E-residency Spain
E-residency Spain
The best option to move to Spain as a digital nomad is to use the opportunity of Spanish Non-Lucrative Visa. It allows you to stay there for 1 year and can be extended for additional 2 years. After 5 years, you'll be able to apply for permanent residency.
The best option to move to Spain as a digital nomad is to use the opportunity of Spanish Non-Lucrative Visa. It allows you to stay there for 1 year and can be extended for additional 2 years. After 5 years, you'll be able to apply for permanent residency.
New option is announced - Digital Nomad Visa in Spain
Required documents: (all documents must be certified translated into Spanish)

  • Filled and signed application form
  • A decent scan copy of passport of your non-EU citizenship country (valid for six months beyond the expiry date of the visa)
  • 2 passport photos in colour
  • A notarised document explaining your reason for the application (purpose, place and length of stay)
  • At least €2151 per month or hold €25,816 in savings
  • +additional €6,778 for each family member you plan to bring with you
  • Filled out authorization form M790 C052
  • Proof of private Spanish health insurance valid for at least a year
  • Clean criminal record from your home country or country of previous residency (translated into Spanish and have an apostille stamp)
  • A medical certificate of good health
  • Receipt of payment of €140 for your visa application


Other requirements:
The main requirement is not to be employed by a Spanish company or employer.
If you want to renew the residence permit, you should not be absent from the country more than 6 months per year.

Requirements for your family:
Spanish Non-Lucrative Visa allows you to add your family members under your application. The eligible family members are:
  • Your spouse
  • Your children, under the age of 18
Required documents for a spouse:
  • A Non-Lucrative Visa application form
  • A filled out EX-01 form
  • A valid passport
  • 3 passport photos
  • Clean criminal record
  • A medical certificate
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Filled out authorization form M790 C052
  • Payment Receipt
  • The Spanish health declaration form
  • A marriage certificate (not older than 3 months, translated into Spanish by a certified translator, with an apostille stamp)
Required documents for minor children:
  • A Non-Lucrative Visa application form
  • A filled out EX-01 form
  • A valid passport
  • 3 passport photos
  • A medical certificate
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Filled out authorization form M790 C052
  • Payment receipt
  • The Spanish health declaration form
  • A birth certificate (with an apostille stamp and translated into Spanish by a certified translator)
Process:
  • Get the appointment in the nearest Spanish Embassy or Consulate
  • Prepare all required documents translated and notarised
  • Submit your documents in person in the Embassy
  • Get a response in 2-3 months
  • If approved, collect your visa in person at the Spanish Embassy where you applied at
  • travel to Spain and replace your Visa with a residency card within 90 days.

Benefits:
  • No need to present a business plan,
  • No need to make any investments in Spain
  • No need to present a work offer
The newly announced Spanish Visa for digital nomads was created specially for foreign remote workers. It fits for employees from Non-European Economic Area (EEA) countries, who can prove that they are hired for remote work using telecommunication technologies.
Finalised program of Spanish Digital Nomad Visa is expected in 2022
Who can apply:
  • freelancers or entrepreneurs with less than 20% of income from Spanish clients
  • full time employers hired by foreign companies, with the proved ability to work remotely
Requirements:
  • Proof of remote work for at least a year
  • Proof that the work can be carried out remotely
  • If under contract to a company, proof of professional relationship with the company for at least three months and proof that the company permits remote working
  • If freelance, proof of work with at least one company outside Spain and provision the terms and conditions of the remote work.
Benefits:
  • allows to stay in Spain for up to 5 years
  • holders will have an access for a reduced rate of non-resident income tax. Instead of the usual rate of 25%, it will be just 15% (for up to four years)
  • spouse and children can be also included in your Visa application
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