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Matthew Hirtes, our resident broadsheet journalist, moved to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria back in 2004. He's travelled extensively through Spain, covering it for such publications as Telegraph Travel, Metro, and The Independent. The author of Going Local in Gran Canaria: How To Turn a Holiday Destination into a Home, Matthew truly is a resident expert. Matthew writes for two sections of Spain Buddy: Moving to Spain and Spanish Football as well as providing Reviews

63 Comments

  1. Alex Girasol
    September 8, 2013 @ 6:56 am

    Fuerteventura currently offers some of the best value property in the Canary Islands with bank repossession properties on sale at build cost.

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  2. graham
    October 6, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    Planning to move to Fuerteventura at the end of November. Have visited the island regularly over the past seven or eight years and have decided that it would be a good place to retire to.
    We have booked a holiday let for six weeks and hope to find a long term let during that time. We would prefer to live on the outskirts of Caleta de Fuste if possible as we like the area.
    The paperwork involved in gaining residency etc sound a little daunting but I’m sure that we will cope. Also been reading a lot about the ‘spanish wealth tax’ that requires you to declare all of your ‘worldwide assets’. This seems to be causing a lot of concern with Brits who are worried about what will be done with the information and it would appear that a lot of expats are considering returning to the UK as a result. Does anyone have any comments about this – is it still a requirement to complete this paperwork in 2014?
    Overall looking forward to leaving the British weather behind us and enjoying almost permanant sunshine

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    • Elle Draper
      October 7, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

      Hi Graham.

      Good for you – the Canaries are a wonderful place to live (we were just across the water in PLaya Blanca for a number of years).

      The paperwork may seem a little daunting – but we would highly recommend you find someone who can help you with it. Locals will be able to advise you on who is best. We could help with a Lanzarote person (we were so glad we paid someone to help… for peace of mind, and it’s not necessarily expensive), but not Fuerteventura I’m afraid. However, we can tap into our network if you would like, for personal recommendations – just let us know.

      To our knowledge the asset declarations are here to stay. Sorry!

      The very best of luck with the move, and if wer can help in anyway… let us know.

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  3. Denise
    March 20, 2016 @ 6:13 pm

    I am thinking of retiring in Fuerteventura. I was wondering about health care how easy is it to register with a doctor & what are the charges

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    • Elle Draper
      March 23, 2016 @ 12:01 pm

      Hi Denise. If you are working and registered with the social security system in Fuerteventura, then you doctor visits are free. There is a charge for prescription medicines… which vary from product to product but they’re not expensive.

      My advice is to locate a recommended “Asesoria” in the area of Fuerteventura that you will be living – and they will sort it all out for you at a cost.

      BUT!!! If you’re not working, then you will need to sort private medical insurance. You may wish to get Googling for that. If retired, then the UK has an arrangement with Spain to pay for your healthcare. The consulate, or someone who helps with paperwork in Fuerteventura, will be able to tell you what forms you need.

      E x

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      • NICHOLAS MOORE
        June 24, 2016 @ 4:12 pm

        can you continue to pay your monthly contribution in uk to cover in your Medical, in Fuerteventura, thinking of taking early retirement,

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        • Elle Draper
          June 24, 2016 @ 7:01 pm

          I’m not sure, sorry. I don’t think so – but I’d advise you speak to the DWP and see what they say about that.

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  4. Rik Lambert
    April 3, 2016 @ 1:35 pm

    Hi, I’m thinking of relocating my sales and marketing business to Fuerteventura by the end of 2016. Where can I find out more about the Spanish wealth tax and its implications?

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  5. Denise
    April 24, 2016 @ 2:50 pm

    Do you need residencia to live in Fuerteventura

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    • Elle Draper
      April 24, 2016 @ 8:01 pm

      It depends where you were born – but currently under EU law… any EU citizens can live anywhere in the EU without it. But it makes life a lot easier and you will need residencia to do certain things. If you were born outside of the EU then you will need to check with your Embassy for what paperwork you’ll need.

