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Week 3 Work in Barcelona!

WEEK 3: Paperwork

Welcome to the third blog of our theme month. The entire month of May in 2022 we organised the Work in Barcelona! month.


This month was all about providing you with the ultimate guide to working in Barcelona, where we dived into a different topic every week. On the right you can see the different theme weeks.


We shared our best tips on how to improve your employability through CV writing and your social media presence. As well as, how the Spanish work culture works, what kind of paperwork and documents you’ll need and lastly living in Barcelona.


In this third week’s blog, we talked all about paperwork. You’ve found a job, but now what?! Then comes the arranging of all your Spanish paperwork, which can be a long and dreadful process if you don’t know how everything works or if you don’t speak the language.


We discussed everything you will need to work and live in Barcelona and how to arrange your NIE, empadronamiento, seguridad social, amongst other things. We explained what these things are, whether you need it and if so, where you can get it. On our website, we have the best database of companies and agents who are experts in guiding you through the process and, if desired, arranging everything for you.


Since this is one of the most important steps when moving to Barcelona, make sure you keep reading!



The 24th of May we organized the Work in Barcelona! Job Fair. This time we tried taking a different approach. We talked business but in a casual setting, at the beach bar: Club Soda!


The fair was the perfect opportunity for everyone looking for or interested in working in Barcelona to explore the job opportunities in Barcelona! At the fair several recruitment agencies attended, but also companies focused on helping expats with anything related to starting work life in Barcelona!

This weeks sponsor: Teleperformance Spain

We would like to thank our sponsor of this week: Teleperformance Spain. 


Teleperformance Spain is an International Company with more than 40 years of experience offering customer service to global remarkable brands, transforming passion into excellence.


As one of the main employers within the private sector, their strategy is to attract and retain the best people, as well as provide the best work environment. Inspiring their teams around the world is their challenge to get satisfied employees who create the best experience, satisfaction and customer retention.

WORK IN BARCELONA MONTH (sponsored by Telus International AI Data Solutions)

Did you miss out on one of our other theme weeks of the month? Not to worry, you can find those blogs here:


Week 1 – Job Search Tools and Social Media Presence

During our first week we provided you with the necessary information to kick-start your job search and career. Including job search tools, a Barcelonian style CV and how to present yourself on social media.

(Don’t forget to check our blog for the first week)


Week 2 – Spanish Work Culture

The second week has been all about providing you with all the information necessary to help you integrate into the real Spanish working lifestyle. Think about cultural differences, what companies are located in Barcelona, and Spanish pay slips.

(Don’t forget to check our blog for the second week


Week 4 – Living in Barcelona (sponsored by Webfleet Solutions)

We closed this month off with discussing everything that comes with living in Barcelona apart from work. Think about establishing a social life, transport, healthcare, language learning, and housing.

(Don’t forget to check our blog for the fourth week)

  • Seri
    30 May 2022 at 10:13

    Hi, thank you for your detailed blog post! I am currently in the process of applying for my Empadronamiento and wondering if it is still necessary to apply for the "Residencia", too? I have read that before but can't find any info here 🙂
    Thanks so much, have a good day!

    • koen
      20 June 2022 at 14:17

      Dear Seri,

      It is important to have the residency certificate if you live permanently in Spain, since the Empadronamiento has a expiration date. The residency certificate might be needed for administrative purposes.

      If you have any further questions feel free to comment or mail to

      Have a wonderful day!

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