Spain Relocation Service

Moving to Spain...

‘Service You Deserve from People You Can Trust’

Spain, with a population of approximately 40 million people, has an average age of 41 years old, the majority of whom are Roman Catholics. The sunny, warm Mediterranean climate and the beautiful places to live, means that a huge number of expatriates chose to move to Spain to live, work or retire on a regular basis.

As with any major upheaval, you need to take many things into consideration. Whether you are a business relocating, setting up a new office, or an individual retiring, a sound knowledge of the cultural differences, information about the area where you will live, the climate and how things work are crucial. Here are just a few things you should consider:

1. Taxation – If you are setting up a business or you are just going to become a resident, the taxes you pay in Spain will be different than if you were officially domiciled in your home country. As a business it is crucial that you structure your business properly. As an individual much will depend on how much time you are likely to be in Spain and where the majority of your assets will be. You need to take advice on this and if you are staying any length of time, it may be worth considering obtaining your NIE (a tax identification number).

2. Work Permits – If you are an EU resident, then you can work in Spain without a visa or work permit. If you need a permit or a visa, you will need advice on which type to have. This depends on the type of work, whether it is temporary or permanent.

3. Public Healthcare – Again EU residents are entitled to use the Spanish healthcare system, but if you are a retiree drawing a pension, then the rules are different. Again it is important that you take the proper advice.

4. Retirees – If you are retiring abroad, then you need to make sure that everything is in order, to ensure that can enjoy your retirement without any problems. Every country has different sets of rules that apply to your situation, so you must get advice on this before you make the move.

5. Schools – If you have children, you need to decide on the type of education that you want to give them and how they will integrate into the Spanish school system. You must choose whether to put them in a state school or pay for private education, in an international school that uses a British curriculum. It is an important area to consider and research as it is the future of your children.

6. Learning the Language – If you intend to stay in Spain for any length of time, then you should consider learning the language properly. While using basic Spanish will get you by when you are on holiday, if you want to integrate into the Spanish way of life, it is imperative that you learn the language so you will become a part of the community.

Here at Spain Relocation Service, we can provide you with all the necessary information and introductions to make your relocation to Spain as transparent as possible.

 


 

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