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Golden Visas

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Digital Nomad Visa

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Relocation Support Mallorca

Leisure Boating Mallorca

Immigration Services

Making the decision to leave your country and relocate to a new home is one that requires tremendous support. At Consult Immigration we do the ground work for you, and in collaboration with our expert partners, we provide the necessary immigration services to make your move seamless. International immigration poses a number of legal and practical challenges that one must face, from applying for and obtaining the relevant documentation, to keeping up with unexpected changes in law, protocol and procedure. Our immigration experts work closely with the relevant governments to confirm and validate all required documentation, give you the latest updates throughout your application process, and facilitate communication between you and local authorities, thereby ensuring the optimal successful outcome in your immigration journey.

Golden Visas

Golden Visas are privileged residence and work permits that allow for non-EU citizens who comply with special requirements to opt for a faster and easier application process with greater benefits than other residencies. Some of the main advantages of the Spanish Golden Visa are that the holder does not have to spend a certain amount of time in Spain to maintain it. In case of a Golden Visa, the Consulate has to decide within 10 working days and in case of a residence permit, the administration has 20 working days to issue a resolution. Some of the main advantages of the Portuguese Golden Visa are that the holder only has to spend a period of 7 or more days, in the first year, and 14 or more days in the subsequent years in Portugal to maintain it. All holders of a Golden Visa can travel to any Schengen country without requiring a Schengen Visa. Furthermore, every Golden Visa comes with a work permit for the whole territory. At Consult Immigration, we have the legal and financial expertise required to successfully achieve your Golden Visa residency. Get in touch with us to find out how we can assist you with your Golden Visa.

What do I need to qualify for a Spanish Golden Visa?

• Property purchase of €500,000 or more,

• Investment of €2 million in Spanish debts,

• Investment of €1 million in Spanish companies or stocks,

• Deposit €1 million in a Spanish bank account,

• Are hired as a highly qualified professional by a company in Spain or

• Plan on realising a business project considered as of special economic interest.

What do I need to qualify for a Portuguese Golden Visa?

• Real Estate purchase of €500,000 or more,

• Investment of €350,000 in real estate 30 years old or more, located in an urban regeneration area.

• A capital investment of €1 million (minimum),

• Creation of at least 10 jobs in Portugal,

• Investment of EUR 350,000.00 or more into investment funds or venture capital funds.

Non-Lucrative Visa & Residency

For many non-EU citizens, the dream of acquiring residency in Spain or Portugal has been shattered by the belief that it is simply too difficult, or impossible. It’s easy to get confused and discouraged by the numerous residency options available, and the complex legal requirements of each. The reality is that it’s far easier than one might think! The lesser known and most achievable residency permits for non-EU citizens are the Spanish Non-lucrative Residency Permit and the Portuguese Passive Income Residency Permit. The requirements of these types of residency permits hinge largely on the applicant’s ability to prove that they can sustain themselves financially for each year that they hold the temporary residency. Benefits of these residency permits include the ability to travel to all Schengen countries without requiring a Schengen visa, and eligibility for permanent residency and citizenship. After 5 years of temporary residency in Spain, you can apply for Permanent Residency, and after 10 years of residency, you can apply for Spanish Citizenship. After 5 years of temporary residency in Portugal, you can apply for Permanent Residency or Portuguese Citizenship. Consult Immigration deals with Non-lucrative and Passive Income Residency applications on a daily basis. Let us assist you!

Learn more about the Spanish Non-Lucrative Visa & Residency requirements.

• You must make your application from the Spanish Consulate or Embassy in your home country.

• If you have a husband/wife and/or children, etc. forming part of your application, you will need to prove your relationship with these family members, (birth certificates, marriage certificate etc.).

• For the application, you will need to show sufficient funds in your bank account to prove your ability to support yourself (and your family) for each year that you hold the temporary residency. For the main applicant's monthly upkeep: €2 400.00 per month, in 2022 (€28 800.00 per year). For each accompanying family member: €600.00 per month, in 2022 (€7 200.00 per year).

• You may not derive an income from within Spain per year. You may live off investments, rental income, or income from a business, outside of Spain etc. At the end of the first year, you can apply for a working permit.

• You must spend a minimum of 180 days in Spain per year. No more than 10 months outside of Spain over 5 years, if you intend to apply for permanent residency.

• You will need valid police clearance certificates from any countries that you have resided in, in the past 5 years.

• You will need certified medical certificates, proving good health.

Learn more about the Portuguese Passive Income Visa & Residency requirements.

• You must make your application from the Portuguese Consulate or Embassy in your home country.

• If you have a husband/wife and/or children, etc. forming part of your application, you will need to prove your relationship with these family members, (birth certificates, marriage certificate etc.).

