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  1. Do I need a Spanish bank account?

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    Hi, I've been living in Spain for over 10 years now but am getting increasingly fed up with banks here. I am with ING and while they were OK for many years, just recently they started to block every single transfer I receive from abroad (€-zone), requiring me to call their help line to unblock...
  2. living in lanzarote

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi Me and my boyfriend are looking at hiring an air bnb in Lanzarote for 3 months during around April time 2021. This could be earlier in the year or later but April is the plan right now. I have been many times and love it there. We will be 19 and 20 when we go. Do you think it is worth...
  3. Interracial Family Moving to Denia

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello! My husband and I are considering a move to Denia next year with our 6 year old son. I've lived in Spain before and am familiar with the culture and daily life. Although racism wasn't rampant by any means, there was a fair share of it in some of the Spanish areas I visited. Can anyone...
  4. UK and Spanish will...

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I have investmenets in both the UK and Spain that will need to be managed if I pop my clogs. I need separate wills in both the UK and Spain or one will suffice? Anyone got any words of wisdom on the best way to manage this to minimise taxes/death duties?
  5. Cooking Biz Advice Needed

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi. Just in the idea phase, but wondering what licences, etc we would need if we wanted to give cooking classes from home (or in peoples homes), possibly through Airbnb Experiences in Madrid. Also thinking of possibly cooking at home and selling on a small scale or catering. Can anyone tell...
  6. Disability health care question

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello, I am retiring to Spain in a couple of years so I am attempting to get some info for my planning. When looking into health insurance my understanding is that I will need at least one year of private insurance and have the option to buy into Convenio Especial in Andalusia in year two...
  7. Are there any CANADIANS in this forum, I have a few questions!

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Canadians planning to move to Spain need advice Hello All, New to this very informative forum. We don’t see any threads on the various visas available; at least not current ones. We’ve read about the much publicized €500,000 Golden Visa & that you can own up to 3 properties totalling this...
  8. massage courses

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi - we are looking for advice on massage courses and hope you may be able to help! We have a holiday let business in Spain and we would like to offer massages to our guests. We both have no experience in this so we are looking for your advice to find the right course to get us started :) To...
  9. Insurance before Residency

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi. Has anyone needed to get health insurance before they qualified for residency? Please help. We are EU residents, not EU citizens. We need to purchase new health insurance for our time in Spain--starting in October. We are retired and we don't know yet if we will qualify for residence in...
  10. Spanish Tax Advice for 2018 return with redundancy pay

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello! I have worked in Spain for a few years now and previously when it came to filling out the Renta WEB tax return, even though it wasn't easy (due to my limited Spanish), it didn't require too much work (as I basically just had to confirm details etc).* Unfortunately last year my company...
  11. Destination advice please.

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    My husband has been offered jobs in Madrid, Costa Del Sol (Marbella) and Costa Blanca (nr Benidorm). We are not sun seekers but obviously like nice weather especially in the winter months. I know the weather in all places will be massively better than the UK. We love mountains and coasts but...
  12. Spain One Of The Worst Countries To Ship Goods To?

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    We've moved to Valencia in 2012 and shipping goods internationally into Spain quickly became the proverbial bane of our existence. And if our own experiences over the past seven years are any gauge the situation has only gotten worse. I could waste your time with various stories of being...
  13. Tax Advice/Advisor Spain

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    Hi I need to engage a tax advisor to advise on my UK investments, Uk property et al as I am now based in Spain and need to become a tax resident in Spain. I’m in Madrid but flexible as to where tax advisor is based. I’m a fluent Spanish speaker so they don’t need to be English speaker etc...
  14. Capital Gains Tax - Selling UK Property and Living in Spain

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    Here’s a conundrum: - bought UK property in 2006 for circa £300k - it’s now valued at circa £600k - mortgage practically paid off I have rented it out for last 6 months as I am now based in Spain where I am renting. I understand that if I sell the UK property and use the funds ( some of them)...
  15. Spanish Banks

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I would like to get a Bankers Draft from Santander Bank in Spain. I would like to know if I do need to give the bank any notice and also do I need to have an account with Santander. Is there anyone living in Spain who might be able to help?
  16. Flat tax rate in Spain for expats

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    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...
  17. Do you have to be working in Spain in order to receive free health care?

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello! After living in the USA for 24 years, I am moving to Spain in a few months and have some questions. I have dual citizenship between USA and Spain. I have a USA passport and a Spanish passport. I do not have any NEI or DNI cards or anything like that but I plan on applying for those...
  18. What documentation do I need to complete as a dual citizen to move to Spain?

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hola! So I have decided to move to Spain (Barcelona to be exact). I could not be more excited! However, I would like to make sure I have everything in check before I leave. I feel like my circumstance is a bit different than usual. I have dual citizenship in both the US and in Spain, but have...
  19. Intern forgot to file taxes Spain

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, I was a masters student in Spain in 2012-2013. In 2013 I was considered a non-resident for tax purposes (stayed less than 183 ) and was taxed accordingly. I worked for a company part-time for a month and a half and my tax was withheld by my employer. I read online that non-residents do...
  20. Living in Spain

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, I retire in a few years time and I was just wondering how you find living in Spain in terms of the cost of living and house prices out there? I've always wanted to make a move out there and think that when I retire I'll finally take the leap to move out there. Is there any locations in...
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