Immigration in spain

Live & Work in Spain as a Freelancer

Thinking about enjoying Spain while Freelancing? Let our immigration expert partners help make your dream a reality.

They’re here to help with your visa, taxes, and housing needs. Let’s make your Spanish adventure smooth!

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Spain, with 300 sunshine days per year, offers beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, and enchanting cities to discover. With a Freelancer Visa, this Mediterranean way of life is effortlessly within reach.

The Freelancer Visa in Spain provides non-EU citizens excellent infrastructure when it comes to transportation and technology. This makes it super easy for freelancers to live at an affordable cost of living and enjoy free travel across Europe.

Getting yourself a Freelancer Visa not only provides an easy access to try our the Spanish lifestyle, but also potentially leads to citizenship after a decade. This broadens the horizon of possibilities for you and your family’s future.

Why move to Spain?

There are countless reasons why a large number of individuals from around the globe opt to elevate their lifestyle by moving to Spain. It’s no secret that Spain boasts one of Europe’s most favorable climates, providing endless blue skies and vibrant sunshine unlike many of its continental neighbors.

The decision to call Spain home is also driven by its abundant, wholesome, and diverse culinary delights. The Mediterranean diet, hailed as one of the world’s tastiest and healthiest, is a daily treat.

Moreover, we must mention the vast array of landscapes that Spain presents, from sun-drenched beaches to frosty mountain peaks, and lush green vistas. Spain also provides a myriad of cultural and historical experiences, and of course, top-tier education.

How can a lawyer help me?

Our partnered lawyers can assist you in various ways when it comes to immigration procedures in Spain:

  • Eligibility Clarity: We’ll break down the visa requirements for you, ensuring you understand what’s needed.
  • Application Prep: We’ll help you get your application in tip-top shape, ensuring every required document is on point.
  • Handling Hiccups: Run into an issue? We’re here to navigate challenges, whether it’s employment gaps or other concerns.
  • Appeal Assistance: In case your application faces any hurdles, we’re ready to represent you and guide you through the appeal process.
  • Stay Updated: Throughout your application journey, we’re here to answer questions and keep you informed.
  • Comprehensive support: Our collaborations with health insurance providers, certified translators, and international schools will enhance your initial Spanish experience. We provide comprehensive support in Spanish, English, French, and Italian.

If you’re interested in living and working in Spain? Reach out to us! Our friendly partners are eager to help turn your Spanish dream into reality. Let’s chat and get the ball rolling!

Got questions? We’re here to guide you.

The Freelance Visa allows individuals to work as freelancers or establish their own businesses in Spain. To apply:

  • You must present a business plan demonstrating the viability of your project.
  • If your intention is freelancing, upon approval, you can work in Spain and will need to register with the Spanish Social Security.
  • If you aim to start a company, it should be registered in the Commercial Register.
  • If you need assistance with company registration, our Mercantile Department can facilitate the process remotely with a power of attorney.

1. Authorization: Start by submitting your application to the Spanish Consulate where you live. Here’s what they’ll look at:

  • Your project’s viability, covering both business and financial aspects.
  • Proof of your training and qualifications.
  • Any economic investment details or commitments from banks.
  • Letters of intent from potential clients in Spain.
  • A thorough business plan highlighting investment, expected profit, and potential job creation. If you’re planning to be a company administrator, be ready to set up your company, which can take up to three months.

2. Visa: Once your authorization is approved, head back to the Spanish Consulate to apply for your visa to enter Spain.

3. Settling in Spain: After arriving in Spain, remember to register with Social Security and get your foreign ID card.

Bringing Family? If family is coming along, it’s best for them to apply for a Non-Lucrative Residence Permit.

After a year you’ll be able to renew your permit! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Show that you’re still self-employed or that your company is up and running.
  • Confirm you don’t owe money to the Tax Agency or Social Security.
  • Make sure you haven’t been out of Spain for more than 183 days.


If your chosen activity requires licenses, you’ll need them. But, usually, you don’t need these before applying for a residence permit.

Golden Visa Entrepreneurs need to show their business benefits Spain broadly. With the Business Activity Permit, just prove your project is viable.

You’ll start at about €60/month, but this can increase to up to €300/month.

Simply de-register with the Tax Agency and Social Security.

Being self-employed is simpler. But, if you’re earning a lot or have employees, a company might save you on taxes.

Yes. Show you have enough funds for your business and to live in Spain your first year. Plus, you’ll need a business plan.

Our partners here to draft, adapt, and review your plan to boost your chances of getting a permit.

Ensure your company is active. You don’t need big profits, just regular activity.

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Other requested Immigration Services

🌍 Golden Visa

  • The Golden Visa program offers residency to those who invest over €500,000 in Spanish property.
  • This visa provides the holder with the privilege to live in Spain and travel all across Europe.
  • Initially, the residency permit is issued as a one-year visa, particularly for applicants residing overseas.

💰 Non-Lucrative Visa

  • The “Wealth Visa” gives you the opportunity to reside in Spain, provided you have enough financial resources to support yourself and your family.
  • We offer guidance to non-EU individuals who aspire to live in Spain without engaging in any economic activities.
  • Secure a Non-Lucrative Visa with our partners today!

🏠 Spanish Nationality

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  • Obtaining spanish nationality allows individuals to obtain a permanent right of work and residency in Spain for you and your family.
  • We offer guidance on the best ways for you to obtain spanish nationality according to your situation whether it be through family, marriage or residence.
  • Secure your Spanish Nationality today!

🧑🏻‍💼 EU Certificate

Secure your EU residency
  • An EU certificate is a mandatory registration for all European citizens who wish to live in Spain for more than 3 months and gives the holder the right to legally reside in Spain.
  • Get quick and reliable support for obtaining your foreign identity number. This ID unlocks dozens of benefits for executing your personal, economic or professional goals.

🧾 Digital Nomad Visa

  • Experience Spain while continuing to work remotely for your company with the Spanish Nomad Visa. We’re here to assist you with visa procedures, taxation, and housing needs.
  • Become part of the growing community of digital nomads in Spain and delve into the diverse offerings of this remarkable nation.
  • Allow our dedicated partners to optimize your digital nomad journey and ensure your remote work visa in Spain.

💸 Entrepreneurship Visa

  • An Entrepreneurship Visa is a privileged residence permit that supports entrepreneurs and investors to promote the arrival of foreign talent in Spain.
  • We recommend this visa if your priority is to work on your activity, project or idea from the day you arrive in Spain and could be considered as in the “general interest” of Spain
  • Let our partners help assess your business intent and secure your entrepreneurship visa!

Next Steps for you After Requesting a Call

Discovery call (Free)

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Est. 1-2 days after initial form submit

Our legal experts will have a light chat with you to assess your request and understand your situation.
✅ We will take this opportunity to start preparing for your Deep-Dive Call

Deep-dive call (Free)

Approximately 30 minutes
Est. 3-5 days after Discovery Call

Our legal experts will walk through your situation and cover everything that you will need in order to solve your situation
✅ We will also go over any outlying legal, tax, administrative and bureaucratic needs you may have that we can solve for you
✅ Afterwards there might be some light email exchange before we present your final quote and you can choose to accept the service

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Once eligibility and next steps for your case have been accepted from the Deep-Dive Call, we’ll immediately get to work in starting advice and legal submissions
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