• For the application, you will need to show sufficient funds in a Portuguese bank account to prove your ability to support yourself (and your family) for the first 2 years that you hold the temporary residency (and for 3 years upon renewal). The bank account balance cannot be inferior to the Portuguese minimum annual wage. For 2022, the monthly minimum wage has been set at EUR 705. The primary applicant will need to show €8460.00 min. per year. Each adult family member: €4230.00 min. per year. Each minor family member: €2538.00 min. per year.

• Although you need to show that you can sustain yourselves each year, you are still entitled to work in Portugal at the same time.

• You must spend a minimum of 180 days in Portugal per year.

• You will need a valid police clearance certificate from the country where you have been residing for more than a year, OR your country of origin.

Digital Nomad Visa & Residency

The Digital Nomad Visa has become a popular option for individuals who are seeking the freedom to work remotely while exploring new countries. Spain and Portugal are two European countries that have recently introduced their versions of the Digital Nomad Visa, making them attractive destinations for remote workers. Spain's Digital Nomad Visa allows individuals to reside and work remotely in the country for up to 12 months. Applicants must meet certain criteria, such as having a contract with a foreign company or being self-employed, maintaining adequate income, and having health insurance coverage. Spain's visa offers the opportunity to experience the vibrant culture, beautiful landscapes, and delicious cuisine that the country has to offer. Portugal's Digital Nomad Visa is designed to attract digital nomads and tech professionals. The visa allows individuals to live and work in Portugal for up to one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate proof of income, health insurance coverage, and accommodation in Portugal. Portugal is known for its welcoming atmosphere, affordable cost of living, and thriving digital nomad community. Both Spain and Portugal offer an excellent quality of life, with modern infrastructure, reliable internet connectivity, and a range of co-working spaces and digital nomad-friendly accommodations. These countries also have a rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cities that provide endless opportunities for exploration and adventure. The introduction of the Digital Nomad Visa in Spain and Portugal demonstrates their commitment to attracting remote workers and fostering a flexible work environment. These programs not only benefit digital nomads but also contribute positively to the local economy and cultural exchanges. If you're considering a remote working adventure in Europe, Spain and Portugal are definitely worth exploring as they provide an ideal setting for digital nomads to live, work, and immerse themselves in the beauty and charm of these two enchanting countries. Consult Immigration specialises in the management of Digital Nomad applications. Let us assist you!

Learn more about the Spanish Digital Nomad Visa & Residency requirements

The Digital Nomad Visa is aimed at foreign citizens from outside the EU who want to establish themselves in Spain and work remotely for an employer or clients in another country. One great advantage of this new permit is that this type of visa can be applied for by both employees and self-employed workers.

The Visa can be applied for by non-EU citizens who wish to carry out an employment or professional activity remotely and who can accredit the following:
• Having a Graduate or Postgraduate qualification,
• Or having vocational training and schools of recognised prestige,
• Or having more than 3 years of experience.

With regards to the work itself, the law makes a clear distinction between employed and self-employed workers:
• Employee: In this case, the worker can only work for companies based outside Spain.
• Self-employed: If you have your own business or are self-employed, you can telework in Spain for companies based outside our country and for companies located in Spain, but with a limitation. The percentage of work offered to companies based in Spain cannot be more than 20% of your total professional activity.

Learn more about the Portuguese Digital Nomad Visa & Residency requirements

The Portuguese D8 visa is available for Digital Nomads and Remote Workers seeking to relocate to Portugal. This Visa must be submitted to the Portuguese Consulate / Embassy (or VFS) where the main applicant lives. Once approved and issued by the Portuguese consular office, the D8 visa, as well as the visa for the accompanying family member, will be valid for 120 days.

During this period, you must travel to Portugal to attend and appointment for biometric data collection and finalize the procedure with the Portuguese Immigration Authorities.
After that appointment, a two-year temporary residence permit will be issued. At the end of those two years, you will be entitled to apply for a renewal for another three years.

Temporary permit holders are entitled to:
• Live and work in Portugal.
• Request temporary residence for close family members (including the spouse, the children, and the ascendants).
• Incorporate your own company.
• Have access to the Portuguese public education and health systems.
• Travel freely within the Schengen Area.
• Benefit from the Portuguese Social Security system.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Have an employment contract that has a clause providing for remote working; or
• In case of self-employed, proof that he can work remotely and is able to do so.
• Earn at least the equivalent of 4 minimum wages per month in Portugal.
• Proof of residence from the country where he is a tax resident.
• Portuguese bank account.
• Portuguese tax number.
• Proof of residence in Portugal.
• For family reunification, proof of marriage will be required.
• For both, a clean criminal record will also be required.

