Complete Guide to Securing a Digital Nomad Visa in Spain

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What is it?

This is a complete guide to securing a digital nomad visa in Spain. It includes step-by-step instructions on how to apply for the visa, neonate the Spanish immigration system, and obtain the necessary documents.

Who needs it?

Digital nomads, remote workers, or anyone intending to work from Spain legally without a traditional employment contract.


  1. Confirm your eligibility: Be sure to meet the generic criteria for non-EU visa applicants, including proof of sufficient funds, a clear criminal record, and proof of medical insurance.
  2. Gather required documents - these will be outlined in the next section.
  3. Complete the visa application form: This can be done through the Spanish Embassy’s website found here: Spanish Embassy
  4. Schedule an appointment at your local Spanish Embassy or Consulate.

Required Documents

  • Completed application form
  • Two passport photos
  • Valid passport
  • Proof of accommodation in Spain
  • Certificate of criminal record from countries of residence within past five years
  • Medical certificate
  • Proof of sufficient funds

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Additional details

  • Ensure all documents are translated into Spanish by a sworn translator.
  • Pay close attention to specific country embassies’ requirements as these might differ slightly.
  • Be mindful of the expiration date on your NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero).
  • Remain patient - the process may take a while and involve a considerable amount of bureaucracy.


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