5 things you need to know
Starting a new life abroad can be a daunting task when you think about all the things you need do. The following advice covers the most important things you need to know from getting your social security number to opening a bank account. Remember, the more informed you are, the more manageable your move will seem.
What to do if someone you know gets imprisoned
Is someone you know or love in prison in Spain? In this article you will find details of associations who can help, what you can and can’t do, tips and advice, and real life stories.
All you need to know when getting married
Despite the falling number of marriages and church attendances in Spain, a church wedding with all the trimmings remains the dream of most Spanish girls. Marriage bureaux are common in cities and online agencies popular throughout Spain, with applicants to meet an unlimited number of prospective partners.
How to apply for the Spanish nationality
Your eligibility for Spanish citizenship depends upon your parentage, your current nationality and how long you’ve lived in Spain. You automatically acquire Spanish nationality if one of your parents is Spanish, you were born in Spain and one of your parents was also born there, or you were born in Spain of foreign parents who have no nationality.
Lawyers, gestores and notaries
If you’re seeking legal advice, ask around among local residents and obtain recommendations. This way you will usually find out not only who to employ, but more importantly who to avoid.
Tips for EU citizens
Every year, millions of EU citizens migrate south to sunny Spain. Most stay for a short holiday, but a growing number decide to stay in Spain permanently – a popular reason is to get away from the cold, wet and dark Northern winters. Many ask themselves “Do I need a visa or permit to go and live in Spain?”
Formalities & documentation
Civil and religious (Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim) marriages can be celebrated in Spain for people over 18. While Spanish law appears to permit foreigners to marry in Spain, in practice it will usually be necessary for one of the couple to have been legally resident in Spain for at least two years.
Remaining legal in Spain
Need information on Spain about applying for your residence permit? Stop biting your nails! Once you start the ball rolling, it´s not as bad as you think, especially if you´re an EU citizen. And, to get you started, here is an approximate guide to what you will need ...