Living in Spain

Guidance on EU Exit changes, accessing healthcare, getting a document legalised, English-speaking 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. Living in Spain

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

  4. Living in Spain: useful information

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

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

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

  6. Spain travel advice

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

  7. Spain: buying property

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

  8. Spain: doctors

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

  9. Spain: healthcare

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

  10. Spain: lawyers

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

  11. Spain: legal aid

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

  12. 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.

  13. Spain: translators

    List of translators and interpreters for British nationals in Spain.

  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. UK nationals living in the EU: essential information

    Information on the rights and status of UK nationals living in the European Union, European Economic Area (EEA) and European Free Trade Area (EFTA), and Switzerland.

  17. 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