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6 tips before moving to Spain

6 tips before moving to Spain

1. Check the documentary requirements and keep up with them. In some cases, you may need a work permit before moving to Spain. 

2. Arrange for the transportation of your belongings to Spain. To do this, you can use the services of moving companies, which usually offer good shipping terms abroad. 

3. Find an apartment in Spain. You can use online services that deal with apartment rentals in Spain. You can also analyze hotel and apartment rentals in advance. 

4. Check the insurance terms of your destination. Insurance will only be effective if you are well protected against the risks you may encounter during your stay in Spain. 

5. Organize money for your stay. This will enable you to plan your expenses and live comfortably and economically during your move to Spain. 

6. Learn the Spanish language. Your knowledge of the Spanish language may come in handy when dealing with the local population and in other situations of daily life.

Documents for moving to Spain

To work legally in Spain, English citizens must obtain the appropriate work permit. You must go to the appropriate employment authority in Spain (designated as Oficina de Extranjeros) and apply for a work permit. To apply for a work permit, English citizens must have a passport or a valid travel document that allows them to enter and stay in Spain. In addition, applicants for a work permit in Spain must present a valid employment certificate as specified in the Employment Shield Agreement or a valid authorization included in the Employment Shield Agreement issued by the Ministry of Employment or, if participating in an Erasmus mobility project, have an Erasmus certificate. English citizens using a work permit filed in Spain are required to pay advance income tax. In addition, those with a valid work permit may be covered by social security, which allows the right to stay and work in Spain.

Moving company 

First and foremost, you need to take into account all regulations and formalities regarding the transportation of your belongings to Spain. Customs regulations and other procedures for international shipping vary depending on the destination. It is important to familiarize yourself with customs declaration requirements before choosing courier companies. Once you have determined the appropriate forms and regulations, you should choose a removal company that can provide a safe and fast shipment. You can use the services of international courier companies. Some of these companies also offer economy or fast shipments. It is also necessary to make sure that the items being shipped comply with certain international shipping requirements. Most courier companies will not accept dangerous, explosive or flammable products without the proper documents and authorizations. 

After selecting a courier company and filling out all the necessary documents, choose a delivery option. Courier companies offer different options depending on the item being shipped and where it is being shipped. So you can choose between air and sea courier, or you can opt for on-site delivery.

Apartments in Spain

Look for an online office. There you can find apartments and condos for rent all over Spain. They come in a variety of standards, with prices starting at a modest cost: from €300 per month. Offerings include single rooms, apartments, houses and villas. Most offerings include furnishings and amenities such as wireless internet, TV, washing machine and other appliances, and even furniture and bedding. You can choose a location according to your guidelines and on a scale from luxury to budget.

Insurance when moving to Spain

Insurance options available in Spain include travel insurance, medical insurance and personal accident insurance. To make sure you’re well insured, it’s a good idea to talk to your destination’s insurer or insurance advisor. You should also check to see if there is a statement that the insurance covers the specific items required, such as medical expenses, medication and luggage insurance. The insurance company should discuss all the details of the insurance with you in detail and help you choose the right options.

Money after moving to Spain

– Set a budget: determine how much you can spend on your stay without depleting your food supplies or other important expenses;

– arrange cash transfers or use credit cards for sudden and unexpected expenses;

– estimate all regular recurring expenses, such as rent, electricity, gas or food;

– estimate public transportation fees;

– write down bank account numbers or debit card numbers in a safe place;

– buy a bank safe in the form of a mobile app;

– arrange a safe deposit until you find an extension of your stay;

– read reviews and testimonials on various banks offering foreign currency accounts;

– check the legal and tax status of any banking groups, banks offering savings products, mutual funds and other financial services;

– place only trusted sources of financial support for the duration of your stay;

– record all expenses and note daily receipts and obligations;

– maintain an awareness of your own financial needs after moving to Spain;

– sometimes you may need to take out additional loans or credit to maintain financial stability;

– Make an effort to strengthen your ability to recover financially after your stay in Spain.

Learn Spanish during your move 

To learn Spanish, it is advisable to first familiarize yourself with the alphabet, phonetics and pronunciation. Then learn basic vocabulary, as well as basic phrases, grammar and sentence construction. There are many educational materials, programs and websites to help you learn Spanish, as well as many courses in various places. Listening to Spanish music and watching movies in the original language version is also a great way to learn the language. The most important thing, however, is to practice regularly to maintain and deepen your knowledge of the language.