Ask us a question about Spain:
How do I go about learning the language?
Apart from language schools and courses you can attend in the UK, you will find several in Spain. These consist of: intensive courses, weekly classes or individual tuition. The Spanish will normally be happy to lend a helping hand while youre learning and will certainly respect you for having a go.
If I only intend to be in Spain for up to three months every now and then, what will I do about medical treatment?
In this case your form E111, which you can obtain from your local post office will be sufficient. If you intend to engage in dangerous sports activities, it may be wise to take extra travel insurance.
Could I set up a business in Spain?
Yes, you will find that theres plenty of scope for new businesses in this area. As the population is growing, so is the need for extra services. Again, no permit is required and you can register as a company or as self-employed. You will to make social security contributions. For this you will need your NIE number. You can apply for this when you sign for your property. It is a fiscal number similar to the national insurance number in the UK and is used as an identification number.
Can I get English TV channels in Spain?
You certainly can. There are various shops offering satellite packages. These are usually advertised in the local newspaper. It is worth shopping around to find the right package for you as prices vary depending on what you want. However, you will find that most of the packages work out cheaper than in the UK and youll also be pleased to know that you dont need a TV licence!