GOLDEN VISA FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS
The so-called Golden Visa as per Law 14/2013 allows you to obtain a residence and work permit if you are hired as a highly qualified professional by a company in Spain.
The requirements are:
The position requires for a highly qualified professional.
The candidate has the corresponding qualifications.
The position comes with a competitive salary.
The process requires for the employer to apply for the work permit. If the candidate is still in their home country, they then apply for the corresponding visa at the Spanish Consulate in charge of their case before coming to Spain. In case the candidate is already in Spain, the employer applies directly for the residence permit for the candidate.
The application for the work and residence permit can be presented online and have to be resolved within 20 working days.