We will post updates in Spanish law that our customers should keep an eye on. For more information, check out the following page where legal updates are frequently published
Why get the Golden Visa?
Buying a property in Spain does not grant someone residency. Obtaining Spanish residency is a separate process – an often complicated and slow one. However, you can speed it up by applying for a golden visa. The Golden Visa was introduced in 2013 as...Read More
Can a foreigner qualify for a “vivienda protegida”?
The short answer: yes, any foreign citizen with a residence permit can apply for ‘protected housing’. But there is, of course, more to it than that. Properties categorised as Viviendas de Protección Oficial (VPO), or Viviendas Protegidas, are a...Read More
What do I need to know about the IEEV.CV?
Do you want to save money while refurbishing your property? There are many ways to cut costs when doing renovations but we want to bring your attention to two key questions to consider. Am I entitled to public aid for building work? If I am entitled to th...Read More
Authorising a Spanish Will from Outside Spain
As we have written about before, we highly recommend that foreigners with assets in Spain have a Spanish will. This may seem like a daunting process when out of the country but in fact it is possible and easy to get a Spanish will authorised from abroad. ...Read More
Can I park in front of a ‘vado’ sign by my own house?
You’ll have seen the signs on the outside of walls – a circle with a line through it that seems to appear at every spot where you want to park. The ‘vado’ sign is usually found outside garages, entrances to driveways and other places where, if you...Read More
October Updates for Aliens Laws
Here is a brief translation of a press release on the compatibility of asylum procedures with those regulated for Aliens Laws. Of particular note, the Secretary of State for Migration has responded favourably to a recommendation from the Ombudsman: Applic...Read More
TIE vs NIE: What is the difference? How does Brexit affect what I need?
What are these documents? An NIE (Foreigner Identification Number) and a TIE (Foreigner Identity Card) are closely related but serve different vital purposes. A NIE number has to be requested by any foreign citizen who intends to pay taxes in Spain, f...Read More
Six tips to reduce your household bills this autumn
With economic uncertainty all around, now more than ever is the time to make small household changes to lower our monthly bills. As of September 2019, the average monthly electricity bill is 56 euros per household, as shown in the simulator of the Nationa...Read More
Procedure for the entry of unregistered foreign partners of EU citizens into Spain
Foreign nationals who wish to enter Spain to visit or reside with their partner may visit the corresponding Consular Office and submit documentary evidence accrediting the stable and lasting nature of their relationship, analogous to that of a&n...Read More
What do I need to do before the end of the Transition Period?
Further uncertainty around Britain’s exit from the EU may arise as a result of coronavirus. However, British residents in Spain shouldn’t get complacent. Below we have written a brief guide about what Brits in Spain should arrange as soon as possible ...Read More