Spain Expat Feed
Sign In or Sign Up to post a new topic
Sal1y replied to the thread Where to live in Spain on the Spain forum:
RGBIII initially posted:
Just retired. Did Panama for a few months. Not a good fit. Starting my research on Spain. Will be living on a budget. Will be doing a single. Not crazy about the big city, but don't want to be isolated. Being close to the coast would be preferable. Cost of rentals and general cost of living. What kind of red tape to live in Spain. Any information you can provide would be appreciated.
Sal1y replied 13 hours ago with:
Hi Michelle, My name is Sally, I am English and have now lived in Spain for 11 years. I live in a small friendly market town in the province of Almeria called Huercal-Overa. Almeria Province is located in Andalucia but can offer all your requirements for temperature, nightlife, culture too. We are located 100kms from either Almeria, the capital city of Almeria or its neighbouring province of Murcia (Murcia city). There is a good motorway route (A7/E15) along just about the whole of the south of Spain giving you more or less trouble free driving. There are at least 3 airports nearby (possibly another one opening up soon hopefully, Corvera). They are: Almeria (more provincial but busier in the summer), Murcia (San Javier) and the furthest (2 hours) from here although with regular international flights, Alicante. If you would like any assistance please take a look at my website (www.cortijodeltorovirtualenterprises.com) as I may have something that you like the look of in terms of house sales or can also find you rentals. I would be most happy to show you around the area too if it would be of help? I believe you should perhaps look at coastal areas here such as Mojacar, Garrucha, Villaricos to give you an idea of what is on offer and prices which might surprise you and a good temperature variation all year round. Let me know what you think. With kind regards, Sally Scamell
panamalady replied on July 28, 2014 with:
Sorry for the multiple post. delay and hit post button too many times. Sorry
Sign In or Sign Up to reply
cwells67 replied to the thread Totico - used car for tourist on the Spain forum on July 29, 2014:
rodolfo initially posted:
Can I as an american buy a used car in Spain and use it as a tourist for a limited period of time?
cwells67 replied on July 29, 2014 with:
First, as an American, you need to visit the Spanish Embassy or Consulate assigned to your state of residence. To stay longer than 90 days in a calendar year, you must have a visa, and if you will not be working, then the visa you need to research is a "visado nonlucrativo", which means you cannot work in Spain. The application process is significant, and NOT fast. Here is a link to get you started: http://www.immihelp.com/visas/schengenvisa/spanish-consulates-usa.html I do not recommend trying to get the visa here while you are in Spain... the government here is quite clear that you must accomplish this from your own country. You can only stay in Spain as a tourist for 90 consecutive days. The positive part of getting your visa is that they also assign you a residency number (NIE) when you receive your visa, so you don't have to go through additional pain of obtaining that number. So, when you get your visa and your NIE, you will have to set up a bank account here, then find a place to live. With that paperwork (bank info and rental agreement), you can go to the local administrative offices and obtain your empadronamiento papers. You will need to take all that paperwork to the police office and file for a residency card based on your NIE and empadronamiento. All that said, check out this site for additional information: http://www.justlanded.com/english/Spain/Spain-Guide/Visas-Permits/Residency-and-NIE I hope that helps. Moving here is not a simple solution... Kind regards, Christopher
rodolfo replied on July 29, 2014 with:
THANK YOU MUCH SALLY. i EXPECT TO STAY IN sPAIN AS A TOURIST FOR SIX MONTH AND THEN LEAVE AND COME BACK, SO MY OPTION IS TO BUY A USED CAR. AND LEAVE IT IN THE COUNTRY OR TAKE IT WITH ME WHEN i LEAVE TO SAY, fRANCE., BEFORE RETURNING TO SPAIN. tHE IDEA IS TO BUY A GOOD BUR INEXPENSIVE TRANSPORTATION. which I understand can stay in Spain witth a tourist registration for up to two years. wHAT IS A CERTIFICADO DE EMPADRONAMIENTO AND HOW AND WHERE DO YOU GET IT AND THE NIE. What does it cost to get them and to register a tourist ncar?? Where and how does one locate a gestor?
Sign In or Sign Up to reply
LovetheBeach replied to the thread October weather in Andalucia and Costa del Sol on the Spain forum on July 28, 2014:
TitusHaanke initially posted:
Wondering what the weather would be like in early/mid October, both inland and on the coast. Planning a trip to Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla, and Nerja, We would appreciate any comments or advice. Thanks!
LovetheBeach replied on July 28, 2014 with:
TitusHaanke, I'm not in Spain, but I am a weather freak. You might check out the major weather sites such as weatherbase.com or accuweather.com and check on historical weather for those months. It can give you an idea of averages in past years. Good luck!
Sign In or Sign Up to reply
kwelbi replied to the thread jerez - schools for english children aged 5 on the Spain forum on July 20, 2014:
molly070772 initially posted:
hi - we are looking to move near to jerez next year - can anyone tell me of any good free schools for my son - he is due to start school sept 2014 - also is there any areas that anyone suggests we look at rental property? thanks
kwelbi replied on July 20, 2014 with:
Molly,by free school I take it you mean a public or state school.You will need to establish where you are living in Jerez first as it will depend on what post code you reside in for the school to accept your son.You can search for schools by searching "Colegios publicos en Jerez".As or rentals.Search "alquileres en Jerez" for rentals although you should probably consider a short term rental while you look for something long term after you have made a few acquaintances. who can show you the local system.Good luck.
Sign In or Sign Up to reply
Wakeman posted rental on the Spain forum:
looking to rent a furnished apt. in Malaga,Granada or Seville for 1 or 2 months in Oct. Nov. Any ideas
Sign In or Sign Up to reply
Expat Report Review of St. George's School of Madrid in Madrid, Spain by wendymanuel was published
Review-of-St. George's School of Madrid
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
There are extra-activities of nearly every subject, music school is outstanding, they also practise various sports such as football, volleyball, judo, etc. They have just bought a new campus which has a lot of green areas and is very large. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of St. George's School in Madrid, Spain by afaelli3 was published
Review-of-St. George's School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The school is located in one of the best area surrounding Madrid. They have very good facilities and it is in the process of moving into a larger area with even more sport and leisure options. Among many extra curricular activities I would underline music, sport and theatre (Continue)
We are an exciting new brand of small beach/dock-side bars and restaurants hoping to open in iconic tourist destinations through partnerships with managers of existing or planned establishments. This is an ideal opportunity for English-speaking expats to create a local presence. Many incentives will allow the local operators to build a good local business while being part of a larger network without the usual franchise cash investment. Please note, we do not own or manage any establishments as we are only a brand. We do not provide seed money or operational funding. Please tell us about yourself and your ideas. You can contact us at dockandbeachbars@aol.com. Or at www.morgansbar.net!!!
Sign In or Sign Up to reply
I am looking to possibly spend May thru September in Spain and would like to find info on small cities within 1 hr. of Barcelona by bus or train (that have the climate as Barcelona). I am currently renting an apartment in the northern part of the country and would like to visit any small cities before I leave for the U.S. July 22. El AZ Codger Viejo
Sign In or Sign Up to reply

Join Expat Exchange (FREE)

Become a member of Expat Exchange today to meet other expats in your area or get advice before moving overseas. Membership is FREE and takes 1 minute!

Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter

Subscribe to The Foreign Exchange, our weekly newsletter, read by over 70,000 expats worldwide: