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Looking for a job: motorcycle mechanic

Posted: Sat Oct 2, 2021 2:53pm
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guy1969

Posts: 4

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Location: El Cotillo

Joined: 2 Oct 2021

Hi, im new to this forum, we've have been coming to El Cotillo for a good few years now and would love to make the move from the UK one day. I run an online motorcycle parts business but used to run my own motorcycle repair business. This is something i'd be interested in either starting up or getting employed in. Is there anyone on here currently doing similar things maybe give me some tips. Unfortnately my spanish is not great but something im working on. 

Thanks

Guy

FuerteventuraNow

Posted: Sun Oct 3, 2021 10:01am

Posts: 17

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Location: Antigua

Joined: 19 Aug 2021

Posted: Sun Oct 3, 2021 10:01am

Unfortunately, now that the UK is no longer part of the EU it is a lot harder to move over and work here.  You must first apply for a working visa, the specific type and the requirements depend on whether you will be employed or self-employed.  To be employed you must have a full time permanent contract. This in itself is difficult to get because employers must prove to the authorities that the position could not be filled by a local person.  To be self employed or set up a company (both of which are expensive to do) you must have a complete business plan that can prove to the authorities that the business will indeed be viable.  Neither of these tasks will be easy.  I don't know the ins and outs of starting a company, but being self-employed (autonomo) costs about 300€+ a month, whether or not you have any income let alone profit. You start the process in the UK at the Spanish Consulate.

Another way to move over here is with a Non-Lucrative visa.  However, this visa does not allow you to work, but after a year when you come to renew your visa you could change it for a working visa. You will need to show at least 27000€ plus private health insurance with no exemptions and no excess with an insurance company approved by Spain in order to apply, plus medical certificate and a criminal check. You then have 3 months to come over and apply to be a resident (TIE). At the first year to renew your visa you must then prove finances for 2 years (ie 56000€), and again for years 4 & 5.  You then become a permanent resident.  Again visa is obtained at the Spanish Consulate in the UK

For your first 5 years you must not leave Spain for a total of more than 12 months, until you have your permanent residencia,

That's a brief summary of the main points!

On the plus side, there are motorbike and scooter clubs and a LOT of bikes on the island.  But I have to admit I do not know the situation regarding spares and repairs.

guy1969

Posted: Mon Oct 4, 2021 7:16pm

guy1969

Original Poster

Posts: 4

1 helpful points

Location: El Cotillo

Joined: 2 Oct 2021

Posted: Mon Oct 4, 2021 7:16pm

Thanks for the reply...a pipe dream I think. Looks like some longer holidays and a save a decent retirement fund

cheers

Guy

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