The Total Cost of a Spanish Non-Lucrative Residence Visa
We’ve already established that getting your Spanish non-lucrative residence visa is no small feat, and it’s not cheap either. Every time you turn around it seems there is a new fee for something – 5 euros here, 10 dollars there. It all adds up over time.
To help prevent sticker shock, I’ve added all of the expenses up for you in this post.Read More>>
Getting Your NIE Spanish Resident Cards from the Police Station
After 7 months of a rigorous application process, and spending thousands of dollars on airplane tickets, lodging and travel, photocopies, certified mail, Apostille’s, notaries, visa fees, application fees, photographs, and more, our NIE Spanish resident cards are finally here! We are officially legal residents and no body is going to deport us! Woohoo!
So, this is the easiest and most exciting part of the entire process, and I’m going to tell you what we experienced.Read More>>
Requesting Your Residence Card at the Local Police Station
By this time you’ve got to be feeling good. You’ve just completed a rigorous application process. You’ve collected more documents and jumped through more hoops than you have ever done for anything in your entire life. And now, finally, you’re going to the police station to request your residence card! Hallelujah!Read More>>
Preparing Your Final Documents for the Police Station
Now that you have your empadronamiento, there are really only two more things you need to do before heading to your local police station.Read More>>
How to Get Your Empadronamiento or Padron Municipal
Well, Kevin and I are some what experts on this subject because we’ve had the sheer pleasure of getting an empadronamiento not once, but twice!
Our first experience happened in March, when we arrived in Spain completely blinded by our optimism. After settling into our apartment in Barceloneta, we located the Ayuntamiento for our neighborhood, took them our required documents and left with a really cool stamped piece of paper! Easy enough…
Until we later learned that we had skipped steps 4-8 of the residence visa application process and would have to return to do it all over again! Oh joy!
Well, if we look on the brightside – getting an empadronamiento is a fairly painless process – and I’m going to tell you all about it.Read More>>