Importing your car to Spain

Your car in Spain

As a resident in Spain importing your car from another E.U. member state is not a problem. Steps to take First of all the car needs to be exported from the  country, where it is registered. You will need to be able to proof your residency with a NIE. It…

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Expats

‘Your life doesn’t just “happen.” Whether you know it or not, it is carefully designed by you. The choices, after all, are yours.  You choose happiness. You choose sadness. You choose decisiveness. You choose ambivalence. You choose success. You choose failure. You choose courage. You choose fear.  Just remember that…

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The Relocation Consultant

Perhaps you will be retiring soon and would like to spend your free time in the Spanish sun. Have a nice lunch on the beach, go golfing with friends or take your boat out. But yes, the language and local bureaucracy are things you dread. Understandably so. Luckily there is…

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NIE/Certificado registro cuidano de reunion europea

Residents and non residents in Spain, with a financial interest must apply for a Número de Identificación de Extranjeros (NIE). Also for those who planning to stay longer than three months in Spain must obtain this certificate.
It translates to Identification Number for Foreigners. The number is mainly used for tax purposes. Since there is no photograph on the document it is not a replacement for an ID.

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Culture shock or honeymoon?

The excitement and buzz of living and working in a different country is often cited as a reason to start working overseas. But is it really as interesting as it sounds or is  it more a shock to the system? It turns out it is a bit of both. Using…

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Before moving to Spain

Before moving to the Costa del Sol have you really thought through the consequences? There’s no fine art to expat living; a stint overseas can finish with a fairy tale ending just as often as it can end up a repressed memory. Do you know what the impact will be on…

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