How Easy is it Moving to Spain?
It’s easy moving to Spain, where the sun and sand of the Cota del Sol is awaiting you. Although regardless if it’s a life in the city or a year on the beach, there are still things you need to know before you start packing boxes.
Do you need a visa to move to Spain?
If you have a valid passport and you’re from a country that’s part of the European Union or the EEA then it’s good news. Due to the freedom of movement agreement, you won’t need a visa to move to Spain.
As for any non-EU countries, then there are 3 options to apply for. These include an option both those for students and the retired. While a working visa is needed for those moving to work, start their own business or becoming involved in any franchise opportunities in Spain.
There are a few exceptions, including those from Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Likewise, with the current Brexit situation within the UK, it’s always recommended to check with local authorities before making plans.
Finding where to live in Spain
With so many ex-pats moving to the Costa del Sol each year, there’s often the choice between the quiet life and party central. It could be you’re buying a house in San Pedro de Alcantara, or renting a flat in Marbella. What’s more, when you’ve found your ideal home, then when it comes to moving in, uStore-it may be able to help.
We offer free van hire (terms and conditions apply) and somewhere to store belongings while you sort out your new accommodation. Not only that, but you can also use our existing branches as a pick-up point for your deliveries.
Things to do when you arrive
We’re not talking sightseeing or a night out on the town, but more the practical side of your move to Spain. High on your list of priorities, other than unpacking your boxes, is to apply for your NIE number. Search online for more information about your NIE, or “Número de Identificación de Extranjero”.
Without one, you won’t be able to open a bank account, which is fundamental wherever you’re moving to, let alone Spain.
Starting work in Spain
Once you have you’ve received your NIE number, then it’s time to start filling in the gaps for your long term plan. Which, for many, is going to involve looking for work. Unless you’ve already applied for a position, it’s worth realising there’s more out there than your average bar work.
There’s obviously nothing wrong with working in the hospitality industry. However, the chances are you’d rather be the other side of the bar!
Franchise Opportunities in Spain
If you’re looking to start your own business when moving to Spain, uStore-it offer an alternative solution. Franchise opportunities in Spain give you the opportunity to start out on your own. Just without the stress and strain of setting up a business plan.
What’s more, our franchise opportunities in Spain aren’t limited to one region. With franchise opportunities in the Costa del Sol, you can open a storage unit almost anywhere along the south of Spain.