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Empadronamiento in Spain: Registering in Your Community

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    Consider this your first step to integration into Spanish life.
  • Spain Expat's Living in Spain section brings you... Information about local registration in Spain (empadronamiento) and getting yourself registered with your city (empadronado). Discussion of the benefits of empadronamiento to you and the city in which you live in Spain, essential empadronamiento vocabulary, how and where to get empadronado, required documents, renewal, and moving.
Emergency Telephone Numbers in Spain

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    Before we go any further, please memorize this number: 112.
  • Spain Expat's Living in Spain section brings you... Contact information for emergency services with the police department, fire department, ambulance and your embassy, and in case of domestic abuse and credit card theft. A short guide to Spain's emergency services.
Doctors in Spain

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    ...be sure to make a list of the receipts and verifications needed for costs reimbursement."
  • Spain Expat's Living in Spain section brings you... Information about doctors in Spain including both public doctors through the public clinic system and making private doctors appointments. See the extensive list of English speaking doctors in Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga, Spain.
Health Care and Medical Insurance in Spain

Tagged: health care, health insurance, living, healthcare, private, medical insurance, free, sanitas, universal, bupa, ihi, international insurers, travel insurance

    That said, you can occasionally "beat the system" with luck and persuasion. "
  • Spain Expat's Living in Spain section brings you... Information on expat health insurance, public and private health care in Spain, as well as and international travel medical and health insurance.
Apartments in Spain

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    ... due to the real-estate boom generated by foreign investment over the last few years, the prices have risen rather dramatically."
  • Spain Expat's Living in Spain section brings you... Information on renting apartments in Spain. Includes comparative information on furnished, unfurnished apartments, finding a room to rent with flatmates, and factors that affect the price of apartments in Spain.
Buying and Selling a Second Hand Car in Spain

Tagged: living, transfer, itv, buying a second hand car, selling a second hand car, second hand cars, second hand car in spain, impuesto sobre vehiculos, cars in spain, permiso de circulación, inspección técnica

    The car might be for sale because the owner knows about an ITV problem that is not obvious...
  • Spain Expat's Living in Spain section brings you... This article is about the processes involved in buying and selling second hand cars in Spain. It will also look briefly at some of the pitfalls and problems to avoid, concentrating mostly on the buyer's point of view. As a seller, it would obviously be in your best interests to prepare things so that a buyer of a second hand car in Spain can actually buy your car.
Sending/Receiving Mail and Packages in Spain

Tagged: living, customs, mail, mrw, fedex, correos, package, ups, post, express, postal service, los correos

    ...if you're expecting a parcel from home, double or triple the normal expected time, although it should eventually arrive."
  • Spain Expat's Living in Spain section brings you... Information on sending packages and mail home, particularly to the USA and Canada. Shares the generally negative experiences with the postal service in Spain and how to avoid these problems in the future.
Pregnant in Spain!

Tagged: health care, insurance, healthcare, pregnant, maternity, midwivery, baby, midwife, bebe, paternity, hospitals, leave, private insurance, pregnant in spain, pregancy in spain

    Someone who is not entitled to social health care has the option of getting private care, which requires paying a monthly fee for private coverage .
  • Spain Expat's Living in Spain section brings you... Information about the pregnancy process in Spain, how to get health insurance, finding out your benefits and rights and help for getting the best pre natal and post natal care
Spanish Traffic Accident Report

Tagged: insurance, form, accidente, spanish insurance, accident declaration, traffic accident, accident report, parte europea de accidente, car accidents in spain

    Firstly, we need to know that the Spanish insurance accident report form is the standard form, folded in two, with a blue outer cover that says ...
  • Spain Expat's Living in Spain section brings you... This article is about the correct way to fill the Traffic accident Report form in the event of a road accident. You might find it useful to print and keep with you in the car.
Real Estate in Spain

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    The good news is that the builders have caught up to demand, so brokers cannot keep charging high rates."
  • Spain Expat's Living in Spain section brings you... Information on real estate and property in Spain. Including links to further information and real estate sites for Spain.
University Exchange Programs in Spain

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  • Spain Expat's Living in Spain section brings you... Information about applying for exchange programs in Spanish universities, how to transfer credits, taking the selectividad exams and the best places to do an exchange program in Spain.
Universities In Spain

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    There are over 51 public and 21 private universities spanning the entire country with higher concentrations of universities in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.
  • Spain Expat's Living in Spain section brings you... Information about colleges in Spain and how the system works, what degrees to get, how long they take and a list of universities across the country for all courses and subject areas
Property in Spain: the Nitty-Gritty of the Comunidad de Propietarios

Tagged: property in spain, living, junta, community president, estatuto de comunidad, property owner, comunidad de propietarios, neighbourhood committee, administrator, spanish real estate, spanish property, neighbours, régimen interno, vecinos, general meeti

    A property owner might find that the committee insists on the removal of a new addition simply because the colour or design does not comply....
  • Spain Expat's Living in Spain section brings you... In-depth information about the Comunidad de Vecinos refering to the legal powers and responsibilities of both the committee and the Administrator. What items come into the scope of the Neighbours Committee. The Budget. Complaints and problems with the neighbours. It is based on the Spanish law known as Ley de Propiedad Horizontal. There is also a FAQs section which will be added in response to input from you, the reader.
Property in Spain & The Comunidad de Propietarios

Tagged: property in spain, living, spanish, junta, community president, estatuto de comunidad, property owner, comunidad de propietarios, neighbourhood committee, administrator, spanish real estate, spanish property, neighbours, régimen interno, vecinos, general meeting

    This is the committee made up of your immediate neighbours who, like it or not, have the right to meddle in your affairs...
  • Spain Expat's Living in Spain section brings you... Information about the Comunidad de Propietarios or committee of neighbours in the urbanisation or apartment block where your Spanish property is located. It tells you how they are elected to the property's committee, how you can be elected, what they can/cannot do and are supposed to do, and the function of the Administrator of your Neighbourhood Committee.
Schools and Higher Education in Spain

Tagged: living, exchange, private, school, university, education, program, concertada, opportunities, erasmus, lisbon strategy

    The list of international education programs continues to grow as Spain and the rest of the EU make efforts to implement the Lisbon Strategy..."
  • Spain Expat's Living in Spain section brings you... Information about the Spanish and International school systems for children of expatriates living in Spain. Also provides information on higher education exchange programs with the EU (Spain) and the USA and Canada.
 
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Living in Spain

The living in Spain section covers information about meeting your more basic needs for life in Spain. You'll find information for finding property/real estate, apartments in Spain, schools and university programs, health care and medical insurance, English-speaking doctors, and sending mail through the postal system.

For information on utility bill costs and more, see Cost of Living under Finance

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