslie
William Ainslie
16:46 02 Nov 20
I have made a number of enquiries to Lexidy and they have all been answered very efficiently, clearly and speedily. I would recommend them based on my experiences.
Seung-Hee Han
Seung-Hee Han
10:03 30 Oct 20
Lexidy has been helping both of us with everything that requires to settle in our dream-life in Spain. Each advocate at Lexidy is extremely professional and excellent at their job. We can't recommend them enough! If any of our friends and families abroad moves to Spain, we will take them to Lexidy. Thank you so much for your supreme service!
Lee Surkis
Lee Surkis
11:15 22 Oct 20
I would highly recommend working with Lexidy Law. Max and the rest of the team were extremely helpful, quick and professional. They were able to speed up the process in getting my documentation for moving to Spain by a few weeks.
Soroosh Shahrivar
Soroosh Shahrivar
20:23 13 Oct 20
I have dealt with many law firms throughout the course of my life. And I have to say, hands down, the most professional, the most accommodating law firm I have worked with has been Lexidy. It is rare to find law firms that go above the line of duty or offer services beyond the scope of an agreement. Lexidy, however demonstrated that over and over again even in the tough challenging climate of 2020. I was very fortunate to be put in contact with Monica Lopez who, really was not only a consummate professional but was also extremely supportive and knowledgeable of all facets of my case. She offered advice and support on many issues that were out of the scope of our agreement and for that I am not only grateful but very pleased with the support extended by Monica and Lexidy. If you are looking for a reliable, informed, considerate and professional law firm for any legal advice, then I would highly recommend Lexidy.
Marcus Witte
Marcus Witte
19:21 13 Oct 20
I am beginning my research on moving and living in Spain and had some basic questions as it pertains to the different VISA options. I made this basic inquiry to Lexidy Law and Max promptly responded every time with meaningful information to allow me to continue my process. As I take my next steps, one of my firsts ones will be to engage this firm.
Vincent Crudden
Vincent Crudden
14:49 06 Oct 20
Used Lexidy Law for my EU Registry Certificate and NIE number. Also for my registration with the Town Hall. My contact at the firm was Laura Fuste. Very knowledgeable, responsive, and professional. Helped me navigate with having a staff member present with me at the various appointments which was extremely helpful to me as I am a beginner student of the Spanish language. Highly recommend.
Katrina Vale
Katrina Vale
08:23 03 Oct 20
I cannot rate their professional and rapid responses highly enough. Prior to receiving advice from Lexidy, I had received conflicting advice from about 5 other lawyers. I was so confused and felt they just wanted money without any clear guidance. I seemed to know more than them! Initially, Jose gave me some tax advice and forwarded my details to David Planes Vilar regarding my residency queries prior and post Brexit. His answers have been clear and unambiguous and he has had tremendous patience with me! Moreover, his advice has been honest in that he has been clear when and what it is worth me taking action to do, or not, on the basis that I will come back to them when I need to before and after the Brexit deadline. I definitely will! I don't trust any of the others out there! Don't look around! Use these guys!
Stef Passet
Stef Passet
11:49 02 Oct 20
I would highly recommend the law firm "Lexidy Law Boutique". I was seeking legal advice regarding various matters. I had the pleasure to speak with Mr. Max Agazzi Paulet one of the lawyers from Lexidy Law Boutique. He provided clear and understandable answers to all questions and matters of concern.I was impressed by his professionalism, knowledge and guidance. My deepest gratitude for your help and legal services!L.P
Isla Mia Automotive
Isla Mia Automotive
22:21 21 Sep 20
Mr Vilar (David) is AWESOME!!! He's professional and responds to emails timely. Helped me out tremendously...He and the firm are my definite choice!!! THANX!
Afrodelica
Afrodelica
18:07 17 Sep 20
I would like to explicitly thank Maximiliano Agazzi Paulet for being of tremendous help to myself and to my family. As an American citizen it can be exceedingly difficult to wrestle with the European beaurocratic system let alone in Cataluña in catalan. He accompanied me through the entire process and demistified what seemed insurmountable upon my arrival. I highly recommend anyone who is need of legal advice please seek out Maximiliano as you will not be disappointed
