On Spanish residency, Brexit and Parachuting

Spanish residency rules

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

spanish non lucrative visa

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 […]

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 1. What is a notary? Notaries are both civil servants of the Spanish system as well as Law professionals, dedicated to confirm the nature of a document or testimonies according to Law. Therefore, once a document is […]

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 […]

The Beginner’s Guide To Tax In Spain For Residents

Tax in Spain for residents

Perhaps you are looking to move to Spain or perhaps you already live here. Either way, you should be aware that if you are in Spain for more than 183 days in a calendar year (and these need not be sequential) then you are a resident. As a resident you have certain obligations tax wise: […]

The Ultimate Guide on the NIE Number

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This is the third article of my series Living in Spain. Today I’m going to explain everything I know about the Spanish NIE number. As a summary, remember that my series Living in Spain consists of 6 articles: The Spanish Triumvirate Padrón NIE number Spanish Residency Spanish Visas Spanish Health Card NOTE: Article updated on 15 […]

The Ultimate Guide on the Padrón

What is a Padron

This is the second article of my series Living in Spain, where I’m going to speak about the well known Spanish “Padrón” which, ironically, most people don’t seem to know about (I used to be one of them). Remember that my series Living in Spain consists of 6 articles: The Spanish Triumvirate Padrón NIE number […]