To work in Spain as an employed worker, you must obtain:
- a work and residence permit; and
- a work and residence visa.
The national employment situation will be taken into account when granting the initial residence and work permit. At the same time, several exceptions are provided.
Work permits will be granted if the job falls within the activities listed in the Shortage Occupations List or if the labour market test is passed
|Where and how to apply|
You must obtain a visa for research activity at the embassy or consulate in your country of originSearch for available translations of the preceding link.
Before you apply for a visa you must have signed a hosting agreement with a research organization where you undertake to complete the research project and where the organization undertakes to host you to that effect.
Hosting agreements are governed by specific provisions of the law.
|Duration of validity of permits||The duration of the residence permit shall be the same as that of the hosting agreement. If the hosting agreement is extended, the residence permit shall be renewed for the equivalent time period.|
|Appeals||Appeals against reasoned decisions may be lodged to the administrative court, as well as to the administrative authority that originally issued the decision.|
Non-EU citizens legally residing in the country enjoy equal treatment in the following sectors:
|Change of status||You cannot change status to another category of residence permit.|
|Teaching||You may be allowed to teach, in accordance with national legislation.|
|Family reunification||Members of the researcher’s family can also apply for a residence permit of the same duration as their sponsor’s.|
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