Specialists in Self employed Visa Spain processing

Start up your own business in an exciting, dynamic environment, and gain access to all the benefits of Spanish residency. We can help you get started in no time.

The Self-employed Visa is Spain’s approach to a Freelance Visa or Autónomo.

  • Quick resolution. Once we get the application started at the Embassy in your country of residence, you can have a resolution within 3 months.
  • Long duration. Successful applicants are granted a 1 year Visa, which you can then renew twice for 2 years each.
  • Path to permanent residency. After these initial 5 years you can then apply for permanent residency
  • All the benefits of Spanish and EU residency, including rights to public services, and freedom to travel around the whole Schengen area.


  • Show evidence that you have experience in the activity you plan to undertake.
  • Be willing to live in Spain for a minimum of 183 days per year during the Visa period.
  • Demonstrate that you have the means to set up and maintain your project. We will guide you through all of the requirements.

    Choose Carbray! We have helped hundreds of clients in the same situation as you!

    Whether you’re looking to start a new business or become a freelancer, we can help you set up your company so you can leverage Spain’s first-world infrastructure for your business.

    Mastering all the legal obligations while focusing on scaling your business can be tough if you’re doing it on your own. And Youtube videos can only get you so far.

    That’s why our team of global mobility experts handle the whole process so you don’t have to.

    Our team of professionals have been creating a smooth, speedy and stress-free path for companies for more than a decade. You can rest assured that we’ll guide you through the global expansion of your company with full compliance.

    Our next success story is yours.

    Meet some of our team members

    Annie Palacios

    Head of Madrid Office | Immigration | Global Mobility

    Yanimar Hernandez

    Senior Immigration Lawyer | Global Mobility

    Blanca De Goenechea

    Immigration | Global Mobility | Nationality

    Find out more about the process to join the self employed register and obtain your Visa.

    Learn more about our multitalented team

    Don't take our word for it! Check out what our former clients have to say about us

    S. ParkS. Park
    12:56 25 May 22
    I have over 20+ years of experience working with various kinds of lawyers in New York, Boston, Zurich, Barcelona and Tokyo. Evelyn Romero was hands down the best immigration attorney! Evelyn is extremely knowledgeable and proactive with impeccable attention to detail, responsive and personable communication, and a kind and professional approach. I’m very happy I found her and I highly recommend Evelyn Romero to anyone looking for a highly skilled, no hassle immigration attorney.
    Nick AmadoNick Amado
    09:41 17 May 22
    I have been working with Carbray for several years, since they assisted with the initial visa application for my life in Spain. All of the attorneys that have worked with me for the last four years have been professional, forthright and prompt in their replies. If you are looking for knowledgeable and professional people to help guide you through the daunting process of dealing with a new government to process your immigration, I can recommend Carbray International with the highest degree of confidence!
    Kim BingleyKim Bingley
    09:57 13 May 22
    We cannot thank Carbray enough for all their help and support throughout our NLV process. Magdalena and her team have been so amazing and so helpful and we couldn't have done this without them. They reply to every phone call and email instantly and are always there to help through what can be quite a stressful process at times. I would recommend Carbray to anyone thinking about starting to apply for their Spanish visa!!
    Anne-Laure GoryAnne-Laure Gory
    11:57 02 May 22
    Laia Fernandez has done an outstanding job with my divorce case and I can not thank you enough for that. She was able to explain to me all the steps very clearly and was very proactive. She really made it simple & transparent. The fact that she is bilingual (English/Spanish) also helped a lot !Thank you once again Laia for everything !
    helen mayallhelen mayall
    11:41 02 May 22
    We used Carbray International Law Firm to obtain NLV Visas for Spain. I’m so glad we did! We were allocated our own Lawyer Magdalena Barrueto, and she was always at hand to guide us through the process and answer any of our questions or concerns.I would recommend this Law firm without hesitation.Excellent service, no messing and timely. I would definitely use again.
    08:41 14 Feb 22
    We applied for a 1 year non-lucrative visa, the visa team led by Magdalena Barrueto provided a first-class exceptional service to us. The process of applying for the visa is long and complex, however with the professionalism, expertise, guidance and support of the team we successfully received our visas. The team led us through the process in a clear and concise way, providing important support with the translation of documents. We cannot recommend Carbray highly enough.
    Gregory RodriguezGregory Rodriguez
    19:05 23 Jan 22
    Dealing with the bureaucracy in Spain can be intimidating for newcomers. It’s also confusing! This is particularly true when applying for residency. Carbray International did an excellent job shepherding my wife and me through the process. We’re very pleased with their work and recommend their services in the highest possible terms.
    Dan SDan S
    12:53 05 Jan 22
    They held our hands through out the whole process of becoming a citizen of Spain. Amazing service. Thank you so much for all your help
    Sachin ShahSachin Shah
    13:39 05 Nov 21
    Carbray International Law Firm was an absolute god send. I am so delighted with the outcome of my case. My lawyer, Magdalena was very efficient, was able to communicate and be very knowledgeable about the subject matter at hand. Furthermore, Michelle who assisted me on the day was very charismatic and friend to calm my nerves. Both of them made my application process extremely easy. I would not hesitate to recommend Carbray.
    Rose DonnaRose Donna
    10:28 05 Nov 21
    From the moment we started working with the Carbray team, my husband and I have had the most professional service. Starting with them reaching out to us right away from our first inquiry. Even in the midst of the pandemic the team was efficient and dealt with all delays.Their communication has been top notch as well. Not once through the entire visa process did we have to wait for a response or wonder about next steps. Their entire process was laid out clearly and we're very helpful following up on questions.We had called a few other firms that were not very responsive. We're so happy that we found Carbray. They are an excellent firm and we highly recommend them.

    Process with CARBRAY

    How we work:

    • Initial review to confirm that you are eligible and advise you on the best procedure.
    • Full instructions and breakdown of every document necessary, and the requirements in terms of formats, translations etc, & detailed guidance on completing the application form. Our team meticulously checks everything is correct before submitting.
    • Progress tracking – we are constantly in touch with the appropriate embassies and authorities to make sure you never miss a notification or a deadline. Our knowledge and contacts both in Spain and with Spanish embassies abroad mean you get the right appointment at the right office with less waiting time.
    • Dedicated member of our team available throughout the process to answer any questions or solve any problems you may have.
    • Guidance that goes beyond the application confirmation – we’ll also organise for you to register with the local authorities and collect your official visa documentation, through which you’ll gain access to all the benefits of your self employed Visa
    • One company for all of your legal needs – No need to waste time contacting different companies or agencies in future. We can handle all of your legal needs for Visa renewals, property, tax & business. Our departments will seamlessly coordinate to offer you full coverage.

      What are the requirements?

      We’ll help you to prepare all of the necessary application material to join the self employed register:

      • Business plan. It is important that this is completed with the correct information and formatting according to Spanish law. We will guide you through this.
      • Qualifications & experience – evidence that you have education and/or experience related to the project you want to set up
      • Proof of health insurance with full coverage in Spain.
      • Personal documentation – correctly completed application form, passport with correct validity, criminal record checks, medical certification, etc.

      We’ll help you every step of the way.

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