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Spain Digital Nomad Visa Program – Requirements and How to Apply

Step into the world of remote working with Spain’s Digital Nomad Visa, designed for non-EU nationals who want to enjoy the vibrant Spanish culture while maintaining their international work commitments.

This program is ideal for digital nomads, offering the flexibility to work for foreign employers or as self-employed professionals in Spain. At Consult Immigration, we are dedicated to ensuring your smooth transition to this new and exciting way of life.

The Spain Digital Nomad Visa: Key Features and Benefits

Spain’s Digital Nomad Visa is a novel opportunity that combines the freedom of remote work with the experience of living in Spain. Key benefits include:

Work Remotely in Spain: Perfect for those employed by companies outside Spain or self-employed individuals, offering the ideal blend of work flexibility and cultural immersion.

Experience Spanish Life: Embrace the rich history, stunning landscapes, and diverse culture of Spain while continuing your professional activities.

Residency in Spain: Live in Spain for up to one year with the possibility of extension, allowing you to truly integrate into the Spanish way of life.

Eligibility and Requirements

To be eligible for the Digital Nomad Visa, applicants must meet certain criteria:

  • You must have a graduate or postgraduate degree, vocational training from recognized institutions, or at least 3 years of professional experience.
  • You can only work for companies based outside Spain. Self-employed individuals can work for companies both in and outside Spain, with certain restrictions.
  • You must be over 18 years old, have no criminal record, possess adequate health insurance, and have sufficient financial resources for yourself and your family members.

The Spain Digital Nomad Visa Application Process

The application process involves:

Verification of Employment and Income: Provide documentation proving your remote work arrangement and income.

Document Preparation: Gather all necessary documents, including professional qualifications, proof of income, health insurance, and criminal record clearance.

Application Submission: Apply through the Spanish Consulate in your country of origin or legal residence, adhering to the visa requirements and procedures.

Living in Spain with the Digital Nomad Visa – Your Rights and Privileges

As a holder of this visa, you will enjoy the right to legally reside in Spain, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in its dynamic culture and lifestyle. This residency also makes it possible for you to travel within the Schengen Area, enhancing your European experience.

Key privileges of the Spain Digital Nomad Visa include:

  • Being able to legally live and work in Spain, while maintaining your professional commitments to employers or clients outside the country.
  • Being able to include your family members, enabling your close relatives to join you in Spain.
  • Benefit from access to public healthcare and education systems in Spain, ensuring a high quality of life.
  • Experience the unique Spanish way of life, from its rich history and art to its renowned cuisine and vibrant social life.

After the initial one-year period, visa holders have the option to apply for a Digital Nomad Residence Permit, extending their stay in Spain.

This permit, which can last for three years, is renewable for two-year periods as long as the conditions that generated the right are maintained. This path offers a potential long-term residency in Spain, with an opportunity for deeper integration into Spanish society.

How We Can Help

At Consult Immigration, we specialize in assisting with the Spain Digital Nomad Visa application process. Our comprehensive support ensures a streamlined and stress-free experience for our clients.

We provide personalized assistance tailored to each individual’s unique situation, offering services that include:

  • Documentation Assistance: We help collect and prepare all necessary documents, ensuring they meet the visa requirements.
  • Guidance on Legal and Health Insurance Requirements: Our team assists with legal clearances and obtaining the required health insurance coverage.
  • Financial and Social Security Advisory: We offer advice on demonstrating financial stability and navigating the social security requirements for both employed and self-employed applicants.
  • Property and Accommodation Assistance: Support in finding suitable accommodation in Spain, whether you choose to rent or buy.
  • Application Submission and Follow-Up: We manage the submission of your application and provide continual support throughout the process.

Spain Digital Nomad Visa – Frequently Asked Questions

To assist further, here are 10 of the most widely asked questions we receive when it comes to moving to the Spain Digital Nomad Visa:

What is the duration of the Digital Nomad Visa?

Initially, the visa is valid for up to one year, with the option to transition to a Digital Nomad Residence Permit for a longer stay.

Can I bring my family with the Digital Nomad Visa?

Yes, you can apply for family members to join you in Spain under this visa.

Is health insurance required for the Digital Nomad Visa?

Yes, applicants must have either public or private health insurance arranged with a company authorized to operate in Spain.

How do I prove my income for the Digital Nomad Visa?

You need to provide documentation of your employment or professional relationship and proof of income, such as pay slips or contracts.

What kind of work can I do with the Digital Nomad Visa?

You can work remotely for companies based outside Spain. If self-employed, a portion of your work can be for Spanish companies, subject to limitations.

Are there specific qualifications required for the Digital Nomad Visa?

Applicants should have a graduate or postgraduate qualification, recognized vocational training, or more than 3 years of professional experience.

Can I apply for permanent residency with this visa?

The Digital Nomad Visa itself doesn’t directly lead to permanent residency, but transitioning to a Digital Nomad Residence Permit can be a step towards long-term residency and eventually permanent residency.

Do I need a Spanish bank account for the Digital Nomad Visa?

While not explicitly required for the visa, having a Spanish bank account can be beneficial for managing financial transactions in Spain.

What are the social security requirements for this visa?

Employed applicants need coverage as per social security agreements or employer registration in Spain. Self-employed individuals must register with Spanish social security upon visa approval.

How do I renew my Digital Nomad Visa or Residence Permit?

The renewal process involves demonstrating that you continue to meet the visa criteria and submitting the required documentation before the current permit expires.

Contact Us and Get Started on Your Journey

Begin the application process by filling out the form below.

Our dedicated team of Qualified Attorneys and Legal Advisors is ready to provide you with expert, tailored guidance and support throughout each stage of your Digital Nomad application, ensuring that your transition to a remote working lifestyle in Spain is as smooth and fulfilling as possible.

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

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.

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