Digital Nomad Visa

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Foreigners, not residing in Spain and that want to carry out remote work for a company not based in Spain, can apply for an international telework visa, also known as the Spain Digital Nomad Visa, valid for a maximum of one year. Notice that if your work contract is shorter, in this case the visa will have the same validity e.g. 8 months.


The holder of the Spain Digital Nomad Visa can only work for companies established outside the national territory. In case of exercising a professional activity, the Digital nomad or Remote worker will be able to work for a company based in Spain, provided that the percentage of this work does not exceed 20% of the total of his professional activity.


Seventy (70) days before the visa expires, digital nomads and remote workers can exchange their visa for a residence permit which can last up to 3 years, and can be renewed twice. This way, Digital Nomad Visa holders can become Spanish Residents in a period of 5 years.


Americans Fee: $190

Other nationalities Fee: $90.

Canadians and British: Consult in your embassy.


Do digital nomads have to pay tax with the Spain Digital Nomad Visa?

Instead of IRPF (personal income tax), digital nomads will pay IRNR (non-resident income tax). Until now this tax was for those workers who do not stay more than 183 days in Spain, but with the new law it will be easier for them to remain in that tax regime.


So far the IRNR rate for people with an annual income of up to €600,000 was 24%, and it will reduce to 15% for up to four years. From 600,000 onwards, the tax rate is and remains 47%.

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Duration

1 year

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Citizenship

10 years

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Fees

190

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P. Residency

5 years

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Processing time

N/A

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COMPLEXITY

Medium

What are eligibility requirements for the Digital Nomad Visa?

5 Eligibility Requirements

  • Enter under a legal permit into Spain (have no history of irregular immigration)
  • Be more than 18 years of age.
  • Not to appear offensive in the territories of the countries with which Spain has signed an agreement in this regard.
  • Have enough financial resources for themselves and for family members during their stay in Spain (€2,130 per month for the interested party and €532 for each member of the dependent family).
  • The existence of genuine 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.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Digital Nomad Visa?

3 Document Required

  • No criminal record in Spain and in the countries where you have stayed in the last two years for the offenses provided for by the Spanish legal system. In addition, a responsible statement of no criminal record for the past 5 years will be provided.
  • Obtain public or private health insurance from an insurance company licensed in Spain.
  • Documentation proving that the employment or professional relationship can be carried out remotely.
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  • You need to gather extra documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, and have extra financial resources of approximately $540USD per member.

Talent Migration data for Spain

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

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