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Work permit for hiring expats via PEO in Spain

Within decades, expatriates from all over the world keep continuously settling around Spain making this great country one of the most attractive for relocation and self-improvement as a global talent. Madrid and Barcelona have become multicultural metropolises inhabiting almost half of all Spanish expatriates. Setting up a talented workforce in Spain became a prerogative for international businesses as they expand their operations within this booming economy. We are a proven globalization partner helping companies to develop their ventures worldwide. Acumen International is the synonym of growth and success!

Expansion into global markets has become easy thanks to the introduction of advanced personnel strategies and hiring the best talents in remote regions. If you want to diversify your global workforce or simply use new sources of income, our settlement for work permit and immigration support is what you need. Using global employment solutions, we offer the best options for the safe and risk-free onboarding of foreign workers in more than 190 countries.

Work Permit + Expats Employment in Spain

Acumen International has developed an integrated strategy to provide high-level immigration support and sponsorship of work permits for your global workforce and international assignments. We use the best project management methods to keep in touch with your expatriate team, regardless of the number of settlements and destinations. You do not need to create international departments and hire accountants with knowledge of the local labor and immigration code, language and culture – we will do all this work for you. The work and residence permit, as well as immigration support for the relocation of family members, are at the core of our competency. Hand us your annoying immigration affairs so you can focus on essential business goals.

Apply for our work permit & immigration support program for both long term employment and short term assignments, prior to establishing an international branch in Spain.

Solution for global mobility of expats in Spain

We have developed an advanced approach for global mobility and relocation purposes you may require during global expansion. Thanks to the dedicated team of professionals, the burdensome and bothering immigration procedure transformed into a practical and deliverable solution. Acumen International makes it easy to move to Spain, as well as to any other of more than 190 countries. We will ensure that your work permit is delivered within the standard duration of the immigration process in Spain. You can read about the requirements for Documents on work permits and the timing of the provision of immigration services below.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

The work processing period in Spain is typically 1 month after the application has been submitted.

Major steps to get a work permit in Spain

  1. Local Hire Work Permit Application
  2. Visa Type D Application
  3. Entry to Spain
  4. Social Security Registration
  5. Residence Card Application

Documents for work permit in Spain, main applicant

Complete work permit application formSigned by Employer
Fiscal Registration number (NIE or CIF)For employer
Social Security Registration numberFor employer
Proof of the company’s current tax and social security contributionsFor employer
Official proof that the job has no suitable candidate from the EUFor non-EU residents
Copy of employee’s passportPassport must have been issued within the last ten years, valid for 3 months.
All pages required
Original employee’s passport/IDMay be required
Employee’s education certificatesWith approval from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture in Madrid
Certificate of criminal recordsTranslated into Spanish
3 Passport Photographs 3.5cmx4.5cm3.5cm x 4.5cm, in color, with a white background. Face forward, mouth closed, eyes open.
Evidence of legal immigration statusEvidence of legal residency in the applicant’s country of residence, where the application is being made (if he/she holds a passport from a different country)
Police Clearance CertificateFrom any country in which the applicant has lived in the 5 years immediately preceding the D Visa application. Required for all applicants aged 18 or over, and, depending on the consulate, may be required for applicants aged between 16 and 18.
Medical CertificateCertificate may be issued by the applicant’s doctor in the home country but must certify that the applicant suffers from no contagious diseases (as listed in the International Health Regulations of 2005), no mental illness and no drug addiction. Apostilled or legalized for use in Spain and translated into Spanish.
The offer of employment with labor conditionsMust include the description of the job and company’s activity
National Visa Application FormCompleted and signed.
3 Passport Photographs 3.5cmx4.5cm3.5 cm x 4.5cm, in color, with a white background. Face forward, mouth closed, eyes open.
Travel tickets and boarding passesFrom the journey by which applicant(s) entered Spain.
Residence Card Payment FormThe form should be taken to the bank for payment, after which it will be stamped as a receipt. Government fees applicable to residence cards: €15, 45
Social Security Enrolment (Local Hire)Obligatory registration with Spanish social security.
Fingerprint Receipt from the Police

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Spain without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

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