Removals to Spain
Removals to Spain offer a weekly
service for people moving to Spain
on a permanent basis or setting up a
holiday/2nd home. We are experts at moving furniture and personal effects to Spain with minimum fuss. Our relocation co-ordinators provide 1st class communication keeping you informed at every stage of your removal. After 70 yrs hands on experience in the removals industry, Hunts International can rightly boast of local knowledge throughout Spain and it’s this expertise that will ensure your removal becomes a stress free and enjoyable experience.
We can arrange for the collection and delivery of your furniture from Spain to the UK.
When you enquire about the removals to Spain service your call is handled by a co-ordinator who is highly experienced in and will assist you in deciding the most favourable method for your removal in terms of ease of service, price, and any requirements you may have for temporary storage.
Your personal co-ordinator will make sure that the removal of your personal effects, is as smooth,simple and as cost effective as possible. By contacting removals to Spain.com your co-ordinator can take responsibility for every aspect of your removals to Spain from your front door in the UK to your front door in Spain. Your co-ordinator will remain in contact so that you are always up to date with the progress of your removals to Spain making the whole relocation process as simple as possible.
Difficult access to your property
Difficult Access to your Property We can assist with difficult access in Spain by utilising our network of Spanish removals companies who can offer manpower and small vehicles for trans-shipment if required.
We offer removals to Spain to all destinations i.e ;
Barcelona, Malaga, Madrid, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Costa del sol, Costa Blanca, Costa Brava, Alicante, Toledo, San Sebastian, Zaragoza, Vizcaya, Costa de la Luz, Costa calida, Cordoba, Santander, Oviedo, Cadiz, Galicia, Murcia, Andalusia, Segovia, Pamplona, Girona, Tarragona, Northern Spain, Antequera, Catalonia, Almeria, Benidorm, Nerja, Bilbao, La manga, Jerez, Gibraltar, Scuba, Salou, Sierra Nevada, Burgos, Ronda, Santiago, Marbella, Mijas
All our quotations include INSURANCE that will cover your goods up to a value of 25,000.00 GBP (this can be increased if required) and we will forward full details of the policy so you can study it for your own peace of mind. It is a specialized policy for the international transport of household furniture and effects, full details of our broker are also included so you can contact them for assurance that all premiums are paid up to date. This is all part of the requirements of our membership of the British Acosiation Removers (BAR) and BS EN 12522 the British/European standard for removals.
Full terms are provided with every quotation.
National holidays in Spain:
|January 1||New Year’s Day ( Año Nuevo )|
|Moveable||Good Friday ( Viernes Santo )|
|May 1||Labor Day ( Día del Trabajador )|
|August 15||Assumption of Mary ( Asunción )|
|October 12||Hispanic Day ( Columbus Day ) Día de la Hispanidad or|
|Fiesta National de España, Spain’s national day|
|November 1||All Saints Day ( Día de todos los Santos )|
|December 6||Constitution Day ( Día de la Constitución )|
|December 8||Immaculate Conception ( Inmaculada Concepción )|
|December 25||Christmas Day ( Navidad )|
|Regional holidays in Spain|
|Days celebrating the culture of individual regions are celebrated|
|February 26||The Basque Country ( Aberri Eguna – Basque national day)|
|February 28||Andalucía ( Día de Andalucía )|
|March 1||The Balearic Islands ( Dia de les Illes Balears )|
|April 23||Aragón ( Día de Aragón )|
|April 23||Castile and León ( Día de Castilla y León )|
|May 2||Madrid ( Fiesta de la Comunidad )|
|May 30||The Canary Islands ( Día de las Canarias )|
|May 31||Castile-La Mancha (Día de la Región Castilla-La Mancha)|
|June 9||Murcia (Día de la Región de Murcia )|
|June 9||La Rioja ( Día de La Rioja )|
|September 2||city of Ceuta ( Día de Ceuta )|
|September 8||Asturias ( Día de Asturias )|
|September 8||Extremadura ( Día de Extremadura )|
|September 11||Catalonia ( Festa Nacional de Catalunya )|
|October 9||Valencia ( Día de la Comunitat Valenciana )|
Restrictions on the movement of large lorries are often implemented in Spain on these days, as well as Sundays in certain regions
So if your moving to Spain why not call the experts for a effortless stress free relocation.
SPAIN RESIDENCE PERMIT
Any EU citizen intending to stay in Spain for more than three months is obliged to register to be added to the Central Register of Foreign Nationals (Registro Central de Extranjeros) at a Foreigners Office (Oficina de Extranjero) or local police station (Policia Nacional) if there is no foreigner’s office in the area in which they intend to reside.
