The hot topic of the moment … Brexit! As you probably already know, from the 1st of February of this year, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland have left the European Union. Until the 31st of December 2020, there will be a transition period during which the rights of British citizens and their families will …

Brexit Read More »

card, identification, identity card

Nie & Tie

Nie, nie, nie … when someone starts looking for what documents they need to live in Spain, they will end up finding this acronym all the time. But … what exactly is the nie? Nie stands for Número de Identidad de Extranjero. The Nie is a personal, unique and exclusive number that all foreigners (EU …

Nie & Tie Read More »

passport, flag, travel


Settling into a new country is like getting used to a new pair of shoes. At first they pinch a little, but you like the way they look, so you carry on. The longer you have them, the more comfortable they become. Until one day without realizing it you reach a glorious plateau. Wearing those …

Visas Read More »


Something else you will have to do is to register in the padrón municipal, the registry of all the people who live in a municipality. This registration is called Empadronamiento (“padró” in Catalan) and it will be useful to apply for the residence permit, to have a primary care medical center (Cap) assigned, to enroll …

Empadronamiento Read More »

Close Bitnami banner