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  • Did Spanish lawyers really sell Residency Permits?

    The newspaper El Pais reported that Spanish lawyers were “selling” Spain residency permits to Iranians. (Oct 2016) This article put the reputation of certain Spanish lawyers in the spotlight and this section of the industry into question. The article suggested that some unethical legal experts were providing inaccurate information to potential applicants in respect to the types of residency permits and the...
  • Freedom of movement within the EU?

    Does Spanish Citizenship or Spain Residency allow me freedom of movement within the EU? Becomming a resident in Spain allows a number of benefits which include Visa-Free travel to all 26 European Schengen countries including Germany, the Netherlands and France. The Schengen zone is made up of 26 European countries who have agreed freedom of movement for EU residents without passport and...
  • Government rejects long-term Residency Applications

    Spain Rejects Long-Term Residency Permit Applications Spanish immigration authorities are rejecting applications for long term residencies if the applicant is out of the country for more than 10 months in 5 years. This little-known rule had been largely ignored by provincial immigration offices until recently, when they have started to implement it extensively. The chart below was extracted from a letter...
  • Can your company operate in the EU?

    Does being a Spanish Citizen allow me the right to establish or expand a business to operate in the EU? Spain provides an EU base with a modern and competitive corporate taxation system from where, as a resident, you can establish your own company. With a corporation tax of 30%, the lowest rate since 2008 and a reduced tax rate of 20%...
  • What about international schools and education?

    Spain's international schools are being increasingly considered as being of a better standard than those in many other European countries. With smaller class sizes together with a relazed atmosphere, there are fewer discipline problems. You will have a choice of international schools and will be able to choose, to either follow the standard Spanish education system with the language of instruction being...
  • What about health insurance?

    Should all non-EU residents have private health insurance? It is necesary for all residents and their ascendants / descendants to have either public or private health insurance from an entity that has been authorised to operate in Spain.
  • Residency for my family members?

    Is it permitted for members of my family to also be entitled to residency? Some Residency Permits provide this option enabling the entire family to relocate, however it is important the application is presented in the correct process. Our services ensure that this will be done correctly and in a timeley manor.
  • Citizenship through Golden Visa

    Is it possible to obtain Citizenship through Residency obtained from a Golden Visa? The route to obtain either permanent residency or citizenship requires the investor and their family to reside in Spain. There are procedures to be followed for application between the process of residency and the application for citizenship will be covered by our services. The Spanish Golden Visa is popular...

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