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Moving to Spain – Immigration / Visa

So, you are moving to Spain!

Whether you are emigrating, taking a short term assignment or joining family in Spain we have put together the information you will need to make your move a smooth one.

non-lucrative visa

Spain’s Non-Lucrative Visa: A Good Option For Those Retiring To Spain

Spain’s Non-Lucrative Visa allows non-EU citizens to live in Spain provided they are able to support themselves financially.  It is used by those planning to retire to Spain and is an option for British retirees and other people who do not plan to work in Spain now that the UK is no longer a member…

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Move or retire to the sun

Can Brits Still Afford To Move Or Retire To The Sun?

Now the UK has left the EU, work permits in Spain are more difficult to obtain and if you plan to retire to Spain you have to get a visa and demonstrate that you can financially support yourself.  These more onerous requirements have ended the dreams of those who had planned to move or retire…

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Tax Residence In Spain

Does The “Empadronamiento” In Spain Imply Tax Residence In Spain?

If being “empadronado” (registered) implies consequences and fiscal obligations to the Tax Administration, just for the fact of having municipal registration is a recurring question that many citizens frequently ask. First, it’s essential to bear in mind that the “empadronamiento” is an administrative concept, which is regulated by Law 7/1985 on the Bases of the…

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A Guide To Visas To Work In Spain

More than just wanting to visit a different country, more and more people are wanting to truly immerse themselves in a new place. Whether it be due to warmer climate, better work conditions, higher quality of life, or family and friends.  But to really move to and live in another country, a basic need for…

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Spain Digital Nomad Visa

Spain Digital Nomad Visa – A Guide

The Spain Digital Nomad Visa is a chance for individuals in search of the nomadic way of life while working from a distance or participating in independent activities. This visa initiative enables digital nomads to encounter the varied and lively culture of Spain while still making a living and adding to the worldwide labor force….

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temporary residence in spain

Supreme Court Protects Temporary Residence In Spain, Even If There Are Long-Term Absences From The Country

The Spanish Supreme Court has declared null the article of the Immigration Law that allowed the termination of temporary residence permits when there had been absences from Spain for more than 6 months within a period of 1 year. Written for Expat Network by Mª Eugenia Blasco Rodellar,  Immigration  Partner, AGM Abogados Without going into…

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NIE Number

Spanish NIE Number – What Is It And How Do You Get One?

In Spain an NIE Number is essential for a wide range of legal and informal purposes whether you are resident or non-resident.  If you want to buy or rent property, work and many other purposes you will need an NIE number. What is it and how to do you get one? What is an NIE…

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European Immigration Law

New Developments In European Immigration Law From A Spanish Perspective

Europe Day is celebrated on 9 May in commemoration of the historic “Schuman Declaration”, considered to be the birth of the European Union as we know it.  The European Union currently faces unprecedented challenges, such as the war in Ukraine and the climate crisis. Written for Expat Network by Marta Salvador Mateo, Immigration Lawyer. AGM…

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register on the padron

How And Why You Should Register On The Padrón

There are a number of requirements when living in Spain including The Padrón.  This gives you access to various services in Spain and here we explain the advantages and how to register on The Padrón. The Padrón is a Municipal Civil Register on which every resident must be registered.  It is a legal obligation to…

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European immigration law

New Developments In European Immigration Law From A Spanish Perspective

The situation in the European Union is currently complicated with unprecedented challenges, such as the war in Ukraine and the climate crisis. In this context, Spain will assume the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2023. During its Presidency, Spain will have special responsibility for leading initiatives related…

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