Work Permit in Spain: How to Get a Work Visa to Spain

9/05/2018.- Work Permit in Spain. Obtaining a work permit in Spain (as well as a work and residence permit) is a lengthy and bureaucratic process. The main reason why is the (still) high unemployment rate in Spain, despite the fact Spain’s employment and economic growth have been steadily rising in the last few months. As a result, the immigration system favours the hiring of Spanish nationals over foreign nationals.

However, work permits in Spain are easier to obtain if foreign applicants fall under one of the preference categories, namely investors, entrepreneurs, highly qualified professionals, researchers and employees under inter-company transfers. Continue reading →