      Regardless, you’ll need to register as living there at the 3 month point anyway.

      E x

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  6. Denise
    May 9, 2016 @ 6:23 pm

    Do you need a permanent residential address in Fuerteventura to open a bank account

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    • Elle Draper
      May 10, 2016 @ 11:31 am

      You should be able to open a tourist account – but you’ll need an address of some sort I’m sure.

      The bank you choose should be able to advise with more accuracy.

      Good luck!

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  7. Andreas
    May 21, 2016 @ 2:58 pm

    Hi Elle,

    I am a Dane, working all over the world and doing most from my home. I now live in Santa Pola with a spanish NIF and NIE. I find the winter too cold, and the wind for kitesurfing not really op+timal, so I am thinking about moving to a warmer place in the winter months, and kitesurf more.
    Any comments or tips for me?

    Best wishes, Andreas

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  8. Julian
    May 22, 2016 @ 1:22 pm

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions about working in Fuerteventura. Or what it’s like running your own business there. There seems to be a lot of scope for small businesses. What kind of jobs do British expats tend to do if employed rather than self employed? Thanks for any help you can give.

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  9. RUAIR DILLON-BROWN
    June 4, 2016 @ 10:33 am

    Hello, a friend had a see a private doctor in fuerteventura. I now have to help her pay the money to the hospital in Rosario. What is simplest way to make sure the money transfer gets from uk to the hospital without any problems. As i speak spanish should i phone the hospital directly?
    many thanks

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    • Elle Draper
      June 4, 2016 @ 2:32 pm

      Yes – give them a bell. The fastest (and simplest) way would be to give them Debit or Credit Card details over the phone. If you have a little time, and if it’s a substantial amount… then a currency transfer company may be the way forward – this would get you a better exchange rate. We use Currencies.co.uk but there are a few alternatives to that too.
      Hope your friend is okay.

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  10. tracy
    June 12, 2016 @ 3:15 pm

    My son is severley mentally disabled aged 23 years he does get benefits in the uk can he take these with him and also health care in fuerteventura as he is unable to work can he contribute to get health care there as I don’t think because of his age he will be covered on my contract thankyoi

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    • Elle Draper
      June 12, 2016 @ 3:53 pm

      Hi Tracy. I guess it was your husband that spoke to Alan by phone earlier today? As Alan said… speak to a local relocation expert in Fuerteventura who can help you with the paperwork for this.

      But also speak to your local DWP to see what benefits are transferable.

      However – until the referendum vote is done on the 23rd… then it’s all a bit up in the air. If we stay IN, then everythign remains the same. However, if the country chooses to vote OUT, then it’s anyone’s guess as to what the process would be to live in Fuerteventura and what healthcare provisions there are.

      Good luck!

      Elle x

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  11. alex
    June 25, 2016 @ 2:29 pm

    hello to all,

    In the aftermath of the UK referendum I wonder what will happen to 2nd home owners.
    So this morning (25th June 2016) we’re told there will be transitional 2 year period in which (apparently) nothing changes.

    We were looking to move to Rosario on permanent basis as of March 2019.

    What do islanders think of us, ie are we still welcome? Are they expressing any views?

    worried alex

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  12. Maria
    June 26, 2016 @ 10:20 pm

    Hi. Is there any clubs for expats to make friends around caleta de fuste. We are moving next year their and just wondered about joining something

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  13. Aisling
    June 29, 2016 @ 2:45 pm

    Hi

    Myself, my fiancé and our 7 month old girl are looking to move to Fuerteventura.
    I have a home online business and my partner is in the entertainment business 20yrs now, singing/ karaoke and dj.
    I’m just back from a holiday in Caleta de Fuste and there seems to be a lot of bars etc that does entertainment so were hoping he will pick something up.
    Where in your opinion would be a good place to move to that’s not too expensive or isolated and has English speaking people?
    Also can you recommend any rental agencys for long termlets and do you need a nif number to rent?
    Any advice would be hugely appreciated.
    Thanks x

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  14. Andrew Gearie
    July 21, 2016 @ 11:18 am

    Hi, me and my partner are looking to move to corralejo early next year. I have worked in the pub trade for over 15 years and we are looking to open a bar. I have seen lots of bars to rent online and was wondering if you need a personal alchohol licence over there?? Also would you recommend hiring a local solicitor to deal with letting contracts etc?

