los Highly Qualified Visa or Highly Skilled Professional Visa is a work permit that enables citizens from outside the European Union to live and work in Spain legally, provided that they will start working in a managerial or qualified position.
Some examples for “highly qualified” or “highly skilled” people are:
This visa grants these individuals a two-year residency authorization (plus renewals up to 5 years).
The Highly Qualified Visa or Highly Skilled Professional Visa is a work permit that enables citizens from outside the European Union to live and work in Spain legally, provided that they will start working in a managerial or qualified position.
The following profiles would be eligible for the visa:
If you would like to obtain a highly qualified visa, it is completely recommended to have completed a masters degree or a Ph.D.
The company is eligible to sponsor your visa if they meet one of the following requirements:
Yes, your employer can initiate the process on your behalf.
You will need to submit your resume or job description to the Large Business and Strategic Sectors Unit as they are the institution validating that you truly hold a highly skilled job position. This unit is part of the the General Direction of Migrations. If you meet their specific requirements, only then you will obtain what is called “authorization of residence for highly qualified professionals”. This can then be further submitted to the Immigration Office to get the Spanish residency.
Yes, a joint application is possible. In this case, spouse and children need to follow the same application process and submit the same documents.
In this case you should apply for the intra-corporate transfer visa, which essentially demands completely different documents than the highly-skilled work visa. Furthermore, the processing of this visa will happen faster as it has higher priority.
If you are interested in moving to Spain to work for a longer amount of time, then Barcelona Hospitality Academy is the perfect solution for you. By enrolling in one of our programs you will be able to obtain a valuable diploma while working at the same time to, eventually, apply for the Spanish residency with our help. Additionally, we will assist you in securing a job upon completion of one of our courses and with that kickstart your new life in Spain.
*please contact us in order to obtain more information about your eligibility for the Spanish residency
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