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What is the process for a Dutch citizen (but non-resident) to get a NIE + Social + Residence card in Spain?

I was born in Canada and acquired Dutch citizenship (by birth) while living there. I have never resided in the EU, but have recently relocated to Spain. I have secured legitimate employment, to ...
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How does the proof-of-financial-means requirement work for EU citizens when migrating to Spain?

In 2012, Spain (in violation of EU law, as far as I know) started requiring EU citizens wishing to establish residency to "produce evidence of sufficient financial means to support themselves."1 What ...
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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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Proving my identity while my passport is being renewed

My UK passport will expire this year, so I need to get it renewed. The process requires me to send my current passport to the UK, and it will be returned by post. However, it will certainly be ...
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How to convert a Spanish 90-day to a permanent visa for an EU family member?

Here is my situation in bullet points:- I'm British, living in the Philippines. My gf of 4 years is a Filipina (pause for inevitable joke ... ). We wish to permanently relocate to Spain. We asked the ...
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Moving to Spain with non-EU partner

Me and my boyfriend are both non-EU citizens (I'm a Russian citizen and he is a Colombian citizen). Currently we are living in the Netherlands with working permits as knowledge migrants and we are ...
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Does my Spanish work permit relate to an EU Blue Card?

I've been scouring the Internet for an answer to my situation but have come up short. I am a non-EU citizen currently in Spain under Highly Qualified based on the Law 14/2013. I've been told that ...
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Moving to Spain from Germany with an EU blue card

I am an EU blue card holder living in Germany for about 4 years. Recently I got a job offer in Spain as Java Developer, which I intend to take. But the company and I are oblivious to the visa process. ...
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Landlord in Spain Withholding Apartment Deposit

Earlier this year I moved to Spain for 6 months as part of a work project. While there, I stayed in a rented apartment, which my company paid for. However, I had to pay for the security deposit out of ...
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Buying a Spanish car in the UK before moving to Spain

We have just bought a property in Spain, we intend moving out a.s.a.p. I have noticed on AutoTrader that there are Spanish registered cars available no doubt brought over to the UK by people ...
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VAT on imported personal effects in Spain

Has anybody ever dealt with Spanish Customs for importing personal effects? I have a shipping company in Barcelona trying to charge me 1300eur for VAT, even though my understanding is that personal ...
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How to bring my girlfriend permantly to Spain without getting married?

I've been reading some posts related but I'm still not quite sure, so I'll just throw my question. I have dual nationality (Peruvian and Spanish). I have been living in Spain for 6 years and have a ...
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If step son has Spanish citizenship, I have work permit, can my wife apply for residence/work visa in Spain?

My sten son has a Spanish citizenship and I'm moving to Spain with a work visa I'd like to know if my wife can apply for a visa in Spain based on the premise that her kid has dual citizenship (Brazil ...
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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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Applying for Spain Student Visa from USA but I've overstayed in the past

I'm applying for a year-long student visa for Spain (Madrid), all my records and documents are fine. I have no problem with any sort of requirement for the visa (passport, background check, etc); ...
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Parcel from family delayed in Spanish customs, as if merchandise. What to do?

Our family has sent us a (Halloween...) parcel to Spain from overseas. This parcel contains a collection of our own things from before we moved to Spain, each of insignificant value. Unfortunately, it ...
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Can I stay in Spain after my residence permit expires, but while waiting to get married?

I have a residence permit as a student in Greece, which expires on the 31st of July. I'm currently in Spain, waiting for appointment to get married to a Spanish citizen. We started the marriage ...
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Filipino wife going to Europe to live

I'm an Irish citizen currently living in Ireland. However I plan to relocate to Spain. Next year I plan to marry my Filipino girlfriend and we are going to live together permanently in Spain. I spoke ...
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Spanish visa for non-EU unmarried partners

I (dual NZL/UK citizen) am looking to move to Spain with my non-EU (NZL) spouse and I am finding some of the information out there a little unclear. I'm hoping that someone can check my understanding ...
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Working in another eu country as a non-eu spouse?

Good Evening, I'm a Turkish citizen, recently married to an Italian. I'm holding an Italian residence permit and I have moved my residency to my wife's address in Italy. Therefore I will be able to ...
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UK Male and Japanese Female planning life in Spain. Where to marry and will it solve visa problems?

I and my partner are planning to live in Spain since my obtaining a job, to commence in just over a couple of months. I am British therefore to my knowledge have no problem living there. The concern ...
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Spanish visa as a prelude to naturalisation

Filipino (amongst other former Spanish colonies) citizens are entitled to apply for Spanish citizenship after 2 years of residence in Spain. My question is, what is the best visa option for that ...
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Is 500 Euro enough to survive in Jaén, Spain?

