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.
Our story from summer 2012
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
Health Insurance Spain – Many North Americans (US Citizens or Canadians) who are thinking of applying for the non lucrative visa Spain or the retirement visa Spain, have been asking about the private health insurance in 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.
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.
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!
As mentioned in our post reflecting on 1 year in Spain, we have started the process for our resident card renewal. Our resident cards officially expired on August 28, 2013. We had the choice of renewing our resident cards or say adios to Spain. After much family discussion and a long look at the budget, the goodbye part just wasn’t option (at least not for now). As mentioned before, if we can supplement with some income, we can go a bit further. So how long will we stay in Spain?
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.