A Registration Certificate as an EU Resident (Certificado de registro como residente comunitario) is issued. This document certifies residence in Spain and includes the holders name, address, nationality, and foreigners tax identification number (Número de Identificación de Extranjero – NIE) along with the date of registration.
The following documents are required in order to apply for a Residency Certificate:
1. Valid passport or national identity card
2. Signed application form EX16 (Solicitud de certificado de registro como residente o Tarjeta de residencia de familiar de ciudadano de la Union)
3. Proof that payment has been made (a bank-stamped Modelo 790 payment form). If an NIE number has previously been assigned, take the certificate as proof of payment.
Family members of EU citizens
The rights of the EU citizen are extended to their family members. This includes the spouse by marriage, a partner by civil partnership (or marriage equivalent), dependent children under 21 and dependent grown children and parents.
Application should be made for a Residency Card for EU Citizen Family Members (Tarjeta de residencia de familiar de ciudadano de la Unión) at the Foreigner’s Office (Oficina de Extranjeros) or local police station in the province of intended residence.
Non-EU Citizens Moving to Spain
if the intension is to stay longer than 3 months, a residence visa is required.
Anyone arriving in Spain with the intention of staying longer than 3 months requires a Residence Visa (Visado de Residencia). This must be requested from and issued by the Spanish Embassy of the applicant’s home country before departure for Spain. It is different to the standard three-month tourist visa in that it allows the holder to begin the residency application process. Application for residency is not typically done with a tourist visa.
Residence Card (Tarjeta de Residencia)
Citizens of non-EU countries wishing to stay in Spain for more than 3 months must apply for a Residency Permit/Card (Tarjeta de Residencia) within 30 days of arriving in the country. The application must made at the Foreigner’s Office (Oficina de Extranjeros) or local police station in the province of intended residence.
The following documentation is required to apply for a Tarjeta de Residencia:
1. Valid passport and photocopy
2. Three passport-size colour photographs
3. Completed application form and three copies
4. Proof of address in Spain
5. Receipt for payment of the administration fee, stamped by bank
The following documentation may also be required (certified translations may be requested):
1. Copy of a job contract or a certificate of employment (if applicable)
2. Self-employed individuals must produce evidence that they meet the same professional conditions required of Spanish nationals and that they have applied for authorisation to carry out their professional activity
3. Proof of academic and/or professional qualifications (if applicable)
4. Proof of financial resources for those not intending to work
5. Proof of school enrolment (for students only)
6. Proof that the applicant has no prior criminal record (Certificado de Antecedentes Penales); available from a home country Embassy or local police department in the former place of residence
7. Medical certificate
8. Consular inscription (a letter from the home Consulate)
9. Proof that the applicant has medical insurance coverage in Spain
The initial Residence Card is valid for one year; this can be renewed annually for up to five years.
For information on entry and residence requirements and procedures, contact the Spanish Ministry of the Interior. Ministry of the Interior Tel: 900 150 000 (toll-free; Spanish only)
The NIE Number
All foreigners must have a foreigners tax identification number (Numero de Identificatión de Extranjero – NIE), regardless of whether they are obliged to have a residency permit or not. The NIE is both a Social Security number and a tax identification number. Applications for an NIE can be made at a local police station which has a foreigners department, or by contacting the local regional government; either in person or through a representative. The number appears on all documents issued in Spain.
An NIE is required by anyone with financial, professional or social interests in Spain. It is also essential when buying property, opening a bank account, starting a business, using short-term employment agencies or arranging receipt of social security benefits.
For further information,contact the citizens advice unit of the Directorate General for Immigration Tel: 913 639 071, 913 639 069 or 913 637 108
SPAIN WORK PERMIT
An authorization of the Spanish immigration suggests that non-European nationals who want to work in this country must obtain either a worker or a self-employed capacity permit to gain employment in Spain.
The work permit has to be accompanied by:
1. a residence or visitor permit; and
2. documents that can show the permit’s validity in geographical and occupational areas.
Granting work and permit renewal depends on several other factors like restrictions of the labor market or the potential for making jobs as well as mutual agreements with other countries. Work permits have to be acquired from the regional office of the Ministry of Labor or to the Foreigners’ Office in case the applicants are already in Spain. If the candidates are not in Spain, work permits should be obtained from the Consular Office of the candidate’s home country.
European Nationals Permit
European nationals can work in Spain without a work permit. They can freely enter Spain as a tourist and register in the Spanish national employment office to seek work. European citizens have ninety days to look for employment or get an extension. European applicants who want to apply for a residence permit in Spain should show their employment contract to gain a residency permit.
