Expat Support Services
References and Referrals
Moving to a new country is stressful, not least so due to the language barrier and the seemingly endless red tape involved in getting paper work in order. With personal experience of relocation and over ten years experience in the legal sector, we can smooth the way allowing you to concentrate on what is really important, getting settled in. We can provide bilingual assistance and local knowledge every step of the way.
Whether you urgently need a plumber or are looking for a job, we can provide references and advice. From property viewings, to negotiations with builders or visits to the tax authorities, we can accompany you to ensure that nothing is lost in translation. All this from our capable Barcelona-based team with a wealth of personal and professional experience to reassure you and help you get to grips with the peculiarities of Spanish bureaucracy.
Need a job doing but not sure who to trust? We can provide you with references for anything from plumbers to pool cleaners and from bricklayers to babysitters, all tried and tested local collaborators who are used to working with expats.
We can also offer you general advice on things like looking for a job, identifying a school for your children, finding a Spanish course, amongst many others!
Relocating to Spain involves a lot of paperwork, from obtaining your foreigners ID number (NIE), opening a bank account and changing names on utilities bills to signing the deeds for your new flat, paying your taxes or registering for local schools. These tasks can prove overwhelming when you are new to the system and more so if you do not fully understand what is being explained to you. We offer a tailor-made interpretation service, giving you all the background information you need and accompanying you personally to appointments so that you are always well informed.
As well as speaking fluent English, Spanish, French and Catalan, we draw on years of personal and professional experience to help you over the hurdles of Spanish bureaucracy.