Moving to Spain after Brexit – all about visas

Moving to Spain has always been high on the bucket list for thousands of Brits, but with the UK having left the European Union, things have changed. The loss of Freedom of Movement means it’s no longer possible to simply sell everything, rock up in Spain and live happily ever after. What has changed? From…

Document quality is the key to success with Spanish public administration

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” With the demise of the face-to-face appointment, where you could speak up for yourself and argue the toss if necessary, your documents now have to do the talking for you. The move to online for everything, means that the quality of the documents you…

Photographs for identity documents – how to get them right first time

The Upsticks guide to all things photos “A picture is worth a thousand words”, especially when applying for visa and identification documents. The photograph on any ID document is critically important, that’s why it’s essential that you make the effort to get the correct specification and format. Whether it’s for a new passport, visa, driving…

How to prepare non-UK Certificates for a UK-based visa application

When it comes to a visa application, Certificates are absolutely vital proof of who you are, and that you meet the criteria for the visa. The Certificates that are applicable to the vast majority of visa applications are: Marriage Certificate Birth Certificate  Police Certificate (Criminal Records Check) Health Certificate (Doctor’s letter) The articles in the…

Top tips – Medical Letter for non-lucrative visa application in the UK

Need a Health Certificate/Medical Letter for your non-lucrative visa application in the UK? Get it ‘right first time’ with these top tips. Applying for a visa for Spain requires resources, determination, persistence and patience. At Upsticks, we’re learning all the time too and here are the latest tips we’ve put together to help you with…