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  1. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    So I decided to change my life and finally fulfill my gran sueno to live by seaside. I way considering Valencia, Barcelona or maybe Alicante? The biggest hinderance right now is finding a job. I know a lot of people work remotely, but I am not sure I want it. I'd like to blend in with the...
  2. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Backstory is that I'm American and have been living in Paris for 1.5 years working as an au pair. I have been accepted to a French business school for this fall, this school has multiple campuses and I could study for 1 year on their Barcelona campus (possibly more, definitely one year though)...
  3. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello all, I am currently on the hunt for a language school for an intensive class in Castellano in Barcelona. I live outside the city about 45 minutes by train but going in everyday is not a problem as long as the school is near a train/metro stop. Getting the right school is though. I...
  4. Expat Tax
    Hi, I'm an Israeli citizen preparing for a relocation to Barcelona in a few months, I've been told that there's a flat rate tax on my income for the next 5 years which is 24%. I've been trying to read about it and research, but seems like there's a lot of uncertainty. I have no property, no...
  5. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello! My husband has the opportunity to move to Barcelona for 3-6 months. I am a registered nurse here in Seattle specializing in Hospice care. I would love to do volunteer work or any other thing that allows me to work with people. Unfortunately I do not speak Catalan or Spanish. I am...
  6. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello everyone, So I came to Barcelona on the 22nd July 2017 and apart from about 3 weeks back in London I've remained here since. I think I've been a bit too relaxed about declaring that I plan to live here, as in, I've done nothing about it! As I live with my partner I've not needed to...
  7. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    the first Spanish Hooters will soon open in Castelldefels, Barcelona. Too bad, as I think it would do really well in the Benidorm area or Valencia. Great chicken wings..
  8. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi Everyone, :) I am currently living in Canada :canada: and have recently made a decision to move to Spain, Barcelona. Since I don’t speak Spanish, I am thinking of attending a language school based in Barcelona (I am aware I will need Catalan as well..). Is it realistic to stay in the city...
  9. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I've been planning to live in Spain for over a year. Selling my apartment now and getting the documents together will be the last step. Yesterday I read that Catalonia will hold a vote for independence in October. I'm wondering if folks who live there have any concerns about this. Since my plan...
  10. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Heya, I was wondering if anyone knows a fast way to obtain a NIE number. I`ve heard that there are some cities where NIE could be obtained the same day you apply for it. Currently I`m in a sticky situation and need NIE asap but I live in Barcelona and from what I heard obtaining it through the...
  11. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello, I am moving to Barcelona and need to learn to drive. Can you please recommend the best driving school in Barcelona? Thank you. Brego
  12. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello all, We currently live in Maresme outside Barcelona. We have missed the pre-inscription period it seems for our 3 year old. Do private schools still accept registrations after the inscription period has ended? What is the process if you're late? Any help is greatly appreciated... Thanks!
  13. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello everybody, This is my first post so please be gentle. ;) Here's my situation. Right now I'm in London but I'm considering a move to Barcelona to follow my girlfriend who has recently landed her dream job there. She's from Barcelona so it's a return home for her. There is a project that...
  14. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, I am arriving in Spain at the end of this month with my 2 cats and dog. I need help getting from Barcelona to Ginestar. Does anyone know of anyone with a car or van who can help transporting me with the furkids? I might be alone, possibly with my husband, still working out logistics so...
  15. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, I'm new to these forums. I have the idea of moving to Spain for a year or two before deciding if it's for me. I do love Spain and visit a lot. I'd like to live in the Barcelona area. I speak some Spanish. My question is....will anyone speak back to me in Spanish? I'm willing to speak some...
  16. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Any suggestions for apartment rental companies in Barcelona, other than HomeAway, AirBnb and the like? Interested in renting a 1 or 2 bd unit for a month or more, starting this fall. Thanks
  17. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi guys! I am hoping somebody could give me some advice. I have done quite a bit of research on the subject but i am still a bit confused about how i can legally and correctly: Pay taxes and dont overpay tax Have access to Spanish healthcare My situation I am moving to Barcelona in...
  18. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi there, Not been on here for a while. Me my wife and our 2 kids have been thinking about a mover to Spain for a while. We were thinking about the north but a friend of my wife moved from the north to Barcelona due to lack of work in the north. Is Barcelona a better bet for work I'm a...
  19. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi Can anyone recommend a gestor in Barcelona to help with a NIE application? Since I'm not working I'll need to accompany my application with proof of funds etc otherwise I would just do it myself. Thanks Lloyd
  20. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello everybody, I am Swiss resident and I have purchased an apartment in Barcelona using a personal credit. Now I am looking to get a mortgage on the apartment so that I can cancel my personal credit. Could anybody advise me which bank would offer a 70%-75% mortgage of the value of the...
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