Spain to introduce digital nomad visa


Spain will introduce new measures to attract digital nomads after the country’s government approves these measures.

Thanks to the digital nomad visa, many talented people from other countries would be eligible to live in Spain and work remotely, thus contributing to the Spanish economic sector, reports

The digital nomad visa will allow internationals from countries not members of the European Economic Area (EEA) as well as people holding an EU passport or those arriving from countries in the Schengen zone to work remotely in Spain for less than six months of the year without having to register officially. .

Since the end of the UK’s transition period, UK nationals are considered to be nationals of non-EEA countries, while the new measures will also be a good opportunity for them, as Olive Press reports.

Such legislation is created to “Attract and retain international and national talent by helping remote workers and digital nomads to settle in Spain”, we read in the press release published by the Ministry of the Economy.

According to the Minister of the Economy, Nadia Calvino’s registration fees will be abolished while the creation of a new company will be streamlined.

“Startups are the foundation of the new digital economy; they generate highly qualified jobs and have strong growth potential ”, stressed the Minister in this regard.

The Spanish authorities have stressed that the draft will now be sent to parliament for approval.

Besides Spain, other European countries also offer travel authorizations called digital nomadic visas which allow people from other countries interested in time and place independent jobs and engaged in specific fields such as technology. , finance, technology or marketing to work in other countries.

Romanian authorities announced last month that they are also planning to introduce the visa system for digital nomads. According to Impact Hub Bucharest co-founder and director of business development, Vlad Craioveanu, digital nomadic visa holders from Romania would enjoy more benefits than other European countries or even the United States, where the cost of life is about 50 percent higher.

Moreover, according to Craioveanu, in Romania, expenses are on average less than 500 € per month compared to other countries.

Besides Spain and Romania, other European countries which run such programs are Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Iceland, Germany and Spain.

As for countries outside the European Union, the program is also popular in countries such as Costa Rica, Dubai, Georgia, Bermuda, Antigua, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Australia and Thailand.

Despite the fact that such a program is implemented in several European and non-European countries, the requirements for holding such travel permits differ from country to country.

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