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Self Employment Work Visa

Known as the "Autónomo" visa, the Spanish Self-Employment Work Visa enables non-EU nationals to live and work in Spain as self-employed or freelancers.

Del Canto Chambers will secure your Self Employment Work Visa.

Del Canto Chambers guides you through every step, including preparing a solid Business Plan and gathering all the necessary authorisations and licences. At Del Canto Chambers, we’re committed to transforming your entrepreneurial aspirations into tangible success stories, one step at a time.

Embark on your Spanish business journey with confidence, knowing Del Canto Chambers has your back every step of the way.

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Are you eligible?

How is the process?

Del Canto Chambers handles the submission of your residency and work authorisations to the Spanish Consulate on your behalf. It takes three months for the application to be approved once submitted. Once you have obtained and collected your visa, you must enter Spain within three months. You must complete your Social Security registration within three months of entry. The last step is to apply for a residence card (TIE) within one month of registering for Social Security.

What makes Del Canto Chambers the right choice for you?

We have 100% success with visa applications, and the first appeal is included in our fees if the visa is denied for any reason. We are available for one-on-one support from anywhere in the world through online consultations or in our offices in London or Spain, Palma, Ibiza, Madrid, Barcelona, Marbella, or Coruña. We can handle your legal, Social Security, tax, and accounting needs while you concentrate on growing your business.

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FAQs about the Spanish Self Employment Visa

A self-employment visa allows individuals to work independently in a foreign country. Eligible individuals typically include entrepreneurs, artists, consultants, and independent professionals wishing to establish themselves. Specific requirements may vary depending on the country.

Required documents may vary, but commonly include proof of professional activity, a detailed business plan, financial evidence supporting the ability to sustain oneself during the stay, and, in some cases, letters of support from clients or business associates.

The duration of the visa can vary by country, but it is generally issued for an initial period and can be renewed if the holder demonstrates continued compliance with requirements. Renewals typically require the submission of updated documentation on professional activity and compliance with immigration laws.

The ability to work in a specific business may be subject to restrictions depending on the country. It is important to review local regulations to ensure compliance with specific restrictions and requirements related to the professional activity being pursued.

In many cases, the self-employment visa can be an initial step toward permanent residency, but this will also depend on the immigration laws of the country in question. Some countries allow holders of self-employment visas to apply for permanent residency after a certain period and meeting specific requirements. It is advisable to check long-term residency options when planning a stay.


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