Spain Self-Employment Visa

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The Spanish Self-Employment Visa allows for a foreigner to enter Spain to live and carry out work or professional self-employment activities. ​This is also a great option for Digital Nomads that are freelancers while we wait for the official Digital Nomad Visa to start taking applications.

Any foreigner, over 18 years of age, who is not a national of an EU Member State or a Schengen State, and who intends to travel to Spain to carry out a gainful activity on their own, may request an initial residence permit. 



1 year





Processing time

1 month




What are eligibility requirements for the Spain Self-Employment Visa ?

3 Eligibility Requirements

  • Present a project to work from Spain as a self-employed person.
  • Show that you have enough income or funds to live in Spain.
  • Present the complete documents and application form.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Spain Self-Employment Visa ?

12 Document Required

  • The corresponding Foreigner Identity Number (NIE): must be processed at the consular office before starting the application.
  • Copy of all the pages of the passport, including those that are blank.
  • Residence authorization application form for self-employment model EX-07 (1 copy), duly completed and signed.
  • Payment of the fee for requesting temporary residence authorization model 790-052.
  • Payment of the fee for self-employment authorization request model 790-062.
  • Documentation accrediting the training and, where appropriate, the legally required professional qualification for the exercise of the profession that is planned to be carried out in Spain and, where appropriate, the degree approved in Spain when it is essential for the exercise of the planned profession.
  • Establishment project or activity to be carried out, indicating the planned investment, its expected return and, if applicable, the jobs expected to be created.
  • Documentation accrediting that there is the financial investment necessary for the implementation of the project, or commitment of sufficient support from financial institutions or others.
  • Original passport, national visa application form (2 copies) and 1 photograph.
  • Clear criminal records in the country last resided for the last 5 years.
  • Certificate of good health in accordance to OMS list of public threat illnesses.
  • All documents must be presented in original and copies.

Frequently asked questions

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  • You must apply in person at the correspondent Consular Office. Remote application is not possible.

Talent Migration data for Spain

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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