    Any advice would be great.
    Thanks

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    • Elle Draper
      July 21, 2016 @ 2:57 pm

      Hi Andrew. A local “solicitor” (Gestoria) will take care of everything for you… from licensing to contracts. The job titles don’t exactly translate and compare – but a Gestoria will be able to sort you out. Worth every penny and most definitely recommended. Find some people already living in Corralejo, and see who they recommend to use. As for whether it’s a personal alcohol license – you’d need to check with the Gestoria… or the selling agent / owner will be able to advise.

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  15. Andrew Gearie
    July 22, 2016 @ 8:16 am

    Hi, Elle
    Thanks very much for the advice, we have friends in corralejo so we will most definitely be tapping into their knowledge.

    Thanks again
    Andrew.

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  16. jackie collins
    August 16, 2016 @ 12:12 pm

    I’m thinking of moving to furterventra can anyone give advise

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  17. Gary
    September 15, 2016 @ 9:40 pm

    We are from England, and want to buy home in Fuerteventura, as a retirement property. I understand pensions are paid over, and will increase every year , if it does back home. Apart from Corralejo, which other places are good for ex pats to retire ? I know in south like Costa Calma, its all german. Are other areas like Caleta De Fuste, Antigua, nice to live ?

    I want to bring over my classic car. just cant part with it, what are the shipping rules ? And can you watch sky or at least premier football over there? Lastly, can Orange and Lemon trees grow well over there ? I hear the black rock stuff is not good for growing ?

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    • Elle Draper
      September 16, 2016 @ 9:54 am

      HI Gary.
      At the moment, yes the UK is honouring pensions for former citizens living abroad and increases are being honoured – until Article 50 is involed. After that, nobody knows and nobody can predict except perhaps Teresa May and ehr closest. Hopefully the pension provisions will remain as they are.
      Whether somewhere is nice to live is purely subjective I’m afraid, and nobody can make that decision for you except for you. “Expats” make their homes everywhere and are happy in all manner of surroundings. Personally I would hate to live in Corralejo and if Fuerteventura was my only choice, I’d be heading down south among the German “expats” who usually embrace the Spanish / Canarian way of life faster and to a larger extent than the Brits.
      But – the fact that you mentioned Sky /Premiership tells me that Corralejo would be right up your alley. It’s certainly more British so you’d have a half decent support structure for when yuou first move over. Not sure I’d been keen on Caleta de Fuste or Nuevo Horizonte, because unless something has changed dramatically in the past 2 years… those places have historically struggled to become what they aimed for. There are a huge number of empty properties and commercial units. Saying that – if you like a quiet life (I do), then it would be perfect. CdF is very pretty and fairly central so good for access to the rest of the island.
      My advice? Get long term rentals in each of your favourite places for at least a few months at a time. Try them all and see where you love the most. Then buy in your favourite place.
      Regarding your classic car. Normally we encourage people to buy loclly because the paperwork costs to get it registered can be horrific. But – as a classic car… then of course it should be brought with you. Make sure you have a garage in your new place though – the sea air is brutal.
      Orange and lemon trees can grow yes – but they grow better on the more westerly Canary Islands or on the mainland because they’re not as dry as Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. The black ground lava (Picon) is full of nutrients and as long as water is available (or you build zocos which are small pits) to grasp the dew, then you can grow. Great to grow are grape vines, figs, olives and chillies. You can have your favourite fruit trees – but you’ll need to supplement the water.

