Relocation to Spain – Top Tips

Top tips on relocation to Spain to find work:

Read our recruiter’s expert advice to help you with relocation to Spain.

Alejandro Pino (Principal Recruiter in Spain): The work-life balance and general quality of life, along with the weather and beaches are just some of the reasons to think about moving to Spain. Are you considering a relocation to Spain to find work but are unsure where to start?  Here are some points to consider before making the move:

Legal Requirements: Before you make a move to Spain, ensure that you have all the necessary legal requirements and paperwork in order. Irish and EU citizens don’t need a visa to enter Spain, but if you plan to live in Spain for more than 3 months, you’ll need to get a Certificate of Registration after arriving in Spain. This includes obtaining a NIE number (a tax identification number for foreigners in Spain).

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Employment Opportunities: Research the job market in Spain to ensure that you have viable employment options. Consider reaching out to recruitment agencies and Spanish recruiters before your relocation to prepare in advance. This research may also guide you in terms of choosing a specific location or city.

Contact Alejandro today to find out about new job opportunities in Spain:

M: +34 629 72 14 95

E: [email protected]

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Cost of Living: The cost of living in Spain can vary depending on where you choose to live. Research the cost of living in the cities or towns you are considering and compare it to the cost of living in Ireland. This will help you make an informed decision about whether your relocation is financially viable and what adjustments you may need to make to your lifestyle and budget.

Location: Decide on a location. Spain has many beautiful cities and regions to choose from. Think about the type of lifestyle you want and the amenities you need. For example, do you prefer living in a big city like Madrid or Barcelona, or would you rather be near the beach in Valencia or Malaga?

Accommodation: Once you have determined your budget and location, start looking for rental listings. You can search online on websites such as Idealista, Fotocasa, or You can also work with a real estate agent or visit local property management offices.

Language: Spanish is the official language of Spain, and while many Spaniards speak English, it’s important to learn Spanish as it will make your transition easier. Start learning the language before you move and immerse yourself in the culture and language once you arrive. Consider taking classes or finding a language exchange partner to improve your language skills.

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