On Spanish residency, Brexit and Parachuting

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You are in a small aeroplane arriving at twelve thousand feet preparing for the jump. Looking down through the small windows of the aircraft you can see a beautiful sunny Spanish day. Not a cloud in the sky. The Mediterranean Sea is calm. From this distance you can see the coastline of almost the entire […]

How I got my Spanish non lucrative visa

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When I first glanced at the email, my heart stopped. “Dear Karen, We are pleased to inform you that your application has been approved. Please note, you have ONE MONTH from today to pick up your visa, otherwise, it will be cancelled.” OMG! I reread the email a few times and immediately sent a screenshot […]

Driving in Spain – Mistake #4: Not Stopping or Giving Way

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This is the fourth article of a series of seven articles, which are based on my book “Driving in Spain: How to Avoid the 7 Biggest Mistakes Most Foreigners Make”. Mistake #1: Using an Invalid Driving Licence Mistake #2: Not Having Your Vehicle Documentation in Order Mistake #3: Driving While Speaking on the Phone Mistake #4: […]

The Ultimate Guide on Spanish Notary

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Welcome to the biggest and most accurate guide on Spanish notary you will ever find on the Internet Table of Contents1. What is a notary?2. What does a notary do?3. Mission of the notary4. How do I get my document notarised?6. Who must choose the notary in case there are two parties?7. Most Common Notary […]

The Ultimate Guide on Official Translations in Spain

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Have you ever wondered what a certified translation is? Would you like to know some valuable tips before you hire an official translator? Will your official translations be confidential and private? Are we talking about professional and legal translations or just those typical odd ridiculous translations you get from Google Translate? The answer for these […]

Thanks for Everything; Without you, Spain Would Not Be Spain

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You are special. Tourists. Residents living in Spain all year long. Occasional and one-off visitors. Non-residents who spend equal amounts of time between Spain and their country of origin. All of you. No exception. But, don’t get me wrong, this is not that sort of cliché empty slogan: “You-are-special (buy my product)”. Nope. You are […]

7 Reasons Why You’ll Get Mugged by Zombies in Spain

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I bet you one Euro, or one Sterling Pound, or one American Dollar, that you are probably thinking: “What the… Zombies in Spain mugging people? Sure, David”. But, hey, these zombies are not like the ones you know from movies. These zombies don’t eat human flesh. These zombies are not stinky, rotten corpses. Zombies in […]