MOBILITY: PERMITS AND VISAS
- Authorizations to work and reside in Spain
- Authorizations for workers in audiovisual productions in Spain
- The case of the United Kingdom after Brexit
- Limitations to mobility due to the COVID-19 pandemic
1.- AUTHORIZATIONS TO WORK AND LIVE IN SPAIN
The authorizations required to reside and work in Spain depend on the worker's country of origin:
The procedures vary depending on the length of stay in Spain, whether you are a self-employed worker or an employed person, and in this case, whether you work for a Spanish company or a foreign company.
2.- AUTHORIZATIONS FOR WORKERS IN AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTIONS IN SPAIN BY INTRA-BUSINESS TRANSFER
The Plan to promote the Audiovisual Sector approved on March 24th has declared the sector as strategic and has made the conditions for the entry of workers for audiovisual productions in Spain more flexible by intra-company transfer through a specific instruction.
The purpose of this instruction is to adopt measures to favor the initiatives envisaged in the Plan for the Promotion of the Audiovisual Sector, simplifying the process of obtaining residence permits for personnel who are part of audiovisual productions by intra-company transfer.
There is a collective processing procedure:
1. Companies and groups of companies in the audiovisual sector that wish to avail themselves of the simplified procedure described in the second instruction may also request the collective processing of authorizations, using the collective processing form that will be available on the website of the Ministry. of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations. (Download it here)
2. The accreditation of the requirements referred to the applicant company will be presented only once for all the applications. In the cases that the application is signed with the electronic certificate of representative before the public administrations of the company, it will not be necessary to present the vat number, the powers and the ID of the person who signs, as long as the electronic document provided allows verification of the electronic signature through https://valide.redsara.es.
3. The collective processing form must include, for each of the authorizations presented included in it:
a) The individual application form signed by the representative of the requesting Spanish company.
b) Copy of the complete passport or valid travel document of the displaced professional.
c) Letter of posting from the foreign company, also signed by the posted professional, proving the purpose of the transfer, indicating:
i. Activities to be carried out and the conditions in which they will be carried out.
ii. Profile of the job and the salary that the worker will receive
iii. Transfer period
d) Proof of payment of the corresponding fee.
e) Documentation that proves the relationship with Social Security:
i. If there is a Social Security agreement between Spain and the country where the company that transfers the worker is located: certificate of Social Security coverage of the country where the company that transfers them is located, and insurance that proves the health coverage, unless the company that displaces the worker was based in a country with a Social Security Agreement that includes health coverage.
ii. In the absence of an Agreement, a document from the moving company stating the appointment of a legal representative in Spain who assumes responsibility for the company that moves the worker and quotes for him in Spain.
f) If the professional is in a regular situation in Spain at the time the application is submitted, if he is the holder of a stay of less than six months, he must present a criminal record certificate of the country or countries in which who has resided for the last five years.
4. In those cases in which the same company wishes to incorporate new people to the team that will travel as part of the filming, once the collective processing request has been processed, it may submit a new collective processing form, or new individual applications in accordance with this procedure
REGULATIONS – INSTRUCTION
3.- THE CASE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AFTER BREXIT
The departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union has led to important changes in immigration policy and specifically in the working conditions of British workers in the film industry.
Currently, British workers, like the rest of the workers from non-EU countries, need a visa to enter Spain for work reasons.
4.- COVID - AUTHORIZATION OF ENTRY INTO SPAIN FROM CERTAIN COUNTRIES
The pandemic COVID 19 has affected displacement around the world. The European Union and Spain have limited entry from some countries to carry out certain activities.
This link includes updated information on entry requirements in Spain.