Relocating to Spain

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Allied Relocation Consultant:

Christine Martin

Tel: + 34 93 414 00 00



Spain is a country to stir the soul with its mix of intense flavours, deep colours, fierce dancing, tumultuous emotions, dust clouds, to-the-death football fans, wild landscapes and vibrant cities. Which explains why it has the world's second largest tourism industry, and why people continue to relocate to Spain.

It ranks high for quality of life - compared to many other European countries the cost of living is low and it's the least densely populated country in Europe (after Scandinavia).

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3 Things to Know Before Relocating to Spain

 1. Rabbits

Spain's name derives from the word "Ispania", meaning the "Land of Rabbits". It may go some way to explaining the reason behind the fierceness of Flamenco dancing, the Running of the Bulls festival and the persistence of bull-fighting.

2. Beach-full

With almost 5,000 kilometres (almost 3,100 mi) of coastline and 8000 km (4970.97 mi) of beaches, you would think that finding space to spread your towel out during the summer months would be easy. Spain's beaches are notoriously crowded, particularly during August.

3. ¡HOLA!

The official language is Spanish, but Catalan, Basque, Galician and Occitan are also recognised regional languages. "Hola" meaning "Hi!", however, is the same for these languages and an important greeting to know.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Immigrating to Spain

What documents do I (and my family) need to live in Spain ?
What documents do I need to legally work in Spain?
What are the Schengen countries?

HR and corporations

How can we help your HR department?
Can you help us establish an appropriate housing budget?
Do you assist with group moves?

Driving in Spain

Which driving licences are accepted in Spain?
Can I drive in Spain with an international driving license?
What documents do I need to buy a car in Spain?

Living in Spain

Is it expensive to live in Spain?
Is Spain safe?
Are Spaniards welcoming to foreigners?
How does the Spanish healthcare system work? Who is entitled to use it?

Renting in Spain

What sort of properties are available for rent in Spain?
What documents are required to rent a property in Spain?
What am I responsible for while renting a property in Spain?
Can I pay the rent and the utilities by check or credit card?
When is the deposit returned?