Driving in Spain
The law operating in Spain regarding the use of indicators on motorways is being strictly enforced. You risk being fined for not indicating before overtaking and again before pulling back to the nearside lane after overtaking. Also, ensure you do not cross the solid white line as you enter the motorway from a slip road, but wait until the line is broken.
Children in cars: Children under 12 cannot travel in the front unless using a suitably adapted restraint system. In the rear, passengers under 135cm tall must use specially adapted safety devices and restraints.
Documentation: always carry your driving licence, vehicle registration document (V5), and certificate of motor insurance. If your licence does not incorporate a photograph ensure you carry your passport to validate the licence. If the vehicle is not registered in your name, carry a letter from the registered owner giving you permission to drive.
Drinking and driving: Don’t do it. Over 0.05 per cent and you could face anything from a severe fine, withdrawal of your licence, up to imprisonment.
Fines: On the spot fines are issued. Ensure an official receipt is issued by the officer collecting the fine.
Fuel: All grades of unleaded petrol (benzin), diesel (gasoleo ‘A’) and LPG are available as well as lead substitute additive. Leaded no longer exists. It is allowed to carry petrol in a can. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, although they probably won’t work at automatic pumps, which are often the only pumps open out-of-hours and at lunch-time (from noon to 3pm) away from the Autoroutes. It’s a good idea to let your card issuer know you will be travelling abroad. This ensures they don’t suspend your card if they spot it being used in unfamiliar places, which they sometimes do as an anti-fraud measure.
GB sticker: UK registered vehicles displaying Euro-plates (circle of 12 stars above the national identifier on blue background) no longer need a GB sticker when driving in European Union countries.
Headlamp converters are compulsory.
Lights: dipped headlights should be used in poor daytime visibility. Motorcycles must use dipped headlights during the day at all times.
Minimum age for driving, provided you hold a full UK licence, is 18 for a car and for a motorcycle over 75cc. If you’ve got an old-style all- green licence you might find the police will not understand them, so either get them up-dated or take an International Driving Permit as well.
Motorcycle drivers and passengers must wear crash helmets.
Motor insurance: third-party insurance is compulsory. A green card is not required but your insurer should be advised of your trip.
Replacement bulb set is compulsory.
Seat belts are compulsory for front and rear seat occupants, if fitted.
Snow chains are recommended to be carried in the Spanish Pyrenees and all mountainous regions of Spain during winter, and if you do not carry and fit them when conditions demand the police can prevent you continuing your journey. Click for general information on winter tyres and snow chains.
Visibility Vests are now compulsory in Spain. the vests should be carried in the car, and put on before getting out. Do this and you will not have a problem.
Warning triangle is compulsory. One only is required for non-Spanish registered vehicles. Two required for Spanish vehicles, but to avoid difficulties with the police we recommend two triangles should be carried.
Taxation in Spain
Spanish tax issues can be complicated, it is always wise to seek professional advice. Residents receive an identification number called a ‘Numero de Identificacion de Extranjero’ (NIE), which you will need when paying taxes (it also doubles as a social security number).
You will be liable in Spain for income tax on your worldwide income and capital gains, but agreements are in place to prevent you paying tax twice on the same income.
Individuals and Companies that are liable to pay taxes in Spain are classified by the Inland Revenue System in two main categories:
SPANISH RESIDENTS (Individuals and Companies)
SPANISH NON RESIDENTS (Individuals and Companies)
If none of the above residents criteria are met by an individual or organisation he/she will be considered as Non-Residents for the whole tax year and will be taxed accordingly. A person or entity may prove its tax residence in a specific country by a certificate issued by the Tax Authority in that country. The period of validity of these certificates is one year.
In turn Spanish Individual Residents are classified into 2 different Working Categories:
Autonomos (Self-employed) or
Trabajadores por Cuenta Ajena (Employees).
Depending on our residence status and working Category, one is liable to file and/or pay certain tax returns to different state levels; National, Regional autonomous and Local (municipality) taxes. Most individuals and organisations will probably need to comply with one or more Spanish taxes in accordance to his/her economic activities, incomes and/or property ownership within the Spanish territory.
Taxes payable on property in Spain include VAT, stamp duty and sometimes a local tax called ‘plus valia’. Property owners must also pay a tax called IBI (Impuesto sobre Bienes Inmuebles), which funds local services, education etc.
Inheritance tax – payable on gifts or property you are left when someone dies and benefits the region where you live
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