Living in Spain

Includes how to access healthcare, get a document legalised, lists of lawyers and how to vote abroad.

  1. Apply for a European Health Insurance Card

    Apply for or renew your free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) online.

  2. Get your document legalised

    Use the online service to get a UK document legalised

  3. Healthcare in Spain

    Healthcare advice for British nationals planning to live or living in Spain.

  4. How to buy property in Spain

    Information on laws and taxes for British nationals who want to buy or let property in Spain.

  5. Living in Spain

    Official information British people moving to and living in Spain need to know, including residency, healthcare and driving.

  6. Living in Spain - useful information

    This information sheet provides useful links to British Nationals living in Spain.

  7. Spain travel advice

    Latest travel advice for Spain including safety and security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health

  8. Spain: Information for victims of rape and sexual assault

    Information for British nationals affected by rape or sexual assault in Spain.

  9. Spain: lawyers

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

  10. Spain: legal aid

    Guidance on how Britain Nationals can obtain legal aid while in Spain.

  11. Spain: list of translators and interpreters

    List of translators and interpreters for British nationals in Spain.

  12. Spain: medical facilities and practitioners

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

  13. Spain: register your residency

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

  14. 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 FCO can provide.

  15. 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

  16. Voting when you’re abroad

    How to vote if you're going to be abroad temporarily on election day, and what to do if you're moving overseas long term