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Many non-EU citizens require a visa to enter Spain. If the stay is intended to be under three months (90 days), a tourist visa may be required. This i. Me and my boyfriend are both non-EU citizens (I'm a Russian citizen and he is a Colombian citizen). Currently we are living in the Netherlands with working. If you plan on moving to Spain, visas might be necessary. Find out if you need a Spanish visa or permit to visit, live, work, or study in Spain.

What are the different options? Do you need to own a car? If you only stay in Alicante you can walk or use buses. Since I did my internship in a village close to Alicante called San-Vicente I had to walk 30 minutes in an industrial area every morning and having a car would have saved much time.

A good option could be an apartment close to Luceros or Plaza de Torres. What is cheap or expensive in particular? Food is also cheaper; the only expensive thing is electricity and water as I mentioned. A: I mainly spent my time with locals and we became true friends. What impressed me a lot is that Spanish people are always willing to help. For example, if you ask on the street to show a road, people often walk with you to make sure you will not be lost.

With the basic knowledge you are fine because Spanish always seek to understand foreigners. There are many expats from Russia and Eastern Europe and from Germany to mix with. A good way to meet internationals is to check events at the University of Alicante. There are many courses and trips organised for Erasmus students. Even though I heard about it, first I was surpriswed and a bit irritated, but later the philosophy to live the day and enjoy it made me feel good.

Since I did the visa application not in my home country but in the country of residence Italy the instructions were not always clear. A: The economic situation is even worse than newspapers tell. There are plenty of announcements from Spanish people who are looking for any jobs cleaning, taking care of elderly people etc. There is a strong tendency among young people to go abroad to look for a job.

It was really hard for me to get used to so calm tempo of life. A: Not really, they only sent me a "survival guide" with basic information about the city, living costs, transport etc. If you like dancing, going to salsa classes is a good idea not only to have fun but also to meet local friends.

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This offer is valid until 19 June See website for details. Get a quote from Aetna International. Spanish retirement visa requirements state that if you are an EU citizen you will need to possess an S1 form before travelling. This means you will have access to healthcare in Spain.

You will not need a Spanish visa for a medical reason but if you have no insurance, you will most likely need to pay for being treated as a private patient. There is a youth mobility agreement between Spain and Canada for young people aged 18 to 35 to visit Spain to travel and work for up to a year.

For details, see one of the Spanish consulates in Canada. You can apply for a long-term visa from the Spanish consulate or embassy in your home country, or sometimes online on their websites before you come to Spain. Allow plenty of time for the consulate to process your application. Non-EU national investors, entrepreneurs, highly qualified professionals and researchers can apply for fast-track visas and permits, which offer preferential treatment, such as automatic residence for the whole family with no minimum stay, and free travel throughout the Schengen visa region.

For more information on requirements for each category of applicant, contact the Spanish embassy or consulate in your home country. After five uninterrupted years of residence, you can apply for a long-term or permanent residence. If you hold a Blue Card from another EU-member state, and have lived elsewhere in the EU for the same period, this also entitles you to long-term residence in Spain. A long-term residence permit allows you to stay in Spain indefinitely, working or otherwise, under the same conditions as Spanish citizens.

You can apply for Spanish nationality after 10 years of residence in Spain. You can also acquire Spanish nationality through marriage or through having Spanish parents even if they were born outside Spain. This temporary residence permit allows you to stay in Spain for between 90 days and five years, and can be renewed. This is essential for any financial transaction in Spain, including opening a bank account, being paid for employment, paying taxes, registering with social services, as well as getting a driving license.

You need to be over 18 or over 16 if self-employed to come to Spain to work legally. For more information, see our guide to Spanish work visas and permits. For foreign documents to be valid in Spain, they must be translated into Spanish and legalized certified as authentic or have an Apostille seal.

Contact the Spanish embassy or consulate in your home country for more information. There are several online Spanish visa tracking systems allowing you to monitor the progress of your application. You may change your settings at any time. Your choices will not impact your visit. NOTE: These settings will only apply to the browser and device you are currently using.

Search for:. Guide to visas and permits for Spain. Last update on May 22, Who needs a visa or permit for Spain? Entry and short-term visas Long-term visas Long-term Spanish residence and work visas New fast-track visa Permanent residency After arriving in Spain Who needs a visa or permit for Spain?

There are three types of visa allowing entry to Spain: Airport transit visa. Short-stay Schengen visa. Long-term visa. Airport transit visa for Spain An airport transit visado de transito aeroportuario allows you into the international transit zone in a Spanish airport.

Short-stay visa for Spain A short-stay Schengen visa visado de corta duracion allows you to stay in Spain — but not work — for up to 90 days in a day period. Long-term Spanish residence and work visas There are different residence and work permit types, depending on the purpose of your stay, including: a combined residence and work visa visado de trabajo y residencia allowing you to live and work in Spain; a student visa visado de estudios for the duration of a educational or training course; a residence visa visado de residencia for family reunification or retirement.

Spain work visa There are several different types of Spanish work visas, as well as exemptions, depending on your employment situation in Spain. Spain student visa Spain is very popular with students from overseas. Spanish tourist Schengen visa Spanish tourist visa requirements include completing an application form , which requests a photograph and information about your residency, purpose of journey to Spain, and the number of Spanish tourist Schengen visa entries you require.

Spanish residence visa Both Spanish citizenship and a Spanish residence visa permanent allow you to stay living in Spain, but some differences exist between the two. Spanish business visa Spanish business visa requirements state that a short-stay visa for Spain will enable you to visit the country, but does not permit you to work there. Spain spouse visa and family reunification Once you have been living legally in Spain for a year and have received official confirmation that you will be staying for a further year, you can apply for family members for example, spouse, common-law partner, and dependants, including children under 18 and parents over 65 to join you in Spain.

Spain retirement visa The current pension age in Spain is 65 years for both men and women, though it will rise to 67 by New fast-track visa Non-EU national investors, entrepreneurs, highly qualified professionals and researchers can apply for fast-track visas and permits, which offer preferential treatment, such as automatic residence for the whole family with no minimum stay, and free travel throughout the Schengen visa region.

Permanent residency in Spain After five uninterrupted years of residence, you can apply for a long-term or permanent residence. Legalization and translation of documents For foreign documents to be valid in Spain, they must be translated into Spanish and legalized certified as authentic or have an Apostille seal.

Spain visa tracking There are several online Spanish visa tracking systems allowing you to monitor the progress of your application. Related articles.

