Fees for processing administrative authorizations relating to international mobility
Mª Eugenia Blasco Rodellar, Director of Immigration Area. AGM Abogados
On 4 September 2014, Order ESS/1571/2014 of 29 August, establishing the fees for processing administrative authorizations relating to international mobility, was published in the Spanish Official State Gazette.
The aforementioned Ministerial Order establishes the fees for procedures pertaining to leave to enter and remain in Spain on the grounds of economic interest, as set out in Section 2, Title V of Law 14/2013 of 27 September, on support for entrepreneurs and their internationalisation.
Art. 62 of Law 14/2013 considers the payment of fees corresponding to the processing of the permit or visa a general requirement for any stay or residence in Spain; in other words, processing fees for residence permits relating to international mobility (residence permits for investors, entrepreneurs, highly qualified professionals, researchers and workers subject to intra-corporate transfers within the same undertaking or group of undertakings) must be paid. However, the amounts of such fees had not yet been established.
According to the Annex of the Ministerial Order, the amounts will be as follows:
Initial residence permit ………………………………..€70.40
Renewal of residence permit ……………………..€75.60
Residence permits pursuant to Law 14/2013 fall within the framework of the concept of a single permit, regulated by a European Directive, and therefore automatically enable new residents to work. The fees payable are not anticipated to be higher than those of other types of residence or work permits regulated by Spanish law. Although the fee for an initial residence permit as per the Organic Law 4/2000 of 11 January, on the rights and freedoms of foreigners in Spain and their social integration, is lower than the amount stated above, if we add the fee corresponding to the work permit to this figure, the final amount to be paid is more than the amount currently anticipated under Law 14/2013.