General requirements for the Digital Nomad Visa & Residency

• Not to be irregularly present in Spanish territory.
• Be over 18 years of age.
• You must not have a criminal record in Spain or in the countries where you have resided during the last two years for offences under Spanish law. In addition, a declaration must be submitted certifying that you have not had a criminal record for the last five years.
• Not to be listed as ineligible in the territorial space of countries with which Spain has signed an agreement in this regard.
• Have public insurance or private health insurance arranged with an insurance company authorised to operate in Spain.
• Have sufficient financial resources for themselves and their family members during their period of residence in Spain.
• Pay the fee for processing the authorisation or visa.
In addition to these general requirements that must be accredited for any of the permits regulated in the Entrepreneurs Law, the following requirements must also be met for this type of residence authorisation/Visa:
• The existence of a real and continuous activity for at least one year of the company or group of companies with which the worker has an employment or professional relationship.
• Documentation accrediting that the employment or professional relationship can be carried out remotely.
• In the case of an employment relationship, proof must be provided of the existence of the same between the worker and the company not located in Spain for at least the last three months prior to the submission of the application, as well as documentation accrediting that the company allows the worker to carry out the work activity remotely.
• In the case of the existence of a professional relationship, proof must be provided that the worker has had a business relationship with one or more companies not located in Spain for at least the last three months, as well as documentation accrediting the terms and conditions under which the professional activity is going to be carried out remotely.
• Social Security: If the worker is employed, they either have to present a certificate as per an agreement on social security matters between their employer's country and Spain showing coverage or the employer has to register with social security in Spain to register the employee here. In case of self-employed applicants, they have to present a signed promise to register with social security in Spain once they have received the visa/residence permit.

There are two options:
1) Digital Nomad Visa
Foreigners not resident in Spain, who intend to reside in Spanish territory in order to telework remotely for a company not located in Spain, must apply for the corresponding visa at the Spanish Consulate in their country of origin or the country where they are legally resident.
Once the documentation has been assessed and if all the requirements are met, a visa will be issued for a maximum duration of one year. The visa may be for a shorter period if requested by the employee or self-employed worker.
The Digital Nomad Visa allows the holder to reside and work remotely in Spain for the duration of its validity.
Within sixty calendar days prior to the expiry of the visa, international teleworkers who are interested in continuing to reside in Spain may apply for the Digital Nomad Residence Permit, provided that the conditions that generated the right are maintained.
2) Digital Nomad Residence Permit
Foreigners who are in Spain legally can apply for a Digital Nomad residence permit at the Large Companies and Strategic Groups Unit, which will last for 3 years unless the they have applied for a shorter period.
Holders of this authorisation may request its renewal for periods of two years as long as the conditions that generated the right are maintained.

Forex Services

Whether you are buying or selling property abroad, moving your personal wealth overseas, making regular international payments, or sending money home to your family, the currency exchange rate that you secure can have a massive impact on the value that you realise. An expert currency adviser offers much more competitive exchange rates than a bank, and will monitor the daily fluctuations in exchange rates, keeping you informed as to when rates move in your favour. At Consult Immigration, we partner with the leading international foreign exchange payment specialists, CURRENCIES DIRECT. An international footprint and over 25 years of experience allows Currencies Direct to provide specialist foreign exchange services for the majority of currency pairings, 24 hours a day. Along with this, their unique approach to providing professional exchange and international transfer services aligns them with a premier private banking philosophy. Get an immediate exchange quotation with our currency converter, or get in touch with Currencies Direct thorough the link below, and find out how they can offer you the best possible exchange rates on international currency transfers for all your Forex requirements.

Real Estate Services

Whether you are buying, selling property or renting property, let our Consult legal team assist you with all your real estate needs. We have partnered with leading property consultants to offer you reliable, expert real estate services for all your property needs. From finding the property that is perfect for you and drafting contracts, to handling mortgage applications and finalising the sale, we'll ensure that the entire process is seamless and stress-free. If you need some time to find your ideal home, our team can also assist in acquiring the perfect temporary accommodation, such as short term rentals, while you choose.

Business Services

In partnership with International business experts, we can facilitate all your business needs. If you are interested in purchasing an existing business, our expert brokerage partners can assist in finding the right business for you. From assessing your requirements to canvassing for businesses that fit your needs and your finances, we'll take care of it all. If you are in need of legal assistance in applying for a business license, setting up a new business, registering as a freelancer, relocating your existing business, or any other business related needs, we have the right solution for you.

