Employing foreign workers

Within the European Union there is freedom of movement and of employment of workers from other countries.

The Spanish regulations follow the rules of any other country of the European Community with respect to the employment of Community workers and freedom of movement and of employment of workers from other countries.

When workers from non EU member states are employed, it is necessary to execute first a pre-contract, the effectiveness of which is conditional upon the grant of a working and residence permit. When entering Spain the worker must be in possession of the corresponding residence visa obtainable from the Spanish Consulate in the worker’s country of residence. The residence visa is subject to the approval of the worker’s employment by the Ministry of Work and Social Affairs.

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