Spain- Without time limits: The Supreme Court protects temporary residence in Spain, even if there are long-term absences from the country

Posted on July 26, 2023

The Supreme Court of Spain has annulled the monarchy rule that previously ceased the temporary residence of foreign nationals if they stayed outside of Spain for over six months in a single year. This decision was made due to the understanding that… Read more »

Spain Approves EU Blue Card Amendments After Low Utilization in the Country

Posted on June 27, 2023

In May 2023, the Spanish government gave the go-ahead to alterations in the EU Blue Card guidelines, as this mechanism had not seen much use in Spain before then. With these changes, the Highly Qualified Work Permit will now be… Read more »

Spain – Immigration Authorities Suspend In-Person and Telephone Consultations

Posted on October 19, 2018

The Spanish immigration authorities have issued an announcement confirming the temporary suspension of in-person and telephone consultations at both the Large Companies Unit (Unidad de Grandes Empresas – “UGE”) as well as the temporary suspension of in-person consultations at the… Read more »

Spain – Salary Check for ICT Applications

Posted on October 1, 2018

EU Intracompany Transfer Permit applications are now being scrutinized on the employment conditions and salary compensation by the Spanish Large Companies Unit.  The lines are in check to ensure the employment conditions and salary are in line with the local… Read more »

Spain – Delay in Processing of Applications Under Entrepreneurs’ Act

Posted on September 14, 2018

Currently, Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is experiencing delays in the processing of applications for visas under the Entrepreneur’s Act (14/2013) due to staff shortages, as well as ongoing delays in processing of residence authorizations. It is not known by… Read more »

Spain – Stricter salary criteria for highly-qualified workers under the Entrepreneur’s Act

Posted on July 24, 2018

Effective immediately, the Spanish authorities appear to be requiring a higher minimum salary for residence authorizations for highly-qualified workers under the Entrepreneur’s Act (14/2013). Immigration consultants in Spain have noticed that applications with salaries higher than EUR 30,000, which would… Read more »

Spain – EU Directive Implemented

Posted on August 28, 2017

The EU Directive 2014/67 67 has been implemented effect May 29, 2017 concerning posted workers on the requirements for companies seconding foreign nationals to Spain. The current “Communication of Transfer” rules have now been amended to the following: The Communication… Read more »

Spain – Spanish VAC to close in India

Posted on October 7, 2016

Spain outsources its visa applications in India to VFS Global.  The contract between the two is up for renewal and has not been signed yet.  It is possible the Spanish Visa Application Centers in Mumbai and New Delhi may temporarily… Read more »