Investment Services

Deciding where to invest your hard-earned wealth is a difficult decision. This is why we have partnered with the most respected Wealth Managers and Advisors around the world. Whatever your needs, we will provide you with financial peace of mind. Our partners will advise you on Investments, Pensions, Trusts, Estate Planning & Wealth Tax, putting you in the optimal position to legitimately minimise the various taxes, whilst maximising growth and income from your investment capital. We've got you covered.

Tax & Legal Services

Tax and legal compliance is complicated, even in the familiarity of one’s home country. When immigrating, following the correct tax and legal procedures becomes even more complex, requiring different tax calculations and considerations, and presenting a completely different set of laws. Consult has partnered with expert tax consultants to offer you informed counsel in order avoid any conflict or difficulty with the relevant tax authorities and ensure full compliance with governmental processes. These services include Tax Planning & Compliance, Accounting Advice and Tax Settlements. Furthermore, through our partnerships with top legal consultancies, we are able to offer you sound legal advice and services including, but not limited to, Civil Law, Family Law and Commercial Law. Immigrating involves enough complicated paperwork as it is. Allow us to take the hassle out of your hands and ensure sound legal and tax planning and compliance.

Relocation Support Mallorca

Consult Immigration is not only committed to providing our clients with excellent service, but also to supporting our clients in every aspect of their relocation journey. This support doesn’t end when our clients achieve their residency, but rather continues well after they step off the plane and begin their new life. This is why Consult Immigration offers Relocation Support for all our clients settling in Mallorca. Our Mallorca Relocation Support services provide assistance with every aspect of our clients’ adjustment to their new home. Click below to expand on our service offering, or contact us by clicking on our TALK TO US tab.

Mallorca Relocation Support services

Our Mallorca Relocation Support services include:

• International and domestic removals, including booking and managing of moving companies, and packing, unpacking and organising of all your household belongings, from furniture to personal effects.

• Searching for, and booking of, a suitable hotel, Airbnb or guesthouse as temporary accommodation

• Assistance with the opening of bank accounts and mobile phone contracts, as well as scheduling & attending appointments

• Searching for the right residential areas and home for you and your family, as well as scheduling & attending appointments

• Sourcing potential schools and setting up appointments with admissions

• Organised personal excursions to explore the region, including residential areas, beaches, mountains, restaurants and everything in between

• Comprehensive home support services, including assistance with moving, decoration, purchasing, cleaners, nannies & au pairs, drivers & chauffeurs, gas, electricity & water services, and WiFi & telephone services

• Home maintenance services, including sourcing and screening of builders, painters, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and handymen

• Home organisation, including wardrobes & dressing rooms, kitchens, children’s rooms, bookshelves, office spaces, garages and storage rooms

• Home enhancement services so that you may sell or rent out your home quickly, and at the best possible price

• Personally training domestic staff, filling knowledge gaps and addressing skills according to personal preferences

• Company organisation, including archiving of documentation, work materials, merchandise or stock, eliminating clutter and improving the overall work environment

• Sourcing of appropriate Insurances, including Medical, Life, Household, Car and any other required Insurances

• Personal assistance and any day-to-day support that you and your family may require

Leisure Boating Mallorca

For decades, the beautiful azure waters of Mallorca have drawn yacht lovers to the Island to spend their days sailing the stunning coastline and beyond. This has made Mallorca one of the yachting meccas of the Mediterranean. Consult Immigration recognises this, and the need to provide our clients with expert service that relates to all things Yachting. Our Mallorca based operation offers comprehensive services for all your Leisure Boating requirements, including new and pre-owned boat sales, daily and weekly boat charter with or without crew, mooring sales or rentals, and much more. Get in touch with us to find out how we can assist you with your leisure boating needs.

Immigration Services

Making the decision to leave your country and relocate to a new home is one that requires tremendous support. At Consult Immigration we do the ground work for you, and in collaboration with our expert partners, we provide the necessary immigration services to make your move seamless. International immigration poses a number of legal and practical challenges that one must face, from applying for and obtaining the relevant documentation, to keeping up with unexpected changes in law, protocol and procedure. Our immigration experts work closely with the relevant governments to confirm and validate all required documentation, give you the latest updates throughout your application process, and facilitate communication between you and local authorities, thereby ensuring the optimal successful outcome in your immigration journey.

Golden Visas

Golden Visas are privileged residence and work permits that allow for non-EU citizens who comply with special requirements to opt for a faster and easier application process with greater benefits than other residencies. Some of the main advantages of the Spanish Golden Visa are that the holder does not have to spend a certain amount of time in Spain to maintain it. In case of a Golden Visa, the Consulate has to decide within 10 working days and in case of a residence permit, the administration has 20 working days to issue a resolution. Some of the main advantages of the Portuguese Golden Visa are that the holder only has to spend a period of 7 or more days, in the first year, and 14 or more days in the subsequent years in Portugal to maintain it. All holders of a Golden Visa can travel to any Schengen country without requiring a Schengen Visa. Furthermore, every Golden Visa comes with a work permit for the whole territory. At Consult Immigration, we have the legal and financial expertise required to successfully achieve your Golden Visa residency. Get in touch with us to find out how we can assist you with your Golden Visa.

