Applicants for international protection may continue working legally as long as the denial of their application is not final, that is, as long as the decision refusing international protection has been appealed and the appeal has not been resolved, the applicant may continue working.

The Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations has accepted the point of view mantained by the Ombudsman, expressed in a report, and has issued instructions so that Social Security does not deregister applicants for international protection from the system, as long as they have been denied asylum on a provisional basis and not with a final resolution.

This provision was included in Directive 2013/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, which approves standards for the reception of applicants for international protection. However, this Directive had not been transposed into the Spanish legal system.