Our Spanish resident visa renewal was a doozy this time. It took nearly nine months to complete our second non-lucrative visa renewal.
Susan and I had coffee with a fellow American who had recently arrived in Valencia. As our conversation unfurled he quietly admitted that he’d been having second thoughts. After two months he wasn’t “living the …
Julija Roslova, English speaking associate, and Ángel Giron Descalzo, Technical Director. We just had our annual insurance review. I can’t describe how freeing it is to have nothing but health and renter’s insurance to discuss. …
× Important Notice Please be aware that we received our non-lucrative visas in July of 2017. It’s likely that some of the information included here and on our original post, How We Got Our Non-Lucrative …
Why make the same mistakes we did? Make your own!
(There are plenty to go around.)
You’ve decided that you are moving to Valencia. And you want to understand just what is going to make that move successful. Easy and successful will be even better. Which is where our friends Linda Svilāne and Jānis Melderis come into the picture.
We’ve had time to process our good luck and the many mistakes we’ve made. So we’re confident we can help when our friends ask us questions like: “What does it take to move to another country? Can you share the top 5 or 10 steps?”
When Susan and I decided to move to Spain, we were living in a 2400+ square foot home that we‘d managed to comfortably fill during the 15 years we’d spent in Salem. When the time came to un-fill that house, to decide for every item we owned whether to Sell It, Store It, or Send It to Spain, we faced some pretty tough decisions.
t took me a couple of months and a few mistakes to figure things out, but today our banking is no more difficult than paying our monthly bills in the U.S. used to be.
Call 112 for emergencies in Spain. Find other important emergency numbers here too.
When we moved to Spain with our dog Lizzie and her four cats, it didn’t matter whether we transported them as cargo or as baggage. Neither did it matter if we booked the trip ourselves or hired a pet transporter. The non-human members of our family were going to end up traveling downstairs in the airplane’s hold.
When we decided to spend our retirement in Spain, our biggest worry was how to get all five of our pets from the U.S. to Valencia. We spent hours on-line and made who knows how many phone calls, chasing down regulations, comparison shopping different airlines, and along the way we learned several lessons about moving to Spain with pets.