Moving to Spain? Everything you need to know

moving to Spain

Moving to Spain

Are you thinking of moving to Spain and need a European removals company?

With year-round sunny weather, Spain is a lifestyle choice for many expats. You can choose between the retirement destinations such as Menorca and Valencia or party destinations like Ibiza or Barcelona. Expats communities can be found almost everywhere across Spain.

It has more than 7,000 km of beaches; it’s five times larger than the UK but only has two-thirds of the population and EU residents don’t need a visa to move to Spain permanently. If you do wish to work, you will need a work permit, obtaining one can be a notoriously long drawn out process, it would be advisable to apply as soon as you can.

Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Spain

There are plenty of reasonably priced, good quality accommodation in Spain, prices will vary depending on the area you choose to live, major cities such as Barcelona will be much more expensive than more rural locations. Most expats choose to rent a property until they become familiar with the local property market.

A selection of properties can be found at:

Spanish Schools

Expats, particularly those who only intend to stay in Spain for the short-term usually choose an international school, which offers a British curriculum or the International Baccalaureate (IB). Parents who are committed to a British-style education will be spoilt for choice.

The following site has a selection of schools for all ages:

Local Information

When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way:

Travel Information

The transport system in Spain is comprehensive and offers a variety of travel options. As the gateway between Europe, the Americas and Africa, there is a network of railways, roads, airports and ports.

There are plenty of taxis, which are widely available in all reasonably sized cities, these are usually cheap and deliver a good level of service. It is always wise to agree on a price before setting off.

Spanish Currency Conversion

Since 1999, Spain has used the Euro (EUR) as its official currency. One euro is divided into 100 cents. It will be relatively straightforward to open a bank account in Spain. You will need to be over 18, have some proof of Identity and address. Residents will also need to produce their NIE certificate.

When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.

Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account.

Removals To Spain

This item is brought to you by the international removals storage and shipping company serving Spain and the surrounding area.

White & Company have been providing an European removals, packing and storage services for over 145 years and are members of FIDI  and Omni.

White & Company are also proud winners of the British Association of Removers and Which? Trusted Traders ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016

White & Company provide specialist removal services to people moving around Europe and all international destinations.

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