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Spain Issues A Visa For Digital Nomad Freelancers

Spain is well known for its accessibility, delectable cuisine, and beautiful scenery. It has become well-known among expats. It has introduced a “digital nomad visa” in an effort to draw remote professionals and freelancers to the nation.

In January of this year, the visa became operational following the Startup Law’s adoption. The goal of the law is to foster entrepreneurship, talent, and investment.

What you should know about a digital nomad visa is as follows:

eligibility requirements

  • individuals who are not EU/EAA citizens and are employed or freelance remotely.
  • a job with a non-Spanish company.
  • Applicant mustn’t have lived in Spain during the last five years.The applicant cannot be staying in Spain against their will.

Other Prerequisites

  • Candidates must have a minimum of three months of work experience with their present employer or clients. They must have been employed by the company for at least a year. The ability to work remotely must also be demonstrated.
  • Candidates must have at least three years of cumulative work experience or be graduates or postgraduates from prestigious colleges, universities, or business schools.
  • Candidates must demonstrate their financial stability by making at least 200% of Spain’s current monthly minimum wage of €2,334 (about Rs. 690,567), or €28,000 (roughly Rs. 8.28 million) annually. This income must be increased by 25% for each accompanying family member.
  • Candidates must get comprehensive private health insurance and have a clean five-year criminal background.

Visa Period

The duration of the job time or 12 months, whichever is shorter, is the validity period for the digital nomad visa. It can be renewed for up to five years. Applicants can submit a permanent residency application after five years.

How to Use

Candidates can enter Spain on a tourist visa and apply within the first three months, or they can apply for the digital nomad visa through an embassy or consulate. The time it takes to process a visa might range from 15 to 45 days. Cost of the application is roughly €80. (Rs. 23,669).

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  • a current passport and two photographs.
  • Evidence of employment, such as a work agreement or an employer’s letter of confirmation for a remote job.
  • proof that the employer/company has been in existence for at least a year.
    evidence of income.
  • Evidence of credentials, such as a university degree or professional certification.
  • proof of health insurance.
  • certifications for the previous five years’ criminal background checks.
  • By means of marriage or birth certificates, demonstrate your kinship to other applicants.

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