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Work Visa –  Employment Law Services in Spain

Bringing the very best workers to Spain, with dynamic legal solutions.

Whether you’re a non-EU citizen with a potential job offer in Spain, or you’re an employer who needs to hire from outside the EU, leave the logistics to us.

Get a Work Permit in Spain

and open new doors for yourself

  • Clear criteria. As long as the position and the worker fit the specifications, we will be able to deal with your application quickly and simply. Our team will assess eligibility right away – contact us.
  • Long duration. The initial visa last one year, and has an easy renewal process which is automatically granted as long as the same conditions are met. After 5 years the worker can claim permanent residency.
  • All the benefits of Spanish residency are guaranteed for the worker under Spanish employment law, including rights to public services, and freedom to travel around the whole Schengen area.
  • Opening the path for your family to accompany you. After one year you can apply for the Family Reunification Visa which will allow your close family to reside in Spain too. If you’d like them to accompany sooner, we can look at other types of Visa that are independent of yours – to discuss options with one of our immigration experts, please contact us


It’s important to note that the process for gaining a work permit under Spanish employment law is always started by the company offering the position, not by the worker. There are various conditions under which companies are allowed to hire workers from outside Spain or the EU.

  • There is a list of professions which have ‘insufficient coverage’, which is updated quarterly. To find out the most up-to-date information on this, contact us.
  • If the profession is not included in this list, Spanish employment law provides for other ways to apply, for example if the company can prove that they have not been able to find a suitable candidate from Spain or the EU.
  • The worker must prove that they have the qualifications required for the role.
  • The company must prove that it has sufficient means for the economic commitment detailed in the contract.

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

Looking to maximize your opportunities and wish to be hired in Spain? Or perhaps you’re getting ready to bring in an employee from a foreign country?

Whichever is your current situation, we at Carbray are experts on visas and compliance for businesses, big and small.

Mastering all the legal obligations while focusing on scaling your career or 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.

We have created a smooth, speedy and stress-free path for companies and individuals for more than a decade. You can rest assured that we’ll guide you through the global expansion of your opportunities with full compliance.

Our next success story is yours.

Process with CARBRAY

How we work:

  • Initial review to confirm the company and the worker are eligible and advise you on the best procedure.
  • Full overseeing of the documentation preparation, and the requirements in terms of formats, translations etc, as well as completion of the application form. Our team carries out a meticulous check of the whole application before submitting.
  • Progress tracking – our team will be in frequent contact with the appropriate embassies and authorities to get a resolution in the shortest time possible.
  • Dedicated member of our team available throughout the process to answer any questions or solve any problems from the company or the worker.
  • Management of the whole confirmation process once your application is approved, including appointments to register with the local authorities and collect official visa documentation. You’ll be ready to get started in the quickest time possible.
  • Avoid time wasted contacting different companies or agencies in future. Whether you’re a worker needing assistance with family visas, renewals or property, or a company looking to transfer various workers, our departments will seamlessly coordinate to offer you solutions. Contact us.

What are the requirements?

Although the criteria are fairly simple once we establish viability, the documentation required is quite complex. Hence why having an expert legal team on your side is a must. We’ll help you prepare every detail of the application according to your exact situation. Some common documentation requirements include:

  • Company documentation confirming the eligibility of the company, as well as financial situation, and the circumstances which allow for the hiring of a non-EU citizen.
  • Worker viability documentation – qualifications that prove the suitability of the worker for the role, job offer & contract
  • Personal documentation –passport with correct validity, criminal record checks, medical insurance proof etc.

We’ll help you every step of the way.

You’re in good hands!

Meet some of our team members

Yanimar Hernández

Senior Immigration Lawyer | Global Mobility | Nationality

Iris Galván

Immigration | Nationality | Global Mobility

To find out if you or your company are eligible for a work permit under Spanish employment law, contact us.

Learn more about our multitalented team

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

Sara NiegoSara Niego
17:18 31 Jul 22
We have received an exceptional help and advise on purchasing a property in southern Spain from Sandra and Julia. The entire process can be quite complicated however the Carbray personnel made it easy and smooth. We would recommend their services to our friends and family.
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.

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