Formalities to be completed in order to work in Spain
If you want to employ a foreigner under a contract of employment, there a number of documents that are needed, including an application, a copy of an ID document recognised in Spain, a copy of a document confirming the foreigner’s qualification, a copy of a document proving the foreigner’s two years professional work experience, a certificate of the employer dismissals during 6 months before applying for the issue of a work permit in Spain and a copy of an issued Spanish work permit and an employer’s certificate on a foreigner’s work in an enterprise indicating his/her functions, salary, the amount of assessed and paid taxes.
Non-EU nationals need a Spanish work permit independently whether they are employees under an employment contract or self-employed persons. Please note, that in any case a foreigner, among other documents, needs to have a valid ID document, photographs, official medical certificate, a relevant type of visa.
The procedure and time limits for the examination of applications to issue a work permit
After the work permit is obtained and the foreigner is employed, the employer must pay for the employee’s Social Security and other taxes on a monthly basis. The amount of taxes depends on the amount of the employee’s salary. Personal tax rates for salaried staff range from 15 to 45 per cent, depending on earnings and allowable deductions, which may vary according to circumstances.
If you need a work permit in Spain for a foreign employee do not hesitate to contact us. Our recruitment team will consult you on how to get a job in Spain for a foreigner, on taxes applicable to employees and help you with recruitment of a foreign worker in Spain. Our experts will help to prepare all necessary documents for obtaining a work permit of Spain.