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Digital Nomad Visa Spain: Complete application guide

All you need to know about the Digital Nomad Visa Spain

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Let’s face it, applying for a Digital Nomad Visa Spain can be a bureaucratic nightmare in a language unfamiliar to many.

Completing the correct application form; locating necessary responsible declarations; knowing the formal requirements of the documents to submit; all can quickly become a stressful situation for those digital nomads who want to enjoy all the wonderful things Spain has to offer. 

However, it doesn’t have to be this way. As a matter of fact, you could have a person at your side who is knowledgeable in all facets of the Digital Nomad Visa application process who will not only give you a better understanding of the process, but will independently take care of much of the associated work.

Our Digital Nomad Visa Spain: Complete Application Guide will help you to better understand the application process for this popular residence permit.

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What is the Digital Nomad Visa Spain?

The Spanish Digital Nomad Visa is a temporary residence permit designed for professionals who work remotely for foreign companies, allowing them to live and work in Spain. This visa is part of the Startup Law, aiming to attract international talent and boost the country’s digital economy. Applicants must demonstrate that they work remotely and have sufficient income to support themselves. Additionally, they are allowed to bring their families and, in some cases, enjoy the tax benefits offered to residents. This visa is ideal for those seeking a blend of lifestyle and work opportunities in a diverse and appealing environment.

This complete application guide will shed light on certain topics such as eligibility requirements, filing location, tax status and more.

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These are the Benefits of this Residency Permit

Duration

Up to 3 years of residence with the initial permit

Family

Take your family members with you to Spain.

Highy Salaries

Do not give up your jobs with highly competitive salaries

Fast processing

Fast processing time: deadline of 20 working days for a response

Tax Benefits

In some cases it is possible to apply for tax benefits (Beckham Law)

Counts for Citizenship

The time of residence counts for obtaining the Spanish nationality

Requirements for the Digital Nomad Visa

If you want to know if you meet the requirements to apply for the Spanish Digital Nomad Visa, we recommend reviewing the following list where we summarize the most important points:

How to apply for this popular Visa

There are two ways to apply for this authorization:

Nodisea Tip - If you can enter Spain without having to apply for a Schengen tourist visa at the consulate, we recommend going through the process from Spain, given the diversity of criteria applied by consular offices.

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Step-by-step Process

You can request this authorization from a foreign country, through a Spanish Consulate, and directly in Spain as a tourist. The duration of the process may vary depending on the client’s circumstances, but on average, you can expect about 2 to 3 months between document collection and the application process. Here are the steps to follow if you apply from Spain:

  • Gather the required Documentation

    Grab a checklist in our free online consultations!

  • Enter Spain

    Ensure you have the Spanish entry stamp or an entry declaration if you enter through a Schengen member state.

  • Apply

    Submit the application through the website of the UGE.

  • Fingerprinting

    Once approved, schedule an appointment for fingerprinting.

  • Collect your TIE Card

    Make an appointment to pick up the residence card 30 or 40 days after fingerprinting.

Can the family members of the main applicant work?

Indeed. In fact, their rights in this regard are broader, as they can work both as employees and self-employed. On the other hand, the main holder must adhere to the conditions that led to the granting of the residence permit and report any changes that may alter those circumstances.

What about the Spanish Income Tax and Social Security?

Spanish Income Tax

In the event that you apply for the Spanish Digital Nomad Visa as an employee (and not as a freelancer), and if you have not resided in Spain in the previous 5 years, you may request a reduced tax regime, popularly known as the “Beckham Law“.

If you can benefit from this special tax regime, instead of applying the progressive income tax rates (which, depending on the Autonomous Community of residence, can go up to maximum rates of 54%), income is taxed at a fixed tax rate of 24% for the first €600,000 generated through employment activity. This more moderate tax regime lasts up to 5 years.

Social Security

With regard to Social Security, there can be three situations:

Preferred destinations for Digital Nomads

We would like to conclude the Digital Nomad Visa Spain: Complete Application Guide with popular destinations for teleworkers:

Málaga

A true gem in the south of Spain. The capital of the homonymous province stands out for its beaches, enviable gastronomy, and climate, in addition to the hospitality of its people. Málaga cannot be missing from any list of preferred destinations for Digital Nomads.

