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Employee visa

Visa for people aged 16 and over who wish to work as employees in Spain (with a work contract). This visa covers seasonal work activities. ​

Applicable legislation:

Organic Law4/2000, of 11 January, on Rights and Freedoms of Foreigners in Spain and their Social integration (Articles 36, 38 and 40).

Regulation of Organic Law 4/2000, approved by Royal Decree 557/2011, of 20 April (Articles from 62 to 70)

It does not apply to EU citizens or to nationals of countries to whom EU law applies for being beneficiaries of the rights of free movement and residence

The Embassy of Spain in Seoul will process the visa applications submitted by applicants living in the consular jurisdiction in person by APPOINTMENT only only (see General Information​​)

​비자 신청은 예약제이며 무조건 대한민국에 거주하는 자만 비자신청이 가능하다 (바로가기​)

Required documents​ 

1. National visa application ​form새로운 윈도우로 열립니다. . Applicants must complete in English or Spanish and sign a visa application form, filling in each of its sections. 

2. Photograph. One​ recent, passport-size, colour photograph, taken against a white​ background, facing forward, without dark or reflective glasses, or any garments concealing the oval of the face. 

3. Valid, unexpired passport. [Original and a photocopy] of the page or pages of the passport that contain biometric data. The passport must have a minimum validity period of 1 year and contain two blank pages. Passports issued more than 10 years ago will not be accepted.  

4. Autorizacion de residencia y trabajo por cuenta ajena. [Original and a photocopy]

The visa application must be submitted within one month from the notification to the employer of the authorisation grant.

5. Work contract: stamped by the Foreign Nationals' Office. [Original and a photocopy]

6. Criminal record check certificate. Applicants of legal age must submit the criminal record check certificate(s) issued by their country or/and countries of residence for the past 5 years preceding the date of the visa application.  It cannot be older than 6 months, unless the certificate itself specifies a longer expiration. These certificates must be legalised through the consular representations of the issuing country or, in the case of signatory countries to the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, hold the Hague Apostille (except official documents issued by a Member State of the European Union, which will not require to be legalised). Sworn translation into Spanish is also required. [Original and photocopy]

7. Medical certificate. issued by a registred medical practitioner​ no late than one month prior to the date of application accrediting that the applicant does not suffer from any disease that could cause serious repercussions for public health pursuant to the 2005 International Health Regulations. [Original and a copy] 

8. Valid and unexpired Korean residence card: must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the planned departure date from Korea (only for non-Korean Nationals). [Original and photocopy]

9. Payment of the visa fee. Please refer to the section Consular Service fees​.

When necessary to assess the application, the Consular Office may request additional documents or data and may also ask the applicant to come in for a personal interview. ​

Validity period of the visa: If the contract is for one year, the visa will be valid for 90 days. Once in Spain, the worker must register with the Social Security system before beginning their work activity and apply for a Foreigner Identity Card (TIE) at the Foreign Nationals' Office or the corresponding police station, within 1 month from their registration with the Social Security system.

If the work contract is for seasonal work, the visa will be valid for the entire period for which the applicant is authorized to reside and work in Spain, and it will not be necessary to apply for a Foreigner Identity Card upon arriving in Spain.