Sep 21, 2014

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The Step-By-Step Spanish Emigration Guide

The Step-By-Step Spanish Emigration Guide

If you’ve been thinking about selling your home and moving somewhere with a better climate, you shouldn’t overlook the European country of Spain. Thousands of British and American people move here every single year, and there are some very good reasons for that. Not only does Spain have the best climate on the continent, but it also offer a laid-back quality of life that you won’t find anywhere else. With that in mind, we’re going to present you with a step-by-step Spanish emigration guide today.

Before you start making plans, it’s important to select your preferred location. Those who enjoy the holiday mood in this country might like to consider the Costa Del Sol. However, if you feel city living might be more suitable, Madrid and similar locations are worth a look. Once you’ve decided on the area of Spain you want to move to, you’re ready to make your way through the guide below. While we can’t cover everything in this article, we will try to help you with the basics.

Finding a property

The best way to find a Spanish property is to travel over for a week and visit lots of different real estate agencies. While you can look online, photographs and descriptions can be deceptive. For that reason, you can’t beat viewing the properties in person. Just be warned that some companies will charge more than others for facilitating the sale, and so you need to read the small print before signing on the dotted line.

Employing an experienced solicitor

The laws concerning property purchases are very different in Spain to the ones you might be used to back home. For that reason, you’ll need to employ the services of a specialist property lawyer. You should have no trouble finding a suitable one in your local area by performing a simple internet search. We recommend you avoid using Spanish solicitors at all costs as you want someone with your best interests in mind.

Getting permission to move

While you don’t need permission to leave your home country, you will need the go-ahead from the Spanish government. Don’t worry too much about this though as they’re not very picky about the type of people they let into the country. So long as you have enough money in the bank to buy a home, and you have some kind of skill that will lead to employment, you should get in. You’ll need to apply for an NIE Number in Spain, but that only takes around one month.

Finding suitable work

The Spanish job market has been on the rise for the last three years, which is why it is now very easy for foreign people to find work. While you might not locate a well-paid job straightaway, you should have no trouble finding something to pay the bills and put food on the table.

You should now be in the best position to start making emigration plans. We hope everything goes well for you, and that you manage to purchase an idyllic new home over the next few months.

Enjoy!

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