The Spanish government has published guidance for remote workers and entrepreneurs applying for visas under the startup law.

Remote Workers:

  • Individuals applying for a visa to work remotely in Spain must provide proof that they graduated from a renowned university or that they have three years of relevant work experience.
  • Spanish authorities retain the right to request for additional verification of education or relevant experience during the application process.
  • Those who are working in government-regulated positions, such as lawyers, architects and some engineers, must have their degrees evaluated and verified to receive a remote work visa.


  • Individuals applying for an entrepreneurial visa must submit a report, including business partners, services provided, processing of the company and proprietary technology used, to the National Agency of Innovation (ENISA), providing evidence that their business activities in Spain are entrepreneurial.
  • ENISA will provide a decision on the report within 10 business days.

Additional Information: More information regarding the application process for remote workers and entrepreneurs is available here.

BAL Analysis: Spanish authorities provided guidance for remote workers and entrepreneurs who are applying for visas to mitigate complications and delays in the application process. Individuals applying for a remote worker visa in Spain should review the visa guidance and requirements carefully before submitting their application.

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