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Digital Nomads Alert: Spain Set To Launch New Visa In 2023

Digital Nomads Alert: Spain Set To Launch New Visa In 2023

By israelipanda

Spain will officially join the list of European nations that offer programs for Digital Nomad Visas in January to bring international talent into their economies.

The new visa, which is an element of the Starup Act law, was ratified by the plenary session of Spain’s congress of deputies last week. It will allow individuals working remotely for foreign companies or for their own businesses to live in the country without requiring a full work visa.

Spainvisa states that “to take advantage of the explosion of remote working options accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic” is the purpose of the new visa for digital nomads. The expectation is that this will increase investment and talent in Spain and strengthen the nation’s position as a global business center.

According to Espanadigital, the government, the measures in the Starup Act are “designed to regulate and simplify administrative procedures for the creation of start-ups providing a favorable tax regime, including

It is anticipated that investments in new technology-based businesses will be encouraged by the removal of bureaucratic impediments and the addition of tax incentives.

The law that Congress ratified will now be sent to the President of the Government for the king’s approval before being published in the Official State Gazette.

According to Schengenvisainfo, “Spanish Congress Gives Green Light to Launch of Digital Nomad Visa” was well received by digital nomads.

Visas for computerized migrants permit telecommuters to spend short or broadened timeframes working autonomously abroad. A professional who is able to “carry” their job wherever they go is generally referred to as a digital nomad. Simply put, it’s a form of “have laptop, will travel,” allowing them to work completely from anywhere with just a computer and an internet connection.

Globalcitizensolutions says that Digital Nomad visas “are similar to a full employment visa.” They grant foreigners the right to temporary residency for as little as six months and as long as they are employed and able to pay the minimum monthly income required by their home country. They are aimed specifically at digital workers who work remotely and whose employers and clients are outside the country in question.

The new Spanish visa was made for employees from countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). It allows them to live and work in Spain for one year and can be renewed for two more.

It is possible to work remotely in the country for up to six months of the year without having to register with the government if you have a passport from one of the Schengen countries or an EU passport.

Those from the majority of nations who are able to demonstrate that they work for one or more companies outside of Spain are qualified professionals with a degree or postgraduate degree, at least three years of relevant professional work experience, and a means of guaranteeing their employment for at least one year.

Individuals who have a clean criminal record, have never been denied entry to Spain, have nationwide private health insurance coverage, and can provide proof of lodging during their stay in Spain are eligible.

The people who are independently employed and offer their types of assistance freely will be permitted to devote 20% of their expert business exercises to an organization enlisted in Spain.

The government’s minimum income requirement for the Nomad Visa will probably be twice as much as Spain’s current monthly minimum wage of €1,050.

According to globalcitizenssolutions, “the Spanish government requires them to register for a residence permit with local municipalities within 30 days of settling in the nation.” Holders of the new Digital 

Around 30 towns and villages in Spain have joined the Red Nacional de Pueblos Acogedores para el Teletrabajo (or National Network of Welcoming Villages for Remote Workers) in an effort to attract people who work from home. They all have fewer than 5,000 residents and are looking for newcomers to help revitalize their areas.

The program provides a host for remote workers who can welcome them to the town or village and introduce them to community life. An interactive map of the locations is included on the website.