Virginia, US

Spain

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.

Immigration to Spain is governed by both national and EU  legislation.

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 Intracompany Transfer Permit under the Entrepreneurs Act and the Local Hire Permit under the Entrepreneurs Act.

Permits are also available under national schemes for the EU Blue Card, Intracompany Transfer and Local Hire, but these are very rarely used in practice due to the benefits of the Entrepreneurs Act permit types.

EU/EEA/Swiss nationals are visa and work authorization exempt.

Note that certain documents are subject to age limits, translation and legalization / Apostille requirements.

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.