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How to Immigrate to Spain: A Guide for First Movers

An overview of how to move to Spain and immigration options for non-EU citizens. Covers different long-term visa options.

Moving to Valencia

Expats moving to Valencia enjoy life on the Mediterranean coast and a cost of living that is lower than what expats in Barcelona and Madrid must absorb.

Moving to Barcelona

Expats in Barcelona enjoy a beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most popular cities in Europe. Here is some great advice from expat that already live there.

10 Tips for Living in Spain

Expats Living in Spain offer their advice for others making the move to the nation on the Iberian peninsula. From what to bring, to learning Spanish, culture shock and more, read on to learn how to settle into your new life as an expat in Spain.

Expats in Spain: Pros and Cons of Living in Spain

Expats in Spain discuss the pros and cons of living in Spain. Topics discussed include lower cost of living, taxation on worldwide income, friendliness of Spaniards, LGBT community, slower pace of life and more.

5 Best Places to Live in Spain

Expats in Spain have a lot of opinions as to the best places to live in Spain. It all comes down to preferences, resources and where you are in life. Here's a good start in your research for deciding where to live in Spain as an expat!

Moving to Spain: 7 Things to Know Before Moving to Spain

Expats move to Spain from all over the world. People of all ages move there to work, retire, or just enjoy the culture and Spain's natural beauty. With so many places to choose from, our tips for moving to Spain will get you started on picking the perfect place for you.

7 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in Spain

Expats in Spain share their experiences with healthcare and overseas medical insurance in Spain.

8 Tips for Obtaining Long-Term Residency in Spain

An overview of the different types of long-term residency visas in Spain including expat advice on the application process. Covers the three main types: residence visa, work and residence visa and student visa. Plus, the retirement visa, investment and entrepreneurial visas and several others.

5 Tips For Living in Madrid

Expats in Madrid live in a city with a broad appeal to people throughout the world, rich cultural traditions and some of the most delicious food in the world!

5 Affordable Places to Retire in Spain

Many retirees move to Spain in search of a better lifestyle and lower cost of living. Here are 5 affordable places to retire in Spain that range from bustling coastal cities, like Valencia, to regions with small coastal villages, like Huercal-Overa in Andalucia.

The 8 Best Countries for Brits to Retire Abroad

Many Brits choose to retire to Australia and the United States. In addition to these popular locales, Ryan Smith recommends several other great retirement destinations for British retirees.

International Schools in Barcelona, Spain

Families moving to Barcelona have a number of great schools to consider. There are several American and British schools plus foreign children are allowed to attend public school. In this article we highlight several of the more popular English schools and expats' advice with regard to public vs. private English schools.

Expat Guide to Moving to Tenerife

Tenerife is the largest island in the Canary Islands. Santa Cruz in the north is where more jobs can be found. The south is home to resorts, beaches and tourism industry jobs. There are international schools in both areas. Do your homework and be sure to spend time exploring and visiting Tenerife before you make the move.

5 Tips for Living in Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region where some citizens are fighting for their independence from Spain. Barcelona is a beautiful city that's rich in history and architecture with a thriving nightlife scene.

Expat Spain: Inheritance and Gift Legal Changes for Expats

There are three new legal changes on the horizon in Spain, which will positively impact expats and family inheriting from relatives who were expats in Spain. Melissa Sullivan outlines them.

Expat Spain: 5 ways to get the best out of the Spanish healthcare system

The quality of healthcare in Spain is exceptional, but their healthcare system is different from what expats are used to at home. CIGNA shares tips about the Spanish health service, obtaining your atarjeta sanitaria, state health care and more.

Expat Spain: Things to consider When Moving to Spain with Children

If you're a family moving to Spain (or anywhere in the world), David John's article offers great advice for helping your children through the relocation process. From keeping your children involved in the move to considering their education.

Expat Spain: Keeping Cool in Catalonia, Spain

Brit Becky Russell loves spending time in Catalonia, Spain. She's put together a few recommendations for avoiding the heat and enjoying your time in Barcelona and the surrounding area.

Expat Spain: 10 Tips for Living in Spain

With it's warm culture, thriving cities and beautiful countryside, expats agree that Spain has it all. Expats share their tips and experiences living in Spain.

Eat Out Barcelona

If you living in Barcelona or traveling there, you'll find Mike James' article about some great local restaurants.

Living in Spain: Doctors and Queue-Jumping

Author Deborah Fletcher was born in the UK, but attracted to sunshine, olives, garlic and red wine. So, she completed the escape tunnel in 2003 and fled to Southern Spain.

The Challenges Facing an English Couple Whose Dream of Spanish Life has Faded

Psychotherapist Richard Harvey looks at an English couple living in rural Spain and the challenges they face in their post-honeymoon period.

10 Tips for Moving to Spain

10 helpful tips for newcomers and expats in Spain.

Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz has magnificent beaches, winding streets, beautiful plazas. This charming city entices many of its visitors to make the decision to purchase property there.

Tips for Starting a Business in Spain

Thinking about starting a business in Spain? Many expats try, but only a few succeed. Solo offers advice about understanding the market, catering to locals and other advice.

Your Guide to Offshore Investing

A guide to offshore investing writting for expats in Spain, but applies to expats worldwide. Advice on emergency funds, taxes and more.

Train Travel in Spain

Spain rail travel is both convenient and affordable, aside from being a fun way to visually experience the whole of Spain.

Spain: Property Taxes

An overview of various taxes that apply to property owners in Spain.

5 Tips for Spanish Property Buyers

Despite the forecasts, now is a great time to buy says expat author of 2 books on Murcia - Debbie Jenkins. She shares tips on buying in Spain in today's market.

Moving Abroad: Tips for Saving Your Relationship

Yolanda Solo, Author of "Spain: The Expat Survival Guide" gives relationship-saving advice for people contemplating or preparing to move abroad. While she focuses on Spain, her advice is universal.

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Culture-Shock-in-Granada-An Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Granada , Spain

One expat in Granada appreciates the fresh air and food, the weather and the focus on family. He says that life is slower in Granada and advises newcomers to learn Spanish before they arrive.

One expat in Granada appreciates the fresh air and food, the weather and the focus on family. He says that life is slower in Granada and advises newcomers to learn Spanish before they arrive. ...

Living-in-ValenciaAn Expat Discusses Living in Valencia, Spain

An expat in Valencia talks about enjoying the Mediterranean lifestyle. You'll need to learn Castellano and a little Valenciano.

An expat in Valencia talks about enjoying the Mediterranean lifestyle. You'll need to learn Castellano and a little Valenciano. ...

Moving-to-ValenciaMoving to Valencia

Expats moving to Valencia enjoy life on the Mediterranean coast and a cost of living that is lower than what expats in Barcelona and Madrid must absorb.

Expats moving to Valencia enjoy life on the Mediterranean coast and a cost of living that is lower than what expats in Barcelona and Madrid must absorb....

Moving-to-BarcelonaMoving to Barcelona

Expats in Barcelona enjoy a beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most popular cities in Europe. Here is some great advice from expat that already live there.

Expats in Barcelona enjoy a beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most popular cities in Europe. Here is some great advice from expat that already live there....

12-Expats-Talk-About-What-Its-Like-Moving-to-Spain12 Expats Talk About What It's Like Moving to Spain

Expats in Spain share their experiences moving to Spain. From what to bring to learning Spanish, culture shock to finding a flat.
Expats in Spain share their experiences moving to Spain. From what to bring to learning Spanish, culture shock to finding a flat. ...

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