Residence and work permit in Spain

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.

Who is eligible?

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

What is the difference between highly professional and work permit?

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.

Process of getting the Residence and Work visa

The first step requires for the employer to submit a job offer to the public employment services and prove that noone in Spain can fill the job position that they are seeking to fill. Your employer can apply for a residence permit with the local Spanish administration and, once approved, you can enter Spain to live and work.

The application for the highly-qualified residence permit can be processed directly online while you are in Spain as a tourist within the legal period.

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. 

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 be with you each step of the journey.¨

 

OUR WORK

We are a department formed by qualified legal experts who have been trained in the field of immigration law. We work on these requests every day and it’s our passion. For us, Lexidy is a way of life and what excites us the most is to be able to deliver the happiness and satisfaction of a successful immigration process. We want to help you achieve your goals and dreams.

Laura Fusté

Head of Immigration Department

David Planes

Lawyer
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Cristina Negro Vizoso

Lawyer
Mónica López

Mónica Isern López

Associate - Lawyer Immigration Department

Maximiliano Agazzi Paulet

Lawyer

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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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