expat network

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.

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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What Should You Take With You When You Relocate – and What Should You Leave Behind?

Whether you are making a trip across town, or heading towards a new life with a trip across the world, you are faced with a massive problem… what exactly are you supposed to take with you, and what do you want to leave behind? It can be a much harder choice than many people think,…

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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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Comparing Quotes From Moving Companies

Make sure you get quotes from three potential removal companies. Then you will need to evaluate them and make a choice. Price will clearly be a factor, but you should decide what is important to you and ensure that you take these into account and avoid choosing the cheapest and then incur more cost down…

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Movement Of Personal Belongings

How Brexit Has Restricted Movement Of Personal Goods From UK To EU

  The landmark decision of the UK to leave the European Union (EU) and the unwelcome arrival of COVID-19 have both changed life as we know it. If you’re planning to move to an EU country and wish to view a property, the good news is that it’s still possible, only you’ll have to think…

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expats can benefit from self-storage

How Expats Can Benefit From Self-Storage

People frequently encounter various difficulties when they relocate to a new nation for employment, education, or other reasons. Discovering a location to keep their possessions is one of the biggest obstacles. Storage presents specific difficulties for expats in particular. Making a long-term rental commitment may be challenging since you may not be certain how long…

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Exchange Of UK Driving Licence For Spanish Driving Licence

Exchange Of UK Driving Licence For Spanish Driving Licence Agreed

The Spanish Government has finally approved the reciprocal recognition and exchange of driving licenses between Spain and the United Kingdom.  The agreement, also establishes the exchange of information on traffic offenses in terms of road safety. This means that holders of a valid UK driving licence can exchange it for a Spanish licence without having…

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expat home

How To Make Your Expat Home Feel Like Home

If you’ve recently relocated and are experiencing a touch of cultureshock, rest assured that this is a perfectly normal stage of being an expat abroad.  Your new expat home may feel strange and anything but homely at first. Perhaps you’re missing your friends and family and all those home comforts that somehow seem much more…

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finding expat networks

Finding Expat Networks & Events To Ease Your Transition

  A tough and thrilling experience, moving to a new nation can often be isolating and overwhelming.  Finding and establishing connections with other expats is one of the finest methods to ease the transition and create new acquaintances. Some numerous groups and gatherings provide support, knowledge, and social opportunities, both online and offline.      …

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How Much Does It Cost To Move Abroad?

How Much Does It Cost To Move Abroad? 

Brits who are dreaming of moving abroad have been offered helpful tips and advice on how much it typically costs to up sticks and start a new life overseas.  Taking into consideration the costs expats will need to pay before even entering the new country, Property Guides give guidance on how much does it cost…

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