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  18. Tony Collins
    October 13, 2016 @ 11:41 pm

    Hi

    My girlfriend and I are thinking of moving from Ireland to North Fuerteventura.

    Are there many administration office jobs at the moment, do you need third level qualifications for work?

    Are there many health care jobs on the island? In Particular Physio Therapy

    Also are there any rules in relation to bring dogs or cats to the island.

    Thanks :)

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    • Elle Draper
      October 17, 2016 @ 11:54 am

      There are admin jobs available although they tend to go to friends of friends first. The requirement for quals will depend on the company in question.
      For health care – most of those roles are filled by the national Spanish health servi9ce (you’ll need to check quals for those roles) or by self-employed people.
      Have a chat to your local vet for up to date rules on pets. Don’t worry though – there aren’t too many hoops to jump through, unless one of your dogs is considered a dangerous breed.
      E x

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  19. Kelly
    February 2, 2017 @ 12:35 am

    I have never sent a post like this before and i feel sorry that i have to, i was moving to Fuertaventura with my spanish partner, he got a job there he went over first and i was to following i needed to arrange my passports for my dogs and sort things with my mum, i then got a fantastic job also in fuertaventre with the airlines which is due to start in february, i called my partner to tell him and that was the last i heard from him he compleatly blocked me in every form of communication possible, after being together 4 years, i am devasted and to make matters worse i am trying so hard to get a long term rental on the island so that i can start my new job and because i have 2 dogs which he has left me with i can not get any accomodation and i really needed this job to survive in spain. Reading this you will think he is a young stupid boy but he was a 55 year old Doctor, i was alot younger than him,
    Can anyone help me find a house as i dont know anyone in fuertaventure appart from him and he wont even speak to me.

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    • Elle Draper
      February 2, 2017 @ 11:54 am

      Oh goodness Kelly – what an awful thing to happen!

      Do speak to all the agents on the island – finding somewhere with dogs should be possible. Approach Spanish agents too. We have three dogs and have never struggled either in lanzarote or here on the mainland. Also look at Kyero.com because that’s a really good site for rentals and often you deal direct with the landlord. You may have a Spanish landlord, so have Google Translate or your Spanish dictionary ready… and ask someone to check the contract over with you if you’re unsure.

      Get yourself on as many Fuerteventura Facebook groups as you can too – they will have people whoh already live there who may be able to help… or even become your new friends as you settle in.

      Take deep breaths… remind yourself that although this man is obviously a cowardly arsehole… that not all men are like that.

      A year from now, when you’re sat on your balcony with your new hot fella and with your dogs – sipping wine and chowing down on tapas… and while the sun is setting and you are enjoying the fragrance from the flowers that your gorgeous new man has bought you to celebrate the promotion you just got at work (although he brings you presents all the time anyway just because he loves you)… you’ll realise that things can be okay in the end – and sometimes crap happens to allow good things to happen too.

      Good luck lovey! E xx

      PS: You may wish to double check your email address because one just bounced to you saying that the mailbox is unavailable – which you used to join our mailing list. Get me on info@spainbuddy.com if unsure.

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  20. John R
    February 20, 2017 @ 1:58 pm

    I am a born UK citizen and carry a UK/EU passport. I am considering moving to Fuerteventura, having spent some time holidaying there over the last few years.
    I’m not quite at retirement age so I’ll be looking for work. As a UK citizen, but in the light of Brexit (Ugh!) I am wondering what rights to work do I have? Also what documentation might I require?
    Thank you.
    John

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    • Elle Draper
      February 21, 2017 @ 9:45 am

