Moving to Spain: Getting your Empadronamiento
Sep07

Moving to Spain: Getting your Empadronamiento

Updated summer 2018 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 of getting an empadronamiento is free and can be made by those residing in Spain regardless of legal status. Wondering why you need to be registered? Ojo: an empadronamiento is a requirement for obtaining a TIE...

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Moving to Spain: 12 Things to Remember
Aug29

Moving to Spain: 12 Things to Remember

updated Summer 2018 Wondering how to move to Spain? Asking yourself how you can prepare 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...

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Moving to Spain: 10 Packing Don’ts
Aug01

Moving to Spain: 10 Packing Don’ts

No one expects you to make the move to Spain with a single suitcase, but pack too heavily and you’ll find yourself regretting it come moving day. And we’re talking from two people who moved to Spain in the era when two suitcases were a free perk of cross-continental flights! But what should you pack for a move to Spain? What can you buy to free up some luggage equity? A good rule of thumb when deciding how many bags to bring is...

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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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