Live and Work in Spain for up to 3 Years as a Visitor – Digital Nomad Visa

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Spain has introduced Digital Nomad Visa under its Startup Act. This visa is purely for digital nomads / freelancers to live and work in Spain. Digital Nomad Visa of Spain can be obtained by foreign nationals working remotely for companies located outside of Spain and/or self employed persons working online.

Anyone having this Nomad Visa do not need to apply for separate work visa. There is No specific requirement of IELTS for this visa, as well as No Job Offer is required.

Initially visitors can stay and work in Spain for up to 12 months only, but this is a renewable visa, so you guys can renew it two times. Digital Nomads may get tax exemptions also.

There are 30 small towns all across Spain, participating in this program to Welcome nomads from different parts of the world. All these towns / villages are working together with an association named National Network of Welcoming Villages for Remote Workers. All these towns are less populated, having not more than 5,000 permanent residents in each town. Moreover, they offer high speed internet and dedicated work space for digital nomads.

How To Apply for Spain Digital Nomad Visa?

Before submitting the application for a Digital Nomad Visa, applicants must obtain a NIE number from Spanish authorities. More information about NIE number can be found HERE

Required Documents

  • Visa Application Form
  • Valid Passport
  • Photographs
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Visa application fees – fee details can be found HERE
  • Health insurance
  • Proof of remote work for last 3 months
  • Bank statement
  • Copy of university degree (undergraduate or postgraduate degree)

Who can Apply?

The nationals of EU member states are already allowed to enter Spain and Work remotely as a Digital Nomad for up to 6 months. So, this new Digital Nomad Visa will allow Non-EU nationals to live and work Spain. The best part of this visa is that the applicant can include their family (spouse/children) in the visa application.

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