Information about Spanish wills.
...the process is much simpler if there's a Spanish will."
If you own property in Spain, you should have a Spanish will; it is an expensive and slow process to get your foreign will recognized in Spain. For your heirs to get your property transferred to their names, the process is much simpler if there’s a Spanish will. If there is no Spanish will registered at the Registro de Actos de Ultima Voluntad, then your property could, in the worst case, pass to the local and regional government.
When you receive a copy of your Spanish will from a notary, it’s a good idea to have another copy sent to your embassy.
Please consider taking the advice and assistance of a lawyer for these matters. Too many expats have experienced the (often) nightmare of the Spanish legal system.
Spain Expat's helpful list of embassies and consulates for your home country and Spain. Includes American, Canadian, British, Irish, Australian, and Dutch embassies in Spain.
A step by step guide through the forms (with translations), documents, payments, appointments/citas previas, lotes, and process of getting your TIE.
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Information on driver’s licenses and regulations in Spain.
Gestores and Asesorias are often mentioned on the forum and articles around the site when discussing issues of bureaucracy. We realized many of you don't know what a gestor is or how to find one. This article is to inform you about what a gestor is and what he/she can do for you.