      Hello John.
      Currently – we do not know the impact of the Referendum result… and can’t guess with accuracy until Article 50 is invoked and the negotiations between the UK and the various EU member states begin.
      If you were to move now, then as a UK citizen you have the same rights as normal. You can move, live and work freely in Fuerteventura. You will need your passport and then once you arrive you will need to register as being resident on the Island by getting a “Certificado de Extranjeros” which includes a tax number.
      After the negotiations are complete, we’ll all know more. Our “gut” tells us that the required paperwork will take the same form as those coming from non EU countries such as the USA… so a visa may be required. But who knows.
      We’re all watching and waiting with baited breath.
      Elle x

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  21. John R
    February 21, 2017 @ 10:52 am

    Thanks, Elle, for the swift reply.
    John

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    • Elle Draper
      February 21, 2017 @ 4:37 pm

      My pleasure. Good luck with the move… and don’t let the Brexit issue put you off. E x

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  22. JP in Fuerteventura
    February 28, 2017 @ 2:53 pm

    Yes, definitely don’t worry about Brexit. If you want to do it then just do it. Life is too short to worry about “what ifs”.

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    • Elle Draper
      February 28, 2017 @ 8:10 pm

      Absolutely right! x

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  23. Tash
    April 16, 2017 @ 7:47 pm

    Hi
    Just looking for some advice.
    Looking to move to fuert this year with my 3 year old son
    I have done a lot of research whilst going back and forth there as I would need a nursery and part time work as I’m self employed and would eventually open a business, but just wondering if any one has done such a big move with a young child.

    Thankyou in advance for any replies xx

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  24. Gary Marshallf
    May 9, 2017 @ 4:59 am

    What are the current rules on bringing your car to Fuerteventura? Can you bring a 1950s classic car in? If diesel ?

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    • Elle Draper
      May 9, 2017 @ 10:41 am

      You can bring it – but it will cost a pretty penny to get it matriculated.

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  25. Barbara Doyle
    May 16, 2017 @ 7:37 pm

    We are hoping to move out to Fuerteventura in the next year from the Republic of Ireland, my husband has a state pension ,we are wondering about heath care if anyone has any information regarding this also being in the EU do we still need to apply for residency

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  26. Steve
    August 1, 2017 @ 2:02 am

    You are never too old. My 87 year old father relocated from the UK to Fuerteventura 6 years ago and never looked back. His health has improved and the health system on the island is fantastic (he transferred from the NHS to the Spanish System). He gets free health care, monthly blood checkups at the hospital and pays only 10% towards his medication which cost buttons.

    He lives in the centre of Caleta de Fueste and had made many friends.

    As I am approaching retirement, our house is on the market and when sold are packing up and myself, my partner and our 2 dogs are upping sticks and joining him. We bought land 4 years ago and have had our dream house designed.

    Brexit does not bother me one iota. There will always be residency agreements between countries especially for pentioners and there are 300,000 British expatriates living and spending their pension in Spain also the Spanish on Fuerteventura certainly are very warm and friendly to the Brits.

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  27. Louisa
    January 7, 2018 @ 1:08 pm

    Hi me and my family are looking to move to fuerteventura, it would be me my husband, 7 and 3 year old and 2 dogs. My main worry is the education system, I’ve looked online but can’t find much info. Can anyone suggest where I might find the most useful info? TIA

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  28. Eva
    January 15, 2018 @ 7:51 pm

    Hi All,
    My husband and I are going to relocate to Fuerteventura (Caleta, Nuevo Horizonte) in April. We are from Hungary but have been living in the UK for 7 years. IS there any paperwork that can be arranged before moving? I emailed to a transport company and they are asking for NIE numbers and register with the local town hall. I had the impression you can only do that once we are there? We have saved money to live on minimal needs for a year, I work in finance and being a massage therapist (good pairing, huh? :) ) and my husband is a baker. Spanish knowledge is at the beginning, Hungarian native, English C1. We are going to arrange non-resident bank account next month and hopefully a tenancy agreement but we don’t seem to be taken seriously as no one replies to us online. Is it just because they deal with everything in person? We would be really grateful for any suggestion and advice for the start. Ohh, and the transport company mentioned a 7% tax. It is free to move anywhere in the EU from the EU. Is anyone aware why there is a tax if you move to Fuerteventura? Is it a regional thing? Many thanks for all your help in advance and cannot wait to be there :) Love, A

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    • Elle Draper
      January 16, 2018 @ 1:23 pm

      Hi Eva.

