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Trettini
1/31/2019 10:26 EST

Dear Expats.
I am working on making my dream come true - move to Barcelona. What are my options for the kind of visa we can obtain?

We are a 38 and 43 y.o. US-based couple with a child and an older parent. We have advanced Ivy League degrees and high paying jobs here. Basic Spanish for now. No relatives or ancestry in Spain.
I am an investment manager and husband is a litigation lawyer. Understanding that litigation lawyers will be challenged to get a job outside of the US, he is considering staying employed at his US firm and commuting from Spain once a month.

I find it hard to find employment in my industry in Spain because most finance firms are in Madrid.

I am working on establishing an internet-based business but don’t have a history of reliable cash flows on this front.

I am aware of a RE investment option. Are there any other ways to move for us?

Thanks a lot.

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ProfSheetz
11/20/2019 00:48 EST

Hi!
I worked as a consultant in Barcelona and was paid dreadfully though there were always additional - ‘gratuities’ -even with surgical procedures. (None of the physicians I met had heard of Duke Medical School, were I went - understandably in that few spoke English.)

It was surprisingly easy to file paperwork and register myself as a foreign-owned company - and receive a work permit.

I hope everything works out and that you’re taking care of yourself- you sound very American - and you don’t sound like you realize all what you’re getting into. (I was sent abroad as a high schooler to live with a family in South America for over a year - After that experience, I was surprised how much Spain shocked me (-especially after I became fluent in Catalan)

Best of luck!

I am a nursing professor now, living in Boston, Massachusetts.
I found your contact via a last-minute search for ‘Americans in Barcelona’.

I am trying to find someone to deliver a birthday message to an 11 year old family member living in Maresme.
I don’t have an address.
Do you have any suggestions?
Jonathan Sheetz, MD

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