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Old Jan 24th 2019, 11:51 am
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Hello, I live in London and I'm looking to move to Spain in Feb.
I am in the process of choosing a law firm to assist me.
The lawyers have highlighted that in some areas in Spain it can be difficult and can take a very long to book the necessary appointments for the official matters.
Does anyone know if any areas are easier/faster to book appointments in?
Also, do you know how long the wait is?
I am looking to move to the Alicante region or another coastal area on that side.
Any insights and recommendations would be so appreciated
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Old Jan 24th 2019, 12:48 pm
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I would suggest that is complete rubbish and in any event you need not worry if there is a delay.

If and when you move to Spain there is no rush to apply for residency.
If you want to rent or buy you will need an NIE and any decent EA will arrange that for you very quickly.
If you want to buy a car you are not obliged to sign on the Padron. I did that at my Ayuntamiento in an hour.
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Well there is a rush if you are worried about Brexit and possible no deal, I would think?
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As I posted on another thread I heard from a reliable source that in Alicante there is a huge demand for residencia and so getting an appointment might be difficult.

Yes, I think it best to do ASAP as there will be Brexit cutoff dates.
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Thanks for your reply but I am in rush as no one really knows what will happen after the Brexit date
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Originally Posted by missile
I would suggest that is complete rubbish and in any event you need not worry if there is a delay.

If and when you move to Spain there is no rush to apply for residency.
If you want to rent or buy you will need an NIE and any decent EA will arrange that for you very quickly.
If you want to buy a car you are not obliged to sign on the Padron. I did that at my Ayuntamiento in an hour.
Thank you!
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As I posted on another thread I heard from a reliable source that in Alicante there is a huge demand for residencia and so getting an appointment might be difficult.

Yes, I think it best to do ASAP as there will be Brexit cutoff dates.
That's the area I was looking to move to
Thanks a lot for sharing good to know
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Well you need to apply at an office in the area you wish to reside so you will need to have an address in that community. Alicante city office might be easier than the likes of Elche or Torrevieja who are pretty full up last I looked
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Originally Posted by PICSOU
Hello, I live in London and I'm looking to move to Spain in Feb.
I am in the process of choosing a law firm to assist me.
The lawyers have highlighted that in some areas in Spain it can be difficult and can take a very long to book the necessary appointments for the official matters.
Does anyone know if any areas are easier/faster to book appointments in?
Also, do you know how long the wait is?
I am looking to move to the Alicante region or another coastal area on that side.
Any insights and recommendations would be so appreciated
I am in the process of doing Residencia.in Huelva

You will need a current Certificate of Empadriamento
An NIE
An address either owned or rental contract
Your EHIC Card with more than 1 year Validity
A Bank Stamped Certificate of your balance with more than €5000 showing

I am going to the office in Huelva tomorrow with the Lawyer We do not have an appointment
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Originally Posted by 1sexsmith
Well you need to apply at an office in the area you wish to reside so you will need to have an address in that community. Alicante city office might be easier than the likes of Elche or Torrevieja who are pretty full up last I looked
Thank you that's so helpful
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Originally Posted by guesswork
I am in the process of doing Residencia.in Huelva

You will need a current Certificate of Empadriamento
An NIE
An address either owned or rental contract
Your EHIC Card with more than 1 year Validity
A Bank Stamped Certificate of your balance with more than €5000 showing

I am going to the office in Huelva tomorrow with the Lawyer We do not have an appointment
Thanks for sharing all this info, I just checked Huelva it looks so beautiful!
I have a couple of questions if it's ok, are there any conditions on the length of the rent contract, like 6 months minimum?
And does the bank certificate include 3 months statements or just a total balance?
Good luck for tomorrow! Hopefully a successful one sending you positive vibes!
Thanks for your reply
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Originally Posted by PICSOU
Thanks for sharing all this info, I just checked Huelva it looks so beautiful!
I have a couple of questions if it's ok, are there any conditions on the length of the rent contract, like 6 months minimum?
And does the bank certificate include 3 months statements or just a total balance?
Good luck for tomorrow! Hopefully a successful one sending you positive vibes!
Thanks for your reply
I do not know about the rental contract but the Bank statement is just the current one
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I do not know about the rental contract but the Bank statement is just the current one
That's so good to know thanks for sharing!
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Is the EHIC card valid health insurance? Isn't it just for persons visiting a European country?
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Originally Posted by 1sexsmith
Is the EHIC card valid health insurance? Isn't it just for persons visiting a European country?
My lawyer said this will be sufficient
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