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How to – Apply for your Spanish Social Security Number

How to – Apply for your Spanish Social Security Number Why do I need it? Every person who works for a registered company or is self-employed in Spain is required to have a Social Security Number, called anúmero de afiliación de la Seguridad Social. Social Security is generally paid for by an employer. This number…
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How to – Put your car through an ITV Test

GETTING YOUR CAR THROUGH A ITV WHAT IS AN ITV – The ITV (Inspección Técnica de Vehículos) is the road-worthiness test for a motor vehicle in Spain. It is the equivalent of an MOT in the UK. ITV tests are compulsory and may only be undertaken by an authorised garage. The aim of the test is…
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How to get your Padron

What is a “Certificado de Empadronamiento”? The Empadronamiento, also known as the Padrón Municipal de Habitantes, is a municipal register or census record, similar to an electoral roll. To register on the Padrón is to “empadronarse“. Registering on the empadronamiento places a resident of a town on the list of local inhabitants. Registration with the Padrón Municipal de Habitantes is obligatory for anyone planning…
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EASY SANGRIA AND TINTO VERANO RECIPES

RED WINE SANGRIA 3 parts red wine 1 part orange juice or fanta orange 2 parts lemonade or fanta lemon 6 splashes of brandy 6 splashes of peach schnnaps ice Sliced fruit such as oranges, lemons, peaches. Method Mix all the ingredients together in a large jug and add more red wine, orange juice or…
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GUIDE TO BUYING PROPERTY IN SPAIN

Please note the following is just a guide and legal advice should be sought  Finding the Right Property Examine your reason for buying property in Spain. Where in Spain you want to buy property depends on whether you want the property as an investment, as a vacation home, or to live in permanently. If you’re buying…
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HOW TO REGISTER A UK CAR ONTO SPANISH PLATES

Foreign plates (anything but Spanish) are permitted ONLY 30 days in Spain if you’re a resident. Rule changed from April 2017.  If caught you will be fined up to 500 euros, your car impounded for almost six months at 9 euros per day until the vehicle is on Spanish plates! The police are currently upholding…
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DINNING GUIDE AND SPANISH MEAL TIMES

SPANISH DINING GUIDE Spain has a tendency to break every rule when it comes to dining and drinking. Bars here are an ideal spot for breakfast, cafés always serve beer and pubs are perfect places to have an authentic meal. Picking the wrong type of place for the time of day or the style of…
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Types of Spanish Cheese

SPANISH CHEESE There are over 150 different types of cheese made in Spain, below you will find a description of the most popular. Spanish cheeses can be divided into three main classes: Fresco: fresh cheese which has not been cured or aged Semi curado: semi-cured cheese which has been aged for two or three months Curado: cured cheese…
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SPANISH POLICE – WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR

SPANISH POLICE – WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR It can be a little confusing to most newcomers to Spain, that there are three separate Police Forces that operate, with varying responsibilities, all of whom are armed. The Guardia Civil – Wear green uniforms and were generally feared during Franco’s era due to…
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