For the last 5 years or so, we’ve helped hundreds of people (individuals, couples, and families) relocate to Spain using the Non-Lucrative or Retirement Visas. Recently, we’ve been getting asked more about a relatively new visa program: The Golden Visa Spain. While this may sound like something out of Willy Wonka, it’s really a fantastic program for those who are interested in obtaining long-term residence in Spain. In some ways, it’s much easier to obtain, and there are fewer restrictions for those who obtain the Golden Visa. So let’s get into it!
Who came up with the idea that seven is a lucky number? It’s tough to imagine that 7 years ago, we made the leap to move to Spain. What was the genesis of this crazy idea? Read on…
I don’t know why, but it seems for the past few weeks many of you want to know more about renting a car in Spain. I find it odd, as the high tourist season is over, but we are happy to respond and do our best to answer your questions. Of course, each person asks a slightly different question, but all relating to a rental car in Spain. Of course, when things like this happen, what do we do? We compile all of our info into a post and share it on the blog, this way we have an easy link to point people to in the future.
I think if you ask anyone in Europe what Spain is known for, they will quickly respond with sun and beaches, but there is more to it than that!
Our story from summer 2012 (updated info 2019)
Doesn’t a US citizen need a visa to live in Spain? (Non lucrative visa Spain Process)
You bet! As of today, we are still waiting for our Spanish Resident Visas.
Yes, we can go to many countries for 90 days without a visa, but that just wasn’t long enough for us. We wanted to really immerse ourselves and live there for a while. Back in October of 2011, we began to research our visa options on all of the countries of interest to us. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again! School is almost out and summer is fast approaching. Summer 2019 will mark a few milestones for us. See what exciting plans do we have this year?
Starting a business in Spain wasn’t too difficult, but it did come with plenty of frustration. I am sure it would be the same in any country, but Spain continually presents me with opportunities to “calm down”. Just take a deep breath and keep focused on the end goal.
Is it expensive to live in Spain? The cost of living in Spain revealed! So many people are planning the move, but don’t know the cost of living in Spain. We thought it was time for an up-to-date post, reviewing costs of things so you may plan for 2019! We will share detailed information about the cost of living in Spain. This includes groceries, utilities, rent, dental expenses (braces), phones, internet and rental cars in Spain.
Dreaming of something different? How about living in Spain for a year? Perhaps a gap year in Spain is what you need? Does this sound like you?
There you are living a wonderful life with both parents working and the kids are in school. Your afternoons and evenings are spent running around from activity to event and driving from one location to another. Sometimes you need to have a quick meal out, as there just isn’t enough time to cook a meal at home. Once you arrive home, it is time to do a bit of cleaning, have the kids finish their homework, and have a little bit of time together as a family. Time to go to bed and start it all again tomorrow.