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Spain is an attractive real estate market for Russians because of its While Russians tend to move to London to go to work or school, they use. Many non-EU citizens require a visa to enter Spain. If the stay is intended to be under three months (90 days), a tourist visa may be required. This i. Me and my boyfriend are both non-EU citizens (I'm a Russian citizen and he is a Colombian citizen). Currently we are living in the Netherlands with working.

Almost nothing. I lived in other countries. Moving to Spain and especially Barcelona is pretty easy. For sure you need to speak at least English. Barcelona is full of tourists and foreign professionals. The best source of available apartments is Idealista where you need to call directly to agents and schedule your visits to see the places.

To rent a full apartment for a long period, you will need to have a working contract and proof of salary from your bank to show to the agent. Public transport is great. Recently I switched to driving a scooter, and that is a very good option for Barcelona. Most likely you will start with using Airbnb room. Before moving anywhere try to live in that city for a month.

You will be in love with Barcelona. If you are an engineer, there are plenty of jobs here. Forgot password? What made you decide to relocate to Spain? Is it hard to find a tech job in Barcelona? What is the average software developer salary in Barcelona? If you could travel back a year in time, would you change anything? Amazing climate, good food, nice people. Is it hard to find an apartment for rent in Barcelona? If you do opt for sea freight, you have to choose between a 20ft and 40ft container.

Most of our suppliers offer a full door-to-door service which is very helpful but you should double check with any supplier before agreeing to a price. They are: Barcelona in the northeast , Valencia on the east coast and Algeciras on the south coast.

Once your container reaches a Spanish port, it will go by truck or train to your new house. Most importantly, you are required to create a detailed inventory of everything inside your container - and it must be in Spanish.

Be specific, clear and honest. See below to find out what items are restricted or prohibited by Spanish customs. Car shipped by sea freight. Medicine Medicines that can cause addiction from non-EU countries are forbidden.

Money You cannot carry more than Animal Products Products containing parts of animals from non-EU countries are prohibited. Weapons and Ammunition These will only be allowed if prior authorisation has been given by the local district police.

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Find out how to relocate to Spain on the InterNations GO! website. And get answers to your moving questions in our comprehensive guide. If you plan on moving to Spain, visas might be necessary. Find out if you need a Spanish visa or permit to visit, live, work, or study in Spain. Spain Guide Topics. Moving to Spain · Relocating · Visas & Work Permits · Housing · Healthcare · Banks & Taxes · Education.

Santa Barbara Castle in the mountain is the main attraction and one of my favourite places in the city. There are small museums telling the history of the city there. You can see black and white photos, coat of arms and fragments of architecture. A: Spanish food doesn't fit me much because it's fatty and Russian women are generally very concerned about being in good shape. Another thing I couldn't get used to in the first week is that everybody is very loud in Spain.

However later I had an amazing experience of Spanish parties, where everybody feels free to do silly things and you are always welcome to join. A: Definitely yes. I feel safe 24 hours a day since Spanish people go out for the whole night and sometimes at night time there are even more people on the streets than during the day. Q: How would you rate the public transport in Alicante?

What are the different options? Do you need to own a car? If you only stay in Alicante you can walk or use buses. Since I did my internship in a village close to Alicante called San-Vicente I had to walk 30 minutes in an industrial area every morning and having a car would have saved much time. A good option could be an apartment close to Luceros or Plaza de Torres. What is cheap or expensive in particular?

Food is also cheaper; the only expensive thing is electricity and water as I mentioned. A: I mainly spent my time with locals and we became true friends. What impressed me a lot is that Spanish people are always willing to help.

For example, if you ask on the street to show a road, people often walk with you to make sure you will not be lost. With the basic knowledge you are fine because Spanish always seek to understand foreigners. There are many expats from Russia and Eastern Europe and from Germany to mix with. A good way to meet internationals is to check events at the University of Alicante.

There are many courses and trips organised for Erasmus students. Even though I heard about it, first I was surpriswed and a bit irritated, but later the philosophy to live the day and enjoy it made me feel good. Since I did the visa application not in my home country but in the country of residence Italy the instructions were not always clear.

A: The economic situation is even worse than newspapers tell. There are plenty of announcements from Spanish people who are looking for any jobs cleaning, taking care of elderly people etc. There is a strong tendency among young people to go abroad to look for a job.

It was really hard for me to get used to so calm tempo of life. I lived in other countries. Moving to Spain and especially Barcelona is pretty easy. For sure you need to speak at least English. Barcelona is full of tourists and foreign professionals. The best source of available apartments is Idealista where you need to call directly to agents and schedule your visits to see the places. To rent a full apartment for a long period, you will need to have a working contract and proof of salary from your bank to show to the agent.

Public transport is great. Recently I switched to driving a scooter, and that is a very good option for Barcelona. Most likely you will start with using Airbnb room. Before moving anywhere try to live in that city for a month. You will be in love with Barcelona. If you are an engineer, there are plenty of jobs here. Forgot password? What made you decide to relocate to Spain? Is it hard to find a tech job in Barcelona?

What is the average software developer salary in Barcelona? If you could travel back a year in time, would you change anything? Amazing climate, good food, nice people. Is it hard to find an apartment for rent in Barcelona? Confirm password.

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If you're an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen, get the lowdown on moving to Spain, including how to apply for residency and working regulations. Spain Guide Topics. Moving to Spain · Relocating · Visas & Work Permits · Housing · Healthcare · Banks & Taxes · Education. Anna is a Russian expat who moved to Spain's south eastern city of Alicante for an A: No Q: Why did you move to Spain; what do you do?

The requirements may vary depending on your region, but as a general rule you will need to prove you have financial means and a private medical insurance policy. You may change your settings at any time. Your choices will not impact your visit.

NOTE: These settings will only apply to the browser and device you are currently using. Search for:. Last update on May 18, The residence card will be valid for five years, after which it has to be renewed. Tips for preparing your Spanish residency application Legal documentation can be confusing in Spain as requirements differ between regions and can change regularly.

Self-employed The requirements are similar to employees in the previous point. Unemployed You must be registered at the unemployment office of the Spanish region where you live. Read more: The complete guide to Spanish visas and permits Moving to Spain to join a relative or partner Study in Spain: Spanish student visas and permits Work in Spain: Guide to Spanish work visas and permits.

Related articles. November 1, The Spanish passport. July 1, Getting Spanish citizenship. June 1, Family visas for Spain: how to join a relative or partner. Consult with the local Oficina de Extranjeros or police station to determine which documents are required. Once the application for a residence permit has been made, a stamped copy of the application is issued; the Residence Card should be issued within three to four months.

