I am looking to relocate to Spain but keep my current job. I work as a freelancer, but just for one company -- they are open to making me an employee if that makes things easier for this move -- the work is remote. For context, it's software development.
The self-employed visa page on the Spanish consulate gives a very demanding list of requirements that don't entirely make sense to me. For example:
Activity permits and licences. List of permits or licences required for the installation, opening or operation of the planned activity or professional practice, indicating the status of the procedures for obtaining them. Certification of applications to the corresponding bodies must be attached.
Plan for the establishment or activity. Plan for the establishment or activity to be carried out, indicating the planned investment, the expected return, and, where applicable, the jobs that will be created.
What? I don't want to start a business, I just want to freelance. Or is that what this means -- am I essentially forced to open a company in Spain in order to do this?
Alternatively, can I use a service like Remote.com that, from what I understand, has a legal entity in Spain that "employs" me and the "subcontracts" me to my actual client?