Spain: Self-Employed Visa

Spain’s Self-Employed Work Visa allows non-EU residents to live in Spain and the Canary Islands. Entrepreneurs can start a new business and freelancers and self-employed people can work remotely for clients anywhere. 



Spain and the Canary Islands are growing in popularity for digital nomads. Remote workers especially appreciate the quality of life, ease of networking through co-working spaces and events, and reliable internet.

Internet Speed

Fixed broadband: 186.40 Mbps download/156.58Mbps upload

Mobile: 54.50 Mbps download/13.63 Mbps upload

Cost of living

No. 39 globally 

Income Requirements

$15,800 per year in income. Depending on the rules of the embassy or consulate where you apply, this full amount may need to be deposited upon application.


Application Process

Apply in person with your documents at the Spanish embassy or consulate in your home country. 

It usually processes within 6 months.

Documents Required

Documents may need to be apostilled or translated into Spanish, and usually include:

Other documents may be required.

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