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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.

moving abroad

Things To Consider When Moving Abroad

  Moving abroad is a brilliant opportunity to learn more about other cultures and yourself. Stepping out and taking this giant leap of faith can easily grant you the opportunity to have many new experiences while allowing you to explore a terrain that is otherwise unknown to you.       However, moving abroad is…

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Podcasts To Help You Learn Spanish

5 Podcasts To Help You Learn Spanish

  The podcast industry is booming and more popular than ever, with the industry set to be worth $4 billion by 2024. However, while some podcasts can entertain, tell stories, or bring you news, there is a growing number that are extremely useful when it comes to furthering our education.  Here are 5 podcasts to…

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how to make friends in a new country

How To Make Friends In A New Country

  Travelers and expats spending time in a new country have been advised on the most effective ways to meet people and nurture new friendships abroad. The team behind online remittance service Remitly, have revealed their top tips for how to make friends in a new country.        Moving abroad can be a…

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learning the language

Why Learning The Language Is The Priority When Moving To A New Country

  When moving to a new country, learning the language should be your top priority. Language is the key to unlocking all of the culture and traditions of a place. It allows you to communicate with the locals, learn about their customs, and make friends. Without learning the language, you will be at a disadvantage…

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Customs Requirements For Entry To Spain

Visitors taking up residence in Spain may import household goods and furnishings and personal effects free from duty and VAT if the items have been used for at least sixmonths for a citizen of a non-EU country. They must have a certificate of change of residence issued by the shipper’s Embassy/Consulate at origin, stating that…

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Taking A Pet To Spain

Pets entering Spain must be fitted with an ISO microchip for identification. Citizens of EU countries should bring their pets’ passports.  What are the rules for British pets now that we are no longer members of the EU?   If you have a pet passport issued by Spain or another EU member state, you can use…

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basic Spanish words

Basic Spanish Words Every Expat In Spain Should Learn

  Moving to a new country for work, pleasure, retirement, or a small holiday can be one of the most exciting things to happen in a person’s life. New cultures, different landscapes, interesting people and a new way of life – these are some experiences that should not be missed out on, especially if you…

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the cloud

How Understanding The Cloud Can Help You As An Expatriate

  You are ready to embark on a new adventure by relocating your life to a new country. There are many things you need to have in place to do this including keeping in contact with your employer. There is technology available that can make it feel like you are in the office even though…

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Internet Security

Internet Security: What Is It and How Expats Can Protect Themselves Online

  In this digital era, reliance on the internet is increasing. The internet is becoming almost a necessity as people use it daily for work and personal tasks such as banking, shopping, communication, entertainment and more. Devices and gadgets are increasingly becoming smart using technology to connect over the internet.  Internet security is key.  …

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Moving Abroad

Your Ultimate Moving Abroad Guide

  Are you planning to move abroad soon? Moving abroad comes with its share of challenges and excitement. You are effectively leaving everything you know and embarking on a different journey where you will meet different people, cultures, and ways of life.       If you are familiar with change, then you understand that…

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