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Five top tips for a successful Non Lucrative Visa application

With many non-lucrative visas (NLV) under our belt, here are Upsticks five top tips for a successful application. Plan your relocation around the visa appointmentWhile we completely understand that people are keen to relocate to Spain as soon as they possibly can, trying to fit the paperwork deadlines and visa appointment around travel dates that…

Masks inside no longer mandatory in Spain from today

Yes, it’s true – after more than 2 years, the Spanish Government has rescinded the mandatory wearing of face masks inside shops, public buildings, schools etc. However, there are exceptions and employers are allowed to implement their own rules. So, what will this look like in practice? Masks are still obligatory for workers and visitors:…

National Police station Baza (Granada) – Foreigner’s office

If you live near Baza or surrounding areas, your appointments for NIE, EU residency, EU to TIE card exchange (GB) or visa TIEs will be at the Foreigner’s Office (Extranjería) of the National Police Station (Comisaria de Policía) in Baza city centre.  The building itself wouldn’t look out of place in a Harry Potter movie.…

How long can I drive a foreign plated car in Spain before registering it

How long can I drive a foreign plated car in Spain before registering it?  It’s a question that is raised over and over again on social media, and we’re asked almost every week – ‘’How long can I drive a foreign-plated car in Spain before having to  register it?’’ There are hundreds of blogs out…

Semana Santa in Spain

Lasting from Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos) to Easter Sunday (Lunes de Pascua) , Semana Santa (Holy Week) is probably the most important annual cultural and religious event in Spain. Although each Spanish region, and even city and village, has its own customs and practices for Easter, Andalucia takes top spot for spectacular processions. Sumptuously…