What to Expect at the Spanish Vehicle Inspection
Nov24

What to Expect at the Spanish Vehicle Inspection

While it’s easy to travel around Spain via public transport, as Americans, we both wanted to have the freedom of our own cars. After passing the Spanish driving exam and purchasing our vehicles, we’ve been able to reach out-of-the-way destinations and avoid overpacked buses to the beach! Our obsessions with Peuqeño Monty and Tibu kinda end there, though, as maintaining a motor vehicle in Spain turned out to be a lot more...

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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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How to Renew a US Passport in Spain
Oct26

How to Renew a US Passport in Spain

Ten years might seem like a long time, but times flies when you’re also flying and have the visas and stamps, to prove it. It’s a sad moment surrendering all of those memories to the US government, but luckily renewing your US passport in Spain is a pretty painless process. What will hurt the most is the hefty fee (105€ at the time of writing) and staying grounded while your new passport arrives. Step One: Make an...

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Careers in Spain: Stacey T., Digital Marketing Assistant
Jun17

Careers in Spain: Stacey T., Digital Marketing Assistant

Where there’s a will there is very much a way, as is evidenced by Stacey’s Spain story. Her advice for moving out of teaching and into the Spanish working world? List your skills, research your market and don’t look back. Your Name: Stacey Taylor City and Comunidad: Madrid, Spain Job Title: Digital Marketing – SEO/SEM Assistant Why did you initially come to Spain? I initially came to Spain as a study abroad student,...

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How to get an autorización de regreso: a step-by-step guide to the regreso process
May19

How to get an autorización de regreso: a step-by-step guide to the regreso process

updated Summer 2018 With summer holidays around the corner and an ever-growing wait time at Extranjería, many short-term residents in Spain scramble to figure out what to do during dead summer months when their residency cards are not yet processed. At COMO we get loads of questions asking, “How can I extend my student visa?” or “How can I travel around Europe when my resident card expires?”, and most often the...

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