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Highly Skilled Visa

The Highly Skilled Professional is a work permit to non-European citizens to live and work in Spain legally, as long as the work is considered to be highly skilled or highly qualified. Also if an employer needs a highly skilled worker.

  • Benefits of Spanish residency and rights to public services.
  • The freedom to travel around the Schengen area.
  • 2 years visa, renewable every 2 years.
  • After 5 years you can apply for a 5-year permit
  • Joint family visa

Benefits

  • 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 – contact our team who will assess your eligibility right away.
  • Long duration. If the application is made within Spain (recommended – we arrange this on your behalf), successful applicants are granted a 2 year visa, renewal for another 2 years and then again for another 2 years. After 5 years you can apply for a 5 year permit.
  • All the benefits of Spanish residency, including rights to public services, and freedom to travel around the whole Schengen area.
  • Joint family visa. If you are eligible for the skilled visa, your close family can accompany you too. Ask us for more information on a joint family visa.

Conditions

  • The worker must have a Masters or PhD in an area related to the role.
  • The role must be considered highly skilled or highly qualified, ie technical or managerial, and meet the minimum salary. (42,000€ for technically skilled workers or 55,000€ for managers.)
  • The company must be classified as either a large company (with a minimum number of employees, revenue or assets), in a strategic sector, or working on a project in the socio-economic interests of Spain. To find out if your company meets the criteria, contact us

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

    At Carbray we know that your immigration process is not just about the paperwork. It means open doors and exciting opportunities. It means a new future.

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    Find out about the process for obtaining the Highly Skilled Visa in Spain.

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    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!
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    09:57 13 May 22
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    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.
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    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
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    12:53 05 Jan 22
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    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.
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    Process with CARBRAY

    Having guided hundreds of applicants and companies to successfully obtain work and residence permits, our lawyers have all the contacts and know-how to make the process smooth and speedy.

    Avoid unnecessary delays and time wasted due to bureaucratic details. You can relax knowing that you can rely on our team for everything you need.

    How we work:

    • Initial review to confirm the company / the worker are eligible and advise you on the best procedure.
    • We guide you through our full breakdown and checklist of every document necessary, and the requirements in terms of formats, translations etc, as well as completing the application form. Our team meticulously checks everything is correct before submitting.
    • We track the progress of the application with the appropriate embassies and authorities to make sure you never miss a notification or a deadline. Our local knowledge and contacts mean you get the right appointment at the right office with less waiting time.
    • You’ll have a dedicated member of our team available throughout the process to answer any questions or solve any problems you may have.
    • You won’t need to waste time 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.

      What are the requirements?

      We’ll help you to prepare all of the necessary application material for the Highly Skilled Visa:

      • Certificate from the Unidad de Grandes Empresas confirming eligibility of the company. We can request this for you.
      • Work & skills documentation – job contract, role description, CV, Masters or Phd certificate
      • Private Spanish health insurance. We can advise you on how to set this up.
      • Personal documentation – correctly completed application form, passport with correct validity, criminal record checks, medical certification, bank statements etc.

      Find out how we’ll help you every step of the way.

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