FAQ ABOUT SPAIN
Do I need a work permit to work in Spain?
EU nationals do not need a work permit to be employed in Spain as long as they have a residency and a valid passport. Once one is obtained you may work in Spain and benefit from the same treatment as Spanish nationals in terms of wage, union rights, working conditions and social security.
How do I become a resident in Spain?
Anyone living or spending more than 183 days a year in Spain is considered to be officially resident in the country and can apply for residency in any police station where one should be ready in a few months.
What is Spain's international dialling code?
To dial out from Spain you need to dial the international access code 00 followed by the country code you are dialling and the telephone number. To dial to Spain, you must dial the international access code 00 followed by Spain's country code which is 34 then the required telephone number.
What is it like driving in Spain?
As with most things it may take you a little while to get used to driving on the right hand side of the road, but once confident with this, driving in Spain is fine. Many of the road signs used are similar to the ones in the UK or other EU countries and even though during the summer months coastal roads can get a little busier, they still tend to be less congested than in the UK. Thanks to recent developments in Spain's transport infrastructure, roads are in general very well kept and it is well worth paying a few Euros to use the fantastic toll roads that link its every corner.
How do I go about finding healthcare?
All EU residents are entitled to Spanish healthcare and those of retirement age will benefit from it for free. All that is necessary is an E111 form which can be obtained from your local post office, which will explain to you exactly what you are entitled to and what documentation you may need. As well as this, private healthcare is also available and provides a fabulous service for a very reasonable price.