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Passing a driving test in Spain

Upticks client Ruth shares her experience of passing a driving test in Spain. This year we are adding a new category to our news feed, ‘client experiences, in the hope that we can give you a first-hand insight into what it’s really like for people moving to Spain the first time and the different scenarios…

S1 and the Non Lucrative Visa – 2022 update

Good news – S1 form now accepted for non-lucrative visa applications in UK. On all fronts, 2021 was a turbulent year for British citizens looking to retire to Spain, not least those who qualified for an S1 for healthcare. The good news was that the UK and the EU agreed to continue the S1 healthcare…

National and Bank holidays in Spain in 2022

In Spain, each year there are 14 bank holidays (dias festivos), made up of 10 National holidays (of which two can be substituted by the region), 2 regional holidays and 2 local municipal holidays. 2022 will be a good year for long weekends and “puentes” – when a public holiday falls on a Tuesday or…

Double-whammy of bank holidays in Spain next week

We know that Spain loves to party and next week, two Bank Holidays combine to give even more time to have fun! 6th December – Spain’s Constitution day – Día de la Constitución Celebrated on December 6th, Spain’s Dia de la Constitución is a national holiday commemorating the 1978 referendum, in which a huge majority…

The importance of having a funeral plan

You’ve just got your residency, you’re excited and looking forward to your new life in Spain, so it’s hard to think about the realities of what comes next. Still, the truth is that your residency is only the start of your journey, and there are other things you have to get in place once you…