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: 8 Questions to Ask Your Spanish Landlord
Aug22

Moving to Spain: 8 Questions to Ask Your Spanish Landlord

When moving to Spain, often your first order of business is finding a place to call hogar, dulce hogar. And, like many things in Spain, it’s an exercise in patience! Renting a flat in Spain is far from a simple task, but it’s one of the most important and should be one of the first things you do when arriving to Spain (after tapas, of course). After you’ve found a few flats you’re interested in viewing and have...

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Moving to Spain: COMO Consulting’s digital resource to help you get started
Aug08

Moving to Spain: COMO Consulting’s digital resource to help you get started

Moving to Spain to teach English? Or perhaps a language or culture immersion trip to Spain? Or considering relocating to Spain but unsure of where to start and how you’ll figure it out. Yep, we’ve been there, and we were there long before blogs, webinars and social media was of any help. Let’s rewind a decade. Cat and Hayley are on flights from their hometowns to participate in language assistant programs in Spain;...

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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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