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Matthew Brown

"The Internations Events in Barcelona are just the best: There is no better way to get to know fellow expats here in Catalunya."

Maggy Roswick

"I was looking for a spacious flat near Las Ramblas. Thanks to some help from fellow expats on InterNations, I've found it! "

Make the most of living and working in Barcelona

Expat living in Barcelona raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Spanish authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺIn which cases do I need a so-called "Residencia" to stay for longer than half a year?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend special food stores in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Barcelona takes a lot of time. Our Barcelona expat guide is there to make your relocation to Barcelona as easy as possible. Starting with health-care to information about local organisations & companies, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Barcelona.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Barcelona. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from working in Abu Dhabi to working in Dubai.

Top Articles in the Barcelona Expat Guide

  • Prepare for Moving Abroad

    Have you decided to haul your family, pets, and personal belongings overseas – at least for the next few years? Congratulations! You have taken the first big step towards moving abroad! InterNations provides you with practical information on preparing for moving abroad, from visa to flight tickets.
  • Living in a Foreign Country: How to Adapt?

    Living in a foreign country is hard enough as it is, with all the administrational issues you have to deal with. But if you don’t want to get stuck in the expat bubble, you'll need to learn to adjust to life in a foreign country. InterNations gives you a few tips on how to succeed at this challenge.
  • How to Find a Job Abroad

    Quite a few self-made expats struggle to find a job abroad. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible though! With a structured, thought-out approach, determination and a dose of creativity, you increase your chances of success during your job search overseas.

Information on the Expat Life in Barcelona

Are you looking specifically for private language tutors in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Spain? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Barcelona provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Barcelona. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Barcelona expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Barcelona and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly ¡Hola! among our expats living and working in Barcelona.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Barcelona? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in London or living in Washington, D.C.!

Matthew Brown

"The Internations Events in Barcelona are just the best: There is no better way to get to know fellow expats here in Catalunya."

Maggy Roswick

"I was looking for a spacious flat near Las Ramblas. Thanks to some help from fellow expats on InterNations, I've found it! "

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