Healthcare in Spain: How to protect your health

healthcare in Spain

This can happen to you if you don’t have healthcare in Spain. Mr Hola is good man. He married Mrs Hola at age 27. Mr and Mrs Hola had a burning dream: moving to Spain one day, in the sun, feeling the breeze of the new happy life. They had children, so the dream had to […]

How I got my Spanish non lucrative visa

spanish non lucrative visa

Before reading Karen’s article about the Spanish non-lucrative visa,  let me ask you something: Are you from the USA? If yes, please read my article Moving to Spain from the USA  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, […]

Stop reading nonsense on the Internet: NIE number vs Spanish residency

Spanish NIE number and Spanish residency

Welcome to the most clarifying article on the Internet where I will explain the difference between NIE number and Spanish residency.  Before we start reading the article: Are you from the USA? Please read my 2020 guide all about moving to Spain from the USA Are you from Canada? Please read my 2020 guide all about moving to Spain from […]

Attention: not having Spanish permanent residency could make a difference

Brexit Spanish residency card

This article is about Spanish permanent residency and Brexit. Before you start reading: Are you from the USA? Please read my 2021 guide all about moving to Spain from the USA Are you from Canada? Please read my 2021 guide all about moving to Spain from Canada Are you from South Africa? Please read my 2021 guide all about moving to Spain from […]

The Ultimate Guide on Spanish Notary

Spanish notary

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

english-spanish-official-translation

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

Gracias Spain

You love Spain. 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)”. […]

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

safety in Spain pickpockets

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 […]

Driving in Spain: Renewing vs. Exchanging your EU Licence

Driving in Spain

Admit it. You feel frustrated after reading so much contradictory information about driving in Spain, in particular when it comes to exchanging / renewing your EU driving licence. That frustration sounds familiar. I was there before, believe it or not. Even though I’m a native Spaniard, I used to feel like you: cheated, frustrated, and […]