Thinking about relocating to Spain? Want to be prepared for the move the best way you can? Well, no doubt there are a lot of things to take care of when facing an international relocation. The first thing to know in order to get the best out of the experience is that there’s a lot to know… so many things you should take under advisement – and here we will help you start with the basic yet most important things to consider.
Long-Term Stay in Spain
If you wish to live in Spain, obviously you’ll need the right visa and documents. There are a few options for that:
- If you are a resident of the USA or any other country outside Europe, you will have to get a visa for a long-term residence in Spain. You’ll have 3 options to choose from:
- Work visa
- Student visa
- Retirement or family visa
- Those who have European citizenship from one of the countries included in the Schengen Agreement can stay in Spain for 90 days with no additional requirements.
- If you are a citizen of one of the EEA countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland) – congratulations! You’re free to stay in Spain for as long as you wish.
Home Sweet Home
On the one hand, locating apartments and housing opportunities for rent or purchasing is pretty easy today, but it is very important not to seal the deal before you get the chance to visit the place. You can go online and locate the opportunities that seem most interesting and relevant for you, and once you’re in Spain you can go and visit them and then decide which opportunity is the one for you.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Spain is pretty much the same as it is in the USA. A one-bedroom apartment will cost about 500-700 euros and a cup of coffee will cost about 1.5 euros. It is not expensive and correlates in a fair proportion to average salaries in the country.
International Moving Company to Spain
Locating a professional international moving company to Spain in advance is very important because sometimes it takes time to find a reliable company, sometimes the shipping business is fully booked and you may find yourself unable to find an available descent company to provide you with the shipping services to Spain you need – so make sure you book a moving company on time.