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A Comprehensive Guide to Self-Employment (Autónomos) in Spain

A Comprehensive Guide to Self-Employment (Autónomos) in Spain

Becoming self-employed, or an “autónomo,” in Spain can be a rewarding venture filled with opportunities but it also requires thorough understanding of the regulatory and financial obligations.  If you’re planning to relocate to Spain and are considering self-employment, this guide by Entre Trámites will walk you through the essential

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Why Summer Can Feel So Hard for Internationals in Barcelona

Why Summer Can Feel So Hard for Internationals in Barcelona

Barcelona, with its stunning architecture, vibrant culture, and beautiful beaches, is a dream destination for many. However, for internationals living in this bustling city, summer can be a paradoxical experience. While the season promises warmth, festivity, and an influx of tourists, it also brings unique challenges that

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The Whirlwind of Returning Home for the Holidays: Navigating Family, Food, and Fun

The Whirlwind of Returning Home for the Holidays: Navigating Family, Food, and Fun

Ah, the holiday season! That magical time of year when you leave behind your life in Barcelona and head back to your country of origin. It’s a whirlwind of reunions, nostalgia, and the sweet (and sometimes overwhelming) chaos of trying to see everyone and do everything in

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Preparing for Family and Friend Visitors in Barcelona: Coping Strategies and Setting Boundaries

Preparing for Family and Friend Visitors in Barcelona: Coping Strategies and Setting Boundaries

Living in Barcelona as an expatriate is a unique and enriching experience. The city’s vibrant culture, stunning architecture, and Mediterranean charm make it an attractive destination not just for you but also for your friends, family, second cousins or acquaintances from many moons ago (everyone loves Barcelona)!

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Navigating the Language Labyrinth in Catalunya: To Learn Spanish or Catalan?

Navigating the Language Labyrinth in Catalunya: To Learn Spanish or Catalan?

  Moving to a new country is a thrilling adventure, brimming with opportunities and challenges. For those who have relocated to Catalunya, the question of language often becomes a central focus. Catalunya’s unique bilingual landscape—where both Spanish and Catalan hold significant roles—can leave newcomers feeling overwhelmed. Disregarding

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Volunteering Opportunities in Barcelona, Spain: A Path to Enhancing Expat Mental Health and Community Integration

Volunteering Opportunities in Barcelona, Spain: A Path to Enhancing Expat Mental Health and Community Integration

Living in an unfamiliar city as an international can present unique challenges, including feelings of isolation and a lack of social connections. However, internationals in Barcelona have an incredible opportunity to engage with their new community through volunteering. This reflective article highlights the benefits of volunteering for

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Celebrating Pride 2024: Queer and LGBTIQ+ Resources for English-Speaking Internationals in Barcelona

Celebrating Pride 2024: Queer and LGBTIQ+ Resources for English-Speaking Internationals in Barcelona

Pride Month, celebrated every June, holds immense significance for the LGBTIQ+ community worldwide. It is a time to honour the history, achievements, and ongoing struggles of the queer community.  Pride Month serves as a reminder of the importance of visibility, acceptance, and equality, fostering a sense of

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The Power of Rituals in Managing Expat Life: A Guide to Finding Stability in Transition

The Power of Rituals in Managing Expat Life: A Guide to Finding Stability in Transition

Navigating the life of an expatriate can be a thrilling adventure filled with new experiences and opportunities. However, it is sure to bring about significant levels of uncertainty and ambiguity. Moving to a new country involves adapting to different cultures, languages, and environments, which can be daunting

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NIE, TIE, CUE and Empadronamiento in Spain: Differences and Conditions

NIE, TIE, CUE and Empadronamiento in Spain: Differences and Conditions

In the complex maze of administrative procedures in Spain, it is crucial to understand the differences between the NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero), the TIE (Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero), the CUE (Certificado de Usuario de Extranjería) and the empadronamiento in Spain. Each of these documents

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Navigating Life’s Complexities: How Therapy in Barcelona Addresses Diverse Therapy Goals

Navigating Life’s Complexities: How Therapy in Barcelona Addresses Diverse Therapy Goals

Therapy in Barcelona is a sanctuary of hope and support for the international community living in this vibrant city. Our English speaking therapy practice specialises in catering to the unique psychological needs of expatriates, digital nomads, students, and families who find themselves navigating the complexities of life

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