What do I need to qualify for a Spanish Golden Visa?

• Property purchase of €500,000 or more,

• Investment of €2 million in Spanish debts,

• Investment of €1 million in Spanish companies or stocks,

• Deposit €1 million in a Spanish bank account,

• Are hired as a highly qualified professional by a company in Spain or

• Plan on realising a business project considered as of special economic interest.

What do I need to qualify for a Portuguese Golden Visa?

• Real Estate purchase of €500,000 or more,

• Investment of €350,000 in real estate 30 years old or more, located in an urban regeneration area.

• A capital investment of €1 million (minimum),

• Creation of at least 10 jobs in Portugal,

• Investment of EUR 350,000.00 or more into investment funds or venture capital funds.

Non-Lucrative Visa & Residency

For many non-EU citizens, the dream of acquiring residency in Spain or Portugal has been shattered by the belief that it is simply too difficult, or impossible. It’s easy to get confused and discouraged by the numerous residency options available, and the complex legal requirements of each. The reality is that it’s far easier than one might think! The lesser known and most achievable residency permits for non-EU citizens are the Spanish Non-lucrative Residency Permit and the Portuguese Passive Income Residency Permit. The requirements of these types of residency permits hinge largely on the applicant’s ability to prove that they can sustain themselves financially for each year that they hold the temporary residency. Benefits of these residency permits include the ability to travel to all Schengen countries without requiring a Schengen visa, and eligibility for permanent residency and citizenship. After 5 years of temporary residency in Spain, you can apply for Permanent Residency, and after 10 years of residency, you can apply for Spanish Citizenship. After 5 years of temporary residency in Portugal, you can apply for Permanent Residency or Portuguese Citizenship. Consult Immigration deals with Non-lucrative and Passive Income Residency applications on a daily basis. Let us assist you!

Learn more about the Spanish Non-Lucrative Visa & Residency requirements.

• You must make your application from the Spanish Consulate or Embassy in your home country.

• If you have a husband/wife and/or children, etc. forming part of your application, you will need to prove your relationship with these family members, (birth certificates, marriage certificate etc.).

• For the application, you will need to show sufficient funds in your bank account to prove your ability to support yourself (and your family) for each year that you hold the temporary residency. For the main applicant's monthly upkeep: €2 400.00 per month, in 2022 (€28 800.00 per year). For each accompanying family member: €600.00 per month, in 2022 (€7 200.00 per year).

• You may not derive an income from within Spain per year. You may live off investments, rental income, or income from a business, outside of Spain etc. At the end of the first year, you can apply for a working permit.

• You must spend a minimum of 180 days in Spain per year. No more than 10 months outside of Spain over 5 years, if you intend to apply for permanent residency.

• You will need valid police clearance certificates from any countries that you have resided in, in the past 5 years.

• You will need certified medical certificates, proving good health.

Learn more about the Portuguese Passive Income Visa & Residency requirements.

• You must make your application from the Portuguese Consulate or Embassy in your home country.

• If you have a husband/wife and/or children, etc. forming part of your application, you will need to prove your relationship with these family members, (birth certificates, marriage certificate etc.).

• For the application, you will need to show sufficient funds in a Portuguese bank account to prove your ability to support yourself (and your family) for the first 2 years that you hold the temporary residency (and for 3 years upon renewal). The bank account balance cannot be inferior to the Portuguese minimum annual wage. For 2022, the monthly minimum wage has been set at EUR 705. The primary applicant will need to show €8460.00 min. per year. Each adult family member: €4230.00 min. per year. Each minor family member: €2538.00 min. per year.

• Although you need to show that you can sustain yourselves each year, you are still entitled to work in Portugal at the same time.

• You must spend a minimum of 180 days in Portugal per year.

• You will need a valid police clearance certificate from the country where you have been residing for more than a year, OR your country of origin.

