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Just Moving to Madrid, Spain - What to do?

Old Feb 14th 2019, 2:23 pm
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Hi community members,

I recently took the decision that I want to consider moving to Madrid as I run a digital service, marketing agency and am self-employed (I can work anywhere in the world). For context, the company is UK based and I pay myself in dividends and salary etc.

I am not 100% sure I will move to Spain to become a permament tax-resident but am currently finding an apartment. I arrived two days ago to Madrid (mid-February) I was planning on exploring as a tourist (on short-term lease apartment/Airbnb) and then deciding whether to move here after 3 months. It would be a big hassle to declare residency and change my taxation structure before I've decided.

However, now I am concerned that I need to do something now to declare that I'm here, as people could be suddenly told to leave after BREXIT?

Thank you,

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Hi community members,

I recently took the decision that I want to consider moving to Madrid as I run a digital service, marketing agency and am self-employed (I can work anywhere in the world). For context, the company is UK based and I pay myself in dividends and salary etc.

I am not 100% sure I will move to Spain to become a permament tax-resident but am currently finding an apartment. I arrived two days ago to Madrid (mid-February) I was planning on exploring as a tourist (on short-term lease apartment/Airbnb) and then deciding whether to move here after 3 months. It would be a big hassle to declare residency and change my taxation structure before I've decided.

However, now I am concerned that I need to do something now to declare that I'm here, as people could be suddenly told to leave after BREXIT?

Thank you,

H
Relax a bit, you have 90 days as a tourist so in theory can only register as a resident after March 29th. No one will suddenly be told to leave, try and imagine the planning the local government would need to do in organise such a process..
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Thanks - where does March 29th come from? Thanks for your support on that and response - much appreciated.
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Thanks - where does March 29th come from? Thanks for your support on that and response - much appreciated.
Brexit date at the moment..
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People wont be told to leave, but we all might need a visa to be here...
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Does anyone have a lawyer they recommend in Madrid area to do this for me? I have just moved here (and haven't yet been here 30-days). I would like to register as a resident but via the correct process to get it correct first time around.
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Does anyone have a lawyer they recommend in Madrid area to do this for me? I have just moved here (and haven't yet been here 30-days). I would like to register as a resident but via the correct process to get it correct first time around.
What you really need is a "Gestor" they tend to do all the public administration jobs.. Do not know one in Madrid but a check in a local directory should show several.
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Well I would get going fast. You need to get medical insurance and sign on padron. You will then sounds like need to do the paperwork to autonomo etc. Quite a lot to start . Then you need to make an appointment which might mean waiting a week at least. Given that next week is a Puente I would just find any Spanish speaking lawyer or accountancy firm to start immediately. Remember if the government decide to leave without a deal the 29th of March that could be your last date. Might not happen but better safe than sorry
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