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Company Formation Spain



Relocate to Spain

Updated on Tuesday 19th December 2017

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Relocate-to-Spain.jpgForeing persons who want to relocate on the Spanish territory for company formation in Spain or for personal reasons will be required to obtain specific visas, but this will depend on their nationality.  For example, in the case of the citizens who reside in one of the European Union’s member states, there are no visa requirements, such persons benefiting from almost the same rights available for Spanish nationals. However, there are certain legal aspects that have to be completed by all foreigners when relocating in this country and our team of consultants in company formation in Spain can assist businessmen with advice on this matter. 

Residency visa for investors in Spain 

The Spanish immigration legislation offers a wide category of visas for short-term immigration matters, as well as for permanent relocation in this country or for obtaining the Spanish citizenship. In the case of foreigners who want to open a company in Spain, it is advisable to apply for a residency visa (as a citizen of a country outside the European Union or the European Economic Area). 
The procedure starts by visiting the Spanish Consulate or Embassy in the applicant’s country of origin. The investor has to provide a set of documents that will attest his/her citizenship and the fact that the applicant has sufficient financial resources to live and invest in Spain
Moreover, it is necessary to obtain documents issued by the local police, stating the person’s criminal record. The applicant should also have a valid passport and a certificate attesting his or her academic title, relevant to the respective field of activity. Our team of company registration agents in Spain can offer more details on other requirements applicable to a residency visa

Obtain a NIE in Spain  

Regardless of the person’s nationality, it is compulsory to obtain a NIE number, which refers to a tax identification number. This is required regardless if the foreigners arrived here for company registration in Spain, for employment or other purposes. It is necessary to obtain the NIE number upon the arrival in Spain.  
Foreigners are advised to contact our team of company formation representatives in Spain for further information on the process of obtaining the NIE number, as well as on other immigration related aspects.  


  • Dylan 2017-09-13

    Hello, I would like to relocate to Spain from the USA. The procedure should best be started in 2018, as I want to invest in this country.

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