Resist the urge to overpack when making the move. Carrying excess baggage can weigh you down during the journey and lead to unnecessary expenses. Instead, focus on packing only the essentials and contemplate acquiring larger items upon your arrival.
While the temptation may be strong to bring everything when relocating to Spain, shipping costs can be steep, and not everything may find a place in your new home.
Take the opportunity to declutter, bringing only items with sentimental value or those challenging to replace. Consider options like selling, donating, or storing the non-essential items. This approach not only saves money but also streamlines the moving process.
We want to take this opportunity to inform the reader that if they decide to reside in Spain through a Temporary Residency as Non-EU citizens and wish to relocate their furniture, personal belongings, or vehicles to Spain, the tariff rates and procedures may vary depending on the country of origin. Therefore, to avoid unpleasant surprises, we advise you, prior to the move, to contact a specialised customs tax company where they can provide information on the requirements, deadlines, and, if applicable, the taxes to be paid.
Failing to grasp the intricacies of bureaucracy.
A common oversight when relocating to Spain is underestimating the intricacies of the bureaucracy. Renowned for its sluggish pace, the Spanish bureaucratic process often extends over months, and in some cases, even years.
For instance, obtaining a TIE card as a non-EU citizen may entail a wait of six months or more.