Of all the countries in Europe, Spain is certainly one of the best country to live in. The number of foreigners moving to and living in Spain increase yearly. While you are making the decision whether to relocate to Spain, there is a few tips that we would like to share with you.
Getting the Documents Ready
The millions dollar question; Do we need a visa to live in Spain?
You might be surprise that all European Union citizens are free to come & live in Spain without needing to apply for any special documents. But, take note that after the 1st 3 months, you will be needing to get a NIE (Numero de Identification de Extrajeros or known as foreigners’ identification number). This is crucial as the NIE number is required whenever you purchase a property, to get a bank loan or even when you open an account with the bank. Although it is not compulsory to get a residence certificate, but you will be able to enjoy tax advantages with one. You can get your NIE & residence certificate at the foreigners’ office or any police stations. As for people outside the EU, you will be needing a visa to live/work in Spain.
You may check the latest guidelines here: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/ServiciosAlCiudadano/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Paginas/Inicio.aspx
Deciding Where to Live
Where is the best place to live in Spain?
There is no definite answer to this question. If you are a beach and sun person, then Costa Blanca suits you the most. If you love the vibrant of city, then Barcelona or Madrid will be your pick!
Our best advice is to come and experience it by your own before selecting where to stay.
In Spain, the emphasis is on family and leisure. People here spent most of their times with their loved ones on the beaches rather than a long hour behind the desk. You know what; the Spanish are really great in enjoying life and their local foods are really delicious too!
To Buy/Rent a Property
If you couldn’t decide which area to stay, we will advise you to rent. But, once you are comfortably settle down, then it will be the best time for you to look out for your dream home. Never rush to get a property. Instead, spend time to look around for the best deals.
If you are looking for a good property deal, Aldemar Homes will come in handy. Remember to look out for our latest property listings in the best cities in Spain such as Altea, Benissa, Denia, Javea and Moraira!