Resident Cards may be renewed at the Foreigners Office. In the event of a change of address or personal circumstance, the local Oficina de Extranjeros or police station must be notified within 30 days. The initial Residence Card is valid for one year; this can be renewed annually for up to five years.

For non-EU nationals with an EU-national family member who is resident or intending to become resident in Spain, see the section on [ailink]residency. Spain How To. For a full list of visa-exempt countries , see the Europa website Residence visas Anyone arriving in Spain with the intention of staying longer than three months requires a Residence Visa Visado de Residencia.

Other nationalities pay less. Renting accommodation in Spain is not always a straightforward process. Buying a house as a foreigner might even be simpler than renting. In this section, we will cover all aspects of how to rent or buy a house in Spain as an expat; from property prices to tenancy rights, average rent, house prices, and utilities Spain.

The good news for all expats who are thinking of purchasing property in Spain is that there are no restrictions on property ownership for foreigners. If you want to rent a house or an apartment, keep in mind the cardinal rule of housing in Spain: Never accept a spoken agreement and demand a written contract. In general, Spanish law is on the side of the tenants, protecting their rights.

Yet, it is not uncommon for landlords to ask you to provide proof of sufficient financial means or for a guarantor to sign the contract with you. In this detailed guide, you will learn about the different types of houses, and the requirements you need to fulfil, if you plan on renting or purchasing a home in Spain.

Rent prices vary greatly depending on where you want to live. Naturally, big cities, such as Barcelona and Madrid are much pricier than Valencia or Bilbao. If you do not know which city to call home-away-from-home yet, get inspired by our Best Places To Live in Spain guide. In this guide we cover the Spanish healthcare system in detail. From how to apply for health insurance in Spain, to how to find a doctor, as well as what to consider when giving birth in Spain, in terms of the process of finding a specialized medical practitioner and what medical care to expect.

Public healthcare in Spain is free and includes primary care services such as family medicine, paediatric, nursing services, midwives, and physiotherapists, as well as emergency and diagnosis prevention services. Adult dental care, correction glasses and some orthopaedic services, as well as pharmaceutical costs are not free. Costs will vary depending on your income. If you are a legal, working resident in Spain, you are eligible for public healthcare and need to register at the local Social Security to get your health card tarjeta sanitaria individual.

The healthcare and social security system in Spain is so good that it is practically impossible to not have healthcare. If you are not eligible to any type of public healthcare, you can opt for a pay-in-scheme at a minimum rate of 60 EUR 67 USD per month.

Opening a bank account in Spain is not a difficult process. Both Spanish residents and non-residents need to file a tax return at the end of each term. If you are a non-resident, you only need to pay taxes on your Spanish income unless you have worked in Spain longer than days a year.

Are you wondering how much is the tax in Spain? That depends on the type of tax. If you plan on being self-employed in Spain, it is important to consider what the tax rate is to understand the real value of your salaries or profits. If you are relocating to Spain with your family, you might want to consider enrolling your children in international schools.

The education system in Spain has some peculiarities. Secondary school is divided into three compulsory years and two additional voluntary years called Bachillerato. School is only mandatory until the age of 16, hence the three compulsory years of secondary school. However, most Spanish students want to attend university and for that they need the Bachillerato.

The school system in Spain is made up of public, semi-private and private schools. The latter including the best international schools in the country. These usually allow kids to follow an internationally recognized curriculum with English as the primary teaching language and the local language as a foreign taught language. A fundamental part of your relocation to Spain is work.

In this guide, you will find helpful insights on how to get a job in Spain, the Spanish job market, requirements to work in Spain, tips for interviews, business culture and information on the average salary in Spain. In general, integration into the Spanish job market is easier if you speak Spanish, but speaking English is a good asset as well. If you are a non-EU national, you will need a work and residence visa to work in the country.

To get these, you will need a job contract with a Spanish employer.

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Many non-EU citizens require a visa to enter Spain. If the stay is intended to be under three months (90 days), a tourist visa may be required. This i. Spain is an attractive real estate market for Russians because of its While Russians tend to move to London to go to work or school, they use. Spain Guide Topics. Moving to Spain · Relocating · Visas & Work Permits · Housing · Healthcare · Banks & Taxes · Education.

Barcelona is full of tourists and foreign professionals. The best source of available apartments is Idealista where you need to call directly to agents and schedule your visits to see the places. To rent a full apartment for a long period, you will need to have a working contract and proof of salary from your bank to show to the agent. Public transport is great.

Recently I switched to driving a scooter, and that is a very good option for Barcelona. Most likely you will start with using Airbnb room. Before moving anywhere try to live in that city for a month. You will be in love with Barcelona. If you are an engineer, there are plenty of jobs here.

Forgot password? What made you decide to relocate to Spain? Is it hard to find a tech job in Barcelona? What is the average software developer salary in Barcelona?

Similarly, you must get a working certificate vida laboral before your apply for your Spanish residency. You must be registered at the unemployment office of the Spanish region where you live. The requirements may vary depending on your region, but as a general rule you will need to prove you have financial means and a private medical insurance policy.

You may change your settings at any time. Your choices will not impact your visit. NOTE: These settings will only apply to the browser and device you are currently using.

Search for:. Last update on May 18, The residence card will be valid for five years, after which it has to be renewed. Tips for preparing your Spanish residency application Legal documentation can be confusing in Spain as requirements differ between regions and can change regularly. Self-employed The requirements are similar to employees in the previous point.

Unemployed You must be registered at the unemployment office of the Spanish region where you live. Read more: The complete guide to Spanish visas and permits Moving to Spain to join a relative or partner Study in Spain: Spanish student visas and permits Work in Spain: Guide to Spanish work visas and permits. Related articles. November 1, The Spanish passport.

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Asked 4 years, 7 months ago. Active 4 years, 7 months ago. Viewed times. Gala I've lived here only for 7 months. This is a very good question. The EU recognizes a "right to family life" but the relevant directive notes that it is for member states to decide whether registered partners qualify for family reunion.

The Spanish consulate in NYC does not mention registered partners, but this could be because the concept is rare in the US. I couldn't find any information on the web sites of Spain's Interior and Foreign ministries, but maybe someone who reads Spanish better than I can would be able to.

Active Oldest Votes. Short version: yes, but not for a year. To summarise the official guidance about the right to reunion for non-EU citizens: The person who is already resident in Spain i. You must have resided in Spain for at least a year and have obtained authorisation to reside for at least another year. The usual stuff about criminal records etc.

