Spain Immigration Services

If your company is sending employees to Spain — Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Spain, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

•​ Spain's immigration system provides several options for employers of foreign nationals. Spain is a member of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Area. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility and benefits for accompanying family members vary by permit type.
 
•​ Business visitors to Spain typically use a local version of the Schengen C Visa, unless they are visa exempt based on their nationality. The Schengen Area limits stays for visitors to 90 days in a 180-day period.
 
•​ The main work authorization categories are the EU Intracompany Transfer (ICT) Permit, suitable for intracompany transfers of managers, specialists, and trainees; the Local Hire Permit, suitable for locally hired foreign nationals; and the National ICT Permit, suitable for intracompany​ transfers that do not meet the requirements of the EU ICT Permit. These permits fall under the Entrepreneurs Act, which offers a streamlined immigration process to encourage foreign business and talent. The general national immigration framework offers alternative permit o​ptions including the EU Blue Card, which is used less often.​
 
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.