Moving to Spain: Getting your Empadronamiento
Sep07

Moving to Spain: Getting your Empadronamiento

A solicitud de empadronamiento is the procedure for registering yourself as living in a Spanish municipality and constitutes legal proof of where and how long you have lived at a certain address. The process is free and can be made by those residing in Spain regardless of legal status – and, ojo: being registered is a requirement for obtaining a TIE in many comunidades. Typically, your city or town will have at least one office...

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Moving to Spain: The Cliffsnote’s Version
Aug29

Moving to Spain: The Cliffsnote’s Version

Wondering how to move to Spain? Our biggest piece of advice to prospective expats is always the same: DO YOUR HOMEWORK! There are a number of factors that go into making the decision to move, from location to duration and everything else under the Spanish sol. As expats in Spain who have successfully helped others transition into their vida española, we want to make it easy for you. So, here’s the Cliffsnotes version of the most...

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How to Apply for Spanish Nationality through Residency
Jun27

How to Apply for Spanish Nationality through Residency

Without a doubt, Brexit and the European Union have become buzzwords overnight. The UK’s big breakup with the EU has sent many Spain dwellers into a tailspin on how to apply for Spanish nationality. Luckily for everyone, the procedure for applying for Spanish citizenship was completely overhauled in 2015 and the new system, while more costly and restrictive (expect to pay upwards of 300€ for application fees and official exams), is...

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How to Renew a Tarjeta Comunitaria
Mar11

How to Renew a Tarjeta Comunitaria

They say that all good things must come to an end – and that includes five years of uninterrupted extranjería visits for those with a valid tarjeta comunitaria. If you’ve done pareja de hecho or got married as a non-European national, your are entitled to the five-year residency card with the right to work as the immediate family of an EU citizen. First time applicants for the tarjeta comunitaria are granted semi-permanent...

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Modifying Spanish Residency after Divorce or Dissolution of a Civil Union
Nov12

Modifying Spanish Residency after Divorce or Dissolution of a Civil Union

Many foreigners have found that one of the easiest paths to residency in Spain is through marriage or a civil union with a European citizen. Once unions are formalized and certificates printed, partners are eligible to apply for a Tarjeta Comunitaria, which grants holders legal residency for a period of 5 years and the right to work, among other benefits such as the possibility to work in other EU member states or the option to...

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