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Spain is an attractive real estate market for Russians because of its While Russians tend to move to London to go to work or school, they use. If you plan on moving to Spain, visas might be necessary. Find out if you need a Spanish visa or permit to visit, live, work, or study in Spain. If you're an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen, get the lowdown on moving to Spain, including how to apply for residency and working regulations.

Another important part of your application will be to prove your financial means. Some police stations require you to have your monthly pension sent to a Spanish bank for at least three months before you apply for your residence certificate.

Your relevant police office will confirm exactly what you need. However, some police stations will require you to prove you have been employed in Spain for at least three months and earn at least the minimum wage specified in point one.

If you use the government online service to download your vida laboral, the certificate will not download if the information you input does not coincide with what they have on their social security system.

If you have problems, you can always go in person to request your certificate. The requirements are similar to employees in the previous point. Similarly, you must get a working certificate vida laboral before your apply for your Spanish residency. You must be registered at the unemployment office of the Spanish region where you live.

The requirements may vary depending on your region, but as a general rule you will need to prove you have financial means and a private medical insurance policy. You may change your settings at any time. Your choices will not impact your visit. NOTE: These settings will only apply to the browser and device you are currently using. Search for:. Last update on May 18, The residence card will be valid for five years, after which it has to be renewed.

Tips for preparing your Spanish residency application Legal documentation can be confusing in Spain as requirements differ between regions and can change regularly. Self-employed The requirements are similar to employees in the previous point.

Unemployed You must be registered at the unemployment office of the Spanish region where you live. Read more: The complete guide to Spanish visas and permits Moving to Spain to join a relative or partner Study in Spain: Spanish student visas and permits Work in Spain: Guide to Spanish work visas and permits.

Related articles. November 1, The Spanish passport. July 1, Getting Spanish citizenship. Can he also apply to Spanish visa based on my application?

To summarise the official guidance about the right to reunion for non-EU citizens:. Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Asked 4 years, 7 months ago. Active 4 years, 7 months ago. Viewed times. Gala I've lived here only for 7 months. This is a very good question. The EU recognizes a "right to family life" but the relevant directive notes that it is for member states to decide whether registered partners qualify for family reunion.

The Spanish consulate in NYC does not mention registered partners, but this could be because the concept is rare in the US. I couldn't find any information on the web sites of Spain's Interior and Foreign ministries, but maybe someone who reads Spanish better than I can would be able to. Active Oldest Votes. Short version: yes, but not for a year. To summarise the official guidance about the right to reunion for non-EU citizens: The person who is already resident in Spain i.

You must have resided in Spain for at least a year and have obtained authorisation to reside for at least another year. The usual stuff about criminal records etc. The right does apply to registered partners.

This approach would not enable your boyfriend to work legally in Spain although if his employer in the Netherlands is happy for him to work remotely, it might be worth getting professional legal advice as to whether that is an option. Peter Taylor Peter Taylor 3 3 silver badges 11 11 bronze badges.

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Spain Guide Topics. Moving to Spain · Relocating · Visas & Work Permits · Housing · Healthcare · Banks & Taxes · Education. Expat Advice: Moving From Russia to Spain. Short Bio. Mathematician by education, Dmitry Skorinko had been working as a software engineer and technical. Anna is a Russian expat who moved to Spain's south eastern city of Alicante for an A: No Q: Why did you move to Spain; what do you do?

Created by potrace 1. Shipping Container Costs to Spain Where better to relax in the sun than in the country that invented the siesta? Everything about Spanish culture is rich and varied, from the food and the scenery to the fun-loving people. Different shipping options To transport your belongings to Spain, you have to choose between two options: sea freight or air freight. Planes are quick but expensive, while container ships are slower but also much better value.

If you do opt for sea freight, you have to choose between a 20ft and 40ft container. Most of our suppliers offer a full door-to-door service which is very helpful but you should double check with any supplier before agreeing to a price. They are: Barcelona in the northeast , Valencia on the east coast and Algeciras on the south coast. Once your container reaches a Spanish port, it will go by truck or train to your new house.

You must be registered at the unemployment office of the Spanish region where you live. The requirements may vary depending on your region, but as a general rule you will need to prove you have financial means and a private medical insurance policy. You may change your settings at any time. Your choices will not impact your visit. NOTE: These settings will only apply to the browser and device you are currently using.

Search for:. Last update on May 18, The residence card will be valid for five years, after which it has to be renewed. Tips for preparing your Spanish residency application Legal documentation can be confusing in Spain as requirements differ between regions and can change regularly.

Self-employed The requirements are similar to employees in the previous point. Unemployed You must be registered at the unemployment office of the Spanish region where you live. Read more: The complete guide to Spanish visas and permits Moving to Spain to join a relative or partner Study in Spain: Spanish student visas and permits Work in Spain: Guide to Spanish work visas and permits. Related articles.

November 1, The Spanish passport. July 1, Getting Spanish citizenship. If you only stay in Alicante you can walk or use buses. Since I did my internship in a village close to Alicante called San-Vicente I had to walk 30 minutes in an industrial area every morning and having a car would have saved much time. A good option could be an apartment close to Luceros or Plaza de Torres.

What is cheap or expensive in particular? Food is also cheaper; the only expensive thing is electricity and water as I mentioned. A: I mainly spent my time with locals and we became true friends. What impressed me a lot is that Spanish people are always willing to help.

For example, if you ask on the street to show a road, people often walk with you to make sure you will not be lost. With the basic knowledge you are fine because Spanish always seek to understand foreigners. There are many expats from Russia and Eastern Europe and from Germany to mix with.

A good way to meet internationals is to check events at the University of Alicante. There are many courses and trips organised for Erasmus students. Even though I heard about it, first I was surpriswed and a bit irritated, but later the philosophy to live the day and enjoy it made me feel good. Since I did the visa application not in my home country but in the country of residence Italy the instructions were not always clear.

A: The economic situation is even worse than newspapers tell. There are plenty of announcements from Spanish people who are looking for any jobs cleaning, taking care of elderly people etc. There is a strong tendency among young people to go abroad to look for a job. It was really hard for me to get used to so calm tempo of life. A: Not really, they only sent me a "survival guide" with basic information about the city, living costs, transport etc.

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If you plan on moving to Spain, visas might be necessary. Find out if you need a Spanish visa or permit to visit, live, work, or study in Spain. Find out how to relocate to Spain on the InterNations GO! website. And get answers to your moving questions in our comprehensive guide. What's more, every region comes with it's own traditional dish, such as the yummy gazpacho soup (Andalusia) and paella (Valencia). Before you move, there's.

