The Golden Visa – all you need to know

The Golden Visa (officially known as the investor visa) is the closest match to the swallow lifestyle enjoyed by UK passport holders before Brexit.  Advantages of a Golden Visa over the Non-Lucrative Visa Automatic right to live and work in Spain You don’t have to become tax resident  You can spend as much or as…

August in Spain – where is everyone?

August in Spain – where is everyone? The answer to that is that the world and his wife goes on holiday in Spain in August, and that applies to the Spaniards themselves, as much as it does to the tourists that flock to the second most popular holiday destination in the world. Schools and universities…

Say hello to EES – the EU Entry/Exit system

Say hello to EES, the EU Entry/Exit system At the same time as ETIAS rolls out, the EU will also introduce EES, the EU Entry/Exit system, a security measure designed to monitor the movement of third country nationals into and out of the Schengen area.  The primary aim of EES is to prevent cross-border criminal…

Food shopping in Spain without a car – all you need to know

Food shopping is probably the easiest of chores to do without a car, from supermarket food deliveries to specialist diets, pet supplies and the ubiquitous Amazon.es for everything else. But don’t discount your local shops and suppliers – ask around (yes, on Facebook too) as there’s no substitute for a word-of-mouth recommendation. Supermarkets Most of…

Residency in Spain for EU passport holders – all you need to know

Criteria for residency in Spain as an EU passport holder The requirements are the same for any EU passport holder –  proof of economic sustainability, healthcare and proof of where you are living. Proof of income to support yourself and your family – you’ll need to prove “sufficient resources not to become a burden for…