Whilst I often use forums and Facebook pages as a source of information, I sometimes find the information misleading or advice provided off-putting. This was the case when I began researching registering a UK car in Spain. In fact I found so much contradictory information, out there, that i decided to write about my own experience of registering a UK car In spain in the hope that it would help others 🙂
Now some of you are going to say … “why did you bring your car to Spain, it’s easier just to buy a Spanish car”.
I am not going to argue with that. There are certainly many benefits in having a Spanish car and it maybe we buy a Spanish car in the future. For us, it was simply a matter of circumstances that led us to having a UK car in Spain. Continue reading →
I found out today that we have repatriation insurance and that this is part and parcel of opening a Spanish Bank account. This discovery came in the form of both an unexpected and unexplained deduction from our Spanish Bank account.
In the past, I have been the victim of both fraudulent activity and unexplained deductions from Bank accounts. As such I have a got into the habit of regularly checking our accounts to make sure there have been no strange transactions. Continue reading →
Another milestone was reached today, as our Solicitor has confirmed that he is in receipt of my ‘Numero de Identificacion de Extranjero‘ (NIE number). A NIE number is a tax identification in Spain for everyone who is not a Spanish citizen.
You will need an NIE number as a foreigner in Spain to do any of the following: Continue reading →
The next stage of our property purchase was to arrange a power of attorney. For a lot of people this is an essential part of buying a property abroad. I mean, who has either the time or the money to travel and be available for the more mundane aspects of property purchase ?
However, I found that when I mentioned that I was going to arrange a Power of Attorney, there was always someone to act as the voice of doom and gloom and telling me all the reasons why I should not do it. Continue reading →
It was an early morning start to our final week on holiday in Andalucia, as I was heading to Almeria airport to pickup my sister who was arriving at 9:30am.
There were lots of wind farms along the way …
as well as an intriguing looking castle sitting alone on a hill on the edge of the Sierra Nevada. I later googled it and found out it was Calahorra Castle – its duly been added to the ‘must visit’ list. Continue reading →
It was already our second week on holiday in Andalucia. My parents were flying from Gatwick to Almeria so we needed to top up on provisions. The plan was to drive the 25 kilometers to Baza, however, passing through the village of Cullar (about half way) we thought we may be able to save both time and fuel and get all we needed there. Continue reading →