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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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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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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Careers in Spain: Shaheen S., Freelance Journalist and English Consultant
Mar18

Careers in Spain: Shaheen S., Freelance Journalist and English Consultant

They say experience is the best teacher, and this week’s featured expat, Shaheen Samavati, turned her work experience during her master’s program into a full-time English language consultancy in Madrid. In an age when entrepreneurship is becoming attractive to young workers hoping to make a splash, this hard-working journalist with an MBA saw the need for experienced language experts in the Spanish capital and began to...

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