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Jacques Paillard

"At the InterNations Events, I didn't only enjoy dancing the night away at some great venues, but I also got to know some great friends. "

Katharina Berbner

"Thanks to InterNations, I found a good language school for expats to take intensive classes in Spanish and socialize a bit more. "

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in Spain

Are you an expat working and living in Spain? Or are you preparing to move soon to Madrid, Sevilla or any other of the Spanish international hotspots?

Expat life in Spain has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the amazing beaches of the Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz, learning how Spanish people celebrate Día de la Hispanidad, up to tasting Spain’s favorite dishes such as paella.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Spain. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Germany to living in Bahrain.

Top Articles in the Spain Expat Guide

  • Moving to Spain

    With over 8,000 kilometers of beaches, Spain is one of Europe’s favorite vacation spots: no wonder that moving to Spain puts every expat in a good mood. InterNations provides you with basic information on Spain, including advice on visa requirements and public transportation.
  • Living in Spain

    Living in Spain holds many attractions, but is not without its challenges. Life on the Iberian Peninsula will indeed be more laidback once you have gotten used to expatriate life there. InterNations supports you with essential information on Spain, from housing to healthcare.
  • Working in Spain

    Is working in Spain a new experience for you? Contrary to the stereotypical image of Spain, where fiestas abound, it’s a country that takes pride in its industrious tradition. If you are considering working in Spain, InterNations will support you with information on business culture, taxes, and the job search.

Working and living in Spain – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in Spain requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Spanish expat life. Living abroad in Spain raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to Spain?ʺ, ʺWill I be able to make a living as an EFL teacher in a Spanish metropolis?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Madrid should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Spanish municipality in Barcelona?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in Spain is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for Spain aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in Spain. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from education and children, to local organisations & companies or health-care, up to expat institutions & clubs. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺIn which cases do I need a so-called "Residencia" to stay for longer than half a year?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Spain? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Sweden or living in Italy!

Tips on living and working in Spain – From special food stores to private language tutors

Moreover, our expat directory for Spain includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. special food stores or private language tutors. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in Spain with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt ¡Hola! from our expats living and working in Spain.

Jacques Paillard

"At the InterNations Events, I didn't only enjoy dancing the night away at some great venues, but I also got to know some great friends. "

Katharina Berbner

"Thanks to InterNations, I found a good language school for expats to take intensive classes in Spanish and socialize a bit more. "

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