Business Visa assistance (Spain, Tenerife)
Why do you need a Visa for starting a business in Tenerife? First of all, having a Visa will let you to start up a business in the European country legally, second, there will be no or minimum restrictions for you being in that country (i.e. Spain, Tenerife) and all Schengen zone countries.
Visa to Spain might be single-entry, dual-entry and multiple-entry. Visa fee and costs related to the procedure for getting a Visa mainly depends on the type of Visa that you need:
- Schengen visa: airport transit visa (A) or short-stay visa (C). A foreigner that is travelling to Spain might get a Schengen visa with a limited territorial validity for Visa.
- National visa (D).
You are interested in getting a short-stay visa (type C)? First of all, an invitation letter (from a legal or a natural person) for a temporary arrival of the foreigner must be submitted to the Migration Department of Spain (Tenerife). The invitation letter must be prepared in Spanish. In addition to that, the foreigner must complete thoroughly the special application form and prove available finances (i.e. bank certificates) in case in the return to his residence country is needed. If the foreigner is planning to visit Spain more than once, the relevant documents proving the arrival purposes are needed. Also, the foreigner must be ready to present the airline tickets.
Or maybe you are interested in a national visa for a single entry (type D)? This type of visa may be issued if the permit of temporary or permanent residence has been obtained. A national visa for multiple entries (type D) is needed if the foreigner wants to enter Spain periodically – therefore, the foreigner needs to submit the documents that can prove this. In addition to that, the foreigner needs to prove that his place of residence is in the foreign country and that there is no need to apply for a temporary residence permit in Spain.
It is also worth mentioning, that the Embassy of Spain can ask for some additional documents that can be needed.
Residence Permit in Spain (Tenerife)
You are thinking about temporary living or staying in Tenerife for a longer period of time and doing business?
Even though the citizens from EU countries are not obliged to meet any residence requirements, we would advise you to think about registering as the resident in Tenerife anyway – being a resident may give you some tax benefits while staying and doing business in this island.
For citizens from non-EU countries, a temporary or permanent residence permit is mandatory. If you are thinking about moving to Tenerife, you will be required to have a valid passport and corresponding visa as well.
There are some different types of residence permit available:
- Temporary residence permit. This kind of residence permit authorize foreigner to stay in Tenerife for a period longer than 90 days but shorter than five years. Authorizations for staying in Spain can be renewed regularly several times not exceeding five years term.
- Permanent residence permit. If you are thinking about living in Spain for a long-term period, you will need to apply for a long-term residence permit. This will give you the same benefits as for those who are legal citizens of Tenerife. Who can get a permanent residence permit? And how can you get that permanent residence permit? Permanent residence permit can be granted for those who can prove a five year legal residence in Tenerife, with a continous stay (no irregulat exits from the country). The continuity of staying in Spain can be considered as interrupted if: you go on a temporary holidays outside Spain or the absence for family or health reasons is justified. Also, the absence for up to six months is possible if it do not exceed one year.
You are already thinking about moving to Spain or doing business in Tenerife but you don‘t know how to get a residence permit in Tenerife? First of all, you should start from the residence permit application that must be submitted personally by you. The main requirement is to present some documents. The list of the documents needed depends on the type of the residence permit that you are applying. But usually you need to submit such documents:
- Valid passport (or other personal identification document);
- Relevant visa in force;
- Document that can prove your financial income that can support your stay in Spain (i.e. pensions, work salaries etc.);
- Proof of previous legal residence of the foreigner in Spain;
- Ceritificate of criminal record (that should be issued by the corresponding institution in the home country);
- Medical certificate, if the applicant had not presented it when obtaining his visa residence;
- Several passport-size photos;
- Proof that your health assistance is guaranteed during your residence in Spain;
- Document about your marital status (marriage or divorce certificate). Spanish translation might be required if applying for reuniting your family.
In case of any other or additional questions, you are always welcome to contact our office. We are ready to provide some professional consultancy and do our best for you successful stay and business in Spain.