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How To Get Your Spanish NIE Number

Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:23:20)

We all hate paperwork and applications. One of the most tedious and often frustrating aspects of being an expat is the paperwork — the visa applications, the work permits, the tax numbers and so on and so forth… when will it end? It’s an unfortunate fact of life, paperwork. However, we’ll do our best to lessen the blow for you and make life a little easier, with one of our handy expat guides!   more ...

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Is Barcelona Finally Growing Sick Of Expats?

Friday May 04, 2018 (12:10:03)

Barcelona is a famously bright and vibrant city, from its beautiful historic Gothic Quarter to the stunning iconic building of Sagrada Familia; from the Gaudi buildings and Park Guell to the plethora of art museums, as well as the beach where local people and expats blow off steam after work with a game of volleyball. The Catalan culture is a distinct one, and the pace of life easy-going. The food is delectable: paella, tapas, Iberian meats, Crema Catalana and decadent Catalan hot chocolate.   more ...

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Living In Catalunya - How Might The Political Situation Affect You?

Tuesday March 13, 2018 (09:58:34)

Following the events of last year, many expats have been wondering where they stand in the political situation surrounding the bid for Catalan independence. Expats considering moving to the province in Northeastern Spain for the first time are often confused by the long-running dispute and how this may impact their lives should they make the move.   more ...

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Are Solar Panels Worth Installing In Spain?

Thursday December 21, 2017 (12:47:32)

Following the Spanish government’s move a couple of years ago to crack down on households generating their own solar power, switching to the renewable energy has generally been seen as not being viable for the average individual.   more ...

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Employee Documentation In Spain - What You Need To Know

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...