I am applying for a Ph.D. exchange program in Jaén, Spain. The coordinator is saying that the amount is 500 EUR/month. Are 500 euros enough to survive in Jaén, Spain as a Ph.D. student?
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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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Primary school options with Castilian in/close to Barcelona

We may be moving to Barcelona for work and are looking at school options for our 5 & 8 year old kids. Our kids only speak english at the moment. From our research, it seems most/all primary ...
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Temporary Residency in Spain: Is there a better way?

I don't see any duplicates in the suggestions, but some of my previous questions (listed below) are somewhat related. Consulate website says I can have a “duly accredited representative” do my visa ...
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Foreign wife of British citizen in Spain

I am a 79 year old British Citizen living permanently in Spain with my 58 year old Russian born wife who holds a Russian passport. We both hold an NIE number and have registered the Padron. We don´t ...
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Non-EU spouse moving to Spain with EU National together

I am Ukrainian citizen, with a permanent green card in USA. My husband is Polish Citizen/American Citizen. We want to move to Spain. Everyone is saying I should be entering on Tourist Visa and then ...
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Applying for jobs in the EU as a non-EU spouse

I would like to know if as a married spouse of a EU citizen, I am entitled to apply for jobs in other EU countries or if I am only entitled to apply in the country where I was granted a permit to live ...
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What is needed and how much does it cost to get the tarjeta de la seguridad social in Spain?

When a Non-Spanish citizen (but from EU), who is empadronado (resident) in Spain, what does he/she need to do and to pay, if he/she wants a tarjeta de la seguridad social (social security card)? Same ...
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Where to go to obtain Spanish residency

I am a USA citizen wanting to live in Spain for more than three months. I looked at several websites about it. The process as described by each is fairly consistent except for one detail: some sites ...
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Can I provide both my Personal and My Parent's bank statement for Student visa purposes?

I am applying for the Spanish Student Visa and would like to know whether I can submit both my personal ($16k) and Parent's bank statement (50k) along with the notarized authorization letter, as its a ...
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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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Can a cousin be my financial sponsor to obtain long term Spain student visa?

I have been accepted in an institute in Barcelona for a 1-year long course. I now have to apply for a long term Spanish student visa in India. One of the documents required for visa purpose is ...
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How much dividend tax is to be paid in Spain as a resident alien after dividends from Estonia? [closed]

My brother and I have a PLC in Estonia from which we recieve dividends. Dividend tax is currently paid towards Estonia in its fullness. However we plan to move to Spain the next year and work from ...
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How easy is to get a license to let a private home to tourists on a short term basis? [closed]

I'm not Spanish, but I'd like to live in Spain as an expatriate by buying e.g. a 5-6 bedroom flat in Spain, living in one room, and renting the other rooms, as it seems a lot of people are doing that ...
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Living with relatives & friends for an indefinite amount of time in Spain as an EU citizen

I'm about to travel to Spain in order to visit relatives and friends there. I am an Austrian citizen. I don't have any definite plans about how long my trip will last in total as well as how long I ...
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US citizen married to EU citizen retiring in Spain?

I am looking at steps that a non-EU spouse (US citizen) needs to take in order to retire in Spain with their EU citizen partner. It seems simple enough: Move to Spain Request a EU-family member ...
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What does Spain "do" with the address on an NIE?

I was told that I need an NIE (foreigner's ID number) to rent an apartment but I need a residence address to get an NIE. The advice was to use a friend's address and then change it after getting the ...
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Accused in Spain, but no police interview

I have been accused (I believe), by a security guard of assaulting him. I did not do this, and was no where near him at the time of the alleged offense. However he has made a false denuncia, and has ...
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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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Overstaying 90 days while waiting for the NIE in Spain

Please help! I’m an Australian citizen. I came to Spain and have applied for the NIE. I'm still waiting for the decision from the immigration office. My 90-day stay expires before I get my NIE ...
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Can an American citizen get an NIE in Spain while on a no-visa 90-day visit?

I've determined that I need to apply for a visa de jubilado but interference from other things is greatly slowing the process. So I was thinking of going in January (no visa required for ninety days) ...
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Which visa for about a year in Spain with flexibility for Schengen?

Citizen USA, retired. My tentative plans for next year are to go to Spain early in the year and find a low-cost apartment, probably in Navarra or La Rioja. Most of the year will be spent wandering ...
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Extended trip to Spain with a UK vehicle

We would like to make an expended trip to Spain with our car and caravan. We had hoped to stay in Spain for 1 year traveling to different areas. I have been reading on this forum that you can take ...
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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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Getting work permit for Spain

I'm from India and I want to know if I marry an European girl (Romanian), will I be able to get the nationality and work permit for Spain as she is living in Spain.
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Negotiating new car prices in Spain [closed]

I used to sell cars in the US, where it is normal for car buyers to negotiate final sale price of the vehicle, even on a new car. I'm looking to purchase a new vehicle in Spain. Is it normal/...
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Holding assets in the UK as non-citizen, non-resident

I have lived in the UK for about thirteen years. I'm an EU citizen. I own a property and some other assets (mainly savings) in the UK. I now have an interesting job opportunity in Spain and I was ...
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