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Moving to Andalucia and Spain

Moving to Andalucia, Spain is an exciting time, a well reserached move, involving all family will help with the transition.© istock
Moving to Andalucia, Spain is an exciting time, a well reserached move, involving all family will help with the transition.

Moving house to Andalucia and Spain

Are you thinking about moving to Spain? Many people relocate to Andalucia every year to make a new home for themselves and their family.

On this page you can find useful links to information about what to bring with you, and how to bring it, as well as timing suggestions, important practical, administrative and legal issues to consider about moving to Spain.

From a residency, paperwork, legal requirements point of view much will depend if you are a EU national or a non-EU national citizen. You can find out more in our specific sections below.

Here are the main legal aspects to consider if you are a Non EU citizen moving to Spain.

Here are the main legal aspects to consider if you are a EU National moving to Andalucia or Spain.

Andalucía has so much to offer, it is hardly surprising that an ever-increasing number of people are seeking to establish a home here. For many, the climate is the chief deciding factor. The… More →

Education is a primary concern for families relocating to Spain. For many children and young people, arriving in Spain and starting at a new school can be daunting at first, especially with a new… More →

As little as twenty years ago, tax evasion was a way of life in Spain and almost encouraged. Not any more! During the last decade, Spanish taxes have increased dramatically, particularly income… More →

If you are planning to move to or from Spain from another country, there are numerous companies ready and willing to pack you up and deliver you to your new doorstep. From other parts of Europe,… More →

Whether you are moving across the street or to the other side of Andalucia, good organization and planning will take a lot of stress out of the process. Take some time to sit down and think… More →

If you are coming from overseas, there are a few special considerations you should keep in mind. Even if you are coming from a country that speaks Spanish (or you speak Spanish), there will be a… More →

There are only formalities for Non EU citizens. When they move to Spain they may import their household possessions free of customs duty. This is a once only concession. It is not dependent on the… More →

All major brands of electrical good are available in Spain so it is not actually necessary to import anything. The electricity Supply is 220 Volt and 50 cycles with a standard European two or… More →

If you are moving as a family, the area where you decide to live will have a big impact upon your lifestyle, so there are a few things you should think about before you begin to look at houses. If… More →

Any national taking up residence in Spain will be exempt from Import Duties. Importing is simple however the re-registraton process is very complicated.

The "padrón" is a municipal list of residents. A "certificado de empadronamiento" refers to a certificate the town hall will give you on request to demonstrate that you are registered on the… More →

It can be quite a culture shock to up sticks and live abroad. Many people decide to settle in Andalucia, after many years of spending pleasant vacations in this beautiful part of Spain. However,… More →

Every year Andalucía welcomes thousands of tourists, business people and new residents from other countries. Although many have a good understanding of the Spanish language, at one time or another… More →

Every year Andalucía welcomes thousands of tourists, business people and new residents from other countries. Although many have a good understanding of the Spanish language, at one time or another… More →

The issues faced by owning a car and driving in Andalucia are similar to those faced in the rest of Spain. Some of these issues outlined below are different depending on whether you hold a license… More →

The National Institute of Social Security or branded as 'Seguredad Social' (used known to everyone as the INSS) is the state body that administers Social Security Health Care and state… More →

An increasing number of people are either bringing their pets with them when they move to Spain, or else acquiring them here, reassured by the fact that, if they have to move for any reason, their… More →

When you first come to Andalucia, you will need a contact number to be easily located. Since Spain operates on a GSM network, your UK mobile phone will probably work in Andalucia. If you are… More →

Many people come to Andalucia, especially to the Costa del Sol, to make it their home. If you're thinking of moving to this part of Spain, you will need somewhere to stay… More →

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