Valencia

Valencia, a coastal gem, combines history, sunshine, and a vibrant cultural scene. With its contemporary architecture, captivating beaches, and a booming community of digital nomads, it is the ideal destination to work and live unique experiences.

Madrid

Madrid, the vibrant capital of Spain, attracts expatriates with its exciting lifestyle, excellent transportation system, rich cultural scene, and varied job opportunities. A city that promises limitless opportunities and fun.

Alicante

Alicante, bathed by the Mediterranean sun, seduces expatriates with its warm climate, beautiful beaches, historical charm, and relaxed lifestyle. A welcoming city that offers an excellent quality of life in Spain.

However, understanding the process of applying for the Digital Nomad Visa Spain on paper is not the same as putting it into practice.

But don't worry, we're here to help you!

I’m Francisco, and I understand the overwhelming feeling you can experience when digesting all this information.

In numerous occasions I’ve witnessed the stress that the migration process causes in numerous clients I’ve worked with to date.

This is why we’ve decided to create Nodisea, a sanctuary for those foreign citizens who want to migrate to Spain, bypassing the uncomfortable part. Our goal is to minimize the impact of the administrative hurdles that foreign citizens have to face and significantly speed up the process.

Do you want to know how we can help you?

Digital Nomad Visa Expert Francisco Theuer

How can we help you with your Application...

Reduced processing time

We have templates for certain documents; we work with certified translators and channelers to obtain apostilles.

Extremely high success rates

Before proceeding with hiring, we analyze your circumstances. We only work with clients who meet the established requirements.

Minimising your involvement

We fill out the forms and responsible declarations on your behalf. Additionally, we mediate with certified translators and, if necessary, channelers.

What do our Customers Say?

Ashley CoppAshley Copp
21:37 06 Jun 24
Working with Francisco is hands down the best decision I’ve made since coming to Spain. He’s taken one of the most complicated visa situations I’ve ever experienced and made every step clear and actionable. He’s incredibly responsive to messages, always very clear in his awnser and provides honest and clear guidance. Every blog I read or other lawyer I spoke to got confusing and often contradictory awnsers, but speaking to Francisco was a breath of fresh air. From day 1 I knew what my options were and what I needed to do to pursue each path. If you’re looking for help with your Spanish visa - student, digital nomad or otherwise this is who you need to work with. 5 out of 5.
Tj DavisTj Davis
20:39 05 Jun 24
This Lawyer group was extremely helpful in getting me my visa for Spain. Francisco and Dahianna are my dream team right now. I will continue to work with them for future immigration needs I was so impressed. They really know their stuff 🙂
Chris BerlinerChris Berliner
17:23 04 Jun 24
We have had the great pleasure of working with Francisco at Nodisea for the last month. He has been very helpful and responsive to all our questions through the process of obtaining our Spanish citizenship and passports. We are all so grateful, my sons and I, to have Francisco's knowledge and guidance and would not hesitate to recommend him (and Nodisea) for others seeking the same journey.
Becky SmithBecky Smith
11:19 18 Apr 24
I couldn't recommend Nodisea enough! My experience renewing my Digital Nomad Visa (DNV) with Francisco and Dahianna has been nothing but positive. Today, I have received a favourable resolution for a 2-year DNV renewal which I, and multiple other lawyers I contacted, never thought would be possible in my situation! In this process, there have been no additional or hidden costs from Nodisea which I am very grateful for. Francisco has always replied to my emails within a matter of hours and has never made me feel like a burden with any questions I've had. He explained the process clearly from the outset, and I couldn't be more grateful for his patience and proactiveness. Thank you thank you thank you!
Gala LadišićGala Ladišić
18:29 16 Apr 24
We stumbled upon Francisco (Nodiesa) after being rejected for our first application attempt for the remote workers' residency in Spain. And I have to say that we were very fortunate to make contact with him as he would later become our main and only advisor throughout our second application (which ended up being successful!).We have only positive words about our experience. From the start, Francisco was professional but also friendly. He was always eager to assist and ready to dig for answers and provide clear, insightful guidance, showing a genuine concern for our progress and investing his time to help us navigate the complexities of the process.Navigating the Spanish bureaucracy is very tough and patience-testing, especially for a foreigner, and each interaction with Francisco was both informative and reassuring, especially during challenging moments, which made the process immensely easier.Even after we have successfully secured our residencies, we are grateful to have learned about Nodisea and look forward to maintaining our relationship with them and using their services during our residency, as they have proven to be a reliable and trustworthy source of support.P.S. All the communication was in perfect English. 🙂
Hamza HatiHamza Hati
20:44 20 Mar 24
A great team will solve any questions or procedures quickly, keep up the good work.
Med Moha12Med Moha12
20:26 20 Mar 24
Great team, good luck guys
Brett ArthurBrett Arthur
14:49 08 Mar 24
I recently had the pleasure of working with the team at Nodisea. As someone who is not fluent in Spanish, navigating the Spanish bureaucracy is a daunting task. However, the team at Nodisea, especially Dahianna, went above and beyond to take care of every aspect of the application. I really appreciated her thoroughness, professionalism and dedication to helping me through the process. She turned what could have been a stressful experience into an easy and straightforward one. I cannot recommend her services enough to anyone in need of legal assistance in Spain. A truly 5-star experience!
lloydfiderlloydfider
21:57 14 Feb 24
I highly recommend the team at Nodisea, specially my lawyer Francisco. He has been a great help to me during the process of getting my Digital Nomad Visa. He answered all my questions, was very patient, explained things well, and was very collaborative.
ali alsaraafali alsaraaf
17:59 18 Jan 24
Highly recommended!A great law firm and even better lawyers!Don't hesitate to contact them
Ossama YoussefOssama Youssef
11:44 12 Oct 23
I turned to them to apply for arraigo social and everything went well.
Youssef ChibouYoussef Chibou
19:49 07 Oct 23
I have contracted two services with Nodisea and both times I have had a very good experience. First to rectify that my TIE erroneously stated that I could not work in Spain and later for a renewal of my residence permit. On both occasions they have been efficient and informed me of everything.👍
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How it works...

