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Van Der Elst Ruling

There is a ruling from the European court relating to the right of an European Economic Area company to provide its services across the EEA without the need for obtaining additional work permits. This is known as the 'Van der Elst' ruling, and visas issued further to the ruling are often called van der Elst Visas.

The effect of the ruling is that any non-EEA employees who have been in the EEA in the employ of the service provider for more than 12 months need not obtain additional work permits, they only need to apply for a Van der Elst visa.

For assistance with Van der Elst visas or work permits for Spain please contact us using the details below:

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