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Relocating to Spain and work

Posted: Mon Oct 2, 2023 5:42pm
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Alison74

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Location: Cómpeta

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My husband and I are both 49 and are wanting to leave the UK and come to Spain. We have a small property to sell and would still want to work. We are looking in the Malaga province. I am a Chiropodist and my husband is a manager of respite services, but we were hoping to come out and possibly work for ourselves in a small cafe as we have both worked in hospitality before. We have heard horror stories of needing hundreds of thousands of pounds to move and just wanted some genuine advice on the reality of moving to Spain and still needing to work. Thanks in advance for your help. 

Tracytrace

Posted: Sun Oct 8, 2023 9:26am

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Location: Benalmadena

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Posted: Sun Oct 8, 2023 9:26am

Hello

Let me know how you get on and if you need any staff 🙈😊🤣 I’ve worked in hospitality and am trying to learn Spanish . I looked into moving a while back and am pretty sure you don’t need hundreds of thousands , just enough to live if you move without work to go to 

I’m serious by the way 

AliCee

Posted: Mon Oct 9, 2023 10:08am

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Location: La Cala De Mijas

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Posted: Mon Oct 9, 2023 10:08am

We moved last year but we have retired early so no requirement to work. But we used Chris at upsticks.es for all the form filling and advice.  He has a lot if contacts.  We feel it was well worth paying someone to do this as we have heard about some people constantly sending forms backwards and forwards, both costly and time consuming, especially when you are trying to co-ordinate a house sale into the mix!  It cuts the stress!  They have a lot of  helpful videos on YouTube too!  All I know about moving and working is that you can only take a job that has first been advertised to the Spanish, then Europeans, and if they still can’t find someone it is opened to third countries, like UK. You may have more luck with your chiropody than working in a cafe!  Sorry I can’t help any more. 

Blondie1369

Posted: Mon Oct 9, 2023 11:53am

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Posted: Mon Oct 9, 2023 11:53am

Alison74 wrote on Mon Oct 2, 2023 5:42pm:

My husband and I are both 49 and are wanting to leave the UK and come to Spain. We have a small property to sell and would still want to work. We are looking in the Malaga province. I am a Chiropodist and my husband is a manager of respite services, but we were hoping to come out and possibly wor...

...k for ourselves in a small cafe as we have both worked in hospitality before. We have heard horror stories of needing hundreds of thousands of pounds to move and just wanted some genuine advice on the reality of moving to Spain and still needing to work. Thanks in advance for your help. 

Highly recommend Jessica @ Decipher Spain 

A wealth of knowledge and will tell you exactly what is required for your situation, without her we would be lost currently sorting all our requirements with us 


hope this helps - we honestly felt lost 

Bryan61

Posted: Mon Oct 9, 2023 12:27pm

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Location: Mijas Golf

Joined: 25 Apr 2021

Posted: Mon Oct 9, 2023 12:27pm

As far as I am aware unless you are an EU national you cannot work in Spain without a visa. To be able to work you can obtain a Golden Visa which means an investment of euros 0.5 million in either property, a business or other investments. The Golden visa costs about 4,000 euros to obtain and you will need a reliable lawyer to organise this for you.

The other way is a Non-Lucrative visa but I am not sure this gives you the right to work in Spain.

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Alison74

Posted: Mon Oct 9, 2023 1:20pm

Alison74

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Posted: Mon Oct 9, 2023 1:20pm

Bryan61 wrote on Mon Oct 9, 2023 12:27pm:

As far as I am aware unless you are an EU national you cannot work in Spain without a visa. To be able to work you can obtain a Golden Visa which means an investment of euros 0.5 million in either property, a business or other investments. The Golden visa costs about 4,000 euros to obtain and you...

... will need a reliable lawyer to organise this for you.

The other way is a Non-Lucrative visa but I am not sure this gives you the right to work in Spain.

Thanks for the information. That’s along the lines of what I’ve found through my research but thought people living there may have found different ways. Thought it was worth asking

Alison74

Posted: Mon Oct 9, 2023 1:23pm

Alison74

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Location: Cómpeta

Joined: 9 Aug 2023

Posted: Mon Oct 9, 2023 1:23pm

AliCee wrote on Mon Oct 9, 2023 10:08am:

We moved last year but we have retired early so no requirement to work. But we used Chris at upsticks.es for all the form filling and advice.  He has a lot if contacts.  We feel it was well worth paying someone to do this as we have heard about some people constantly sending forms backw...

...ards and forwards, both costly and time consuming, especially when you are trying to co-ordinate a house sale into the mix!  It cuts the stress!  They have a lot of  helpful videos on YouTube too!  All I know about moving and working is that you can only take a job that has first been advertised to the Spanish, then Europeans, and if they still can’t find someone it is opened to third countries, like UK. You may have more luck with your chiropody than working in a cafe!  Sorry I can’t help any more. 

That’s definitely new information so thank you so much. Since Brexit it’s all become very complicated so any help and advice is great. May have to put the dream on hold until retirement. Thanks again

Jean pye

Posted: Mon Oct 9, 2023 2:56pm

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Location: La Cala De Mijas

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Posted: Mon Oct 9, 2023 2:56pm

Bryan61 wrote on Mon Oct 9, 2023 12:27pm:

As far as I am aware unless you are an EU national you cannot work in Spain without a visa. To be able to work you can obtain a Golden Visa which means an investment of euros 0.5 million in either property, a business or other investments. The Golden visa costs about 4,000 euros to obtain and you...

... will need a reliable lawyer to organise this for you.

The other way is a Non-Lucrative visa but I am not sure this gives you the right to work in Spain.

Hi Brian 

Do you know how much you need to live in Spain im retired and to obtain a residencia Please ?

Bryan61

Posted: Mon Oct 9, 2023 3:17pm

Posts: 40

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Location: Mijas Golf

Joined: 25 Apr 2021

Posted: Mon Oct 9, 2023 3:17pm

Jean pye wrote on Mon Oct 9, 2023 2:56pm:

Hi Brian 

Do you know how much you need to live in Spain im retired and to obtain a residencia Please ?

Assuming you do not wish to work then you will need a non-lucrative visa.

You will need a certain amount of money in your bank account. The amount keeps changing and depends how many family members you are. Best to check on-line as to the latest.

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