Barcelona Tourist and Expat Guide – I'mMovingToBarcelona

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE MOVING TO BARCELONA

Category GETTING LEGAL

BUYING A FLAT IN BARCELONA IN 10 STEPS

Buying a flat in Barcelona may seem like a dream. However, it can be also scary. Buying a home is one of the most important decisions in a lifetime and not an easy one. Even in our native tongue, the lawyer’s jargon can be difficult to understand, now let’s imagine it in Spanish. To give you an idea of what to expect and where to start if you are thinking about buying

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BUYING A FLAT IN BARCELONA – HOW MUCH MONEY WILL YOU NEED?

Buying a flat in Barcelona – nice thought, isn’t it? Seems quite logical. Moved to Barcelona. Got a job here and thinking about staying here at least for a couple of years but still renting the flat. In such case, it would be good to know how much money you need to have saved before considering a mortgage. After the infamous crisis of 2008, the banks require at least 20% of

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NIE NUMBER – 5 STEPS FOR EU CITIZENS

Your first bureaucratic step in Barcelona should be towards a police station. You need to get a NIE, Número de Identidad de Extranjero, or ‘Foreign Identity Number’. It will open the doors for you for basically all the legal stuff: from opening a bank account through applying for a job, up to buying a property. In order to get it, you need to go to a foreigners office. For Barcelona is located in Rambla

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WHEN DO I NEED TO EXCHANGE MY DRIVING LICENCE FOR A SPANISH ONE?

Exchanging a driving licence from EU & EEE countries (EEE: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway). REQUIREMENTS to have your place of residence in Spain not to be below the age set by the Spanish legislation This is a voluntary procedure* and can be requested at any provincial traffic department. OBLIGATORY EXCHANGE You may be required to exchange your driving license: after two years of normal residence, if you have a driving license valid

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EMPADRONAMIENTO – BECOMING A REAL RESIDENT OF BARCELONA

When you get Empadronamiento in the city of Barcelona, you become a real resident of the city with its rights and obligations. You acquire the possibility to use public health service (Cat Salut) in the nearest clinic. You can take part in municipal and European elections and many more… What is Empadronamiento – Padrón Municipal de Habitantes? It means registering your residency in the city at the given address. Everybody who lives in

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