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Opening a Representative Office for your Business in Spain

The simplest route for established companies to create a presence in Spain and Europe, without fiscal implications. Read on to find out how this registration option works, and how it can benefit your business.


  • Fast resolution. Once the viability is established and documentation prepared, the registration of your business in Spain can usually be resolved within 5 working days.
  • No need to establish a brand new company – the representative office is a presence of your existing business in Spain
  • No taxation or fiscal red tape – since the representative office is not a legal entity, all taxation goes through the country where the parent company is based
  • Fast resolution. Once the viability is established and documentation prepared, the registration of your business in Spain can usually be resolved within 5 working days.
  • No need to establish a brand new company – the representative office is a presence of your existing business in Spain
  • No taxation or fiscal red tape – since the representative office is not a legal entity, all taxation goes through the country where the parent company is based

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.

If you’ve spent hours online studying the legal requirements for your situation, comparing outdated information on faceless websites, and getting lost in bureaucratic jargon, you can stop your search here.

Our team of immigration lawyers in Spain have been creating a smooth, speedy and stress free path for our clients for more than a decade. We’ll guide you through the whole process, so you can take this important step in your life confident that every detail has been taken care of by an expert.

Our next success story is yours.

Meet some of our team members

Damián Carmona

Managing Partner

Sandra Girones

Corporate Lawyer

Julia Pou

Legal Intern

Not sure which type of representative office, branch, or subsidiary will be most beneficial to your business in Spain?

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

Our corporate legal team have all the contacts and know-how to make the process of setting up a branch in Spain smooth and speedy, so you can relax knowing that we’re dealing with the whole process.

You want your new branch or subsidiary up and running in the quickest time possible, with no hidden steps or unnecessary delays due to tedious paperwork and legal details.

How we work:

  • Initial review to confirm that the project is eligible, which option is best between branch or subsidiary, and advise you on the best procedure to move forward, along with clearly defined costing.
  • Full preparation of all legal paperwork – deeds, statutes, notarial requirement, registration forms, name certification, taxation forms.
  • Management of all necessary appointments when documentation has to be presented in person. Our team carries out a meticulous check of each application before submitting.
  • Progress tracking – our team will be in frequent contact with the 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
  • Management of the process end-to-end – we manage every step for a bump-free experience. Whether you need a Visa to get started, want to extend your residence permit to your family or need to hire foreign workers, our departments will seamlessly coordinate to offer you solutions.

      What are the requirements?

      The documentation and conditions behind setting up a respresentative office for your business in Spain are complex, which is why having an expert legal team on your side is a must.

      We’ll check and prepare everything on your behalf, including:

          • Visa or NIE documentation of the owner of the representative office.
          • Legal certification that the name is available
          • Statutes, deeds and notarial documents
          • Completion of tax forms and payment confirmation
          • Registration with tax authorities, social security and the mercantile resistry

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