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Relocation options for moving to Spain

Relocation options for moving to Spain

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What's the best way to move your belongings, furniture and car to Spain? This detailed guide explains the pros and cons of each relocation option for moving to Spain.

Exchanging your foreign driver’s licence for a Dutch version

Driving in Spain using a foreign driver’s licence

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You can drive in Spain using a foreign driver's licence for a set period, after which all foreigners driving in Spain must obtain a Spanish driver's licence.

Telephone, internet, mobile in Spain

Connecting telephone, internet and mobile lines in Spain

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A guide to connecting a fixed-line phone, internet and mobile line in Spain, and the main communication providers in the Spanish market.

Spanish mobile networks

A guide to mobile networks in Spain and Spanish SIM cards

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Do you need a Spanish SIM card? This guide explains how to choose a Spanish mobile operator, what you need to get a Spanish SIM card, and the main Spanish mobile networks.

Driver's licences in Spain

New regulations for EU driving licences in Spain

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If you are an EU/EEA national living in Spain, new driving regulations implemented in 2015 could force you to obtain a Spanish licence.

El padron: How to get registered on Spain's padron

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Find out how to register on 'el padrón', Spain's population register, which is mandatory for foreigners to carry out certain procedures in Spain.

NIE number: How to do your NIE application

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A NIE number is needed by all foreigners with legal or tax activity in Spain. This guide explains the NIE application process and what you need to get your Spanish NIE number.

The common challenges of expat repatriation

The common challenges of expat repatriation

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Thinking about going home? We have put together a handy list of three challenges every expat encounters when repatriating abroad and how to overcome them.

The cheapest and most expensive countries to live in abroad for expats

The cheapest and most expensive countries to live in abroad for expats

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Looking to relocate where your money goes the furthest? Here is the expat's guide to the cheapest and most expensive countries to live in on 2016, according to the latest Mercer Cost of Living survey.

Top 15 most popular countries for British expats

15 most popular countries for British expats

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Around 4.2 million Brits have made a life overseas, but which countries do they now call home?

Guide to relocating overseas

Guide to relocating overseas: Important things to consider

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Moving your life overseas is no easy task but considering several factors before relocating — like finances, property and healthcare among others — certainly takes off the pressure from your impending move.

Tip for settling in a new country for expats

Top tips for settling into your new country as an expat

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Despite an initial settling-in process, expats say they are loving life in their adopted countries and are there to stay, reveals new research from AXA PPP International.

Moving finances abroad

A checklist for moving your finances abroad

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Before moving abroad, make sure your finances, pension plan, housing payments, tax arrangements and investments are carefully organised for the big move, too.

culture shock

Culture shock and how to deal with it

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Culture shock is a common experience for many who move abroad, even between European countries. How can you deal with the shock of integrating into a new culture?

Reverse culture shock

Reverse culture shock: What, when, and how to cope

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Moving home isn't always easy – many who repatriate feel different and utterly out of touch. This article explains what happens when culture shock is reversed, what to expect, and how to cope with its effects.


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