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Spanish Residency Residency in Spain
Taking Up Spanish Residency

Spanish residency, begins with a having a right to reside in Spain, either unconditionally, or, for as as long as you continue to meet residency criteria. Since 28th March 2007, the law (Royal Decree 240/07), has required that all EU citizens planning to reside in Spain for more than 3 months should register in person at

Claiming UK Benefits in Spain
Claiming UK Benefits in Spain

Whilst there are quite a few circumstances where people can claim or continue claiming UK benefits in Spain, for most leaving the UK to move to Spain, means leaving behind UK benefits. When you leave the UK permanently, or for an extended period of time, in a lot of cases, you loose your entitlement to

International Schools Costa del Sol

We get asked a lot of questions about schools and the system of education in Spain. A lot these questions are answered in our . . . in Spain mini guides.  Being based in the Costa del Sol, we also often get asked by people moving to or planning to move to the area, about International

Certificado de Residencia
Spanish Residency Certificate

All EU and EEA (European Economic Area) citizens and their family members have the right to visit, live or work in Spain, and a Spanish residency certificates confirms your status as a resident in Spain.  For stays of up to 3 months there is no need to register or obtain any Spanish documentation unless you are

Modelo 720 Overseas Assets Declaration
What is Modelo 720?

Modelo 720 is the form which has to be completed by Spanish residents to declare overseas assets to the Tax Authorities.  The requirement applies to anyone who lives in Spain, who owns, or is beneficiary to overseas assets worth €50,000 or more. The Modelo 720 overseas assets reporting requirement, was introduced to clamp down on

What is QROPS?

QROPS – Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme. A QROPS, or Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme, is an overseas pension scheme that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) recognises as eligible to receive transfers from registered UK pension schemes. To gain qualifying status, the scheme must meet the requirements set by UK law, and have notified HM Revenue and Customs

Holiday Rental Regulation in Andalucia

Until fairly recently, private holiday rental regulation in Andalucia has been relatively uncontrolled. For holiday property owners in Andalucia, this all changed at the beginning of 2016, when the regional government, Junta de Andalucia, brought in a host of regulations to conform with changes in legislation.   Properties under Holiday Rental Regulation in Andalucia Holiday rental regulation in

Classic Car Rules Change

As in the UK, Spain has a system to identify and recognise Classic Cars.  Under Spanish rules, cars that meet the various criteria, can achieve the status of being of ‘historical’ and registered as Classic Car with ‘historical’ licence plates. The main identifying criteria is the age of the car.  For many years the defining

Inheritance Tax Allowance in Andalucia

As of January 1st 2018, significant changes to the inheritance tax allowance in Andalucia, came into effect.  These changes affect both expats who reside in the region, and non-residents who own assets such as holiday homes here. The generous move by the regional Government of Andalucia raises the inheritance tax allowance to 1 million euros, where


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Centro Commercial Cala Sol
Boulevard de la Cala - Local B5 1st Floor,
La Cala de Mijas - 29650,
Malaga, Spain
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Tel: ES (+34) 951 255 877
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