REFORM OF THE LAW ON FOREIGNERS

On August 16, 2022, the new Regulation of the Organic Law 4/2000, on the rights and freedoms of foreigners in Spain and their social integration, came into force.

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The reform aims to simplify and streamline the hiring of foreigners and facilitate the attraction of international talent. The construction of multicultural teams in companies helps internationalization processes.

The main new features introduced are as follows:

  • The catalog of occupations that are difficult to fill is extended to facilitate the hiring of foreigners in Spain.
  • Reduced deadlines to encourage the hiring of foreigners in the country of origin.
  • Longer renewal period for Residence Cards (T.I.E.).
  • Facilities for foreigners to obtain self-employment permits.
  • Student visas will allow foreigners to work automatically, for longer hours and without geographical limitations.
  • Elimination of the previous 3-year period required to modify a student visa to a work permit.
  • Improvements in the requirements for family reunification are established.
  • Major changes in labor and social roots.
  • Facilities for family members of Spanish nationals to settle in Spain.
  • Creation of the new figure of "arraigo" for training purposes.
  • The renewed work permit will allow the foreigner to work both as an employee and as a self-employed person.

From Expat Feliu we can accompany you in the design of your impatriation policies and give you comprehensive advice in the areas of migration, labor, tax and everything related to the needs of relocation and landing of foreign workers to our country.

Montserrat Feliu Costa

Managing partner, ExpatFeliu

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