International Mobility for Executives

Move your key staff to Barcelona-Catalonia faster

We offer detailed information on all visas to work, residence- work permits and immigration procedures in Catalonia. This service will guide you through the process of international mobility during all your investment project, from start to finish.

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Streamlining the immigration process.

If you are moving to Spain or bringing employees to work in your new investment project in Barcelona-Catalonia, we can guide you through the immigration process and advise you on the best way to do it.

  • We offer an exclusive personalized first consultancy service and roadmap analysis for the future investor.
  • You will get detailed information on all visas to work and residence-work permits to live in Catalonia temporarily or permanently, including for your family members.
  • We are the institutional contact between public and private entities involved in the immigration procedures, both at a state and regional level.

The immigration process in Spain is more agile and flexible than in most countries around. Its processing is simplified, and the express procedure for visas to work and residence-work permits for Spain takes from 10 to 20 working days.

“Catalonia Trade & Investment accelerated the process to obtain residence-work permits in Catalonia for highly qualified professionals”

Elena García, HR Manager at Smilegate

Success stories.

  • Logo-Nestle

    Nestlé creates over 100 jobs at its Global IT Hub in Barcelona since the start of the pandemic

    Nestlé is one of the many international companies established in Catalonia that have benefited from the International Mobility service for Executives. Francisco Mejías, manager of 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.
    According to Nestlé's manager, "Through their customized International Mobility service for Executives, 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".

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  • Logo-Smilegate

    South Korean company Smilegate opens its first international studio in Barcelona to design triple-A video games

    From Barcelona as European headquarters, the company begins its international expansion into the western market and will focus on the development of triple-A video games, that’s the highest category for game consoles.

    Elena García, HR Manager at Smilegate, says: “Catalonia Trade & Investment accelerated the process to obtain residence-work permits in Catalonia 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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