I am a US citizen with a degree from a Spanish University & fluent in Spanish. I would like to move to Spain and work there. The job/company that I am pursuing will not sponser this so I would have to apply for my EU work visa. How long is this process and what the likelyhood of getting a work visa. The company will only consider thoese that already have a Visa so I won''t be able to get a letter..What is this going to cost?
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The key point is to find a job on which the employer would sponsor your visa application. you should obtain a visa before start to work in Spain. Here are some details about work permit in Spain - http://www.Spain-visas.com/Work-permits-in-spain-for-Workers-from-outside-the-E-C-M--pag4.htm
Application for work permit usually takes 3-6 months and should be filled with
Please find here the outlined for the work visa application procedure - http://www.spainexpat.com/spain/information/work_visa_in_spain/
here is some additional information from Spain consulate - http://www.consulate-spain-chicago.com/work.htm - Please be aware that pre-approved Official Work Authorization is required.
Reply to LEV's Post: Thank you...What if I don't have a sponsor and I just want to move to live and work there permanently or for 2+ years
If you do not have a sponsor - you better to find one.
In this case you may not get work permit. You may get a tourist visa and stay up to 90 days while looking for a job and your work visa. You'll still have to return to your home country to get a work visa.
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