How to Claim Packages Stuck at Spanish Customs in Barajas Airport
Jan12

How to Claim Packages Stuck at Spanish Customs in Barajas Airport

The holidays are a chaotic time at post offices in Spain, and for anyone who has lived in Spain long enough, it’s a time when lines are long, prices for shipping are sky-high and the inevitable holiday cheer package gets stuck in customs. While it’s enough to make you go full-on Grinch at the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, you can usually get your packages back, though you’ll usually have to fork over VAT, or duty,...

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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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Careers in Spain: Sarah G., Travel Agent
Jul15

Careers in Spain: Sarah G., Travel Agent

Spain’s growing reputation as a tourism darling has jobs in the sector opening up like never before. After several years in HR, hispanophile Sarah Gemba moved back to her beloved Seville and fell into trip planning services. She recently branched out on her own at Grupo EduTravel and has plans to get her Spanish citizenship. Read about how Sarah has coped with changing markets, an economic crisis and starting a family all while...

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