Recently I switched to driving a scooter, and that is a very good option for Barcelona. Most likely you will start with using Airbnb room. Before moving anywhere try to live in that city for a month. You will be in love with Barcelona. If you are an engineer, there are plenty of jobs here. Forgot password? What made you decide to relocate to Spain?

Is it hard to find a tech job in Barcelona? What is the average software developer salary in Barcelona? If you could travel back a year in time, would you change anything?

Amazing climate, good food, nice people. Is it hard to find an apartment for rent in Barcelona? Confirm password. This approach would not enable your boyfriend to work legally in Spain although if his employer in the Netherlands is happy for him to work remotely, it might be worth getting professional legal advice as to whether that is an option.

Peter Taylor Peter Taylor 3 3 silver badges 11 11 bronze badges. Thank you for your answer. I'm asking that because we live in the Netherlands with a visa for highly skilled migrants, and that allowed us to reunion without waiting for one year.

I found this link where they mention family members, but I can't figure out how it works in this case. The link you've found is indeed for visas for highly skilled workers. It only says two things about family members: a if the employer is a physical person i. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

Sign up using Facebook. Sign up using Email and Password. Post as a guest Name. Email Required, but never shown. The Overflow Blog. The Loop, May Dark Mode. It is different to the standard day Schengen visa in that it allows the holder to begin the residency application process. Application for residency is not typically accepted from anyone arriving on a Schengen visa. The application must be made at the Foreigner's Office Oficina de Extranjeros or local police station in the province of intended residence.

The documentation required varies depending on the situation. Consult with the local Oficina de Extranjeros or police station to determine which documents are required. Once the application for a residence permit has been made, a stamped copy of the application is issued; the Residence Card should be issued within three to four months.

Resident Cards may be renewed at the Foreigners Office. In the event of a change of address or personal circumstance, the local Oficina de Extranjeros or police station must be notified within 30 days.

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If you're an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen, get the lowdown on moving to Spain, including how to apply for residency and working regulations. What's more, every region comes with it's own traditional dish, such as the yummy gazpacho soup (Andalusia) and paella (Valencia). Before you move, there's. Expat Advice: Moving From Russia to Spain. Short Bio. Mathematician by education, Dmitry Skorinko had been working as a software engineer and technical.

Viewed times. Gala I've lived here only for 7 months. This is a very good question. The EU recognizes a "right to family life" but the relevant directive notes that it is for member states to decide whether registered partners qualify for family reunion. The Spanish consulate in NYC does not mention registered partners, but this could be because the concept is rare in the US. I couldn't find any information on the web sites of Spain's Interior and Foreign ministries, but maybe someone who reads Spanish better than I can would be able to.

Active Oldest Votes. Short version: yes, but not for a year. To summarise the official guidance about the right to reunion for non-EU citizens: The person who is already resident in Spain i.

You must have resided in Spain for at least a year and have obtained authorisation to reside for at least another year. The usual stuff about criminal records etc. The right does apply to registered partners. This approach would not enable your boyfriend to work legally in Spain although if his employer in the Netherlands is happy for him to work remotely, it might be worth getting professional legal advice as to whether that is an option.

Peter Taylor Peter Taylor 3 3 silver badges 11 11 bronze badges. Thank you for your answer. I'm asking that because we live in the Netherlands with a visa for highly skilled migrants, and that allowed us to reunion without waiting for one year. I found this link where they mention family members, but I can't figure out how it works in this case.

The link you've found is indeed for visas for highly skilled workers. It only says two things about family members: a if the employer is a physical person i. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Sign up using Facebook. Shipping Container Costs to Spain Where better to relax in the sun than in the country that invented the siesta?

Everything about Spanish culture is rich and varied, from the food and the scenery to the fun-loving people. Different shipping options To transport your belongings to Spain, you have to choose between two options: sea freight or air freight. Planes are quick but expensive, while container ships are slower but also much better value.

If you do opt for sea freight, you have to choose between a 20ft and 40ft container. Most of our suppliers offer a full door-to-door service which is very helpful but you should double check with any supplier before agreeing to a price. They are: Barcelona in the northeast , Valencia on the east coast and Algeciras on the south coast. Once your container reaches a Spanish port, it will go by truck or train to your new house. Most importantly, you are required to create a detailed inventory of everything inside your container - and it must be in Spanish.

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Many non-EU citizens require a visa to enter Spain. If the stay is intended to be under three months (90 days), a tourist visa may be required. This i. Me and my boyfriend are both non-EU citizens (I'm a Russian citizen and he is a Colombian citizen). Currently we are living in the Netherlands with working. Anna is a Russian expat who moved to Spain's south eastern city of Alicante for an A: No Q: Why did you move to Spain; what do you do?

Since I did my internship in a village close to Alicante called San-Vicente I had to walk 30 minutes in an industrial area every morning and having a car would have saved much time. A good option could be an apartment close to Luceros or Plaza de Torres. What is cheap or expensive in particular?

Food is also cheaper; the only expensive thing is electricity and water as I mentioned. A: I mainly spent my time with locals and we became true friends. What impressed me a lot is that Spanish people are always willing to help.

For example, if you ask on the street to show a road, people often walk with you to make sure you will not be lost. With the basic knowledge you are fine because Spanish always seek to understand foreigners.

There are many expats from Russia and Eastern Europe and from Germany to mix with. A good way to meet internationals is to check events at the University of Alicante. There are many courses and trips organised for Erasmus students. Even though I heard about it, first I was surpriswed and a bit irritated, but later the philosophy to live the day and enjoy it made me feel good.

Since I did the visa application not in my home country but in the country of residence Italy the instructions were not always clear. A: The economic situation is even worse than newspapers tell. There are plenty of announcements from Spanish people who are looking for any jobs cleaning, taking care of elderly people etc. There is a strong tendency among young people to go abroad to look for a job.

It was really hard for me to get used to so calm tempo of life. A: Not really, they only sent me a "survival guide" with basic information about the city, living costs, transport etc. If you like dancing, going to salsa classes is a good idea not only to have fun but also to meet local friends. We'd love to hear your story. Aetna offers award-winning international health insurance plans to more than 55 million members worldwide.

