Practical Hints to Living in Spain
Practical Hints to Living in Spain

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General
Index Page
A brief introduction and overview of the site
Gandia
The principal town of la Safor in the province of Valencia.
General Information
Emergency services, natural hazards & daily life.
Banking and Bank Charges
Emergencies
Consumer Advice
Clothing
Insurance
Passport Loss & Renewal
Importing Household Goods
Gandia Area Social Club
Wills
Shopping in Spain
From street stalls to department stores, opening hours & markets.
Variety and Value
Spanish Markets - Times and Places
Dangerous Wildlife
Natural hazards to beware
Introduction to Spanish wildlife
Spiders, Insects and Scorpions
Wild Mammals
Snakes, Lizards and Toads
Sea Creatures
Health Care
A&E, Medical Registration and other medical matters.
Accident & Emergency
Elderly or Disabled
Medical Phrase Book
Blood Donors
Prescriptions
Medical Registration
Doctors Appointments
Hospital Admission
Dentists
Pensioners
Bilingual SOS Form
Carry at all times in case of emergency.
Language
While Castilian Spanish is spoken by the majority, there are 7 other official languages.
Castilian
Valencian and other languages
Learning Spanish
Teach Yourself Courses
Private Tuition
Residential Schools
Education
An overview of the Spanish education system
Location issues
Language issues
State schools
Registration
Private schools
Contacts
Spanish History
A brief review of the history of Spain from ancient times to the present day
Prehistory of Spain
Rome and Carthage
Visigoths & Moors
Reconquest & Voyages of Discovery
Artistry & the Armada
Napoleon & the End of Empire
Civil War, Despotism & Democracy
The New Millenium
Cars & Driving
Information about motor vehicle useage and ownership in Spain.
Driving License
Cars & the Law
Car Importation
Car Purchase
Car Insurance
Motorway Travel
Parking
Crime Prevention
Crime & Criminals along the Costas. Situations which may catch out the unwary.
Situations to Beware
Neighbourhood Watch
Useful Phrases
Property, Work & Money
Buying, Renting or Selling
Advice on buying, renting or selling property.
A Caution for Sellers
Looking for the Right Property
Where to Buy
Climate Caution
Working in Spain
Who to Buy From
Money Transfer to Spain
Property Purchase Assistance
Property Questionnaire
Request assistance locating property
Property, Residency & Law
Information about property purchase and Spanish residency
Property Purchase Law
Buying Off-Plan
Paying for Property
Professional Fees
Finance - Equity Loans
Vendor's Tax Liability
Real Estate Law
Property Purchase Check-List
Notary
Spanish Residency
Residencia legal requirement, advantages & the application process.
Residencia Legal Requirement & Benefits
Residencia Application
NIE & NIF numbers
What are they and how to register
Property Purchase Pitfalls
Issues, including Land Grab, which could affect your property purchase.
Telephone Availability
Valencia Land Grab
Water Supply
Removal Firms
Property for Sale
By direct negotiation with the owners
La Safor region of Valencia, Spain
New Property Developments
La Safor region of Valencia, Spain
Property to Let
For short term holiday hire or long term family accomodation.
 
Money Transfer
Using foreign exchange service companies to transfer funds abroad at a better rate.
Utilities
Compatibility with foreign devices, availability and service issues.
Electricity
Gas
Water
Telecomms
Cheaper Calls
ADSL Telephony
ADSL Video
ADSL Television
Working in Spain
For those wishing to work or run a small business in Spain.
Full-Time or Permanent Job Opportunities
Self-Employment Opportunities
Permit Application
EU Regulations
Job Seekers & Work Permits
Self Employment - Cuenta Propia
Non-EU Work Permits
Working Hours
Documentation
State Benefits
Spanish Economy
Overview of commerce and industry in Spain
Spanish Taxation
Introduction to the Spanish tax system and where to get help.
Overview of the main taxes
Inheritance Tax
Property Purchase Taxes
Tax Consultants
Contacts & Leisure
General Contacts
Consular, travel, service and recreational contacts for the region
Consular Offices
Airport Enquiries
Construction & Renovation Services
Entertainers & Musicians
Restaurants
Charitable Organisations
Service Associations
Solicitors & Legal Advisors
Translation & Interpretation Services
Hospitals, Surgeries, Clinics & Ambulances
Contact numbers for the Valencia region.
Public Hospitals
Health Centres
Red Cross Emergency Ambulance
Private or Contracted Ambulances
Private Clinics
Medical Contacts
English speaking general, specialist, complimentary and veterinary practitioners in Valencia.
Acupuncture
Chiropody
Chiropractic
Dentistry
Ear Nose & Throat
General Practice
Gynaecology
Heart & Lung
Homeopathy
Opthalmology
Orthopaedics
Osteopathy
Physiotherapy
Psychology
Veterinarians
Sports & Leisure
Sports, leisure & tourist information
Cimbing & Hill Walking
Fishing
Flying
Golf
Hunting
Sailing
America's Cup Valencia 2007
Rowing,Boating & Canoeing
Diving
Winter Sports
Jet Skiing
Surfing
Sports, leisure & tourist information contact pages.
Golf clubs of the Costa del Sol & Valencia
Aero clubs, flying schools & aerodromes
Tennis clubs
Sailing clubs & marinas
Tourist Information Offices in Spain
Tourist Information Offices abroad
The Fallas
The major annual festival of Valencia
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