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Self-employment visa timeline: becoming an “autónomo” (freelancer) in Spain

hinking about applying for a visa to work as a freelancer in Spain? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here I’ll explain step-by-step what my experience was like. I am American who was already living in Spain on a student visa (as part of Spain’s language assistant program). I decided to apply for a new visa to be able to work full-time as an autónomo, which is the Read More…

Spanish Extranjeria General Info

The information in this post was collected from the Oficina de Extranjeria in Madrid in January 2016. Oficina de Extranjeria – http://www.seap.minhap.gob.es/web/servicios/extranjeria.html  or https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/procedimientos/index/categoria/34 For Links to all of the other Spanish Extranjeria Offices across Spain, click here: http://www.seap.minhap.gob.es/es/web/servicios/extranjeria/extranjeria_ddgg.html Madrid Extranjeria Offices Information: Main Office for General Information in Madrid: Calle Manuel Luna, 29 (Metro: Estrecho – L1) Hours Open – Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm and Fridays 9am-2pm (*Except for the week of Read More…


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