If you're reading this, then you're probably serious about moving to Spain. If you're serious about moving to Spain, then know that it's a big process aside from the legal, lifestyle and living issues that have to be considered. The logisitics can be difficult, but with the advice and information gathered in this section we hope to make your move a little easier than it was for us.Explore
"...find out or ask your agent about where to move to where there's a large expat community - this is generally where you'll want to be, at least initially.""
- Moving to Spain: To Do List
"...an intercontinental flight taking you from your origin to your destination can be a wonderfully relaxing opportunity to catch up on some reading. I'm a little disappointed, however, that they don't all offer entirely complimentary refreshments.""
- Cheap Flights to Spain
"As soon as you arrive in Spain...show your new address to the Oficina de Empadronamiento in order to get your Alta de Residencia and your Certificado de Empadronamiento, good for free public health care...""
- Moving to Spain
"If you spend more than 6 months in Spain then we recommend you register and insure your car here, ie. importing.""
- Importing Cars
"The cage or carrier in which the animal is travelling must be labelled with the name, address in Spain, and phone number of the owner or the owner’s representative.""
- Importing Pets to Spain
"The entire western world lives in an Ikea household it would seem. If that doesn’t bother you, then it can be your one-stop-furniture-shop on the cheap too."
- Furniture and Furnishing Your Home in Spain
"The non-lucrative residence Visa is the visa most people from outside the European Union will apply for if they want to stay longer than 90 days in Spain. "
- How a Canadian couple moved to Spain and found a home
Frank and Lissette moved to Spain after 6 years of slow travel around the world. Here's the story of the couple's first chapter of their new life in Spain on a nonlucrative visa: finding a home and figuring out which part of the country to settle themselves.
Information about importing cars and vehicles into Spain from the UK and North American (Canada, US). Read about insurance, residency status and your license, shipping information, getting estimates for vehicle removals to Spain and the taxes associated with importing cars.
Information about how to import animals and pets into Spain. Includes: certifications, verterinarians' certificates, regulations, pet passports, most specifically importing pets from the US and Canada. Also note the regulations for owning a dangerous animal.
The Moving to Spain TO DO list (checklist) of things you will need to take care of before moving/ relocating. Information and preparations like: learning Spanish, business, visa, changing your home residency status, getting health insurance, a foreign bank account, purchasing electronics, and finding accommodations.