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HIGHLY QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS (HQP)
(Law 14/2013, September 27, on support for entrepreneurs and their internationalization).
If you are a highly qualified professional or manager (HQP) or graduate or postgraduate of universities and business schools of official recognition and have a job offer in Spain, you can benefit from the HQP residency scheme.
In Abogados DVA we take care of all the relevant steps to ensure that highly qualified personnel (HQP) can come to work in Spain in an efficient and safe way.
If you are interested in incorporating a HQP into your company, which does not belong to the EU, to Switzerland or the EEA, you can benefit from the HQP residence regime if:
You are a large company or group of companies.
You are a strategic sector SME.
You develop a business project of general interest.
In addition, if you are interested in hiring a graduate or postgraduate of universities and business schools of recognized prestige as HQP you can benefit from this scheme regardless the size of the company or the sector or activity you develop.
Who should submit the application?
The company or entity that requires the services of the HQP or a representative duly accredited.
What type of authorization corresponds?
A residence authorization will be requested for HQP with an extension of up to two years or the extension of the contract if it is less than two years.
Where the request should be addressed?
The request must be addressed to the Strategic Group and Large Companies Unit (SG-LCU).
What documents must be submitted?
Accreditation of the entity or company that requires highly qualified professional services:
Be a great company.
Being a SME in the strategic sector: Report of the General Direction of Trade and Investment.
Develop a project of general interest: Report of the General Direction of Trade and Investment.
Copy of the contract or professional relationship between both parties.
Description of the job profile.
HQP curriculum vitae.
HQP criminal record certificate.
In case of graduates and postgraduates of Universities: HQP academic degree.
Should the company documentation be submitted each time an authorization is requested for a HQP?
The supporting documentation of the company must be submitted once, being registered in the SG-LCU. The validity is 3 years, renewable as long as the requirements are maintained.
Registered companies can benefit from a simplified procedure.
If the foreigner is in Spain, can authorization be requested?
Yes, as long as you are in a legal situation. If the foreigner is outside of Spain at the time of the application, once the residence authorization has been granted, he must apply for a visa.
Can it be renewed?
Yes, renewal may be requested for a period of two years provided the conditions are maintained.
Can your family members join the highly qualified professional?
Yes, at any time they may request, jointly or successively, the authorization and, when appropriate, the visa.
Spouse or common-law partner.
Minor or older children who depend economically on the holder.
Aged dependant relatives.
The visa and authorization are valid to work and reside throughout the national territory, including family members if they meet the age provided in the labour regulations.
The National Employment Situation does not apply.
Quick deadlines Visas: 10 days.
Quick deadlines Authorizations: 20 days.
The application for the residence authorization or its renewal before the UGE-CE automatically extends the stay or residence of the applicant until the procedure is finished.