Digital Nomad Visa & Residency

The Digital Nomad Visa has become a popular option for individuals who are seeking the freedom to work remotely while exploring new countries. Spain and Portugal are two European countries that have recently introduced their versions of the Digital Nomad Visa, making them attractive destinations for remote workers. Spain's Digital Nomad Visa allows individuals to reside and work remotely in the country for up to 12 months. Applicants must meet certain criteria, such as having a contract with a foreign company or being self-employed, maintaining adequate income, and having health insurance coverage. Spain's visa offers the opportunity to experience the vibrant culture, beautiful landscapes, and delicious cuisine that the country has to offer. Portugal's Digital Nomad Visa is designed to attract digital nomads and tech professionals. The visa allows individuals to live and work in Portugal for up to one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate proof of income, health insurance coverage, and accommodation in Portugal. Portugal is known for its welcoming atmosphere, affordable cost of living, and thriving digital nomad community. Both Spain and Portugal offer an excellent quality of life, with modern infrastructure, reliable internet connectivity, and a range of co-working spaces and digital nomad-friendly accommodations. These countries also have a rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cities that provide endless opportunities for exploration and adventure. The introduction of the Digital Nomad Visa in Spain and Portugal demonstrates their commitment to attracting remote workers and fostering a flexible work environment. These programs not only benefit digital nomads but also contribute positively to the local economy and cultural exchanges. If you're considering a remote working adventure in Europe, Spain and Portugal are definitely worth exploring as they provide an ideal setting for digital nomads to live, work, and immerse themselves in the beauty and charm of these two enchanting countries. Consult Immigration specialises in the management of Digital Nomad applications. Let us assist you!

Learn more about the Spanish Digital Nomad Visa & Residency requirements

The Digital Nomad Visa is aimed at foreign citizens from outside the EU who want to establish themselves in Spain and work remotely for an employer or clients in another country. One great advantage of this new permit is that this type of visa can be applied for by both employees and self-employed workers.

The Visa can be applied for by non-EU citizens who wish to carry out an employment or professional activity remotely and who can accredit the following:
• Having a Graduate or Postgraduate qualification,
• Or having vocational training and schools of recognised prestige,
• Or having more than 3 years of experience.

With regards to the work itself, the law makes a clear distinction between employed and self-employed workers:
• Employee: In this case, the worker can only work for companies based outside Spain.
• Self-employed: If you have your own business or are self-employed, you can telework in Spain for companies based outside our country and for companies located in Spain, but with a limitation. The percentage of work offered to companies based in Spain cannot be more than 20% of your total professional activity.

Learn more about the Portuguese Digital Nomad Visa & Residency requirements

The Portuguese D8 visa is available for Digital Nomads and Remote Workers seeking to relocate to Portugal. This Visa must be submitted to the Portuguese Consulate / Embassy (or VFS) where the main applicant lives. Once approved and issued by the Portuguese consular office, the D8 visa, as well as the visa for the accompanying family member, will be valid for 120 days.

During this period, you must travel to Portugal to attend and appointment for biometric data collection and finalize the procedure with the Portuguese Immigration Authorities.
After that appointment, a two-year temporary residence permit will be issued. At the end of those two years, you will be entitled to apply for a renewal for another three years.

Temporary permit holders are entitled to:
• Live and work in Portugal.
• Request temporary residence for close family members (including the spouse, the children, and the ascendants).
• Incorporate your own company.
• Have access to the Portuguese public education and health systems.
• Travel freely within the Schengen Area.
• Benefit from the Portuguese Social Security system.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Have an employment contract that has a clause providing for remote working; or
• In case of self-employed, proof that he can work remotely and is able to do so.
• Earn at least the equivalent of 4 minimum wages per month in Portugal.
• Proof of residence from the country where he is a tax resident.
• Portuguese bank account.
• Portuguese tax number.
• Proof of residence in Portugal.
• For family reunification, proof of marriage will be required.
• For both, a clean criminal record will also be required.

General requirements for the Digital Nomad Visa & Residency

• Not to be irregularly present in Spanish territory.
• Be over 18 years of age.
• You must not have a criminal record in Spain or in the countries where you have resided during the last two years for offences under Spanish law. In addition, a declaration must be submitted certifying that you have not had a criminal record for the last five years.
• Not to be listed as ineligible in the territorial space of countries with which Spain has signed an agreement in this regard.
• Have public insurance or private health insurance arranged with an insurance company authorised to operate in Spain.
• Have sufficient financial resources for themselves and their family members during their period of residence in Spain.
• Pay the fee for processing the authorisation or visa.
In addition to these general requirements that must be accredited for any of the permits regulated in the Entrepreneurs Law, the following requirements must also be met for this type of residence authorisation/Visa:
• The existence of a real and continuous activity for at least one year of the company or group of companies with which the worker has an employment or professional relationship.
• Documentation accrediting that the employment or professional relationship can be carried out remotely.
• In the case of an employment relationship, proof must be provided of the existence of the same between the worker and the company not located in Spain for at least the last three months prior to the submission of the application, as well as documentation accrediting that the company allows the worker to carry out the work activity remotely.
• In the case of the existence of a professional relationship, proof must be provided that the worker has had a business relationship with one or more companies not located in Spain for at least the last three months, as well as documentation accrediting the terms and conditions under which the professional activity is going to be carried out remotely.
• Social Security: If the worker is employed, they either have to present a certificate as per an agreement on social security matters between their employer's country and Spain showing coverage or the employer has to register with social security in Spain to register the employee here. In case of self-employed applicants, they have to present a signed promise to register with social security in Spain once they have received the visa/residence permit.

