Working Legally in Andorra
It is necessary for expats to obtain a work permit to work legally in Andorra. The employer must make the application for the work permit on behalf of the expat.
Exemptions from the requirement to obtain a work permit in Andorra include:
- Citizens of Andorra, the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland
- family members of citizens of the EU, EEA, and Switzerland, and of Andorran citizens, who hold a valid residence permit
What types of work permits for expats are there in Andorra?
There are three types of work permits for expats in Andorra:
- Type A: for stays of up to 90 days
- Type B: for stays of up to one year
- Type C: for stays of more than one year
Expats must meet certain eligibility criteria to be eligible for a work permit in Andorra, including:
- being able to prove that they have a job offer from an Andorran employer
- having sufficient means of support to cover their living expenses in Andorra
- not being a threat to public order, safety, or national security
What is the procedure to apply for a work permit in Andorra, and how long does it take?
The procedure for applying for a work permit in Andorra includes the following steps:
- The employer submits the application for the work permit to the Andorran Ministry of Labor.
- The Ministry of Labor evaluates the application and, if approved, issues a work permit.
- The expat must then apply for a residence permit, which can be done at the same time as the application for the work permit.
The entire process usually takes between four to eight weeks.
What documents do you need to apply for a work permit in Andorra?
The following documents are required to apply for a work permit in Andorra:
- A passport or ID card
- Proof of a job offer from an Andorran employer
- Proof of sufficient means of support to cover living expenses in Andorra
- Criminal record certificate from the expat’s country of origin
- Health insurance certificate
What costs are involved in applying for a work permit in Andorra?
The costs involved in applying for a work permit in Andorra depend on the type of work permit being applied for and the length of stay. However, fees for processing the application and for obtaining the work permit and residence permit typically range from several hundred to several thousand euros.
Where can expats go for reliable information on working legally in Andorra?
Expats can find reliable information on working legally in Andorra by visiting the official website of the Andorran Ministry of Labor. They can also contact the Ministry directly for more information or to ask questions. Additionally, they can seek advice from immigration lawyers or consult with international organizations such as the EU or the United Nations for further guidance.