Well it is official, we received our notification of approval and paid our fees. Fingerprints and passport photos have been taken, so in a few weeks we will have our new Spanish Resident Cards, valid for another two years! Will we stay that long? Who knows, but we can if we want to. Woo Hooo!
So let me catch you up on what’s going on with us recently. We will also detail the entire process for the Spanish Resident Card Renewal. I know you are excited!
So you’ve successfully navigated your way through the paperwork of obtaining a Spanish Resident Visa. You’ve got your brand-spanking new visa affixed to your passport. Now what? You have 90 days to officially register in Spain and obtain your resident card (NIE – Numero de Identidad de Extranjeros), so the clock starts the moment you get your visa. Continue reading →
What does the word mean? It turns out that it can be incredibly nuanced from one person to another. There are also differences between American and Spanish versions of legality. I will admit that in my younger days, there were times when I operated in the gray areas of legality, but those days are gone.
When you are moving abroad, so much planning and preparation is involved. It is always handy to have a check list, to be sure you haven’t missed anything. Once you move abroad, that doesn’t mean the check list stops. There is even more to do to get settled into your new location. Here is a sample of our check list of To Do’s once we arrived in Spain: Continue reading →