A FAIR VINDICATION: SPANISH NATIONALITY FOR SEPHARDIC JEWS

The year 1492 was without a doubt one of the most controversial years in Spanish history. The same year that Columbus first set sail and ended up discovering the Americas. It was also the same time that the Catholic Kings signed the edict of forced conversion to Christianity (in its ¨purest¨ expression, Catholicism), or the […]

UNITED STATES BUSINESS VISAS FOR EXECUTIVES AND COMPANY MANAGERS

In order to apply for this subcategory investor visa, the businessman must be a national of a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation, or that has maintained an important commercial exchange with certain sectors such as: products, services, international banking, insurance, transport, tourism, and technology transfers among others. […]

UNITED STATES BUSINESS VISAS FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND INVESTORS

The non- immigrant status visa subcategories E-1 and E-2 are of prime interest to foreign entrepreneurs and investors who want to start up or develop a business in the United States and who are coming from counties that have a commercial or trade agreement or treaty with the United States. Spain, along with Ibero-American countries […]

USA NON- IMMIGRANT VISA SUBCATEGORIES

Within the general category of non-immigrant status in the United States, there are many subcategories of visas. It is advisable that you read up on all of them so that you can decide which one best suits you and your current situation. The common factor among these different subcategories of non-immigrant visas is their temporality, […]

IMMIGRANT AND NON- IMMIGRANT VISAS IN THE UNITED STATES

As a general rule, everyone who enters the Unites States is considered an immigrant until they prove that their objective is not to reside permanently in the country and until they have officially been approved to enter the country under the subcategory of their issued visa by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (usually these visas fall under […]

VISA REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS FOR PERU

Economic internationalization, the ongoing search for new horizons, and the day to day situations that arise, increasingly impose more challenges to national immigration legislations. Doubts due to various sources of information have given rise to many questions among potential recipients and clients. A clearer more concise review of the law will facilitate greater understanding. Let´s […]

Investing in Spain

Those who choose to invest a significant amount in Spain shall have the right to request a 1-year multiple entry visa, along with a residence permit that shall be granted for two years, for the investor, spouse, and any children under the age of 18 years old, as long as the investment is one of […]

Entrepreneurs

Foreigners from outside the EU who plan to develop an entrepreneurial activity that is innovative in nature with special interest to Spain must request an express authorisation of residence for entrepreneurs, which is renewable for two years and allows the applicant to carry out the entrepreneurial activity. In order to do this, a favourable report […]

Authorisation of residence and work permit for self-employment

There are other ways for entrepreneurs to legalise their stay in Spain if they plan to carry out an entrepreneurial activity either as an independent worker or through the Constitution of the Society. In order to do this, the following requirements must be met: 1. Prove that the business project is viable and that you […]

Workers belonging to countries where a convention exists with Spain: Chile and Peru

In certain circumstances, the national employment situation is not taken into account when incorporating foreign workers into the Spanish labour market, such as if a convention exists between Spain and the worker’s country of origin. A company may hire these workers, even though they will fill a position where no qualification is needed, and despite […]

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