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Employee Documentation In Spain - What You Need To Know

Posted on Friday September 22, 2017 (09:13:14)
At the end of May this year, the Spanish government updated the rules for companies hiring expat workers in the country. In light of this—and given the complexities of Spanish law for foreigners working in the European Union’s fifth-largest economy—we’ve put together a guide to work permits and employee documentation in Spain.   more ...

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Unexpected Charges In Spain And How To Deal With Them

Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017 (08:24:33)
With its alluring blend of stunning shores, unexplored mountains, diverse landscapes and vibrant cities, Spain has become one of the most popular destinations for tourists and expats from all across the globe. The nation offers its residents high living standards, with access to good quality infrastructure, education and healthcare. The excellent weather, unique cuisine and hospitable people are added advantages.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Self-Employment In Spain

Posted on Tuesday August 29, 2017 (09:32:17)
Being self-employed provides a level of freedom that many find attractive. But before you move to Spain and start working from a laptop on the beach, you need to make sure you’re properly registered and set up as a freelancer in the system.   more ...

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Spain - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Friday May 26, 2017 (10:20:21)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Spain and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Private Healthcare In Spain

Posted on Thursday May 25, 2017 (12:53:04)
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Spain spends more money than neighboring European countries on its public health, at around 10% of its GDP.

Hospitals and health services are of good quality and some offer both public and private healthcare.

It is vital to state which service you require beforehand to avoid being left with a hefty bill.   more ...

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Why Madrid May Be The Best European City For Expats

Posted on Monday May 15, 2017 (16:44:20)
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The commercial and political center of Spain, Madrid lies right in the heart of the country. Since it is centrally located, it is easy to come and go as you please. From Madrid, it becomes easy to travel to any location within Europe.

The third largest capital in Europe, Madrid is an important hub for commerce and finance, but doesn’t have the fast paced lifestyle that is associated with other capitals of the world such as London and Paris. It has many large multinational companies based here and a good amount of direct foreign investment.   more ...

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Why Is Spain Such A Popular Destination For Expat Homebuyers?

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (19:12:55)
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The Spanish property market suffered a crash during the world's economic downturn, but expats were still heading to the country to snap up a home in the sun.

Today, growing numbers of expats from around the world are attracted to the Spanish lifestyle and the variety of homes available, which range from townhouses and villas to apartment developments and farmhouses.   more ...

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The Pros And Cons Of Being Self-Employed In Spain

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (18:44:22)
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There's no doubt that Spain’s sunny climate is a big attraction for many people, particularly those from the UK and northern Europe.

As technology advances, so does the enthusiasm to become self-employed and be an entrepreneur of sorts and for many, particularly for those working in the digital world, relocating overseas becomes a viable proposition. Many people are attracted by the opportunity to work from home doing something that they love to bring financial freedom.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Renting Property In Barcelona

Posted on Tuesday April 25, 2017 (15:24:44)
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You’re in the process of making the decision to move to beautiful Barcelona, or maybe you’ve already decided to definitely move there. And why wouldn't you, with its Mediterranean climate, wonderful beaches right on the doorstep of the city, and excellent public transport system? Also, let’s not forget to mention the vibrant local culture. If you’re looking to make this wonderful city your new home, then here’s a basic guide to renting property in Barcelona.   more ...

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International School Or State School In Spain: Which Should You Choose?

Posted on Friday April 14, 2017 (14:28:19)
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There are several advantages of moving to sunny Spain, a few of them being its vibrant culture, high living standards, welcoming weather, excellent healthcare, modern infrastructure, and hospitable people. This country is regarded as one of the best places to raise children, because it offers them so much to see, do, learn and experience. It has therefore become a popular destination for expat families and students from all over the world.   more ...