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Living in Spain as an expatriate

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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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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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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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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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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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Spanish residency/nationality - stringent checks on time spent in the country?

Asking for a friend who: is British, born, raised & living in UK, with UK passport; has a Spanish father; did not obtain Spanish nationality (before the age-limit of 18/20); is now ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does a non-EEA national, resident in Gibraltar, need a visa to visit Spain?

I'm British, planning on moving to Gibraltar with my non-EU girlfriend who holds a 3 year UK family reunion visa. Will she be able to make day trips into Spain without a Schengen visa?
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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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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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Schengen visa for Filipino same-sex fiance of a UK citizen living in Italy

I am a UK citizen. I wish to live in Italy, France or Spain and wish to enter into a same-sex civil union with my Filipino boyfriend, who is in the Philippines and has an aunt living legally in France....
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Filipina married to EU citizen wanting to live in Spain. Difficulty in applying Schengen Visa for a start

I am a Filipina and we recently got married in the UK while I am on a short-term visa. Our plan is to go to Spain and live there. We have difficulty getting accurate information about documents to ...
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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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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 someone bring his wife to Spain (he is non-EU, and studying for a Master's in Spain)?

My friend is from Bangladesh. He is studying for a Master's in Spain. Recently, he went to Bangladesh on vacation, and got married there with a Bangladeshi girl. He is currently in Bangladesh, ...
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How to extend my visa in Spain to stay studying language?

I had a Schengen visa to visit Spain for 90 days and took a 3-month language class. Now I want to extend my visa in Spain to study more. Any suggestions on how to do this? I have searched some ways ...
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Canadian citizens, married, considering emigrating to Spain to retire. Is there an EU registration or visa process?

Information from Canadian expat residents of Spain appreciated.
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How to obtain NIE/ NIF for Spain from India?

I have recently been accepted for Master in Pure and Applied Logic in University of Barcelona. However, while trying to apply for scholarships I am facing some problems. They are listed below, While ...
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Renewal of residence and work permit in Spain

I have a work visa in Spain for 3 years, which is about to expire. On my TIE, it says "RESIDENCIA Y TRABAJO". I would like to know the procedure to renew it. My employer is happy to extend my contract,...
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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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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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I am married to a Spaniard. Can I apply for my residence while overstaying my Schengen?

We married in the US and then we came to Spain with the idea of getting my residence permit and live here together. But to get the paperwork done took way more than expected and now my Schengen visa ...
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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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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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Is there a personal recruiter/agent service in Madrid/Spain?

Both me and my girlfriend are EU nationals (same country) and recently I moved to Madrid/Spain to work at a big company. For the last several months we are trying to find her a job as well, but given ...
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Will they revoke my student visa if I don't go to school?

Will my Spain student visa be revoked if I don't attend class all semester? I had a changes of plans and will be backpacking through Europe instead.
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How to pay in advance to the returning passport that was sent to the embassy?

As my previous question, there are two options to send my passport from the Netherlands to our embassy (The Syrian embassy) in Spain, which are: PostNL: There's a special service for valuable things ...
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Is there a secure way to send a passport from the Netherlands to Spain?

I want to send my passport to our embassy in Madrid. I live in the Netherlands. What are my options? PostNL? is it safe to send the passport using it?
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Searching the Catastral in the Canary Islands

Is there a way to search the Catastral in the Canary Islands for a Surname or Company name to find the address of that person?
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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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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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What are the requirements for a Brazilian citizen working in Spain?

A Brazilian friend is considering a move to Spain to live with a friend for a year. What are the requirements for obtaining an Spanish work visa for a Brazilian citizen?
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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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Do I really need a “certified translation” for the Spanish consulate if my documents are already in Spanish?

For a longer-than-ninety-days visa to Spain, the Houston Spanish Consulate requires a raft of documents, all with "certified translation into Spanish." Now if the original is in Spanish, wouldn't ...