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Spain

Interview With David M Sutton-Rowe, Moderator - Spain Forum

Tuesday November 24, 2015 (15:04:09)
David M Sutton-Rowe
David has been a moderator of the Spain forum for quite a while. In this interview we get to know him a little better!


Expat Focus: David, can you tell us a bit about your background before you became an expat?

David M Sutton-Rowe: I was born in 1953 in Catterick, North Yorkshire. My father was in the RAF and I went to school both in the UK and Germany.   more ...

Spain > Property

Spain

Interview With Lenox Napier, AULAN

Monday November 23, 2015 (14:53:10)
Lenox Napier
Lenox Napier moved to Spain as a teenager and has spent most of his life there. He is involved with AULAN (www.aulan.es), an organisation which supports small property owners in Spain by fighting corruption and injustice, including the infamous 'land-grab' of recent times.

Expat Focus: Lenox, can you tell us a bit about your background before you became an expat?

Lenox Napier: I've never been very happy with the word 'expat' (it sounds like I used to be a 'pat').   more ...

Spain > Living

Spain

Interview With Justin Aldridge, Eye On Spain

Friday November 20, 2015 (14:20:44)
Justin Aldridge
Justin is the owner of the popular expat website Eye on Spain.

Expat Focus: Justin, can you tell us a bit about your background and how Eye on Spain came into being?

Justin Aldridge: I was born and raised in Gibraltar and after completing my A-Levels at 18 I went on to do a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering at Liverpool University.   more ...

Spain > Moving

Spain

Interview With Patricia Alva, Co-Founder, 080 Relocation Services

Thursday November 12, 2015 (16:25:26)
Patricia Alva
Patricia, can you tell us a bit about your background before joining 080 Relocation?

Before we began 080 Relocation Services, I worked in a bank as an account manager. My business partner Paola Soria is an architect and worked as a project manager in a company. 080 Relocation Services was founded by Patricia R. Alva and Paola Soria.

We are both foreigners and well aware of the difficulties that an expatriate has to face when they move to a new country.   more ...

Spain > Living

Spain

The Reality Of Expat Life In Spain

Monday August 03, 2015 (13:30:08)
Image © synes on Flickr
For many people the idea of retiring to Spain, or even moving there earlier in life to start anew, is an idyllic fantasy, with siestas and fiestas, amazing weather and food, and a low cost of living. Many people do in fact make the move – Spain’s expat population is around 6% of its total population.

However, the reality is always different from the fantasy, and in recent years, many expats have been leaving Spain to return to their home countries.   more ...

Spain > Working

Spain

How Do You Find A Job In Spain As An Expat?

Saturday July 11, 2015 (11:34:01)
Image © Jaume Meneses on Flickr
Spain has been a dream destination for expats of all ages from around the world because of its lifestyle, standard of living, culture, weather and beauty. However, the cost of living in this country isn’t the lowest, and therefore it is essential that you consider your source of income carefully before moving. Many expats from the UK and other parts of Europe move to Spain only to return home after suffering financial difficulties.   more ...

Spain > Property

Spain

Dealing With Landlords In Spain - What Expats Need To Know Before Renting

Tuesday June 30, 2015 (19:26:48)
Image © Angela Llop on Flickr
Spain is an attractive destination to live and work. The country provides a balance between history and modernity, and expats are also able to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle compared to many other European countries.

An advantage of living in Spain, especially for those who have decided to rent property, is that Spanish law is protective of the tenant. Landlords will find it hard to evict a tenant, even in case of non-payment of rent.   more ...

Spain > Working

Spain

Running Your Own Business In Spain – Five Things You Need To Know

Saturday May 30, 2015 (12:07:39)

Spain is often regarded as a “dream destination” for expats from all over the world because of its inviting climate, warm people, sunny beaches, natural beauty, delectable cuisine and rich culture. Several expats, especially from the UK and the US, move to Spain with the intentions of starting up their own business, as the local jobs rarely pay enough for them to lead a luxurious life.   more ...

Spain > Moving

Spain

Patricia Alva, Co-Founder, 080 Relocation Services

Tuesday May 26, 2015 (18:34:47)
Patricia Alva
Patricia, can you tell us a bit about your background before joining 080 Relocation?

Before we began 080 Relocation Services, I worked in a bank as an account manager. My business partner Paola Soria is an architect and worked as a project manager in a company. 080 Relocation Services was founded by Patricia R. Alva and Paola Soria.

We are both foreigners and well aware of the difficulties that an expatriate has to face when they move to a new country. I'm from Peru; I came to study an MBA in Barcelona and then the bank relocated me to Madrid. Paola moved from Argentina to Barcelona, first she was studying a Master's degree and then was relocated to Madrid for work.   more ...

Spain > Living

Spain

How Does Living In Spain Differ From Holidaying There? A Brief Guide For Potential Expats

Friday April 10, 2015 (03:34:06)

Spain has always been a popular holiday destination. With its abundant natural beauty, spectacular architecture and vibrant culture, who wouldn’t want to spend a few glorious days under the Spanish sun! But those who are planning to spend more than just a vacation have to also think about the practicalities. There are several things to consider when relocating to a different country, such as visas and work permits, climate, language and healthcare. The process may seem daunting at times, and so we have here a brief guide that will come in handy for potential expats in Spain.

Visas
EU citizens moving to Spain only require a valid passport or national identity card. Those who intend to stay for more than three months require an identity number for foreigners called Número de Identificación de Extranjeros (NIE).   more ...



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