Arraigo Social Visa is a temporary residence and work permit for foreigners who have been living in Spain for 3 years under an irregular situation. It is one of the easiest ways any non-EU passport holder has to legalise his or her stay in the country.
After one year you will have to renew your Arraigo Social Visa. Once you have received a “favorable” with your first renewal, you will have the same valid Temporary Work Permit valid for two years. Two years later, you will have to renew a second time, and this will be valid for another two years. When you go to renew for a third time (third time’s a charm, right?) you will have been in Spain for five years in total. This means you can renew for a Larga Duracion Work Permit that is valid for another five years!
If you do not have a job offer there are two options:
1. You can apply for residency (without authorization to work), with the financial support of your spouse/domestic partner, family relatives, who are a legal resident in Spain. They must, however, meet the requirement of having stayed for three years and provide a report that proves the family link and that the family unit has sufficient funds for both.
2. It is possible to open an own business and to be self-employed (so-called "cuenta propia"). In this case, the most important thing is the viability of your company's business plan and sufficient proof that you have clients interested in the product or services your company offers as well as sufficient funds to finance this project.
If you are interested in doing an internship in Spain, then Barcelona Hospitality Academy is the perfect solution for you. We will make sure that your visa process is taken care of as well as giving you the opportunity to enrol in one of our programs that provide you with a recognised certificate while giving you the chance to do an internship at the same time. Upon completion of your diploma, you will have the opportunity to apply for the Spanish residency*.
*please contact us in order to obtain more information about your eligibility for the Spanish residency
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