LAW OF ENTREPRENEURS 14/2013
This type of residence can be requested, from the country of origin, either in Spain if you are holder of a permit of stay, residence, or simply visiting with a visa that authorises you to stay.
In addition, relatives of the applicant may move to reside in Spain and acquire a residence and work permit.
1) Highly skilled professional foreigners
Residence for highly skilled or managerial professionals, either graduate or postgraduate universities and business schools.
You must have a job offer in Spain.
Information for companies interested in incorporating a highly qualified professional, provided that it does not belong to the EU, Switzerland or European economic area. These companies will benefit from this type of residence of their employees, when they are in one of the following cases:
In the case of be interested in hiring a graduate or postgraduate universities and business schools, companies can benefit from this regime regardless of the size of the company or of the sector or activity that develop.
For those cases in which an entrepreneurial and business activity of innovative character is developed, with special economic interest for Spain, the foreigner who requests it, may also benefit from the regime of residence for entrepreneurs.
There are two ways:
Information for foreign researchers:
If the foreigner is interested in developing research in a University, business entities or R&D centres or in a research organization established in Spain, you can benefit from the regime of residence for training and R&D, if you have an offer to work for research.
Information for universities, business entities, R&D centres and research institutions established in Spain:
Those institutions that are interested in training a researcher from outside the EU, can benefit from the regime of residence for training and R&D.
4) Foreign investors
Those who have made a significant investment in Spain can benefit from the regime of residence for investors.
How to know if the investment meets the requirements? There are different assumptions:
a) Investment in financial assets:
b) Investment in real estate (500.000€):
Investment in a business project in Spain: there is a minimum amount in this type of investment, but it is assessed their impact on the general interest taking into account the following aspects:
5) Intra-firm transfer
There are two alternatives:
The Spanish legislation provides two alternatives for the intra-firm transfer of foreign (non-citizens of the EU, the EEA and Switzerland):
The application for each authorisation depends on the staff that will be transferred to the HQ of the company or group of companies located in Spain.
What are the differences between these two authorisations?
The authorisation granted by intra-firm transfer ICTUE gives the right of mobility within the EU. This allows companies based in Spain transferring their managers, specialists and workers in training to their HQ in other States of the Union in accordance with the simplified procedures of each State.
Companies established in another EU State may transfer, after communicating the UGE, holders of an ICT-EU authorisation issued in another State of the Union.
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