Their plans are tailored to meet the individual needs of you and your family while you are away from your home country, living and working abroad. Get peace of mind knowing you and your family will be protected and have access to quality health care wherever you are, where you need it. This offer is valid until 19 June See website for details. Get a quote from Aetna International. With 86 million customer relationships in over countries, Cigna Global has unrivalled experience in dealing with varied and unique medical situations and delivering high standards of service wherever you live in the world.

Get a quote from Cigna Global. Breadcrumb Home Articles. If the stay is intended to be under three months 90 days , a tourist visa may be required. This is called a Schengen visa, valid for all of the countries in the Schengen area , and is issued by the Spanish Embassy in the applicant's home country or the embassy of the Schengen country in which a traveller will arrive.

The holder of a Schengen visa is not permitted to work or to stay longer than 90 days in the entire Schengen area, not just Spain. The same applies to nationals of non-EU countries that are exempt from needing a Schengen visa. Currently the citizens of around 35 countries do not need a Schengen visa to enter Spain, however if the intention is to stay, a residence visa is required.

Anyone arriving in Spain with the intention of staying longer than three months requires a Residence Visa Visado de Residencia. This must be requested from and issued by the Spanish Embassy of the applicant's home country, before departure for Spain. It is different to the standard day Schengen visa in that it allows the holder to begin the residency application process.

Application for residency is not typically accepted from anyone arriving on a Schengen visa. The application must be made at the Foreigner's Office Oficina de Extranjeros or local police station in the province of intended residence. The documentation required varies depending on the situation. Consult with the local Oficina de Extranjeros or police station to determine which documents are required.

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Spain is an attractive real estate market for Russians because of its While Russians tend to move to London to go to work or school, they use. Many non-EU citizens require a visa to enter Spain. If the stay is intended to be under three months (90 days), a tourist visa may be required. This i. If you're an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen, get the lowdown on moving to Spain, including how to apply for residency and working regulations.

Planes are quick but expensive, while container ships are slower but also much better value. If you do opt for sea freight, you have to choose between a 20ft and 40ft container. Most of our suppliers offer a full door-to-door service which is very helpful but you should double check with any supplier before agreeing to a price. They are: Barcelona in the northeast , Valencia on the east coast and Algeciras on the south coast. Once your container reaches a Spanish port, it will go by truck or train to your new house.

Most importantly, you are required to create a detailed inventory of everything inside your container - and it must be in Spanish. Be specific, clear and honest. See below to find out what items are restricted or prohibited by Spanish customs. Car shipped by sea freight. Medicine Medicines that can cause addiction from non-EU countries are forbidden. Money You cannot carry more than Animal Products Products containing parts of animals from non-EU countries are prohibited.

Weapons and Ammunition These will only be allowed if prior authorisation has been given by the local district police. Find out more How to Find a School in Madrid. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Asked 4 years, 7 months ago. Active 4 years, 7 months ago. Viewed times. Gala I've lived here only for 7 months. This is a very good question. The EU recognizes a "right to family life" but the relevant directive notes that it is for member states to decide whether registered partners qualify for family reunion.

The Spanish consulate in NYC does not mention registered partners, but this could be because the concept is rare in the US. I couldn't find any information on the web sites of Spain's Interior and Foreign ministries, but maybe someone who reads Spanish better than I can would be able to. Active Oldest Votes. Short version: yes, but not for a year. To summarise the official guidance about the right to reunion for non-EU citizens: The person who is already resident in Spain i. You must have resided in Spain for at least a year and have obtained authorisation to reside for at least another year.

The usual stuff about criminal records etc. The right does apply to registered partners. This approach would not enable your boyfriend to work legally in Spain although if his employer in the Netherlands is happy for him to work remotely, it might be worth getting professional legal advice as to whether that is an option. Peter Taylor Peter Taylor 3 3 silver badges 11 11 bronze badges.

Thank you for your answer. I'm asking that because we live in the Netherlands with a visa for highly skilled migrants, and that allowed us to reunion without waiting for one year.

I found this link where they mention family members, but I can't figure out how it works in this case.

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Find out how to relocate to Spain on the InterNations GO! website. And get answers to your moving questions in our comprehensive guide. If you plan on moving to Spain, visas might be necessary. Find out if you need a Spanish visa or permit to visit, live, work, or study in Spain. If you're an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen, get the lowdown on moving to Spain, including how to apply for residency and working regulations.

You should carry your certificate, along with your passport or national ID document, at all times. If you are an employee your employer will do this for you, but if you are self-employed it is your responsibility. See their website for information on how to register, contributions and benefits.

There are provincial offices throughout Spain. For more information see our guide to working in Spain: guide to Spanish work visas and permits. You may be issued with a Certificado de Empadronamiento then and there or have to return to collect it. Legal documentation can be confusing in Spain as requirements differ between regions and can change regularly. Below are some tips from the Ultimate Guide on Spanish Residency on how you can prepare for your Spanish residency application.

Another important part of your application will be to prove your financial means. Some police stations require you to have your monthly pension sent to a Spanish bank for at least three months before you apply for your residence certificate.

Your relevant police office will confirm exactly what you need. However, some police stations will require you to prove you have been employed in Spain for at least three months and earn at least the minimum wage specified in point one. If you use the government online service to download your vida laboral, the certificate will not download if the information you input does not coincide with what they have on their social security system.

If you have problems, you can always go in person to request your certificate. The requirements are similar to employees in the previous point. Similarly, you must get a working certificate vida laboral before your apply for your Spanish residency. You must be registered at the unemployment office of the Spanish region where you live. The requirements may vary depending on your region, but as a general rule you will need to prove you have financial means and a private medical insurance policy.

You may change your settings at any time. Your choices will not impact your visit. NOTE: These settings will only apply to the browser and device you are currently using. Search for:. Last update on May 18, The same applies to nationals of non-EU countries that are exempt from needing a Schengen visa.

Currently the citizens of around 35 countries do not need a Schengen visa to enter Spain, however if the intention is to stay, a residence visa is required. Anyone arriving in Spain with the intention of staying longer than three months requires a Residence Visa Visado de Residencia. This must be requested from and issued by the Spanish Embassy of the applicant's home country, before departure for Spain. It is different to the standard day Schengen visa in that it allows the holder to begin the residency application process.

Application for residency is not typically accepted from anyone arriving on a Schengen visa. The application must be made at the Foreigner's Office Oficina de Extranjeros or local police station in the province of intended residence. The documentation required varies depending on the situation. Consult with the local Oficina de Extranjeros or police station to determine which documents are required. Once the application for a residence permit has been made, a stamped copy of the application is issued; the Residence Card should be issued within three to four months.