      The transport company should expect that you don’t already have NIE numbers but yes it’s possible to get them before you arrive. There are online companies that will do this for you (although it’s much cheaper to do in person). One example is https://www.nie4spainonline.com/ but check they cover the Canary Islands first. Another is Ben Simkins in Lanzarote – we’ve known him for more than a decade. He was our accountant when we lived in Lanzarote. I know he does remote stuff like tax returns etc… but you’d need to check whether the NIE service is included and whether he can help with Fuerteventura. His website is http://asesoriaeuropa.com/

      With regard to the tax – yes they need to charge it. I’ve never heard of moving anywhere within the EU being free? But it’s only 7 per cent, which is much lower than Spain’s usual 21 per cent.

      Yes people are more comfortable dealing face to face on the islands (and within Spain)… as “we” are bombarded by questions with most people never actually making the move. It’s disheartening when you put hours and hours of time into helping people only for them never to reply, let alone move. You will find that once your tickets are booked… you are taken much more seriously. Frustrating I know – but once you’re there things will be much easier.

      Good luck with the move!

      E xx

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  29. Wendy
    January 23, 2018 @ 12:19 pm

    Hi
    If i was to holiday there and decided not to come back home,what would happen ? I know it sounds drastic but i hate the uk right now. I have spent many holidays in fuerteventura and class it as my home and have set my heart on living there. I get disability but can work part time up to 16 hours so thats not an issue,then i can afford long term rental. I just want to know how i would do this. Thanks

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    • Elle Draper
      January 23, 2018 @ 2:40 pm

      Hi Wendy.

      Just speak to one of the many Estate Agents on the Island. They can help you find accommodation and usually with getting your NIE number / Residencia too.

      Good luck. Better to regret what you’ve done that what you haven’t.

      E x

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  30. Wendy
    January 23, 2018 @ 5:38 pm

    Hi elle
    Many thanks for your reply,ill try that and hopefully be a resident on that beautiful island soon
    Wendy

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  31. Martin
    February 10, 2018 @ 8:52 pm

    Hi

    Having holidayed several times on the island, we’ve decided that when we reach 60 in 5 years time, we’re going to retire there. Where we live in the UK, while it’s been our home for the past 55 years, is now at the stage where staying here is not that high on our list of priorities for retirement. I don’t want to move anywhere else in the UK so one place we’ve enjoyed several times is where we want to be.

    Amongst the usual questions that are being asked, I’ve got a couple more: I’m epileptic (although seizure-free for 9 years) and get free meds in the UK. Is this the same in FUE? Also, we’re looking to rent rather than buy. We’ll both have a civil service pension (my wife’s will be more than double mine, but I have other pensions too), and we’ll have a guaranteed income from our home in the UK as my son will be renting it from us (he inherits the house when I die and is happy with the arrangement) so our finances should be reasonably good. What suggestions do you have regarding renting?

    One question regarding renting: is staying in a hotel either S/C or A/I a worthwhile option?

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    • Elle Draper
      February 12, 2018 @ 4:57 pm

      HI Martin. Congrats on making the leap!

      No free meds in Spain normally… but that may be different with pensioners. Have a chat to your doctor about that as they may know for sure.

      For renting – try not to be too close to the thick of things. That hustle and bustle is great for your hols, but not always best to live among.

      Yes, staying in a hotel under the conditions you mentioned is a good temporary option and one which many people choose – it makes it much easier to find a rental property when you’re already there. Try to hold off shipping your things out until you have a property though… and if you can wait before getting your NIE or residencia until you’re moved in, all the better. Some municipalities and landlords want that first though – so do hire a local person to help you with the paperwork. They’ll know the regional differences and are worth every euro.

