LM Lawyers Digital Nomad

The Digital Nomad Visa & Residency is one of the best ways to move and live in Spain. 

Applications are open in Spain and at most Spanish consulates We strongly recommend applying from inside Spain if possible. It is quicker, easier & cheaper (no expensive consulate fees) and Residency can be up to 3 years instead of the Visa 1 year via the consulate.

Digital Nomad List of Documents
 – Apostille stamps on documents can only be issued in the country of origin to be recognised as official in other countries.
  It MUST be issued by a government office. Apostilles by Notarys or Lawyers/Solicitors are NOT accepted.
– People often translate too many documents so only translate the essentials.
1) Passport. Full scan of every page.
1.1) Passport entry stamp or declaration of entry into Spain. Another EU country entry stamp is not accepted. 
2) Application Form (MIT Teleworker) with NRC number.
3) Tasa (immigration fee form) & receipt of payment for 73.26€
4) Accreditation of labour/professional relationship of at least three months to the date of application with the foreign company/companies with which you maintain a relationship.
NOTE: If the contract is less than 3 years, your residency will only be given until the end date of the contract.
There are 2 options:
   – As Employee:
     4.1) Work contract with Start date, End date or indefinite, Position, Functions, Work hours, Pay, etc)
            > Officially translated.
     4.2) 3 months of last payslips of average of 2646€ (2024) per month. 
             NOTE: + 992€ for spouse/children. Family of or more = 3638€ per month.
     4.3) 3 Personal Bank Statements showing proof of receiving payslip payments.  
     4.4) Social Security Certificate (see point 8 below) or Employer registers with Spanish Social Security.
   – As Self-Employed / Sole Owner company /Contractor:
      4.1) Contract with a business. You cannot have a contract with yourself unless you are an employee.
             > Officially translated. 
      4.2) 3 months of last Invoices to that company of 2646€ per month.
             NOTE: + 992€ for spouse/children. Family of or more = 3638€ per month.
      4.3) 3 Personal Bank Statements of proof of receiving invoice payments.  
5) Accreditation of real and continuous activity for at least one year of the foreign company or group of companies with which the worker maintains a working or professional relationship.
   5.1) Registration document or Deed of Good Standing of the foreign company showing it is more than one year old.
      > Apostille stamped by a Government officer or official.
      > Officially translated.
6) Letter from the foreign company/business client on headed paper, authorizing working remotely from Spain. The letter should mention the below items if they are not in the work contract.
   – Permission to work remotely in Spain (must say Spain)
   – Date the company was founded.
   – How long you have worked for the company.
   – Job title & description or work that will be carried out.
   – Salary per month/year.
       > Signed. 
       > Officially translated.
7.1) Copy of the Educational Degree related to the performance of the position.
       > Officially translated.
7.2) Document showing 3 years minimum experience in similar position and functions you will perform and shown in a CV.
       Example: Indicated in above letter or work contract or Past work contract, tax returns, reference letter, etc.
       > Officially translated.
8) Curriculum Vitae/resume. Work positions and must detail the functions you carried our.
     > Normal translated.
9)  Social Security Registration.
      as Employee
      9.1) Only available from the UK, the A1, or Russia, the Certificate of Social Security Coverage. 
      9.2) Other countries. The Employer must register with the Spanish Social Security. This process is complex.
     as Self-employed/Contractor:
      9.1) Signed Declaration to Register in the Spanish Social Security for self employed, RETA
      9.1) If you apply via the consulate you must FIRST register with Social Security, RETA
10.1) Criminal record background check from the country/countries where the resided for the past 2 years.
      > Apostille stamped.
      > Officially translated.
      NOTE: If you already have residency of 6 months longer you do NOT need the criminal record
10.2)  A statement of the non-existence of criminal records in the countries you have lived in for the last 5 years
11) Private health insurance
      It must have no co-payments and no limitations or exclusions. We can send you a list of accepted insurance policies.
      11.1) Certificate of Insurance stating no co-pays and no-restrictions.
      11.2) Bank receipt of last insurance payment.
12) Bank documents to show sufficient funds to live in Spain for you and family.
      12.1) Bank letter on headed paper and STAMPED indicating name, Account ref, Date, Current balance.
               > Officially translated. 
      12.2) 3 months bank statements.
               NOTE No translation needed for bank statements. 
13) Other supporting documents.
14) Proof of relationship
      14.1) Birth certificate less than 6 months old.
      > Apostille stamped.
      > Officially translated.
      14.2) Marriage certificate less than 3 months old.
      > Apostille stamped.
      > Officially translated.
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