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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Understanding the New FATCA Laws for Americans
Sep18

Understanding the New FATCA Laws for Americans

Of all of the ups and downs that go along with being an expat in Spain, money and finance can be one of the most frustrating. But what happens when your bank threatens to close your accounts just because you’re an American? In July, co-founder Cat found that her three banks accounts had been frozen, launching a logistical nightmare while she navigated furnishing a new house and entertaining family with no access to her money. The...

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How to Make a Police Denuncia (Claim) in Spain
Mar20

How to Make a Police Denuncia (Claim) in Spain

Updated Summer 2018 Is Spain a safe country? Without a doubt – violent crime is not common in Spain, but petty theft is. The sad reality of living – or traveling – in Spain is that you’ll likely have something stolen from you. Be it bikes, wallets, cell phones or other valuables, as a foreigner you are a pickpocket’s main prey. However, registering a complaint or claim with the police, called a denuncia, will help...

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