Living in Spain

Guidance on your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU, accessing healthcare, getting a document legalised, English-speaking lawyers, how to vote abroad.

  1. Apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC)

    Applying for your free Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) or European Health Insurance Card (EHIC): who can apply and where you can use them.

  2. Get your document legalised

    Use the online service to get a UK document legalised.

  3. Healthcare for UK nationals living in Spain

    How to get state healthcare if you live, work or study in Spain.

  4. Living in Europe: citizens' rights if you moved before 1 January 2021

    Information for UK nationals living in the EU, EEA EFTA countries and Switzerland since before 1 January 2021, including guidance on residency and healthcare.

  5. Living in Spain

    Information for British citizens moving to or living in Spain, including guidance on residency, healthcare and passports.

  6. Living in Spain: useful information

    Information sheet with useful websites for British nationals living in Spain.

  7. Rape and sexual assault in Spain: information for victims

    Information for British nationals who are victims of rape or sexual assault in Spain, including Andorra.

  8. Register your S1 form in Spain online

    How to register your S1 form in Spain using the Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social (INSS) online portal.

  9. Spain travel advice

    Latest travel advice for Spain, including how to stay safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and information on returning to the UK.

  10. Spain: buying and renting property

    Information on legal requirements and advice for British nationals buying or renting property in Spain.

  11. Spain: lawyers

    Lists of English-speaking lawyers for British nationals in Spain.

  12. Spain: legal aid

    Guidance on how British nationals can obtain legal aid while in Spain.

  13. Spain: medical facilities and practitioners

    List of English-speaking medical facilities and practitioners for British nationals in Spain.

  14. Spain: register your residency

    How UK nationals who plan to live in Spain for more than 3 months must register as a resident and on the padrón at their town hall.

  15. Spain: translators

    List of translators and interpreters for British nationals in Spain.

  16. Support for British nationals abroad: a guide

    This guide highlights some of the main ways you can help yourself stay safe abroad and what help the FCDO can provide.

  17. UK benefits if you’re going or living abroad

    Find out what benefits you might be able to receive while you’re abroad and how to export them from the UK or claim them while abroad

  18. Voting if you move or live abroad

    How to vote if you move or live abroad, including eligibility and registration