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Old May 29th 2022, 9:26 am
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Hello Everyone
i am a general nurse looking to move in or around Alicante in the next 12 months with my husband . I have lots of questions and am struggling to find answers.
how easy is it to find work ? Where do I start
property I am having no issue with
Brexit gives me worries can I live in Alicante now I don’t want to spend half my time back in the uk
many advice would be so appreciated thanks sue
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Old May 29th 2022, 10:02 am
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If you only have British passport and not one from EU/EEA like Ireland, or you aren't married to an EU citizen, you will need a visa to live and work in Spain. To work as a nurse in a healthcare setting, you need to be sponsored by potential employer, who needs to demonstrate there is no suitable Spanish or EU candidates for the post. Given that there is nurse unemployment in Spain, chances of a visa look remote.
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You'd need a employment or self-employment visa now and for that you need to have accepted a job offer (employment) or have a business plan (self-employment).

Spanish consulate in London

You'd need to use your 90/180 day tourist allowance to find a job and somewhere to live (probably easiest to start renting). Job website is infojobs.net but there may be more specialised nursing employment websites - I guess you're going to have to speak Spanish though. Property websites are fotocasa.es and idealista.com.

Also you will only be able to drive on a UK licence when visiting as a tourist and in the first six months of your residency, unless a new agreement is announced.

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Originally Posted by Bluebirds21
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i am a general nurse looking to move in or around Alicante in the next 12 months with my husband
When you say you are looking to move with your husband, does that mean your husband has been given a posting to Spain and you want to join/accompany him?
Or does it simply mean that you want to move and bring him with you?
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Would the OPs qualifications be recognised in Spain if she wants to work as a Nurse? but as others have said the stumbling block is the Visa
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My daughter has been here for 16 years, speaks fluent Spanish, Valencian and English. She has just completed all her exams to be an emergency health 'paramedic' (May2021). She can't get a job for love nor money - there just aren't very many at the moment. I guess it depends on area but I can't see this route working too well for you.

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Prior to Brexit many Spanish nurses were trying to get work in UK as it is hard to find similar positions in Spain. I very much doubt the OP would have much success in Spain unless bilingual and willing to do extra qualifications here. Plus UK qualifications are no longer automatically acceptable now we ate no longer in EU
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Originally Posted by Bluebirds21
Hello Everyone
i am a general nurse looking to move in or around Alicante in the next 12 months with my husband . I have lots of questions and am struggling to find answers.
how easy is it to find work ? Where do I start
property I am having no issue with
Brexit gives me worries can I live in Alicante now I don’t want to spend half my time back in the uk
many advice would be so appreciated thanks sue
If you or your husband is nearing retirement age and you both still would like to live in Spain you could start making plans for the future. If so you would need to find out all you can about the non lucrative visa which would be the first step.

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Lot of nurses out of work and 9,000 Spanish nurses went to the UK so to be honest I don't think you'd find it easy to get a visa.
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