How to get your FBI check for visa from USA

Confusingly, the FBI Criminal Record check for a visa application from the USA isn’t actually called that – you need to get an “Identity History Summary” and here’s how to do it. There are three ways to get your Summary: Apply online via the FBI web portal Download the forms from the FBI and submit…

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…

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…

Moving to Spain after Brexit – all about visas

Moving to Spain has always been high on the bucket list for Brits, but with the UK leaving 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 1st January 2021,…

How to renew your non lucrative visa (NLV) for Spain

Want to renew your non-lucrative visa (NLV) for Spain? Find out how to meet the requirements After jumping through all the hoops to be granted your non-lucrative visa (NLV) for Spain, if you want to renew it with the intention of becoming a permanent resident after five years, the last thing you’ll want to do…