What Is The Spanish Digital Nomad Visa?

In December 2022, the Spanish parliament gave final approval for their digital nomad visa. This visa will enable foreign workers to live and work remotely in Spain for up to five years.

The long awaited Spanish Digital Nomad Visa is expected to start in March 2023. We take a look at how this new Spanish Digital Nomad Visa works, the visa requirements and the advantages and disadvantages of the visa for digital nomads in Spain.

What is the Spanish Digital Nomad Visa?

The Spanish Digital Nomad Visa is a new type of visa expected to start in March 2023, allowing digital nomads and remote workers the opportunity to live and work in Spain.

The Spanish government approved the new visa in December 2022, making it part of the country’s new Startup Law designed to attract young and entrepreneurial talent to the country.

With the Spanish Digital Nomad Visa, foreign workers are expected to be able to live and work remotely in Spain for an initial period up to one year, with the option to extend up to a total period of five years, subject to a yearly review.

With over 10.9 million digital nomads from the USA alone, the launch of the digital nomad visa has already been a huge success in other countries, giving digital nomads the chance to experience a new culture, improve their language skills and enjoy a great quality of life while working remotely.

Indonesia is currently the top destination for digital nomads, followed by Thailand and Portugal. However, with Spain already a top destination for both travellers and expatriates, the Spanish nomad visa is expected to gain instant popularity among remote workers in 2023.