Can a Spanish Digital Nomad Visa help me work remotely from Spain for my US employer without a Spanish entity?


My US employer won’t let me work remotely from Spain due to them not having an entity in Spain. If I were to get a Spanish Digital Nomad Visa, would this resolve the issue and my company would be considered compliant in Spain?


These are the answers of some Facebook group members:

“I work for a law firm. There are steps to take re social security and healthcare and of course the money side but yes it’s possible. There are things to consider about the US entity and how it’s connected with the Spanish entity.”

“As far as I know, they only need to allow you to work from Spain. So yes”

“You cannot get a DNV as Employee from the US, as the SSA won’t issue the SS Certificate the UGE asks for. Without It, your employer would have to register for SS and tax in Spain. I’ve not read anything about UGE possibly amending this requisite.”

“it seems the US/Spain relationship right now for this visa completely contradicts the spirit of the visa. Everyone whos a teleworking W2 in US applying or wanting to apply for this is in a bit of a limbo. It’s madness, really”

“You’re only option would be the NLV (Spanish non lucrative visa) if your consulate is ok with it”

In conclusion, there seems to be mixed opinions on whether getting a Spanish Digital Nomad Visa would resolve the issue of working remotely for a US employer that doesn’t have an entity in Spain. While some people believe it is possible with certain steps to take regarding social security and healthcare, others point out the difficulties with the US/Spain relationship and the requirements for the visa. Additionally, some suggest that the Non-Lucrative Visa may be a better option. It is important to do thorough research and consider all factors before making any decisions.