Getting a TIE in Spain
The TIE - Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero in Spain is the residency card that any permanent resident will need.
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When visiting Marbella car rental is the best way to explore the region. There are plenty of car hire companies with fantastic rates and a range of vehicles to choose from by the day or the week.
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In Spain, children must attend a state school within a certain distance of their home, so if you have a preference for a particular school, it's important to buy or rent a home within that school's catchment area.
Breathe has now also enabled its diners to join the Green Earth Appeal community through its Breathe Gift Trees program, giving anyone, not just its diners the opportunity to gift a tree.
There are many ways to invest money, one being art - an asset with a unique character.
An easy step by step guide about how to register with a doctor on the public healthcare system in Marbella.
My Guide Marbella talk of hopeful times ahead in 2021 when tourism can begin once again.
The Spanish residency documentation is no longer a green piece of paper that we all used to call our "residencia" it is now a photo ID card called a TIE, ‘Tarjeta de identidad de extranjero‘.
Christmas Eve 2020 marked the moment the UK finally reached a Brexit agreement with the EU, full details of which have now been published.
The Brexit transition period ended on 31st December 2020. This means there are now new Spanish residency requirements for British citizens / UK nationals effective from January 1st 2021. British citizens / UK nationals now have to follow the same process as other non-EU national citizens of third countries to get Spanish residency.
If you are purchasing a property or coming to live in Marbella, you will need to open a Spanish bank account.
If you live in Marbella, you should register at the Town Hall. Every town in Spain has what is known as a "padrón" or municipal register of inhabitants. It’s a bit like the UK voter roll, but in Spain, it’s a census record rather than a list of voters. It records how many people are registered as living in each town area.
Spain’s universal healthcare system is ranked highly both internationally and in the EU and Marbella is home to both public and private options.
The process of buying and registering a car in your name in Spain is quite different to what you may be used to in the UK and many other EU countries. If you are going to be buying a car in Marbella, this guide provides a useful overview.
From 2nd May 2020 there are gradual changes to the quarantine restrictions that we have been living under in Marbella.
The whole world is reacting differently to the Covid-19, Coronavirus outbreak, we want to inform you of the actions taken by the government in Spain and here locally in Marbella to protect tourists and citizens alike. We will be updating this information as the crisis goes on.
Local Expert at My Guide Marbella, Janey Roberts, gives you her top tips about what you need to pack to be the perfect Marbella fashionista!
Essential Magazine celebrates an amazing 20 years of publishing
BMW Automotor Puerto Banús presents its new X5 model to Luks Marbella Investors Club ladies
The Ocean Club Marbella Black and Gold Closing party of 2018 was one of their most spectacular yet. The theme was Oriental inspired with dancing dragons, a live 7 piece Orchestra, Live Performances by Cookies and Cream and a firework display.
Marbella, sometimes known as the jewel of the Med, just a short hop from most European cities, has some of the best ports in the world
Yes, you read that right, you can now download an app to let you know the whereabouts of these wobbly blighters, making your daily swim a non-stinging event.
Petra Lindros speaks of the benefits of a Blissful body as opposed to the perfect Bikini Body with top tips about how to achieve that for long-term health.
What is the municipal register? In Spanish, Empadronamiento.
When it comes to craft beer, most newbies are at a loss as to which beer they should try. Having been exposed for most of their natural lives to a selection of incredibly similar fizzy, yellow lagers, the world of craft can seem intimidating. But it doesn't have to be!
Here are some ideas for the top 10 things to do in Marbella this summer
If you want to enjoy a dining experience on the beach without visiting a restaurant then a BBQ at the beach is a great way to do so.
Every year is the same, the days get longer, the sun gets warmer and suddenly summer is here! The schools in Marbella close for almost 3 months from the end of June to the beginning of September so it is a long period of time to be without structured activity and entertainment for little minds! The summer camps in Marbella are not just for local children though, they are also activities that you can enrol your children on whilst on holiday for a day, the week or a little longer if you are here for the summer.
Club Med returns to Spain with a new Resort in Marbella for summer 2019
Marbella cracks down on public nudity, semi-nudity and lewd, rowdy behaviour with strict prohibitions and fines being implemented this summer which is met with applause from local businesses and residents that want our Luxury resort status to remain.
OAK Garden & Grill are firing up ready for the new season!
Mahiki Beach is opening its doors in time for Spring!
Aloha College of Marbella, the international educational centre of Marbella that has a history of teaching excellence over 35 years of experience and a multinational community represented by more than 57 nationalities, invited the CADI Association to the School on Wednesday, March 14th.
Petra explains why good health is key to wealth and how the physical state of the body also is intimately connected with the state of the mind and heart.
The 2018 Spring Collection for Escada was showcased with a catwalk show at the Sea Grill Restaurant in the Puente Romano Marbella Hotel. Marbella's most glamorous ladies attended the lunchtime event and enjoyed a superb luxury brunch and fine wines whilst also admiring the latest outfits from Escada.
Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, have captured investors’ imagination like nothing else in recent months
Benalús, is a unique new housing construction on Marbella's Golden Mile
La Catarina, keeping it local in your local.
Marbella Mayoress Delivers Good News For Marbella Port
Marbella ATP Challenger Casino Admiral Trophy Something For the Whole Family
Make Valentines 2018 the best ever with NEUHAUS Jewelry
The American College in Spain moves to its new Campus in Marbella
With Valentines Day racing around the corner, many peoples thoughts take the intoxicating thoughts of romance and love.
