Andorra is one of the nations in Europe with a fair tax system, exceptional healthcare, and low cost of living. It is landlocked between Spain and France.
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A place where different peoples and their living styles are mixed. It has only 37% of its residents who are Andorran citizens. Andorra uses the Euro as its currency, but it is not part of the European Union.
The cost of living and studying in Andorra is less expensive than in other countries. It is one of the safest nations in the world with almost no crime rate and free of the habitual problems of big cities. All these qualities of Andorra attract professionals all around the world to work in Andorra temporarily or permanently. But this is not very easy for an outsider to get a job in Andorra. There are some final steps that you have to complete to achieve a job in Andorra.
Most of the jobs for outsiders are in the section of hospitality, and some are related to ski jobs. In Andorra Catalan, Spanish and French are the languages used by the residents if you don't speak at least one of these, it will be hard for you to find a job.
The first thing you need to have for working in Andorra is an Andorra Work Visa and it is not easy to get it because first, you have to need a job offer from the employer.
How to get an Andorra Work Visa or Active Residency Permit?
As you may already know, Andorra has no airport. So, you can only enter there through France or Spain as it is located between them. You need to have a double or multiple entry Schengen visas to get into Andorra. And if you want to work in Andorra, then you will need to have an Active Residency Permit or Andorra Work Visa.
After getting a job in Andorra, the company where you got the job will help you to get the work and residence permit. This will allow you to legally work and stay in the country for a long time. But Permanent Residency is not allowed in Andorra. So, you must have to renew your residency permit according to the following plan:
First Permit: 1 year
Second Permit: 2 years
Third Permit: 2 years
Fourth Permit: 5 years
Fifth Permit and onwards: 10 years
Documents Required to Apply for Andorra Work Visa
To get an Andorra Work Visa, you need the following official documents.
1. Certificate of your marital status (Not necessary for singles)
2. Certificate of your housing status
3. Passport and photos
4. From your country or region, you will have to get a certificate of no criminal record
5. Your educational degrees
How long will it take to process an Andorra Work Visa?
If it is the first time you're going to be working in Andorra, It will take 4 to 5 working days. Otherwise, it will take three working days.
What if you want to work in Andorra for a Season Only?
If you want to work in Andorra for 2-3 months or a particular season and after this, you want to go back to your home country without having to apply for residency, then you will need to have a seasonal worker's contract which will temporarily allow you to work for a season. This contract is a legal permit of staying and working in Andorra only for a particular season.
This is basically for outsider seasonal workers. Seasonal workers enter the country just like visitors, and then they have to apply for a seasonal worker's contract to work legally in Andorra.
Note that once the spell of the contract ends, you will have to leave the country instantly.