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So you finally bought a Spanish home... is part 2 of the useful resources for the proud owners of a Spanish home that Michelle has prepared for you.

The research continues! After already having sorted out the driving license, the medical card, your passport, your ferry, rail or plane tickets and bought a few more maps,(see part 1) you now have to work out the foreign property tax, how to vote abroad, how to get English radio, English news, even English tools as well as your favourite food from back home. You may need a free removal quote or a message centre where expates can reunite. We have included links to all these, as well as free online resources such as language translators and currency converters and job centres. Hopefully you will find all the information you need to run your new Spanish home!

You can also rest assured that Michelle has personally selected these links carefully.


Support for British Nationals Abroad: A Guide

The foreign and commonwealth office have launced a new consular guide. This is the first time that the details of what the Foreign Office can - and can't - do to help British people in trouble abroad have been set out in a single document.

Consular Registration.

It is advisable for British nationals who either own a Spanish home, are resident in or visiting certain countries to register their presence with the British Consulate in the relevant country. This allows us to keep in touch with British nationals when they are overseas and provide consular assistance in the event of an emergency. To do so, you must subscribe to the website.

Voting abroad.

Inland revenue.

British Government. Public services all in one place.

UK Embassies in Spain.

Free online language translator.

Free online currency converter. Worldnews in English for Spanish home owners.
A resource for British expatriates around the world. If you are looking to emigrate to Australia , New Zealand , Canada , USA or trying to find information on the immigration process, this is the place to start.

Expats abroad
is a worldwide expat resource network for English speaking expats who are traveling or living abroad. A message centre where expats can reunite.
Information on Living & Working Overseas.
Moving abroad or already living in a Spanish home, working or studying in a foreign country? Just landed offers you information, products and services to make survival easier, cheaper and generally more enjoyable.
Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions etc.
Spanish home owners will love this! The most comprehensive radio station search engine on the internet, containing links to over 10,000 radio station webpages and over 2500 audio streams from radio stations around the world.

Study abroad

When going to college seems like a holiday. You'll find all the ins and outs of studying abroad at this website.

Jobs in Spain.


Owning a Spanish home doesn't mean you can't eat British food anymore! These online shops will deliver to the door!
British Products, Worldwide Delivery. ExpatDirects' aim is to be a premier food delivery service UK provider of quality UK foods.
British Foods, Delivered World Wide
Worldwide exporters of Scottish hampers and every day Scottish food.
A massive selection of old fashioned sweets, lollipops, chocolate and confectionery hampers. Secure ordering. World-wide delivery from the UK .
UK Sweet shop and traditional English confectionery.

Why not try some Spanish food to:

The tapas dishes (or small snacks) of Spain. Recipes, ingredients, methods and the practicalities of what to buy, where to buy it, and how to prepare it.


British shop supplying tools to Spain.

You will need lots of tools for your Spanish home, so what better than the good old British tools that you understand!

House stuff:

Lawn & turf - Tepe Center.

We offer both home-grown and imported turf at very competitive prices, along with unsurpassed service and quality. We can deliver to any part of the country, the EU and North Africa.

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