Resident Cards may be renewed at the Foreigners Office. In the event of a change of address or personal circumstance, the local Oficina de Extranjeros or police station must be notified within 30 days.

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Anna is a Russian expat who moved to Spain's south eastern city of Alicante for an A: No Q: Why did you move to Spain; what do you do? What's more, every region comes with it's own traditional dish, such as the yummy gazpacho soup (Andalusia) and paella (Valencia). Before you move, there's. Me and my boyfriend are both non-EU citizens (I'm a Russian citizen and he is a Colombian citizen). Currently we are living in the Netherlands with working.

If you do not know which city to call home-away-from-home yet, get inspired by our Best Places To Live in Spain guide. In this guide we cover the Spanish healthcare system in detail.

From how to apply for health insurance in Spain, to how to find a doctor, as well as what to consider when giving birth in Spain, in terms of the process of finding a specialized medical practitioner and what medical care to expect. Public healthcare in Spain is free and includes primary care services such as family medicine, paediatric, nursing services, midwives, and physiotherapists, as well as emergency and diagnosis prevention services. Adult dental care, correction glasses and some orthopaedic services, as well as pharmaceutical costs are not free.

Costs will vary depending on your income. If you are a legal, working resident in Spain, you are eligible for public healthcare and need to register at the local Social Security to get your health card tarjeta sanitaria individual.

The healthcare and social security system in Spain is so good that it is practically impossible to not have healthcare. If you are not eligible to any type of public healthcare, you can opt for a pay-in-scheme at a minimum rate of 60 EUR 67 USD per month.

Opening a bank account in Spain is not a difficult process. Both Spanish residents and non-residents need to file a tax return at the end of each term. If you are a non-resident, you only need to pay taxes on your Spanish income unless you have worked in Spain longer than days a year.

Are you wondering how much is the tax in Spain? That depends on the type of tax. If you plan on being self-employed in Spain, it is important to consider what the tax rate is to understand the real value of your salaries or profits. If you are relocating to Spain with your family, you might want to consider enrolling your children in international schools.

The education system in Spain has some peculiarities. Secondary school is divided into three compulsory years and two additional voluntary years called Bachillerato. School is only mandatory until the age of 16, hence the three compulsory years of secondary school.

However, most Spanish students want to attend university and for that they need the Bachillerato. The school system in Spain is made up of public, semi-private and private schools. The latter including the best international schools in the country.

These usually allow kids to follow an internationally recognized curriculum with English as the primary teaching language and the local language as a foreign taught language.

A fundamental part of your relocation to Spain is work. In this guide, you will find helpful insights on how to get a job in Spain, the Spanish job market, requirements to work in Spain, tips for interviews, business culture and information on the average salary in Spain.

In general, integration into the Spanish job market is easier if you speak Spanish, but speaking English is a good asset as well. If you are a non-EU national, you will need a work and residence visa to work in the country.

To get these, you will need a job contract with a Spanish employer. Also, a foreigner is only hired in Spain if the occupation is listed as a shortage occupation. If you plan on becoming self-employed in Spain, this section covers all the requirements for registering your business, what Spanish social security benefits to expect, and maternity and paternity leave for self-employment.

Before relocating to Spain, get acquainted with the culture and lifestyle of your home-away-from-home. The country is overall friendly and open to foreigners. Yet, it is good to know what to expect, before living there. There are many pros and cons to living in Spain. The weather, food, and nature are amazing. The healthcare system is top-notch and locals are welcoming. However, the high unemployment rate and language barriers are valid downsides and need not be taken lightly.

The cost of living in Spain is not as high as in other big EU countries. Generally, the prices in southwestern Europe, such as Portugal and Spain, tend to be cheaper than in Central or Northern Europe. Spain puts a lot of emphasis on a work-life balance.

Although the concept of siesta is outdated in big cities, people like to take long lunch breaks to relax. Eating in the metro or at your desk at work is highly frowned upon, as Spanish people place a lot of importance on meals. Make sure you are equipped for driving in Spain. Start here. Overview Tap to see all guide sections. Relocation Services. Home Spain. A Comprehensive Guide on Relocating to Spain. Relocating Whether you are moving abroad for the first time or relocated multiple times before, the process raises many questions.

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Working A fundamental part of your relocation to Spain is work. Living Before relocating to Spain, get acquainted with the culture and lifestyle of your home-away-from-home. Short version: yes, but not for a year. To summarise the official guidance about the right to reunion for non-EU citizens: The person who is already resident in Spain i. You must have resided in Spain for at least a year and have obtained authorisation to reside for at least another year. The usual stuff about criminal records etc.

The right does apply to registered partners. This approach would not enable your boyfriend to work legally in Spain although if his employer in the Netherlands is happy for him to work remotely, it might be worth getting professional legal advice as to whether that is an option. Peter Taylor Peter Taylor 3 3 silver badges 11 11 bronze badges. Thank you for your answer. I'm asking that because we live in the Netherlands with a visa for highly skilled migrants, and that allowed us to reunion without waiting for one year.

I found this link where they mention family members, but I can't figure out how it works in this case. The link you've found is indeed for visas for highly skilled workers. It only says two things about family members: a if the employer is a physical person i.

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What's more, every region comes with it's own traditional dish, such as the yummy gazpacho soup (Andalusia) and paella (Valencia). Before you move, there's. Spain is an attractive real estate market for Russians because of its While Russians tend to move to London to go to work or school, they use. Many non-EU citizens require a visa to enter Spain. If the stay is intended to be under three months (90 days), a tourist visa may be required. This i.

You can see black and white photos, coat of arms and fragments of architecture. A: Spanish food doesn't fit me much because it's fatty and Russian women are generally very concerned about being in good shape.

Another thing I couldn't get used to in the first week is that everybody is very loud in Spain. However later I had an amazing experience of Spanish parties, where everybody feels free to do silly things and you are always welcome to join. A: Definitely yes. I feel safe 24 hours a day since Spanish people go out for the whole night and sometimes at night time there are even more people on the streets than during the day.

Q: How would you rate the public transport in Alicante? What are the different options? Do you need to own a car? If you only stay in Alicante you can walk or use buses. Since I did my internship in a village close to Alicante called San-Vicente I had to walk 30 minutes in an industrial area every morning and having a car would have saved much time.

A good option could be an apartment close to Luceros or Plaza de Torres. What is cheap or expensive in particular? Food is also cheaper; the only expensive thing is electricity and water as I mentioned.

