Relocating To Lanzarote
Here is Clarity Consulting’s Quick Guide to Relocating to Lanzarote.
Thanks to freedom of movement within the European Union you as a EU citizen can basically get on a plane with your one way ticket to Lanzarote. There are no visa entry requirements and you do not have to have employment arranged in advance of your arrival.
There are two main options. You can either attempt to drive yourself, and belongings to the island via a ferry journey from Cadiz via Las Palmas normally a few days at sea.
Or you can fly yourself here with a one-way ticket and then either ship or have a haulage company move your belongings over for you. Most people choose the latter option, as it usually works out cheaper and saves a fair amount of time.
You may find this Official U.K government link useful. https://www.gov.uk/living-in-spain
There’s more to moving or relocating to Lanzarote than just the amazing landscape and sunshine, for most of us there will be work commitments. Living and Working in Lanzarote
Then there’s the family to think about if there are children of school age involved in the relocation you may need to think about which school, private or public spanish the island offers a good choice of both. Schools in Lanzarote
Here are few of the most often asked Questions..
How do we get Registered with the local Doctor and Hospital?. Please see Health Care in Lanzarote
What is the NIE number and how and why do i need one? NIE stands for “Número de Identidad de Extranjero”, which translates to Foreigners Identity Number. All persons and companies operating in Spain must have an identification number. read more
Do i have to become a Resident of Lanzarote? You may choose to stay as a non-resident, or apply for residency. Depending on your circumstances and length of stay on Lanzarote. read more
Should I bring or ship my car from the UK? The answer to this is easy, NO unless its value to you personally is priceless or its a LHD. It is a lot easier and in some cases cheaper to buy a car once you have settled. New car prices can be cheaper in Lanzarote than in some other parts or the EU. To read more. https://www.gov.uk/taking-vehicles-out-of-uk/for-12-months-or-more
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