There are two options:
1) Digital Nomad Visa
Foreigners not resident in Spain, who intend to reside in Spanish territory in order to telework remotely for a company not located in Spain, must apply for the corresponding visa at the Spanish Consulate in their country of origin or the country where they are legally resident.
Once the documentation has been assessed and if all the requirements are met, a visa will be issued for a maximum duration of one year. The visa may be for a shorter period if requested by the employee or self-employed worker.
The Digital Nomad Visa allows the holder to reside and work remotely in Spain for the duration of its validity.
Within sixty calendar days prior to the expiry of the visa, international teleworkers who are interested in continuing to reside in Spain may apply for the Digital Nomad Residence Permit, provided that the conditions that generated the right are maintained.
2) Digital Nomad Residence Permit
Foreigners who are in Spain legally can apply for a Digital Nomad residence permit at the Large Companies and Strategic Groups Unit, which will last for 3 years unless the they have applied for a shorter period.
Holders of this authorisation may request its renewal for periods of two years as long as the conditions that generated the right are maintained.

Forex Services

Whether you are buying or selling property abroad, moving your personal wealth overseas, making regular international payments, or sending money home to your family, the currency exchange rate that you secure can have a massive impact on the value that you realise. An expert currency adviser offers much more competitive exchange rates than a bank, and will monitor the daily fluctuations in exchange rates, keeping you informed as to when rates move in your favour. At Consult Immigration, we partner with the leading international foreign exchange payment specialists, CURRENCIES DIRECT. An international footprint and over 25 years of experience allows Currencies Direct to provide specialist foreign exchange services for the majority of currency pairings, 24 hours a day. Along with this, their unique approach to providing professional exchange and international transfer services aligns them with a premier private banking philosophy. Get an immediate exchange quotation with our currency converter, or get in touch with Currencies Direct thorough the link below, and find out how they can offer you the best possible exchange rates on international currency transfers for all your Forex requirements.

Real Estate Services

Whether you are buying, selling property or renting property, let our Consult legal team assist you with all your real estate needs. We have partnered with leading property consultants to offer you reliable, expert real estate services for all your property needs. From finding the property that is perfect for you and drafting contracts, to handling mortgage applications and finalising the sale, we'll ensure that the entire process is seamless and stress-free. If you need some time to find your ideal home, our team can also assist in acquiring the perfect temporary accommodation, such as short term rentals, while you choose.

Business Services

In partnership with International business experts, we can facilitate all your business needs. If you are interested in purchasing an existing business, our expert brokerage partners can assist in finding the right business for you. From assessing your requirements to canvassing for businesses that fit your needs and your finances, we'll take care of it all. If you are in need of legal assistance in applying for a business license, setting up a new business, registering as a freelancer, relocating your existing business, or any other business related needs, we have the right solution for you.

Investment Services

Deciding where to invest your hard-earned wealth is a difficult decision. This is why we have partnered with the most respected Wealth Managers and Advisors around the world. Whatever your needs, we will provide you with financial peace of mind. Our partners will advise you on Investments, Pensions, Trusts, Estate Planning & Wealth Tax, putting you in the optimal position to legitimately minimise the various taxes, whilst maximising growth and income from your investment capital. We've got you covered.

Tax & Legal Services

Tax and legal compliance is complicated, even in the familiarity of one’s home country. When immigrating, following the correct tax and legal procedures becomes even more complex, requiring different tax calculations and considerations, and presenting a completely different set of laws. Consult has partnered with expert tax consultants to offer you informed counsel in order avoid any conflict or difficulty with the relevant tax authorities and ensure full compliance with governmental processes. These services include Tax Planning & Compliance, Accounting Advice and Tax Settlements. Furthermore, through our partnerships with top legal consultancies, we are able to offer you sound legal advice and services including, but not limited to, Civil Law, Family Law and Commercial Law. Immigrating involves enough complicated paperwork as it is. Allow us to take the hassle out of your hands and ensure sound legal and tax planning and compliance.

