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Moving to Spain – Relocating

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.

Keeping Your Home Number Abroad

Keeping Your Home Number Abroad: An Expatriate’s Guide

Understand how VoIP lets you keep your country’s phone number anywhere worldwide. We will cover how VoIP transforms expatriate communication by enabling the retention of your home phone number anywhere in the world. This guide delves into VoIP’s main advantages, from global connectivity to always-on access to SMS messages, explaining what makes it an excellent…

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Driving In Spain

Driving In Spain

  Driving in Spain is allowed on a foreign licence as a visitor but non-EU residents need to exchange for a Spanish licence after six months.  What is involved?  You will also need to understand what items and documentation you need to carry in the car with you and what the penalties for traffic violations….

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Moving To A New Home

How To Streamline The Process Of Moving To A New Home

Moving to a new country across the world can be both an exciting and overwhelming experience. From packing up your belongings and saying goodbye to friends and family, to filling out all the paperwork for transferring utilities — the process of moving internationally can become quite complicated. However, being organized ahead of time can make…

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cost of living in Spain

How Does The Cost Of Living In Spain Compare To the UK?

The cost of living in Spain is an important consideration for people planning to move there to work or retire.  It is easy to look at the headlines comparing country to country but the experience can be very different depending on where you currently live and where you plan to live in Spain. Working out…

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Reviews from local expats

Researching Life Abroad: Why Reviews From Local Expats Can Help

Moving abroad is an exciting adventure that captures the imagination. The lure of exotic new lands, fascinating cultures and a life less ordinary is tempting. Who hasn’t daydreamed about leaving routine behind for something new? However, transforming a dream into reality requires some careful research beforehand. Diving into life in a new country without truly…

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Safe Vehicle Shipping

Master The Art Of Safe Vehicle Shipping: 8 Insider Tips For A Stress-Free Journey

Are you looking to ship a car, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle? It’s an exciting time that can be filled with stress and worry. After all, it’s not every day you entrust your prized possession to the care of strangers. But don’t worry – with some helpful tips and tricks from experts in the field….

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Customs Regulations

Customs Regulations When Moving To Spain

If you are moving to Spain from another Member State you can move goods freely within the EU, without import duties, commercial restrictions, or customs requirements.  However, if you are moving from outside the EU the requirements are more extensive. Documents Required For Entry When moving to Spain, you will need: Prohibited Items In Spain,…

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Learn the language

Countries Where You Can Learn The Language For Free

If you’re planning to move to another country, being able to understand and speak the local language can be a major factor in getting the best out of your life there.  Some countries recognise this and offer free opportunities to learn the language. Christopher Nye, overseas living expert at Your Overseas Home: “When we recently…

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Selecting An International Moving Company

The cost of moving all of your household goods can be significant, particularly if you are moving to another continent, and it may take weeks or months for your possessions to arrive.  You need to consider what it is sensible to take with you, and whether you need to send some things ahead. Where you…

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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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