Moving to Barcelona (or Spain)

Here you’ll find advice gained from first-hand experience of moving to Barcelona from the UK and of living in Spain. This is your Barcelona guide to living and working in the Catalan capital.

Barcelona Property Finding Service

Barcelona Flat Finder

A flat finding service for Barcelona and Catalonia. Aimed at people who need help to find a property for the medium to long-term. The service includes searching for property to rent and to buy, accompanied viewings, translating, negotiating and helping with paperwork.

Long-term Accommodation in Barcelona

Long term accommodation Barcelona

Barcelona accommodation: recommended rental agencies; websites that advertise flats for rent from owners and agents; the best classified ads listings – if you’re looking for rooms to rent or for shared accommodation, and some tips on how to find long term accommodation in Barcelona.

6 Ways to Find Work in Barcelona

Jobs in Barcelona

It’s certainly easier to find work in Barcelona if you speak Spanish and/or Catalan. However, there are many international companies based in Barcelona, as well as small to medium-sized businesses set up by expatriates, which need employees who speak English. This article gives you 6 ways to find jobs in Barcelona.

Ebook: How to Rent in Barcelona

How to Rent in Barcelona

How to Rent in Barcelona is an ebook that explains the whole rental process in Barcelona. From how to find flats and arrange viewings, to explaining a standard Spanish rental contract. Learn what’s standard procedure and what’s not.

How to Get Your NIE

Spanish NIE

How to get your NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero) or your residency has become more complicated recently. You now have to demonstrate that you have work or can support yourself financially. First you have to go online to secure an appointment, which can have a waiting time of 3-4 weeks. This article covers the whole process including the documentation you will need to demonstrate.

How to be Self-employed in Spain


To work as a freelancer in Barcelona you need to register as self-employed in Spain – as an autónimo/a. How to do that is covered in this article with links to further resources.