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Living in Spain as an expatriate

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What is the best route for a dual EU/UK national to work remotely in Spain?

I am national of the UK and Bulgaria. I currently hold a British passport and live in the UK (since 2004). I do not have a Bulgarian ID or passport, but I believe that I can acquire those relatively ...
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Do I need to start a company in Spain in order to work remotely as a UK freelancer?

I am looking to relocate to Spain but keep my current job. I work as a freelancer, but just for one company -- they are open to making me an employee if that makes things easier for this move -- the ...
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Do I need a work permit or non lucrative visa for Spain if I am only going to be there less than a month?

My place of work offers a remote work program and I'd like to take advantage of this opportunity and travel to Spain for a minimum of 3 weeks or maximum of 4 weeks. I do plan on working some of the ...
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Working in Spain but living near the border in France

I have read some relevant posts here, but I still didn't extract a clear answer pertinent to my situation. I'm a Canadian citizen, I have a residence permit in France. Now, I have a job offer from ...
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How long can I expect to wait for the approval of a K-1 (fiancée) visa?

My fiancée is an American citizen and I'm from Spain. We got engaged in Spain, but we wanted to marry in the US (and we would like to stay there after). I saw the K-1 visa and it is exactly our ...
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Required "The statutes of an association" in Spanish visa

I have a brother who was invited by a charity organization in Spain, he has all the documents, but one is not known what it refers to: It is named: "copia de los estatutos de la entidad". ...
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Non-EU student in Spain to Ph.D. internship in Germany

I am a no-EU Ph.D. student in Spain. I have received an internship offer from Huawei, Munich, Germany to do a Ph.D. research internship for 5 months. At moment, I hold a Spanish work visa and ...
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Moving to US from Spain

I am a Spanish citizen and I want to go to the US. I am about to finish university and I can do the last semester abroad while working, and that was my plan. I am checking job offers there and I ...
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Moving from the Netherlands to Spain while temporarily keeping Dutch employment contract for a few months?

My girlfriend and I are currently living in Amsterdam and are planning to move to Spain in February. She has an employment contract with a Dutch company that extends to Aug 2022. Will it be possible ...
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Apply for Spain Schengen Visa and H1b stamped expired

I am on an H1b visa residing in the USA. I have a valid I-797 that is expiring in 2024 but my H1b stamped got expired recently. I am planning to visit Spain for 6 days for an important event in ...
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Spain entry requirements for US citizen

Sorry if this has been asked already. I was looking at the entry requirements for coming into Spain if you are from the USA and it says you will need to show them your vaccination card. This is from ...
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Is it possible to stay in Spain after I get my PhD? [duplicate]

I got a Ph.D. admission as an international student from Madrid University. As an Iranian, if I got admission from another country other than Spain I would choose to stay there too because of the ...
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Spanish resident to work in the Netherlands [closed]

I am a Spanish resident (not a Spanish citizen, RESIDENCIA LARGA DURACION) that would like to work for the summer up to 3 months in the Netherlands. Can I do it and what it will be the procedure?
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Get invitation letter and then find a place to rent

We are making an invitation letter for a friend (from Tunisia) to stay with us (in Spain) while she works as an intern. We already have the invitation letter from the company, but we still lack one of ...
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Get invitation letter and then find a place to rent [duplicate]

We are making an invitation letter for a friend (from Tunisia) to stay with us (in Spain) while she works as an intern, we already have the invitation letter from the company, but we still lack one of ...
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Visa for Spain: how to fill in the form EX-09?

I am applying for a Visa for Spain (for my PhD). One of the forms I need to present is the EX-09. I asked for help on how to properly fill it in at the Embassy in my country but they do not provide ...
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Losing indefinite Spanish residency, but reobtaining it after returning years later

I'm a British citizen in possession of a British passport currently living in Spain and have been living here for 19 years. I have residencia here, an A4 piece of paper with my NIE with no expiry date ...
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Visa to remote-work in Spain for a few weeks

I am a British citizen, living in the UK, working for a UK company. We have an office in Spain, and I'd like to work in the Spanish office where the rest of my team is based for 6 weeks taking my ...
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Remote services between European States?

When providing online professional services between European States, what regulation does apply, the one of the country where the professional is or the one of the client? Particularly, I'm concerned ...
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Tertiary education expense for Expat children in Spain and Portugal?

I know that in some EU countries (such as Germany and Poland - irrespective of the country of origin - EU or Non-EU) tertiary education is absolutely free of charge if someone knows the native ...
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Status of Highly Qualified Professional visa after quitting the job

I moved to Madrid/Spain (from a non-EU country) with a job that provided the Highly Qualified Professional (Profesionales Altamente Cualificados) visa type recently. Initially, the visa has a one-year ...
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Taxes for EU/EEA/CH working for a few days in another member country

I'm an EU/EEA/CH living and working in another country in the block, with a local contract for a local company. Due to the covid situation I am allowed to work remotely for as much as I want as long ...
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How does the Spanish Tax Agency view US S-Corporation income?

Given the following hypothetical situation: I have an S-Corp in the US which generates 300K USD annually I am a US citizen I am an EU citizen and reside in Spain I invoice the US S-Corp for 50K EUR ...
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Can I have 2 EU residency permits at once?

I am thinking to apply for the Portuguese Golden Visa program where I will have to live only 14 days a year in Portugal to maintain my residency, and I am thinking to work and live in Spain, as my ...
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Work in Germany without registration

I have a couple of questions regarding the registration process in Germany and the Insurance. I have been working in Germany for the last 10 years, I would like to come back to Spain and work remotely ...
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Is it easier for a EU resident to open a company in another European country?