      Good luck! xx

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  32. Peter eyres
    March 11, 2018 @ 4:32 pm

    Hi I’m wondering
    if you can help us we are hopefully planning to move to furterventura we already have property over there we are in are both in our sixties but not at retirement age yet and are wondering how and how much it would cost per year for general health care thank you

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  33. susan maxwell
    July 27, 2018 @ 10:50 am

    Elle draper …enjoying your information x we are starting now for move Feb 2019 ..so lots of good points and hints. thank you again x

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    • Elle Draper
      July 27, 2018 @ 10:52 am

      You’re welcome. Best of luck with the move! xxx

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  34. Rob
    September 24, 2018 @ 10:07 pm

    Hi, My family and i are looking to move to Fuerteventura within the next 5 years. Is there any call for nurseries for working parents as in the uk ?
    Is there any call for such a business on the island ?
    If so are the regulations similar to those in the uk regarding safeguarding of children ?
    Am just dipping my toes at the moment and looking at potential businesses that may not exist yet for locals or expats.
    Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Rob

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    • Elle Draper
      September 25, 2018 @ 10:04 am

      Definitely a call for a reasonably priced nursery – although you’ll need to choose your area carefully so it¡’s on people’s doorsteps (but you knew that of course). The Spanish tend to do it within their own families and of the four or five I’ve seen… they each lasted less than a year.
      I’m afraid I don’t know about transferable qualifications or regulations. However, when I’ve seen people advertise babysitting services and the like to Brits in various parts of Spain (incl Lanzarote but I haven’t seen Fuerteventura) then those British qualifications have been quoted/listed to reassure the Brits.
      Good luck!
      E x

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  35. Jayne Bell
    October 7, 2018 @ 5:48 pm

    Hello

    We are a a uk citizen couple who are looking to move to FUE in February 19 once our house has sold.

    We are coming over for a visit in December, is it advisable to get our NIE’s done whilst we are there?

    Thanks

    Jayne

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    • Elle Draper
      October 8, 2018 @ 11:03 am

      It will save you a little time if you do – but then you’ll have to change your address once you move.
      Personally I wouldn’t bother until you actually move over – it’s not a lengthy process. x

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  36. Gordon Davies
    November 14, 2018 @ 2:17 pm

    I am starting my retirement planning now. I’m making a two week visit to Fuerteventura this December to look at long term rentals. I do not plan on staying in Fuerteventura permanently, just say 4 or 5 months a year then back to England. Do you know of any website that I may refer to who offer storage lock-ups. ie half or full container size for equipment that I wish not to transport back and forward. Thank you for your advice.

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    • Elle Draper
      November 14, 2018 @ 3:28 pm

      Can’t recommend anyone personally, I’m afraid. But it may be worth looking at some Fuerteventura business directories. They should have something. Google will help you find those.
      Good luck!

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  37. Carl Smith
    December 3, 2018 @ 12:18 pm

    Hi. Has anyone got any advise on moving to coralejo me and my partner and son are looking to move there. We are looking at renting. Any advise on jobs. How easy is it to find jobs and reasonable priced renting. Health care. How easy is it to move. We are looking at moving whilst on holiday there.

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  38. Beverley
    May 3, 2020 @ 5:45 pm

    My husband and I were looking to move out Fuerteventura just before the virus hit so plans have been put on hold. However I have been doing a lot more research in lockdown and have read that it has seen a big increase in crime. Is this true? What is the crime like? Also I have read that the police are quite corrupt and don’t do anything about the crime. Can you advise on this please.

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    • Elle Draper
      May 12, 2020 @ 11:43 am

      There is crime everywhere… but the Canary Islands don’t have a high level.
      Absolute nonsense about police corruption. Maybe there is a bad apple in there somewhere – but these are soon rooted out and dealt with appropriately.

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