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Paperwork

Navigating the Spanish paperwork system can be entertaining at best, and downright frustrating at worst. This section aims to help you through the maze

 Elle Draper

Andy Durrant – Avalon

Recently Elle had the pleasure of meeting Andy Durrant. Andy began his full time life in Almeria, Spain in January 2014, and began working for Avalon Funeral Plans the very morning after he landed.

 Elle Draper

Postcodes in Spain

Postcodes in Spain

To find postcodes in Spain, first select the “Region” (provincia) from the drop down menu, and then the more exact area from “Localidad”. So for example… if you were looking for a postcode for Los Cristianos in Tenerife – you would select “Santa Cruz de Tenerife” from the first menu, and “Playa de Los Cristianos” […]

 Elle Draper

How To Issue a Denuncia

How To Issue a Denuncia

Why would you want to know how to issue a denuncia? Well, it would be wonderful if we lived on a planet with no crime, where everyone got along, and where bad things simply didn’t happen. Sorry folks – not any time soon! With this in mind, if something happens and you need to raise […]

 British Embassy Press Releases

British Embassy Press Release: Letting your passport expire can cost more than you think

British Embassy Press Release: Letting your passport expire can cost more than you think

More than 6000 emergency passports issued in Spain last year The number of emergency passports issued by British Consulates in Spain rose 11% last year to a total of 6005 – more than a fifth (22%) of the Foreign Office world total.  The increase has triggered the British Embassy to warn British expats to take […]

 Home Comforts

Energy Performance Certificates – June 1st 2013

Energy Performance Certificates – June 1st 2013

What is an Energy Performance Certificate? Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) or as they are properly called, Certificado de Eficiencia Energética (CEE), are documents which will show how energy efficient your home is displayed as a rating from A to G. Much like the stickers you see on things such as fridge freezers, washing machines or […]

 British Embassy Press Releases

New Passport Rules for UK Nationals in Spain

New Passport Rules for UK Nationals in Spain

You may remember that Cyprus expats were recently told that they need to get their passports via the UK. The British Embassy said they would tell us if the rules for Spain changed. Well… as of this coming Monday they will.

 Elle Draper

Moving to Spain? Buy This Book!

Moving to Spain? Buy This Book!

One of the people that we got to know since moving to the mainland is Lisa Sadleir. Lisa runs an advisory service for people moving to Spain or living in Spain. She provides help with the maze of paperwork that we have all come to know and love in Spain.

 Elle Draper

Expats in Spain to get passports from UK now?

Expats in Spain to get passports from UK now?

We have been made aware today that expats in Cyprus now have to get their passports from the UK, instead of using the hub in Madrid that was set up for their use. This take effect from April 15th and is part of procedures designed to centralise a number of services.