I am wondering, is it easier for a non-EU citizen to open a company in a European country if the person holds a residency permit of another EU country? For example, if I hold a residency permit in ...
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Which banks in Spain are more willing to work with foreigners and expats?

I am buying a property in Spain, I got my N.I.C number from the consulate and already started visiting the properties. I was expecting to be able to open a 'foreigner' bank account with ease. Just ...
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US citizen expat with EU citizen wife and kids moving to the US- residence ans/or citizenship

I am a 48-year old US citizen that lived in the US only for a few years of my early childhood. My parents are Argentinian and also left the US with me about 40 years ago. My wife and 3 kids are ...
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Status in Spain while holding a German residence permit

I was working in Germany, and I also have the residence card, but I left for Spain, since it's also Schengen they didn't do any passport checks, also to work and also applied for the visa just in ...
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Dependent visa for unmarried partner EU/Canada

I am looking to relocate to Europe (preferably Spain/Germany) or Canada, visa sponsorship for me shouldn't be an issue as my company has offices in all these locations. But I am worried about my ...
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Chicken-and-egg problem for enrolling kids in school in Spain

My wife and I hope to take our two minor children for a school year in Asturias, Spain. The kids seemingly need to obtain student visas for minors, but two parts of the puzzle may be in conflict. The ...
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How to arrange housing in Spain before arrival?

My family hopes to spend our sabbatical year (ten months) in Asturias, Spain. It is a long way away from our main home, so there will not be any preliminary visit -- just showing up with our children ...
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Spanish rental laws - scammed?

We've rented an apartment in Catalonia and have now decided to move out after a gruesome four months. A lawyer has now told us that we need to pay upwards of €7000 to get out of the contract before it ...
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Work authorization in Spain

I am a non-EU national married to a Spanish citizen and I hold a national visa for Germany. I am applying for a Tarjeta de familiar ciudadano de la union in Spain. I would like to know if this card ...
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What is your legal status as PhD researcher in Spain?

I have a question that I have not found any related source, and my question is mostly focused on these group of people: "People of origin from Ibero-American countries, Andorra, the Philippines, ...
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How can I obtain a Blue Card in Spain?

I'm living and working in Spain with the Work permit and my visa is multiple (Type-D). I want to have a Blue Card as well. I've searched a lot but couldn't find the process on the internet. I want to ...
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Fingerprints not Taken for Spanish Long Term Visa

I applied for Spanish long term visa for study purpose. In the application day the officer took my papers then they took a picture of me (using their installed camera). There was a fingerprint machine ...
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Spanish Court ruling on working remotely

Recently, some Spanish consulates have been telling applicants for a "non-lucrative" visa that their income cannot be from any job, not even telecommuting for a non-Spanish company. Someone posted in ...
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NOC for 1 year student visa. Is it reasonable?

I work for a company in the software industry. I've been admitted to a Spanish university and I am currently applying for a student visa. The duration of the study program is 1 year. One of the ...
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Visiting Spain as non-EU family member (unmarried partner) of EU citizen

I recently got a UK residence card on the basis of durable partnership with my Bulgarian partner. My card states that I am an EU family member and have EU right to reside. Now we wish to travel to ...
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Can Pakistani born person, who became Spanish citizen, be allowed to have a NICOP from Nadra Pakistan?

Can Pakistani born person, who became Spanish citizen, be allowed to have a NICOP (National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis) from Nadra Pakistan?.
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What are the Red card requirements for Venezuelans?

I have heard that Spain has some "humanitarian visa" for people flying out of horrible countries like Venezuela… The name of that is "tarjeta roja" or red card. Does anyone can tell me what ...
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Moving to Spain prior to 31st March

I've read through the many similar posts here and on other expat. forums, I am trying to gain clarity on exactly what is needed because it's not as simple as I thought. I have no intention of flying ...
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Can I apply for a student visa in Spain once I enter the Schengen as a visa-free traveler?

I'm considering learning Spanish in a language school in Spain, but it would be after I entered the Schengen area for 90-days visa-free and stayed for a while. So for example: Enter the Schengen on ...
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Using International Driving license in Spain, while having residence Permit from Germany

I am a Student from Indonesia, and currently studying in Germany. On March I am going to travel to Spain, and planning to rent a car there. I have a valid International Driving License and Indonesian ...
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Is it easier to obtain Spanish residency and work permit if my parents are Spanish residents?

I'm a Russian citizen. My parents have Spanish residency via "Golden Visa", which you get i.e. for investment in real estate. Many countries offer less strict requirements and faster proceeding for ...
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Student Visa in Spain

I have a student visa in Spain, which will expire in a few months. I want to come back to the US for a few months and then return to Spain to continue my studies. Do I need to start all over, or can ...
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Article 10 family card questions

I have some questions re the above. 1 what is SS? Which is referred to above extensively? 2 Our situation is as follows. My wife has a Moroccan passport and has been in Spain 7 years and is now 1.5 ...
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Can I use a 401k/IRA as proof of funds for a non-lucrative visa application in Spain?

My family and I are moving to Spain for a year this summer. I am still working things out with my employer to see if I can work remotely (I'm a programmer, and it shouldn't be a problem), but I may ...
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UK expat living and working in Spain - switching to freelancing possible?

I'm an English expat and have been living and working in Mallorca, Spain for the past two years. I have been contacted by a remote-only software development company who have employees globally, and ...
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