Spain Work Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Foreigners are legally required to obtain a work visa (D visa) which provide you with full authorization to live and work in Spain. Approval of a work visa (D visa) is generally subject to the applicant’s level of work experience.The D visa is usually issued for three months, but may also be issued for up to twelve months. After arriving in Spain you have to apply for a residence permit within the 3 months which is valid for a year.

As Spain is a part of Schengen union, so, holders of type D visas are permitted to circulate freely in Schengen countries (other than the issued country) for a period of not more than 90 days per half-year and only if the visa is valid.

The processing time for a Work visa may take from 6-12 weeks from the application day.

You can bring your spouse and kids with you.

The general application process is :

  1. Get the employment letter or Work contract from the employer in Spain.

  2. Prepare your visa application and gather other required documents for it.

  3. Apply for a Work visa and prepare to move to Spain.



6 months min.



120 Month(s)





P. Residency

60 Month(s)


Processing time

6 to 8 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Spain Work Visa?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport/travel document valid for at least 6 months.
  • You must possess the required skill/experience demanded by the job offered.
  • You need a job offer from an employer in Spain.
  • You should be of good character and health.
  • You need valid travel insurance covering the entire period of stay in Spain.
  • You need to pay visa fee.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Spain Work Visa?

8 Document Required

  • Visa application form, complete and signed.
  • 2 recent passport size photographs.
  • Original and copies of the letter of employment stating your job title, length of time employed and annual salary.
  • Original and copies of medical certificate, with the signature and stamp of doctor translated into Spanish.
  • Copies of certificate of criminal record.
  • Copies of travel health insurance.
  • Copies of employee social security number.
  • Visa fee payment receipt.

Talent Migration data for Spain

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

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