Setting up a company in Spain as an expat
In order to incorporate a company in Spain, the so-called S.L. ("Sociedad Limitada") for example, you will need to go through the next steps:
1.- Getting your NIE number.
2.- Defining the names of the company and checking its validity: certificate of uniqueness.
3.- Getting your CIF or tax ID number.
4.- Opening a bank account to be used by the company.
5.- Establishing the shareholders and creating the shareholder agreement.
6.- Going to the notary and signing the public deed of incorporation previously prepared by a Lawyer.
7.- Registering the company with the tax authorities.
8.- Registering the company in the social security.