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Get an appointment with the police: recommendations

International students staying in Barcelona for more than three months are required to have an identity card in Spain. A residence certificate is needed by EU citizens and they have 90 days from the date of arrival for processing. For…

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I’m an international student, what else may I need?

In addition to all the necessary procedures that you must carry out for your stay in Barcelona and which we have talked about in other posts, there are many small, time consuming details international students need to manage to settle…

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Why do I need health insurance to study in Spain?

  The answer is different when referring to UE residents and non-UE residents. In the case of UE students, they do not need it to legally reside in Spain, but ISR recommends that they hire one. UE residents can attend…

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Why is it mandatory to register in the City Council (empadronamiento)?

It is a Spanish legal requirement to officially register your residence with the City Council.   On the one hand, you will appear as resident of Barcelona in the Spanish Government’s records, and on the other, it is essential to…

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Obtaining the resident Visa: a challenging process!

Your school or university may have already informed you that if you are going to stay in Spain for more than three months it is mandatory to have an identification card (NIE). If you are from a country included in…

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Is it easy to open a bank account in Spain?

In most of the times, the answer is, yes it is. For the citizens of the EU member countries and some countries that have signed the international treaty on money laundering there are not many problems. But at ISR have…

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