If you were legally resident in Spain before 1 January 2021, you have the right to work, as long as you remain legally resident.
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If you are planning to come to Spain to work, you may need a visa or permit. You should check with the Spanish Embassy in the UK.
To apply for a job, you may need to provide a:
- UK criminal records certificate
- Spanish criminal records certificate (Certificado de Antecedentes Penales)
- certificate from the Spanish sex offenders registry (Certificado de Delitos de Naturaleza Sexual) to work with children
- record of your employment history in Spain from Seguridad Social (a Vida Laboral certificate)
If you live in Spain and were regularly commuting to work in another EU or EFTA country, before 1 January 2021 you may need a permit to show that you are a frontier worker. You should also check that you are correctly registered for residency.