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:  Must Know Vocab Words for your Health
Aug15

Moving to Spain: Must Know Vocab Words for your Health

updated Summer 2018 Often times when planning for a move abroad we stress over the vocabulary we think we’ll need – introducing ourselves, asking for directions, ordering food, saying please and thank you, etc – and skim over the boring stuff. But like it or not, getting sick in Spain is all but inevitable. So, before moving to Spain, brush up on some essential words to know for healthcare and hospitals in Spain before your...

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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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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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