If you want to move to Spain from the US or any other country, you have come to the right place!  Welcome to Wagoners Abroad Spain Travel Blog.   We have plenty of knowledge about getting a non lucrative visa Spain, as well as living in Spain for more than 6 years!  It can all be overwhelming planning a move to Spain and you will get years of experience from this page and our blog.

Move To Spain - Planning your move to Spain, Best places to live in Spain, Getting a non lucrative Spanish visa to live in Spain, Getting settled in Spain with schools, banks, and more. We have been through the process and have helped hundreds of others through it too. Now is the time to live your dreams and move to Spain. Click to read more on WagonersAbroad.com

We think Spain is one of the best places to live for families!  Of course we have our opinion and chose it as the country to raise a family, but you will have to see if it is a fit for yours.

After all, we’ve helped hundreds of people / families move to Spain! Especially with the Spanish non lucrative visa for Americans.   

This is the mother of all moving to Spain posts, so go ahead and save it to your favorites right now.  

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Living in Spain as Americans has been a dream come true. Keep on reading and we will help you with how to move to Spain and obtain that Spain non lucrative visa.  With tips for planning and preparation for your move to Spain, as well as our experiences about public education, banking, housing, road trips, medical insurance and more.  Oh and we can help you with obtaining your Spanish non lucrative visa as well.  We have helped so many people and families with making their dream to live in Spain, come true. Keep on reading and if you would like help, we offer consulting! (We can help you with the visa process, deciding where to live and more).

Moving to Spain from the US or any other country!

Of course, we focus on Americans moving to Spain, but most of the information will apply to any other Non-EU citizens.  There is also general information on how to move to Spain, which is great for anyone!

So you won’t have trouble finding our various posts on how we obtained our Spanish Non Lucrative Visa and how we were able to move to Spain, I thought it would be helpful to organize them all here for you.  When looking for residency in Spain, there are several options for the Non EU citizens, specifically US Citizens, Canadian Citizens and Australian Citizens.  Alan has written a very detailed and very affordable ebook to help you through the process of how to apply for the Non Lucrative Visa Spain.  There are many other types of Spanish visa options available, but this is what worked for us.

How can a US citizen move to Spain? The Spanish non lucrative visa!

With this Spain non lucrative visa, you need to prove that you are able to provide for you and your dependents financially as well as showing proof of health insurance in Spain.  They want to be sure you aren’t going to take jobs from the locals as well as tap into the health care system.   There are many other resident or long stay visas that may suit your needs better, but we haven’t been through that process ourselves.  We have helped successfully coach many people/families through the Spain Non Lucrative Visa Application process, so don’t be shy about asking us questions.  Check out our consulting services and fees.

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Even more…

Below I will list the articles we have written on our process for our initial Non Lucrative Spanish Visa Application as well as the process for renewal.  When you are approved for the Non Lucrative Residence Visa Spain, the visa allows you into the country.  You have a limited time to get your affairs in order and register with your local police station/ foreigners office.  You will need to provide your lease and the visa paperwork provided to you by the consulate to apply for your actual resident card.

Mijas Spain - Apply for your Non Lucrative Residence Visa

This resident card is valid for 1 year.  After that time you may apply to renew up to two times for two years each.  Each time you apply to renew, you again need to show proof of financial support as well as medical insurance coverage.  We review the details of our experience for you via the links below.   Please let us know if you have any questions.


Planning to drive in Spain?

Driving in Spain- Everything you need to know & more. If you are planning a trip to Spain and intend on driving, this is an essential book for you. We offer you a complete guide to driving in Spain.

Check out our Driving in Spain ebook now!

How to move to Spain from US or any place abroad

Moving Abroad - How to Choose location and find rental

Moving to Spain as American?
How To Select The Country, Town & Make The Move

No matter if you are moving abroad long-term, short-term or perhaps you are just going on vacation/holiday,  these tips will apply to all.   Check it out!  Do you want to know what our first 500 days of living abroad were like?   Are you curious about all of our family travel and exploration in Spain and many other countries?  Let us help you with all of our information about where to live in Spain!

There are so many amazing places to live in Spain, but we chose Costa Tropical.  Therefore, we have quite a bit of information on why we feel Almuñécar is the best place to live in Spain.  Of course, this is our opinion and it may not be perfect for everyone else.  If you need help choosing where to live in Spain, we can help.  We have traveled to every province and just about every major city.  So if you are looking for typical Spanish locations or something with expats in Spain, we can help you out!  As a result, you may find out Spain relocation services helpful or just a la carte consulting.


Learning Spanish and Education in Spain

Planning to have kids attend School in Spain?


Check out our Education in Spain ebook now!


  • Education in our Spanish Public School – Tutoring

Homeschooling in Spain – This is what we know…

We are often asked about homeschooling in Spain. Is homeschooling illegal in Spain? Are there options to homeschool Spain? We share resources & information. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

7 Reasons To Study In Spain In English or Spanish – Universities!

Why not give your university student a gift of a lifetiem and have them study in Spain!  You may select programs to study in Spain in English or in Spanish. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

The Most Common Moving to Spain from US Questions

How to apply for the non-lucrative Spanish visa?

Do US citizens need a visa for Spain?

