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How to live in Andalusia if you are a foreigner?

More and more foreigners are deciding that starting a new life in Andalusia, more than just a holiday, can be a great opportunity in life

By My Spain Visa | Updated 22 Mar 2023 | Andalucia | Living In Andalucia | Login to add to YOUR Favourites Favourites Icon or Read Later

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Plaza Espana Seville Plaza Espana Seville

Plaza Espana Seville

How many times have you heard of the Costa del Sol or more commonly known as Andalusia? This popular autonomous community of Spain is famous both at home and abroad for its coastline, Mediterranean scenery, gastronomy, and rich culture. Tourists love this area for all its possibilities whether you prefer to stay in a quieter area in a small coastal town, or if you want to be in the centre of the hustle and bustle of cities like Seville or Malaga where fun is guaranteed as well as visits to the most emblematic monuments of the country and architectural landmarks of the world.

However, in recent years it is not only tourists who are flooding the streets and coasts of Andalusia, as more and more foreigners are deciding that a new life here, more than just a holiday, can be a great opportunity in life. Whether it's for work, to start a new business or because it's time to retire and enjoy time alone or with a partner and/or family, moving to Spain is an increasingly popular decision, especially amongst the British.

But what do you need to do to start a new life in the country? Sorting out the bureaucratic paperwork is the main headache for anyone thinking of moving to a new country. Luckily, there are online platforms such as My Spain Visa that can solve all these problems and guide you through all the steps to comply with Spanish law and avoid future problems.

It is a law firm, a visa boutique in Spain formed by a complete and professional team of lawyers specially trained and with a long experience in immigration matters, visas, special permits and, in general, everything that is related to Spanish law and the legal status of foreigners once they have arrived in Spain. With more than 10 years of experience you will get fully personalised guidance, immediate answers in less than 24 hours and a totally professional service from the beginning to the end of any process.

For example, one of the concerns of many foreigners who decide to come to live in Spain is how to obtain a residence permit and a visa that accredits their legal status in the country. So, the main thing to bear in mind is that the Non-Lucrative Visa Spain is the most popular and most recommended visa for expats who want to live legally in Spain.

The Non-Lucrative Visa is a unique residence permit for non-European citizens who wish to travel to Spain for a longer period than just a holiday. It should be noted that it is a non-profit residence permit, so the person concerned is not allowed to carry out any profitable work activity in Spain, therefore if you are interested in applying for this permit you cannot work in the country to benefit financially and you must be able to demonstrate the financial capability to live in the country without working. This permit can be renewed every 2x2 years, after which time you can choose to benefit from another type of permanent residence permit.