The Spanish government approved the Start-Up Law, which includes a Digital Nomad visa for remote international workers. The Digital Nomad visa will permit foreign nationals a one-year stay and can be renewed for an additional two years, so long as the requirements are still met.
- The Digital Nomad visa is available for a specific kind of remote worker, non-EU applicants who are either self-employed or employed by a non-Spanish company operating outside of Spain. For freelancers no more than 20% of their income can come from Spanish companies.
- Applicants must have been working remotely for at least a year and for their current company for at least three months.
- There will be a minimum income requirement, with the expected range being between $2,000 and $3,000/month.
- Applicants will have to show proof that they have housing accommodations in Spain and health insurance equivalent to Spain’s public health insurance.
If approved for a Digital Nomad Visa, the applicant’s spouse and dependents can join them. Applicants can apply for the Digital Nomad visa in Spain or at a Spanish consulate in their home country.
The Startup Act has been lauded as a milestone of the Digital Spain 2026 Agenda.
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