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What you ABSOLUTELY need to know when moving to Spain

Posted: Wed May 15, 2024 6:42pm
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Jetsetter75

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My friends, when you arrive in Spain to reside there for part of the year or the whole year, without having first learned about everything that awaits you (administrative, health, car for right-hand drive, approved driving license, taxes and various fees, legal system, etc.), you find yourself totally lost and without anyone to help you in the language of the country. This is why you must be patient, make appointments with the institutions advised by your consulate, and initiate a whole series of administrative procedures in order to regularize your situation as urgently as possible.

Please note that since Brexit things have changed a lot. No one can speculate regarding the obligatory terms and call himself “resident or non-resident” on the Iberian Peninsula.

In the event of control by the authorities, you risk great inconvenience as well as ruinous fines.

Think carefully. THANKS


Herefordjack

Posted: Wed May 15, 2024 9:54pm

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Posted: Wed May 15, 2024 9:54pm

You could also ask for help and advice from the people who have done it all already, including many posters on this site.

tebo53

Posted: Wed May 15, 2024 11:28pm

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Posted: Wed May 15, 2024 11:28pm

Herefordjack wrote on Wed May 15, 2024 9:54pm:

You could also ask for help and advice from the people who have done it all already, including many posters on this site.

Yes, don't think you are alone,  please ask.

Steve 

Thy Will Be Done

Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 7:57am

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Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 7:57am

Hi all,

We have a series of blogs (16 so far) on our website that are updated weekly entitled ''becoming an Expat in Spain'' which you may find interesting/helpful;

https://thywill.es/news/becoming-an-expat-in-spain-volume-16

Have a great day folks

Kind regards

Paul


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tebo53

Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 8:21am

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Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 8:21am

Jetsetter75 wrote on Wed May 15, 2024 6:42pm:

My friends, when you arrive in Spain to reside there for part of the year or the whole year, without having first learned about everything that awaits you (administrative, health, car for right-hand drive, approved driving license, taxes and various fees, legal system, etc.), you find your...

...self totally lost and without anyone to help you in the language of the country. This is why you must be patient, make appointments with the institutions advised by your consulate, and initiate a whole series of administrative procedures in order to regularize your situation as urgently as possible.

Please note that since Brexit things have changed a lot. No one can speculate regarding the obligatory terms and call himself “resident or non-resident” on the Iberian Peninsula.

In the event of control by the authorities, you risk great inconvenience as well as ruinous fines.

Think carefully. THANKS


A bit of a scaremongering post !!!!

There is ALWAYS people here to help make the process easier including Solicitors, Gestors and translators and helpful expats.

Steve 

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Darro

Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 9:57am

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Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 9:57am

Sounds like somebody didn't do their homework and got burnt!

aitchc1401

Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 12:19pm

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Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 12:19pm

I just wondered if posts 1 and 4 are linked........................

Aitch.

Thy Will Be Done

Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 12:43pm

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Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 12:43pm

aitchc1401 wrote on Thu May 16, 2024 12:19pm:

I just wondered if posts 1 and 4 are linked........................

Aitch.

LOL,

No aitchc1401 - I was simply responding to the OP as I do on numerous occasions when questions are asked that we are able to help with.

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Paul


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Mr right

Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 4:45pm

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Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 4:45pm

Thy Will Be Done wrote on Thu May 16, 2024 7:57am:

Hi all,

We have a series of blogs (16 so far) on our website that are updated weekly entitled ''becoming an Expat in Spain'' which you may find interesting/helpful;

Dont you mean becoming an immigrant in Spain  not Expat so common .As the person is migrating from another country to Spain .

marcliff

Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 6:51pm

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Posted: Thu May 16, 2024 6:51pm

Mr right wrote on Thu May 16, 2024 4:45pm:

Dont you mean becoming an immigrant in Spain  not Expat so common .As the person is migrating from another country to Spain .

Groan. Every time someone says "expat" somebody else will come up with "immigrant". You are an expat from your own country (as used by Americans for anyone living abroad) and an immigrant to your new country.

Call us what you will. It makes no difference at all.

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