  • First: We will analyze your circumstances.

    Schedule a free online consultation with us. If you need more time to explain your case, you can schedule a paid consultation, and the fees for it will be deducted when you hire our services.

  • Secondly: We help you gather the required documents.

    We will set up a folder in Google Drive so you can share with us the documents and carefully review them to ensure they meet the required criteria.

  • Thirdly: We apply for the Digital Nomad Visa.

    If you come to Spain, we can handle the entire application process on your behalf. In case you apply from abroad, we assist you in submitting the application to the Consulate.

Here’s What You’ll Get…

Continuous Assistance

Personalized and continuous attention by a specialized Immigration Lawyer.

Fluent in English

We can communicate with you in English. In fact, we work every day with clients who do not speak Spanish.

Easy completion of documents

We offer templates of various required documents such as responsible declarations, contracts, and authorization letters.

Efficient Translators

We work with sworn translators with very competitive fees and act as intermediaries.

Responses in less than 24 hours

Quick response times. We reply within 24 hours and address all your concerns.

Submission of application on your behalf

If you make the application from Spain, we can do it on your behalf, minimizing your involvement in the process.

Our Fees for Assisting you with the Digital Nomad Visa Spain...

Our Best Price For You

Advanced Payment

800 €+ VAT

Pay for Success

400 € + 640 € + VAT

Learn More about our Alternative Payment Method

What is the "Pay for Success" method?

At the beginning of the assignment, the client pays half of the fees corresponding to the procedure in question. The second half will only be paid if the client obtains the desired result – i.e. a favorable resolution.

Why should you be interested in it?

We do not want clients to have to bear the burden of a negative decision. Therefore, we understand that it is necessary to provide them with tools to reduce their risks. We want to avoid situations in which the client pays the entire fee only to receive a dismissal decision in return.

What are the terms and conditions?

The client will only pay half of the total fee at the beginning of the assignment. The second half will only be paid in the event of a favorable outcome for the client. As this is a deferred payment method, a surcharge of 30% is foreseen in comparison to the standard payment method. 

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