Petra Lindros brings us her first blog of 2018 with inspiring words about unfolding a whole new you; reading this article either here in Marbella or from afar we think everyone will benefit from her wisdom.
In my first blog for My Guide Marbella the timing was perfect to give you all an insight into the need-to-know Hair and Beauty trends that are up and coming for 2018! As anyone that knows me will vouch for, being at the edge of fashion and style is a real passion of mine and this absolutely applies to my Hair and Beauty regime just as much as it does the gorgeous outfit I'm wearing!!
Setting themselves a target of 2,500€ for paralysed biker and renowned Costa del Sol photographer David Toms, the organisers of the Mad Hatters Tea Party were ecstatic to discover their final tally was over 5,000€
Cooking the perfect turkey on Christmas Day is perhaps the most talked about recipe in the family home. Is it Mum's recipe, Grandma's or does Dad, in fact, make the best gravy? Whether you are reading this from here in Marbella or somewhere around the globe, if you want to save the day this Christmas then read my top ten tips and recipes below and claim all the glory when you serve that perfect Christmas Turkey!
In my first Luxury Living and Gastronomy blog for My Guide Marbella and as the temperatures start to drop slightly it seemed appropriate to give you all an insight into one of my favourite Marbella Winter experiences, a weekend of ski-ing and food heaven in Sierra Nevada at El Lodge Ski & Spa which I enjoyed just last week when the doors were opened again for the Season.
In my first Blog for My Guide Marbella I have chosen to write about how Yoga can be found both on and off the mat; an introduction to what yoga is really about and a demonstration that there are many ways to embrace the philosophy and practices of yoga which doesn't necessarily include a class or a mat!
Ho Ho Ho! We may be in sunny Marbella but I've just looked at the calendar and realized the date…Christmas is only weeks away! I love Christmas. I love the way that families get together, the log fires, huge nerdy jumpers and the smell of roast Turkey, Christmas punch or mulled wine and especially Christmas pudding.
Our My Guide Marbella Columnists are a unique collection of individuals all with a passion for Marbella but with their own views and experiences within their sectors. Some are business owners, others are regular visitors but they will each be sharing a blog post with you on a regular basis so tune in every month for tips and articles about Gastronomy, Fashion, Wellness, Health and Beauty, Interior Design, Law and Property and much more.
G&G Italia showcased some of their latest outdoor furniture to a select group of interior designers from as far afield as Mexico and Costa Rica at the Hotel Puente Romano this week
El Corte Ingles have launched Wow Organic Hair & Beauty Salon in their El Capricho shopping centre on the Golden Mile in Marbella. A new concept of salon with your health and well-being in mind.
A little over a year ago the life of a dear friend, professional photographer and bike enthusiast David Toms changed dramatically. David is a professional that many of the team at My Guide Marbella and have known and worked with for over 10 years; a passionate, adventurous and brave man with an enormous talent in photography that suffered an unforeseen accident when his beloved bike hit a patch of sand on the Istán Road just a couple of minutes from the centre of Puerto Banús which left him paralysed in all four limbs.
Christmas Shopping at El Corte Ingles begins this week in Marbella with discounts and offers that will help save a few euros too! You will find every gift idea you could imagine within the department store and then their superbly stocked Supermarket has all the festive treats and sweets, as well as many of the expats favourite International products to ensure a little indulgence, as well as a taste from home, is possible when celebrating Christmas in Marbella.
Breathe in Marbella will launch in 2018 with not just Fresh-Thinking Gastronomy but also a concept that is sustainable too. Taking advantage of new and groundbreaking technology taking big steps to reduce the carbon footprint and implement sustainable practices.
The Heights is a new luxury development of 11 unique private villas in a secured gated golf and country club estate that was officially released on Friday 6th October. It was also confirmed at the launch event that Harry Winks, the Tottenham and England player, is one of the investors of the newly released luxury villas.
Marbella's Triple A dog shelter raises a desperately needed 7,000€ at Papillon restaurant.
The Kasser Rassu Art season begins again, this time with the Great Dane, Gabriella Kauffmann
Ocean Club Marbella is well documented as one of the most luxurious Beach Clubs in the world to party in the Mediterranean sunshine whilst sipping on fine wines and expen...
Local Luxury Real Estate agent International Marbella, owned by Tine Hagemeister, hosted an evening with a "Fusion of Arts". A perfect evening to enjoy the artwork whilst...
Marbella may have hit the headlines recently and got its ‘Marbs’ nickname from the cast of The Only Way Is Essex but in fact it has been enticing stars for many years
Andalucia has always been famous for it’s white washed buildings; small village houses perched on the mountain sides, enormous luxury villas on the beachfront or whole
Charter a Yacht - There is nothing quite like sailing on the Mediterranean whist basking in the summer sun, sipping on a glass of something chilled and feasting on a banq
Following the recent splurge of UK reality television series set in Marbella, think Life on Marbs, The Only Way is Marbs, Playa in Marbella, Come dine with me et al, we f...
Whether you choose to spend an evening walking through the town centre taking in the Christmas lights or to take your children to Santa's grotto, Christmas can be as magical in Marbella as anywhere else in the world.
Enjoy a stunning trekking adventure that gets your adrenaline pumping. Travel along a wooden walkway pinned to the walls of a magnificent gorge. Immerse yourself in dreamlike Spanish scenery as you walk along cliffs, canyons, and hanging bridges.
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