We Can Help with your Spanish visa!

We understand the entire process to apply for a non-lucrative Spanish visa and know it can be completely overwhelming.  Many people have successfully moved to Spain from the US using all of the free information we have provided here.  Others have opted to get our help and take advantage of our expertise.  We have been through it and helped hundreds of others through the process.  All of this via our expertise with voice or email consulting, our selection of ebooks, which will guide you through the entire process.

Our books are very detailed and will walk you through every step of the process.  We also include each of the US Consulates and their unique requirements, plus Canada.  This is a huge time saver when it comes to tracking down all which is required for the visa.  It puts it all on one easy to find a place for you and prevents you from wasting hours of time trying to scour the web.

How To Apply For Non Lucrative Visa Spain Requirements & Renewal Process

More info on Getting your Spanish non-lucrative visa in our Live in Spain eBook Here!

This is well worth the low cost, with all of the time you will save.  If you want even more help, from a simple skype conversation to full project management, we also offer consulting services.  You can speak with us live to get those nagging questions answered.  Feel free to contact us for more info or click on the book below.

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More info on getting your Non Lucrative Visa Spain or Spain Retirement Visa Here

Do you want to live or retire in Spain?  If you are an American or Canadian, or even just an English speaking resident of a non-European Union (E.U.) country and want a long term visa in Spain, then Live In Spain is what you need. This is the book that will help turn that dream into a reality. If you're interested in applying for either a Retirement or Non-Lucrative Visa, you're going to want Live In Spain. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

Your step by step guide to obtaining a Spanish non lucrative Visa
It’s time to Live In Spain!
Tips and Tricks for the non-lucrative visa for Spanish Residency

Initial Application Process for Spain Non Lucrative Visa or Spain Retirement Visa
Above all, it’s easy to Move to Spain!


Expert tips for prep before the move and Once You Arrive for your move to Spain

As you are preparing to move to Spain, our expert tips and advice will help you with your residency paperwork, setting up accounts with banks, utilities & services. We will also save you money on ATM's, transfers and cars. This will be helpful if you are moving to Spain from the US or just about any other country. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com
  • All of our expenses are shared with you, to help provide you with a data point to plan your trip. Here is Our Budget for Living in Spain and Reality (First 4 months)
  • Do you want to know where you can travel effortlessly?  What is the Schengen Zone?  Can I travel to other countries with the Spanish Resident Card?

Spain Forum by SpainExpat.com – Join the independent information network for expats in Spain.


Renewal of Spanish non lucrative Visa,
Application for Non Lucrative Spanish Visa for Residence in Spain

Spain non lucrative visa renewal process. You've had Spanish residency with the Spain non lucrative visa or the Spain retirement visa and it's time to renew.  Here's the full Spanish residency renewal process & requirements all in one place! Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

The full non lucrative visa renewal process in our eBook.  Read more here.

MONEY!  Cost of Living in Spain

This can not possibly represent the entire country, this is just what we have experienced in our town, with our lifestyle.  We share our cost to live in Spain, every detail for the first 16 months!  Your life will be different!  🙂

A Local’s Guide to Tipping in Spain?

Do you tip in Spain? Tipping in Spain may be a bit different from what you are accustomed to. We provide you with advice from locals and our Spain tipping guide. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

Searching for rentals in Spain (apartments, villas, townhomes and more)

If you don’t know where to live in Spain, do your research in advance.  And if possible go on a scoping trip.  When working with agencies, they will only show you what they have on hand and many people don’t list with an agency, so look at all options.  It is likely one house is listed with many different agencies, so look around and find the best price.  Here are a few of the property search sites which have Spain holiday rentals as well as long-term and short-term rentals.

Shorter Stays

If you plan to visit Spain for more than 1 week or 1 month, you should be able to negotiate.  Many times it is best to rent something for 1-2 weeks, this will allow you time to get to know the area while searching for your long-term rental.  Besides, it’s best to see properties in person, as some photos may be very outdated.

Organized Tours

Look at all of the organized tours for you to enjoy from being active on walking or biking tour, to enjoying a food or wine tour.  Viator offers so much to do and has so many great offers for you.  Click here to see their latest Spain Deals!

Getting Around Europe

  • Train – If you are wanting to explore Europe via train, Click here for Europe Rail deals.
  • Bus – There are many options for comfort levels and bus options,  you may click here to Discover Europe by Bus

Using public transportation in Europe

It is very easy to make your way around Europe using trains, planes, and buses. There are several different options for each mode of transportation.  Therefore, the best way to view all options is to check with Go Euro.  They will seek out the best way for you to get from one place to another and then you may filter, but fastest, cheapest, shortest, and so on.  You can look between the different modes of transportation and see which works best for your schedule.  Click the image to begin your search.

What is Spain known for?

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! Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

What to buy in Spain

Where to Stay in Spain!

We have the best Spain holiday rentals here:

Property Owners: you may list your holiday property or room rental for free!

Spain Travel Blog - helping you Move to Spain! With expert tips and advice for the Spanish non lucrative visa application, preparing to move to Spain, getting settled in Spain and the non lucrative visa Spain renewal process. We can also help with where to live in Spain, education, driving and so much more. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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