The Spanish government has suspended the issuance of permits and visas under the Entrepreneurs Act for Russian nationals and their dependents.

Key Points:

  • As of March 16, permits and visas for investors, entrepreneurs and representatives of business projects will no longer be issued to Russian nationals or their dependents.
  • Russian nationals will still be able to apply for permits for highly qualified professionals and intracompany transferees (ICT) at this time.

Additional Information: More information regarding permits for highly qualified professionals is available here. Information for ICT applications is available here.

BAL Analysis: Spain joins a number of other European countries that have suspended certain visas and permits for Russian nationals. Employers and employees are reminded that actions taken as a result of the invasion of Ukraine may change with little or no notice. BAL will continue to follow the global response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and will provide updated information as it becomes available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group. For additional information, please contact

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