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 speaking for you. The move to online for everything from your visa appointment to the TIE card…

Got your visa? What you need to do first when you arrive in Spain

Getting a non-lucrative visa in your Passport is no mean feat, and it’s the start of your new journey in Spain. Find out more about what comes next and what you need to do first when you arrive in Spain. VERY IMPORTANT: make sure you get an entry stamp in your passport. Pretty straightforward if…

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…

Spanish Consulate in Edinburgh

Now that the UK is no longer a member of the European Union, in order to live, work or retire in Spain, UK passport holders need to apply for a visa at one of the Spanish consulates in the UK. Which consulate you need to visit depends on where you live in the UK. If…

Spanish Consulate in London

Now that the UK is no longer a member of the European Union, in order to live, work or retire in Spain, UK passport holders need to apply for a visa at one of the Spanish consulates in the UK. Which consulate you need to visit depends on where you live in the UK. If…