Became known the details of obtaining a new Spanish visa

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The details of obtaining a new Spanish visa have become known

The visa for digital nomads was approved at the plenary session of the Spanish Congress of Deputies in December 2022 . At the same time, the authorities announced that they intended to introduce a new visa in 2023. 

Despite the fact that no official statement was made on further details, information should appear in the near future, and for everyone who plans to apply for a new visa for remote workers, it is recommended that you read the application requirements and rules in advance.

Who is eligible for the new digital nomad visa in Spain?

All non-European Union citizens who are self-employed or work outside of Spain are allowed to apply for the Digital Nomad visa.

Freelancers also may qualify for such a visa. However, this group of workers must not receive more than 20% of their income from companies in Spain.

To be eligible for the Spanish digital nomad visa, applicants must also meet the requirements for minimum income — between 2,000 and 3,000 euros per month.

The Spanish Ministry of Integration, Social Security and Migration further notes that applicants must also prove that they have no criminal record in Spain or in country where they have lived for the past five years.

Applicants must also purchase private health insurance, secure a place to live in Spain and have sufficient financial resources for the duration of their stay in Spain.

In addition, applicants must have experienceremote work for at least one year and at least three months work in your current company.

In terms of language requirements, applicants are not required to learn a language to be eligible for a visa.

Family members< /strong> those who have been issued a Digital Nomad visa can also receive a residence permit in Spain.

A digital nomad visa holder will be able to stay outside the country for a maximum of six months per year.

Application process, costs and processing times

Those wishing to apply for a digital nomad visa can do so in Spain or at the Spanish embassy (consulate) in their home country.

First, applicants must sign up for the delivery of documents for free time. Then, on the appointed day, bring your application, a valid passport, a certificate of no criminal record, two passport photos, an insurance policy, proof of employment, and the amount to pay the fee.

Despite the fact that applicants can choose between applying in Spain or in your home country, immigration lawyers recommend that the application process be done from Spain.

To do this, you can enter Spain on a tourist visa. While the case is pending, the authorities may extend the applicant's legal stay, and once the “go-ahead” is received, he will be able to remain in Spain.

Applying for a Digital Nomad visa in Spain costs 75 euros, excluding consular fees. If the application is approved, applicants will be required to pay an additional 15 euros for a residence permit.

In general, it takes about two months for embassies or consulates to decide on teleworker visa applications.

< p>It is known that when applying in Spain, the deadlines will be shorter. However, the authorities are yet to release exact data on this issue.

Corporate tax for digital nomads will be reduced from 25 percent to 15 percent.

Where do digital nomads live in Spain?

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Spain — one of the most popular destinations in Europe, and regardless of preferences, everyone can find their own “home” here. There are many cities suitable for digital nomads, but the most recommended are — Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.

However, we should not forget that the advantage of the digital nomad visa is that it allows you to work from anywhere, so the countryside is always an option for those who want to reduce the cost of household expenses.

Unlike Spain, which has not yet officially launched the Digital Nomad visa program, several EU countries already offer this type of visa for foreigners.

This list includes Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia , Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Malta, Romania, the Netherlands and Norway.

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