Healthcare in Spain: How to protect your health

healthcare in Spain

Does this story sound familiar? 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 be postponed for a while. However… […]

How I got my Spanish non lucrative visa

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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

One thing before I reveal the mystery NIE number vs Spanish residency: If you’re from the EU and would like to obtain your permanent Spanish residency card click here. If you are a non-EU citizen married to an EU citizen then click on Spanish residency for non-EU citizens Are you from the USA? Please read my article Moving to Spain […]

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 2019 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 If you are a non-EU […]

The 2019 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 […]

Living in Spain: The Spanish Triumvirate

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Are you living in Spain? Or perhaps you are thinking about moving to Spain? Do you know the “Spanish Triumvirate”? In ancient Roma, a “triumvirate” was a form of committee composed of three people. The Free Dictionary states that: The First Triumvirate was formed in 60 bc by “Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey”. The Second Triumvirate […]