Luciana Diaz
Luciana Diaz
14:43 17 Sep 20
Excelente atención y servicio!Nos están ayudando con documentacion consular, con mucha predisposición y profesionalismo!Sin dudarlo los recomiendo!
Matt M
Matt M
14:33 17 Sep 20
El servicio de este estudio de abogados es realmente genial, me comunique con ellos desde América y me han asesorado durante meses sin pedirme realmente un pago temprano antes de ver si era viable la consulta (a diferencia de otros estudios) sumado que son muy cálidos y saben de verdad lo que hacen.Siendo yo abogado tambien, conozco el rubro y me parece excelente que trabajen de la misma manera que lo hago yo, poniendo al cliente primero.Todo el asesoramiento lo recibí durante la situación de COVID-19 y estamos por cerrar pronto la gestión con ellos.Mayormente estuve hablando con Maximiliano tanto por mail como por teléfono y en general son super recomendables, sin duda volvería a a trabajar con ellos.
Matias Rubio
Matias Rubio
09:10 17 Sep 20
Very professional and knowledgable law firm. From the moment I contacted them they were very responsive as well as helpful. Camila was handling my legal situation and she was great at handling my situation.Highly recommended to anyone.
kassem ezzeddine
kassem ezzeddine
19:26 15 Sep 20
I used Lexidy Law Boutique for my Spanish resident.frankly speaking they are the best in townI strongly recommend Lexidy to all looking for a good law firm for their documentation and any legal matters.
Scott Mackin
Scott Mackin
13:50 15 Sep 20
We've been return customers of Lexidy Law for over 2 years now and always received the highest level of customer service, professional guidance, and prompt responses in all communication.Specifically, Lexidy helped us successfully extend our visas for a family of 4 (on two different occassions) as well as navigated us through the all the legal requirements of buying a home and securing a mortgage as expats living Spain.You can feel 100% confident hiring Lexidy for your legal needs. We're extremely happy knowing they're available whenever we need them.
Fati bou
Fati bou
10:51 14 Sep 20
I had a great experience with them. Very quick and informative responses.
Christine Basta
Christine Basta
11:31 04 Sep 20
Excellent consultancy, English speaking and very knowledgeable
Khoa Le
Khoa Le
11:07 28 Aug 20
Lexidy made my relocation from Vietnam to Ibiza, Spain smooth and easy!With proper guidelines provided I was able to get long-term visas for me and my family (my wife, my kid and my newborn). I am very happy and grateful to have them as my legal service. The clear communication and readiness from Max and David are very helpful to foreigners with no knowledge in Spanish like me. I can't say enough thanks for this amazing experience. Thumbs up!
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Frequently Asked Questions

You can work up to 20 hours per week under a student visa, as long as the duties are related to your studies. You will need to apply for additional authorisation from your local Immigration office.

If you are not a EU citizen, you will need a work permit to work as an employee in a company and this needs to be tied to your residence permit.

EU citizens can work simply by registering as a resident in Spain without needing an additional permit.

If you have a residence and work permit under the general scheme, you can change employer without any problems.

If you change your place of work under a residence and work permit as highly-qualified personnel, you will need to reapply for the same permit with the new employer or change your residence permit as highly-qualified personnel to one under the general regime.

You can work by registering as a resident in Spain without needing an additional permit.

If you are a worker under the general scheme, you must prove that you are still registered with social security or that you have worked at least six months to be entitled to unemployment benefits.

If you are a highly-qualified professional, you must prove that you are still working for the same company.

When renewing a residence permit for employees under the general scheme, you must have another job or switch into another residence permit.

If you are a highly-qualified professional, you must inform your Union 30 days after you have been discharged from social security.

The regular work permit and the residence permit as a highly-qualified professional are both initially granted for one year.

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