Relocation Support Mallorca

Consult Immigration is not only committed to providing our clients with excellent service, but also to supporting our clients in every aspect of their relocation journey. This support doesn’t end when our clients achieve their residency, but rather continues well after they step off the plane and begin their new life. This is why Consult Immigration offers Relocation Support for all our clients settling in Mallorca. Our Mallorca Relocation Support services provide assistance with every aspect of our clients’ adjustment to their new home. Click below to expand on our service offering, or contact us by clicking on our TALK TO US tab.

Mallorca Relocation Support services

Our Mallorca Relocation Support services include:

• International and domestic removals, including booking and managing of moving companies, and packing, unpacking and organising of all your household belongings, from furniture to personal effects.

• Searching for, and booking of, a suitable hotel, Airbnb or guesthouse as temporary accommodation

• Assistance with the opening of bank accounts and mobile phone contracts, as well as scheduling & attending appointments

• Searching for the right residential areas and home for you and your family, as well as scheduling & attending appointments

• Sourcing potential schools and setting up appointments with admissions

• Organised personal excursions to explore the region, including residential areas, beaches, mountains, restaurants and everything in between

• Comprehensive home support services, including assistance with moving, decoration, purchasing, cleaners, nannies & au pairs, drivers & chauffeurs, gas, electricity & water services, and WiFi & telephone services

• Home maintenance services, including sourcing and screening of builders, painters, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and handymen

• Home organisation, including wardrobes & dressing rooms, kitchens, children’s rooms, bookshelves, office spaces, garages and storage rooms

• Home enhancement services so that you may sell or rent out your home quickly, and at the best possible price

• Personally training domestic staff, filling knowledge gaps and addressing skills according to personal preferences

• Company organisation, including archiving of documentation, work materials, merchandise or stock, eliminating clutter and improving the overall work environment

• Sourcing of appropriate Insurances, including Medical, Life, Household, Car and any other required Insurances

• Personal assistance and any day-to-day support that you and your family may require

Leisure Boating Mallorca

For decades, the beautiful azure waters of Mallorca have drawn yacht lovers to the Island to spend their days sailing the stunning coastline and beyond. This has made Mallorca one of the yachting meccas of the Mediterranean. Consult Immigration recognises this, and the need to provide our clients with expert service that relates to all things Yachting. Our Mallorca based operation offers comprehensive services for all your Leisure Boating requirements, including new and pre-owned boat sales, daily and weekly boat charter with or without crew, mooring sales or rentals, and much more. Get in touch with us to find out how we can assist you with your leisure boating needs.

What our Consult Clients have to say

I was hesitant to take this big step and apply for citizenship through descent, but I took the plunge and paid for an appointment with Consult Immigration. I am so happy I did this. David and Ines answered all my questions and were extremely helpful with their extensive knowledge of the process and they asked questions for me that opened my mind to many other possibilities that would lead me to my new destination. I really liked both of them and I felt they truly earned my trust. Great service. I got so much more out of our meeting than I expected. Nice surprise!

Shannon RossCalifornia, USA

Dear David, thank you so much for the assistance and professional service I received from you during my immigration process to Portugal. If it was not for your sound advice, I could have made a disastrous choice as to which country to relocate to, given the technical nature of immigration laws and how they are applied to foreigners. The support I received from you while dealing with the local officials was also very beneficial. Thanks for going the extra mile!

Schalk Badenhorst

David, Pina and his team at Consult assisted me in my residency permit application for Mallorca, Spain through their tireless efforts in SA and Spain, from initial interest through to making appointments with the relevant authorities in Palma and were highly knowledgeable and patient throughout the process. Highly recommended!

Maira KoutsoudakisCEO LIFE Group of Companies

I highly recommend Pina, David, and their team. Their expert advice helped us through a difficult situation, and we are very grateful to them.

Emma MerryUnited Kingdom

We would like to thank you once again for your very professional assistance in making this move possible. Your support during the process in South Africa was invaluable and your associates here in Portugal were very professional in dealing with the local procedures. This would be a daunting process without professional help and we can strongly recommend your services to anybody interested in relocating to Portugal.

Pieter Steyn & Márcia Camargo

I have had the pleasure of dealing with David at Consult and have been highly impressed with his professionalism. Pina, his partner in Spain, has also been extremely helpful and prompt to reply. I would highly recommend their immigration services to anyone looking to have the bureaucracy streamlined.

Simone Bishop

Consult Immigration assisted my husband and I with our residency application for Spain last year, and I can honestly say that I don't know how we would have achieved it without their assistance. There was always clear communication and we were kept up to speed on where we were in the application process, right through to our appointments in Spain and the approval of our residency. I highly recommend Consult Immigration.

Kristin Shaw

I have recently experienced the efficient service delivered by Consult Immigration as part of my residency application to Spain. I found David very open, enthusiastic to help and give advice, and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure working with him and I strongly recommend.

Hugh Turpin