Acumen International stands with Ukraine and the country's people. Join us

Employ Candidates Compliantly in Spain

Get Express Quote
  1. Overview: Spain
  2. Global HR Compliance
  3. Global PEO and Payroll
  4. Work Permit for Hiring Expats via PEO
  5. Expand without a company set up
  6. Contractor vs. Employee: Which Is Better?
Other counrtries

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 use new sources of income, our settlement for work permits and immigration support in Spain 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.

Are you looking for qualified talent in your industry but don’t want to hassle setting up your legal entity in Spain? Look no further! 

Acumen International’s global PEO and EOR services can help you by providing faster access to qualified talent in your industry. Our PEO and EOR services can help you get a presence in Spain quickly without worrying about compliance with labor and tax regulations.

When Use Global PEO Immigration Services in Spain

  1. You have hired an employee but are unhappy with your current employment service provider. 
  2. You’ve decided to hire an independent contractor instead of a full-time employee, but you’re unsure if you comply with local laws and regulations.
  3. You are currently looking to improve the quality of your employment services.
  4. You can no longer afford to maintain a fully legal operation via your own entity in the target country.
  5. You have a temporary project or one that doesn’t require you to open a legal entity in the target country.
  6. You need to hire a foreign workforce for your new project.
  7. If you want to expand your business, you will need a mix of local and foreign employees. Those familiar with the local market can help reduce the learning curve.
  8. You are looking for a partner that will allow you to expand your business by hiring locally experienced employees. This will allow you to tap into a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you grow your business.

Work Permit and 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.

Global Mobility Solution for 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 Issuing in Spain

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

How 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 Securing a Work Permit in Spain

Name Notes
Complete work permit application form Signed by Employer
Fiscal Registration number (NIE or CIF) For employer
Social Security Registration number For employer
Proof of the company’s current tax and social security contributions For employer
Official proof that the job has no suitable candidate from the EU For non-EU residents
Copy of employee’s passport Passport must have been issued within the last ten years, valid for 3 months.
All pages required
Original employee’s passport/ID May be required
Employee’s education certificates With approval from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture in Madrid
Certificate of criminal records Translated into Spanish
3 Passport Photographs 3.5cmx4.5cm 3.5cm x 4.5cm, in color, with a white background. Face forward, mouth closed, eyes open.
Evidence of legal immigration status Evidence 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 Certificate From 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 Certificate Certificate 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 conditions Must include the description of the job and the company’s activity
National Visa Application Form Completed and signed.
3 Passport Photographs 3.5cmx4.5cm 3.5 cm x 4.5cm, in color, with a white background. Face forward, mouth closed, eyes open.
Travel tickets and boarding passes From the journey by which applicant(s) entered Spain.
Residence Card Payment Form The 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.

Ready to Get Started?
Get Express Quote