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Moving from London to Corralejo

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2024 11:07pm
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Louisa P

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Location: Corralejo

Joined: 19 Jan 2024

Hi all!

After years of working hard in London and being pretty miserable with the cold unfriendly life here, I'd really like to try life in Corralejo. I already have a few friends there but they're Italian so they had no problem moving, working, living there etc. I doubt I would find a company who would sponsor me to move over so my question is is there any way to work there legally? I speak Spanish, Italian and French so hopefully the range of jobs I could do would be fairly big but it's the 'how' I'm stuck with. 

Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated.




Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2024 7:00am


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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2024 7:00am

There are working visas, but they're VERY difficult to obtain. 

The employment visa is for if you are offered a job by a Spanish company (or a foreign company with a Spanish presence). However, the company must prove that they have been unable to fulfil the position from local people.  The company has to complete a mound of paperwork, and then they have to get your visa started.  Sadly, therefore, they just don't even try.  As unemployment is high here, unless it is a highly specialised job, they will be able to fill the position locally.

The self-employment visa is also not that easy.  You must be able to prove that your business will not fail and be able to support you.  This will be by a very detailed business plan.

There is also what is termed the 'golden visa'.  For this, you must invest a minimum of €500,000 into property here.

You can see more details on moving here, along with links to the official pages, here 

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