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Old 11th September 2019, 07:16 PM
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I don't know of any temporary work visa for Spain.
Yes could be the normal work visa for Spain but with less stringent rules for those who are taken on a
temporary or contract basis in Spain.


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Yes could be the normal work visa for Spain but with less stringent rules for those who are taken on a
temporary or contract basis in Spain.
There doesn't appear to be a temporary visa. But there is a visa for seasonal workers.

https://www.expatica.com/es/moving/v...-visas-103258/

This page shows some of the visa requirements and types.

And remember after Brexit you would need the offer of a job that no other EU citizen can do or has applied for and then the employer has to organise the visa. See the above bookmark. It states that it can take more than 6 months to organise the visa etc.

I still think its going to be hard even without brexit for a young family to make a successful move these days.

If a Nurse's salary would cover all the costs involved then the other partner might not need to work. But self employment is not cheap in Spain either if you wanted to do gardening, pool cleaning etc. (and if legal you've got to do many, many hours to make anything)

Again there is only the 2 of us, and based on the costs we have incurred so far. I reckon we can live on about 1200 a month as long as we have some extra savings behind us, for emergencies.

A family of 4, well you have to add School books, clothes, extra food, etc. Healthcare would not be an issue if you have a job...

The kids might be Ok. in fact they would probably thrive.

If you are going to do this, then make sure you can return to the Uk if you need too.
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Haha, thanks for pint advice surprisingly we won't be looking for that we are quite boring on that respect. my mother resides in la nucia and has done for 10 years she has redicency ect, but isn't in the best health and mind set to give us advice to go hence why I'm rooting for advice on here, hubby is quite happy to look for work not particularly electrics. I on the other hand is what is going to stop us, as to be where I am now has taken alot of blood sweat and tears put it that way lol. Honestly can't thank you all enough though really helping put alot into perspective
I don’t know you or your family dynamics but I do know the NHS and a bit about Spain as I’ve been here 5.5 years

Thirty years in the NHS tells me that you are better off there or in another non Eu country Oz or Canada where your skills will be wanted and more importantly you won’t have the language barrier. As I said earlier. I used to employ many Spanish nurses who could not progress up the ladder as you can in the U.K. re your husband looking for work. Unemployment here is still high 13.9% v 3.8% so looking for menial jobs will be hard. Putting that all to one side you will be , in the event if Brexit, be here as a non EU citizens which means you have a higher threshold of income etc to be able to get residency and many many more hoops to jump through.

I lost many nurses to New Zealand all of whom settled in really well ans have a fabulous lifestyle
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There doesn't appear to be a temporary visa. But there is a visa for seasonal workers.

https://www.expatica.com/es/moving/v...-visas-103258/

This page shows some of the visa requirements and types.

And remember after Brexit you would need the offer of a job that no other EU citizen can do or has applied for and then the employer has to organise the visa. See the above bookmark. It states that it can take more than 6 months to organise the visa etc.

I still think its going to be hard even without brexit for a young family to make a successful move these days.

If a Nurse's salary would cover all the costs involved then the other partner might not need to work. But self employment is not cheap in Spain either if you wanted to do gardening, pool cleaning etc. (and if legal you've got to do many, many hours to make anything)

Again there is only the 2 of us, and based on the costs we have incurred so far. I reckon we can live on about 1200 a month as long as we have some extra savings behind us, for emergencies.

A family of 4, well you have to add School books, clothes, extra food, etc. Healthcare would not be an issue if you have a job...

The kids might be Ok. in fact they would probably thrive.

If you are going to do this, then make sure you can return to the Uk if you need too.
Yes it's going to be hard for the OP's family to meet the mark after final Brexit Day.

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I don't know of any temporary work visa for Spain.
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Yes could be the normal work visa for Spain but with less stringent rules for those who are taken on a
temporary or contract basis in Spain.
Do you have a link to the Spanish govt info on this?

EDIT - I went ahead & found one

http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Embajad...a%20ajena.aspx

It doesn't look as if it's so very different as far as application is concerned.

The employee has to be outside Spain in their country of usual residence during the process.

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