Relocation Guides

Essential relocation guides to help you get settled in to your new life in Barcelona as an expat. 

Latest guides

If you’re planning on starting a family in Barcelona, read on to find out everything you need to know about pregnancy and childbirth in BCN.

If you’re considering studying a Master’s degree at one of the many international Business Schools in Barcelona, check out our guide.

Read on to find out how to find the perfect school for your child, how the education system here works and what makes educating your child in Barcelona so unique.

Want to know more about buying property in Barcelona, including the buying process and the different costs you can expect? We’ve got you covered!

Relocation guides

Paperwork

The Beckham Law is a special tax regime in Spain whereby you can keep on being taxed as a non-resident for your first 6 years in the country. Find out more here!

If you are living and working in Spain, you will be liable to pay taxes on your income and assets. Find out more about Spanish tax returns on our website.

There are various documents needed to live, work and study legally as an expat in Barcelona. Here you will find details of all essential paperwork.

Relocating to Barcelona made less stressful with our 12-step checklist for expats in BCN, helping you kick-start your new life in the Catalan capital.

Read our all-inclusive FAQ, for both EU and Non-EU expats living in Barcelona, on how to exchange your driving licence to a Spanish one.

What is a NIE number and how can I get one? Our guide for expatriates can tell you what you need to know and how to obtain your NIE in Barcelona.

Housing

Want to know more about buying property in Barcelona, including the buying process and the different costs you can expect? We’ve got you covered!

Want to know more about the various rental opportunities, the renting process in Barcelona and how to avoid scam? We’ve got you covered!

Read our latest blog to find out about the cost of living in Barcelona and the expenses you should expect when moving to the city.

Unfortunately expats can be the main target for scammers in Barcelona. Our latest article can help you to recognise and avoid apartment scams.

Family Life

If you’re planning on starting a family in Barcelona, read on to find out everything you need to know about pregnancy and childbirth in BCN.

Read on to find out how to find the perfect school for your child, how the education system here works and what makes educating your child in Barcelona so unique.

Students

If you’re considering studying a Master’s degree at one of the many international Business Schools in Barcelona, check out our guide.

Barcelona hosts more than 10 international business schools where you can study a Master’s degree. For more information on universities in Barcelona, click here!

Barcelona is by far one of the greatest destinations in Europe for foreign students and is full of many exciting prospects and opportunities. As the

Learn all about being an intern in Barcelona! Use our expertise to find the best internship program or work placement for you. Check out BCN internships here!

Health

Coronavirus restrictions will remain in place across Spain for the foreseeable future. Even though some of these restrictions may start to ease, it’s still wise

If you’re an expat in Spain, it can be challenging to get your head around a different health system. Read our article to find out more information.

Career

The Beckham Law is a special tax regime in Spain whereby you can keep on being taxed as a non-resident for your first 6 years in the country. Find out more here!

From content to layout – this article explains everything you need to know about preparing a CV to apply for Jobs in Barcelona and the rest of Spain. ​

Do you have unanswered questions about working in Barcelona as an expat? Find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding all things work related.

Read our article to find out if you’re eligible for El Paro (unemployment benefit) in Spain and how to apply in Barcelona.

Barcelona

Essential guide to all public transport in Barcelona, including information on the metro, trains, buses, taxis, cars, bicycles, ferries and the airport.

If despite all precautions you are the victim of a robbery in Barcelona, you should take immediate action. Read our article for more information.

To help you adapt to life in Barcelona we have prepared some information about the local etiquette for you to bear in mind as an expat.

Brits

The ultimate Brexit guide offers advice for British expatriates in Barcelona now that the UK has left the EU.

Dutch

Informatie over wonen en werken voor Nederlanders in Barcelona. Handige tips, vacatures en een overzicht van alle Nederlandstalige bedrijven gevestigd in Barcelona.

French

Useful information for French speakers in Barcelona. Find French jobs, French speaking healthcare professionals & useful addresses for French speakers in BCN.

German

Useful information for German speakers in Barcelona. Find German jobs, German speaking healthcare professionals & useful addresses for German speakers in BCN.

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