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Youth Mobility Visa to Spain

The Youth mobility visa, commonly known as Working Holiday Visa, is for people who wish to go on holiday  to Spain with the possibility of working there in order to supplement their financial means. The conditions to benefit from this program in Spain are: - Be between 18 and 30 years old (up to 35 for Canada) - Have a return ticket or enough resources to buy one, and dispose of the necessary...

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Youth Mobility Visa to Spain for Canadians

This article breaks down getting the Youth Mobility Visa from Canada to Spain based on my experience in June 2022 and November 2023 (I have gotten this visa twice) This visa is available for Canadians aged 18-35 who want to move to Spain for 1 year for one of the following reasons: Employment (and you have a post secondary degree) Study in Spain More training / professional development...

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Criminal Record for Spain

Depending on your situation whether it is for study, marriage, civil partnership, or for work, you will need to provide a criminal record translated by a Sworn translator in Spanish for your paperwork. The process would change depending if you are already in Spain or if you are still in your country of origin and will also change depending o what is your country. Please select your country below to...

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Getting Canadian Criminal Record for Spain

This article breaks down the process of getting a criminal record for use in Spain and my personal experience undergoing this process. Please note that there has been some big changes with how documents are authenticated since January 11, 2024. Getting the criminal record while in Canada If you are in Canada and you need to provide a criminal record to take with you to Spain you will need to do a...

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Student Visa to Spain for Canadians

In this article, I will share my experiences and the knowledge I gained in the process of applying the student visa in Canada and finalizing the student residency card after I arrived to Spain. I moved to Spain (Barcelona) to pursue a Masters degree in Design and have since then been living in Spain. Please note that  (up to 90 days ONLY) Canada is one of the listed countries that are eligible to...

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Student visa to Spain 2024

What is a student Visa? A Spanish Student Visa allows you to have the maximum benefit and the best experience of studying in Spain, taking part in a student exchange program, or getting an unpaid internship longer than three months in Spain. Most non-Eu citizens will need a visa if their studies are longer than three months (90 days). To apply and be approved of a visa, one must have proof of college or...

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Initial research when buying a home in Spain

1) Decide which city in Spain you want to buy your home  2) Know the main real estate portals in Spain 3) Calculate the additional costs of the purchasing process 4) Determine the type and size of the home to buy 5)Determine the areas of the city you have the option to purchase  6) Understand the "Micromarket" of the selected area.   I wrote this article to share my...

Using Idealista: the main real estate portal in Spain

  Are you interested in buying a home in Spain? Below are two short videos on how to use Idealista, the main real estate portal in Spain... This short video will walk you through on how to save your search results and your customized filter settings. In addition to the above video you can also find the same information written below... In this article I'll walk you through on how...

Guide to living and moving to Alicante

Alicante is city south-east of Spain and in the Community of Valencia. It is home to the country’s best Turrón,  famous coastal beaches, warm winters, delicious cuisines, beautiful coastal towns, and continuous celebration and festivals all year long. If I could sum up what Alicante is compared to the cities I have lived and explored all Spain, I would say that Alicante is truly a hidden gem of Spain....

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Tarjeta de identidad de extranjero (TIE)

What is the TIE? The Spanish Foreign Identity Card (TIE) is a personal procedure, since the registration of the fingerprint is requested. It is mandatory for all foreigners who have obtained a visa or authorization to reside in Spain for a period of more than six months or who have long-term residence. If you dont have this document, even if you have a visa, it could lead to sanctions. TIE...

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