Spain. Highly Qualified Work Permit

Visa for highly qualified foreign specialists
The difficulty
From 1 500 €
Special feature
It is advisable to use the services of an immigration lawyer
Summary of the Spain Highly Qualified Work Permit visa program
Visa for highly qualified specialists, giving the right to work in Spain.

Who is eligible for the Spain Highly Qualified Work Permit visa

  • Highly qualified managers and specialists with management experience;
  • Specialists in high-tech and innovative industries;
  • Graduates of internationally recognized business schools or universities living outside the European Union

Spain Highly Qualified Work Permit visa requirements

  • Over 18 years of age;
  • Official invitation from a company that operates in Spain and meets at least one of the three parameters:
  • 1) the company employs more than 250 people, has annual revenues of over €50.000.000, has foreign investments and is listed on the stock exchange;
  • 2) The company is engaged in a sector of national strategic importance, as confirmed by the Directorate General for Trade and Investment. The strategically important sectors are: renewable energy, communications, technology, innovation, etc.;
  • 3) The company works in accordance with the socio-economic interests of Spain: it creates or plans to create additional jobs, and its activities contribute to the technological and innovative development of the country.
  • A master's or Ph.D. degree from a UGE university, or an MBA from a world-class business school;
  • You are offered a position as a department or division head, or your job is considered highly skilled and requires certain skills and qualifications;
  • Your salary must be at least 40.000 € per year for a highly qualified professional and at least 54.000 € for a business unit manager;
  • No criminal record;
  • Full medical insurance for the entire period of stay.
Costs associated with a Spain Highly Qualified Work Permit visa
  • For U.S. citizens - 170€
  • For citizens of Ukraine, Russia, Macedonia, Serbia, Moldova and Montenegro - 44€
  • For citizens of other countries - 88€
  • Fees for immigration lawyer: from 1.500€
Terms of obtaining a Spain Highly Qualified Work Permit visa
  • One month

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