Spain is a destination in Europe that in some ways attracts Mexicans, be it because of the history, the language, or just the natural and architectural beauties that we can see in “The Motherland”, and perhaps all this is part of the fact that many compatriots have considered the possibility of emigrating with a job and better living conditions.
Of course, moving and looking for a job in Spain is not an option Canada or the United States since there is an ocean in between and a lot of flight hours, but If you are convinced that you want to take this turn in your life and go to Spain to work and get to know Madrid, Seville, and Barcelona, Toledo, Granada and many interesting destinations, we will tell you part of this process below.
What requirements do you have to meet to work in Spain?
Spain is one of the European countries that records the highest migration of Mexicans through the ETIAS portal for Europe. If you want to work in this country, which is part of the Schengen area, the presentation of the work and residence visa is essential for the legal exercise of a trade or profession. The settlement of the residence can be done on your own or by the Spanish employer.
Another requirement, which will be essential from 2024, is the ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) to extend a 90-day stay in the Schengen area, including Spain, for business trips but not for work trips. Therefore, please note the requirements for the work visa.
- If you are employed by someone else, you must be over 16 years of age
- If you start your own business, you must be over 18 years old
- Submit work contract and permit from Spain
- Apply for the visa
- Possess a valid Mexican passport (at least one year old)
- Current passport photo
- Medical certificate valid for three months
- Criminal record, apostilled