A: I mainly spent my time with locals and we became true friends. What impressed me a lot is that Spanish people are always willing to help.

For example, if you ask on the street to show a road, people often walk with you to make sure you will not be lost. With the basic knowledge you are fine because Spanish always seek to understand foreigners. There are many expats from Russia and Eastern Europe and from Germany to mix with. A good way to meet internationals is to check events at the University of Alicante. There are many courses and trips organised for Erasmus students. Even though I heard about it, first I was surpriswed and a bit irritated, but later the philosophy to live the day and enjoy it made me feel good.

Since I did the visa application not in my home country but in the country of residence Italy the instructions were not always clear. A: The economic situation is even worse than newspapers tell.

There are plenty of announcements from Spanish people who are looking for any jobs cleaning, taking care of elderly people etc. There is a strong tendency among young people to go abroad to look for a job. It was really hard for me to get used to so calm tempo of life. A: Not really, they only sent me a "survival guide" with basic information about the city, living costs, transport etc. If you like dancing, going to salsa classes is a good idea not only to have fun but also to meet local friends.

For details, see one of the Spanish consulates in Canada. You can apply for a long-term visa from the Spanish consulate or embassy in your home country, or sometimes online on their websites before you come to Spain. Allow plenty of time for the consulate to process your application.

Non-EU national investors, entrepreneurs, highly qualified professionals and researchers can apply for fast-track visas and permits, which offer preferential treatment, such as automatic residence for the whole family with no minimum stay, and free travel throughout the Schengen visa region. For more information on requirements for each category of applicant, contact the Spanish embassy or consulate in your home country.

After five uninterrupted years of residence, you can apply for a long-term or permanent residence. If you hold a Blue Card from another EU-member state, and have lived elsewhere in the EU for the same period, this also entitles you to long-term residence in Spain. A long-term residence permit allows you to stay in Spain indefinitely, working or otherwise, under the same conditions as Spanish citizens.

You can apply for Spanish nationality after 10 years of residence in Spain. You can also acquire Spanish nationality through marriage or through having Spanish parents even if they were born outside Spain. This temporary residence permit allows you to stay in Spain for between 90 days and five years, and can be renewed. This is essential for any financial transaction in Spain, including opening a bank account, being paid for employment, paying taxes, registering with social services, as well as getting a driving license.

You need to be over 18 or over 16 if self-employed to come to Spain to work legally. For more information, see our guide to Spanish work visas and permits. For foreign documents to be valid in Spain, they must be translated into Spanish and legalized certified as authentic or have an Apostille seal. Contact the Spanish embassy or consulate in your home country for more information. There are several online Spanish visa tracking systems allowing you to monitor the progress of your application.

You may change your settings at any time. Your choices will not impact your visit. NOTE: These settings will only apply to the browser and device you are currently using. Search for:. Guide to visas and permits for Spain. Last update on May 22, Who needs a visa or permit for Spain? Entry and short-term visas Long-term visas Long-term Spanish residence and work visas New fast-track visa Permanent residency After arriving in Spain Who needs a visa or permit for Spain?

There are three types of visa allowing entry to Spain: Airport transit visa. Short-stay Schengen visa. Long-term visa. Airport transit visa for Spain An airport transit visado de transito aeroportuario allows you into the international transit zone in a Spanish airport.

Short-stay visa for Spain A short-stay Schengen visa visado de corta duracion allows you to stay in Spain — but not work — for up to 90 days in a day period. Long-term Spanish residence and work visas There are different residence and work permit types, depending on the purpose of your stay, including: a combined residence and work visa visado de trabajo y residencia allowing you to live and work in Spain; a student visa visado de estudios for the duration of a educational or training course; a residence visa visado de residencia for family reunification or retirement.

Spain work visa There are several different types of Spanish work visas, as well as exemptions, depending on your employment situation in Spain. Spain student visa Spain is very popular with students from overseas.

Spanish tourist Schengen visa Spanish tourist visa requirements include completing an application form , which requests a photograph and information about your residency, purpose of journey to Spain, and the number of Spanish tourist Schengen visa entries you require. Spanish residence visa Both Spanish citizenship and a Spanish residence visa permanent allow you to stay living in Spain, but some differences exist between the two.

Spanish business visa Spanish business visa requirements state that a short-stay visa for Spain will enable you to visit the country, but does not permit you to work there. Spain spouse visa and family reunification Once you have been living legally in Spain for a year and have received official confirmation that you will be staying for a further year, you can apply for family members for example, spouse, common-law partner, and dependants, including children under 18 and parents over 65 to join you in Spain.

Spain retirement visa The current pension age in Spain is 65 years for both men and women, though it will rise to 67 by New fast-track visa Non-EU national investors, entrepreneurs, highly qualified professionals and researchers can apply for fast-track visas and permits, which offer preferential treatment, such as automatic residence for the whole family with no minimum stay, and free travel throughout the Schengen visa region.

Permanent residency in Spain After five uninterrupted years of residence, you can apply for a long-term or permanent residence. Legalization and translation of documents For foreign documents to be valid in Spain, they must be translated into Spanish and legalized certified as authentic or have an Apostille seal. Spain visa tracking There are several online Spanish visa tracking systems allowing you to monitor the progress of your application.

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If the stay is intended to be under three months 90 days , a tourist visa may be required. This is called a Schengen visa, valid for all of the countries in the Schengen area , and is issued by the Spanish Embassy in the applicant's home country or the embassy of the Schengen country in which a traveller will arrive.

The holder of a Schengen visa is not permitted to work or to stay longer than 90 days in the entire Schengen area, not just Spain. The same applies to nationals of non-EU countries that are exempt from needing a Schengen visa. Currently the citizens of around 35 countries do not need a Schengen visa to enter Spain, however if the intention is to stay, a residence visa is required. Anyone arriving in Spain with the intention of staying longer than three months requires a Residence Visa Visado de Residencia.

This must be requested from and issued by the Spanish Embassy of the applicant's home country, before departure for Spain. It is different to the standard day Schengen visa in that it allows the holder to begin the residency application process. Unemployed You must be registered at the unemployment office of the Spanish region where you live. Read more: The complete guide to Spanish visas and permits Moving to Spain to join a relative or partner Study in Spain: Spanish student visas and permits Work in Spain: Guide to Spanish work visas and permits.

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Cheapest areas: Aragon, Castile and Leon, Estremadura

Most expensive areas: Melilla, Balearic Islands, Andalusia

Prices are going down in the areas: Madrid, Andalusia, Canary Islands.

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