International mobility

International mobility for executives

Get key personnel where you need them faster

We offer detailed information on all types of visas and residence-work permits existing in Catalonia. We can also provide a list of lawyers specialized in this area. 

Streamlining international staff mobility

We offer a fast-track service to facilitate international mobility of executives, technical staff and specialized personnel that form part of investment projects in Catalonia. We offer an exclusive personalised first Consultancy Service along with a roadmap analysis for the future investor.

We are the institutional contact between the companies and all the Spanish entities involved in the immigration procedures. This service will guide you through the process of international mobility during the whole investment project process.

You can download International mobility in Catalonia for a quick view of the legislation related to mobility in Catalonia and the different tyes of residence and work permits.

Please note that the information provided is for guidance use only. Our services are recommendations and in no way substitute professional legal council.

Success case: Nestlé

Nestlé is one of the many international companies established in Catalonia that have benefited from the international mobility service. Francisco Mejías, manager of the Talent, Recruitment & Training at Nestlé Spain, explains how every year, a great number of people move from their home countries to join Nestlé in Spain, especially in their Global IT Hub in Barcelona.

"The COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted all of society, and in particular it brought to a halt all immigration procedures with the public institutions", Mejías says. "As such, we had tenths of employees who, along with their families, were unable to finalize their migratory process."

According to Nestlé's manager,"Through their customized service, Catalonia Trade & Investment was extremely helpful by accompanying the company in all its international mobility and immigration procedures, being in constant contact with public bodies, and monitoring and pushing the resolution of their requests".


Yinghui Zhang, General Manager of Air China Limited in Spain

Catalonia Trade & Investment has always played a key role in Air China's investment in Barcelona. A good example: they have managed to streamline the visa approval process, ensuring that the project was carried out quickly and efficiently

Elena García, HR Manager Smilegate

Catalonia Trade & Investment accelerated the process to obtain permits for highly qualified professionals. It has been useful because many of the processes had been slowed down with Covid-19, and we were able to get them sooner than we expected

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