So you want to live in Spain? For many people that involves obtaining a visa while still in your home country. Most often you will need to make a Spain visa appointment at the nearest Spanish Consulate or Embassy.
Health Insurance in Spain for US Citizens and other nationalities who are thinking of applying for the non lucrative visa Spain or the retirement visa Spain, have been asking about the private health insurance Spain. The popular questions are related to costs, as well as the medical insurance in Spain requirements for the non lucrative visa. If you are looking for practical information on health insurance in Spain, this is the perfect place for you to start! It has been a hot topic for us lately and keeping our email inbox buzzing away.
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
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.
Announcing our first eBook
Live In Spain – Resident Visa Application Tips and Tricks
When we first decided to move and become an expat in Spain, nearly 2 years ago, we did plenty of online research to learn what we needed to do to make this happen. We knew we didn’t want to just visit for a few months and be a tourist. We wanted to Live in Spain!
Once we made the decision to remain in Spain, beyond our planned 1 year, it was time to apply for a Resident Card Renewal. At the time of our decision, it was near the end of May and we knew we were going to be out of the country from the end of June through sometime in August on our Summer Road Trip. We did our research on the renewal process and it seemed to be very straight forward, but we knew better. Now that we have lived in Spain for a year, we know that Spain seems to love Red Tape!
Isn’t this image adorable? Alan made it!
We have been asked a few times “How do you apply for a Spanish Resident Visa?” Let me start by saying, it was not quick and easy. I know we applied specifically for Spain, but when researching other countries, the requirements were very similar.
This is feeling very “real” now! Things are just plugging away as if it was meant to be. We will have to tell you about all of the “coincidences” or “perfect timing” that we have encountered on this journey thus far, including our Spanish Visa. Continue reading
Well it has been nearly 3 months since we submitted all of our paperwork for the non lucrative visa in Spain and it seems like a lifetime. We are so anxious to make more firm plans and stop living with “tentative dates” and limbo plans. The consulate did tell us 3-6 months, so we have a long way to go. Continue reading