Originally Posted by xabiachica
one point - you say you're planning to scan important docs rather than bring them..... if it's anything at all that you'll need here for anything official - the really important stuff - they will only accept original documents
Good point! We heard that the Spanish government loves paper so we will make special accommodation for them. We will bring apostiled/legalized documents no older than three months that are important in obtaining a bunch of other papers to make us legal in Spain. Other US papers that are important but do not have much bearing in Spain (e.g., mortgage of US house, letter of pension from old job, etc.) will be in electronic format. Important note to self is to make sure to remember to back up and double back up the files.