How to settle in Spain?
What steps to take to live and work there?

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Important clarification: This article was written in April 2020 and deals with regulation at the time we mention it!

DNI/NIE/TIE : What is it really?

In Spanish territory, the National Identity Card (CNI) is a document in the format of a credit card (tarjeta).
There are 2 cases:

  1. For local people :
    The "Documento Nacional de Identidad" (DNI), which is a white, plasified card that identifies its owner by an unique and personal number.
    It is an official document with photo that, like the Spanish passport, proves its spanish identity. Add a comment

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You are a play boy and you dream of getting married to a beautiful Spanish woman, rich, loving and who will bring you a dream life! ...
An advice! Forget it right away !!

Here, the men but also the women have a true and well rooted value! That of money!
Money does not contribute to happiness, but very actively helps everyone who has it, and here no one spits on it.
On the contrary, appearances, even superficial ones such as a beautiful car or a good appearance, are very widely a source of sales clichés. It's cultural and it is normal to show off when your social or fiancial situation allows it and even if this is not the case for everyone.

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Identity documents or passport, driving license, rental or employment contract, purchase of real estate, subscription to urban networks or the internet, etc. ...

these are sometimes simple steps ... sometimes a little more obscure!!

Almost as numerous as in France, official documents keep a very strong legal value in Spain and it is advisable to always carry with you, at least your DNI or NIE.

Mobile, internet, operators, infrastructures, qualities of the network,...
Spain is way ahead in all these areas and sometimes makes better than its neighbors on this technological sectors.

It is very easy to come to study throughout Spain, there are many exchange programs and everything is done to make life easier for newcomers.
Whether for an internship or for a complete cycle, each student will be able to integrate very easily and follow his course in so far as he masters a minimum the language.

Agriculture, automobile, transport, telecommunications and, of course tourism, are the main sectors of activity of the Spanish economy.

Different yields and sectors from one region to another, such is also the diversity and wealth of a country where the minimum wage is only € 730 net in 2019 but where many activities continue to develop ...

Jobs, working conditions and evolution in professional sectors.

Tradition and modernity are the two current sides (2020) of Spanish society as a whole and in its mode of operation.

The numerous European investments of the 1990s have provided this country a tool to acquire the latest generation of infrastructures (fiber optics and motorways for example) while remaining faithful to its numerous social and cultural traditions which forge its identity.

Parts from here and there!... 

Restaurants, inns, cafeterias, small and large dishes, ... There are plenty of opportunities to indulge yourself!

Catalonia and the Pyrenees are full of possibilities for excursions of all kinds!
From very moderate marked trails to intense sports routes, there is something for everyone.