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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Savour mouthwatering menus at one of our many world-class restaurants, dance the night away in our balmy Mediterranean temperatures with Internationally renowned DJs or bring in the New Year in the town square with the locals, however, you choose to celebrate memories will be made in Marbella.
Marbella has some of the best dining and party venues in Europe, if not the world, so late nights and hangovers often go hand in hand! Read our Survival guide for a pain-free Marbella holiday!
Astrologists will tell you that the zodiac rules more than just our personality and our love life, it also rules our approach to food and dining too! So with this in mind, we have put together the perfect match for each and every sign.
Luxury Holiday Rental is a growing phenomenon in Marbella with high-profile tourists looking for increasingly exclusive services and expertise as well as the very best properties on the market; My Local Concierge has been leading the way for 10 years.
Valentine's Day is coming up and it's not just for couples to enjoy, as a singleton, there are many ways to make the most of this special day with or without a man involved!
However happy or not you are with your single status in life Valentine's Day as a single guy in Marbella can absolutely be cause for celebration.
An easy step by step guide about how to register with a doctor on the public healthcare system in Marbella.
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.
Vovem Paseo Maritimo hosted their 3 day Gastronomic event for the 2nd year running with experts from the Spanish gastronomy scene, acclaimed culinary journalists and also local foodies attending.
A round-up of some useful ideas for kids of different ages during the Corona Virus lockdown in Marbella, or to be honest ideas for any time that you want to just stay at home!
Humans are simply not wired to tolerate uncertainty. No wonder, then, that as the coronavirus situation changes by the day, we’re experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, say, psychologists. Here are some top tips from My Guide Marbella to help.
If you have had to cancel an up and coming trip to Marbella, or you are a resident but currently somewhat stuck in your house dreaming of those warm summer nights and all the amazing venues and the atmosphere that is unique to our beautiful city, then fear not!
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.
After a wonderful visit to Marbella you may want to buy a souvenir for yourself or a little present for a loved one. Old town Marbella is thriving with an array on traditional tourist shops as well as other more specialised stores. Read this blog to find out the best places to go!
Situated in Old town Marbella and only an 8-minute walk from the beach, Orange Square is a must-see in order to experience some of Marbella’s oldest buildings and dine underneath the beautiful Sevilla orange trees. Check out the array of boutique shops along the cobbled streets and don't forget to relax in the square and have a wheel of churros from the oldest Churrería in Marbella, 'Churrería Ramón.'
Marbella is renowned for its glamorous beach clubs, mega mansions and luxurious lifestyle, where champagne is splashed at you as opposed to being consumed, but there is a lot more to be found here in Marbella if your budget is being watched carefully
Our golden nugget of information and top tip to avoiding that dreaded hangover whilst in Marbella!
BMW Automotor Puerto Banús presents its new X5 model to Luks Marbella Investors Club ladies
Scott Roberts, Personal trainer and Nutritionist to Marbella's social elite talks to us about his favourite venues for Healthy Eating and explains why nutrition goes hand in hand with any weight loss programme.
The Spanish renowned designer Ulises Mérida has presented his Babel collection in the very first edition of the Marbella Fashion Week, a catwalk of International presence.
In October the weather is perfect in the South of Spain, not too hot or cold, the perfect time for this amazing 4 day walk where you will discover the unknown sides of Marbella, together with walkers from all over the world.
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
Marbella's Town Hall has a new campaign in place in order to enjoy their beaches in a safe way, with measures that include the distribution of informative brochures, the placement of children's identification bracelets and advice to act on possible jellyfish stings.
Wondering why the shops are closed? Well here is our guide for those days when you should forget the shopping and take it easy. Spain has some public holidays that apply to the entire country, other public holidays which apply only regionally and even local holidays which apply only to some municipalities.
Culinary hotspot Puente Romano, Marbella, has unveiled a brand new authentic tapas area in its al fresco dining restaurant, Sea Grill, called Petit Sea Grill. Sea Grill is already famed for its varied culinary styles and fresh produce, but now Thomas Stork (Executive Chef at Puente Romano), and his team have introduced healthy, local Andalusian tapas dishes in a new stylish spot within the restaurant.
A mini guide for your pool hunting, finding the best pool party for you.
Recently My Guide Marbella attended the opening night of Occo, a new Lebanese restaurant located in Nueva Andalucía.
If you´re looking for something fun, exciting, and free to do in the centre of Marbella, for an hour or so, be sure to check out this quiz for all ages, from toddlers to teenagers, and even adults!
If you´re looking for something fun, exciting, and free to do in Puerto Banús, Marbella, for an hour or so, be sure to check out this quiz for all ages, from toddlers to teenagers, and even adults!
What is the municipal register? In Spanish, Empadronamiento.
My Guide Marbella were excited to attend the official launch to the press of Nobu Hotel which was attended by founders of Nobu Hotels; Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Executive Chef & Owner, Robert De Niro, Co-Founder, Meir Teper, Principal, Struan McKenzie, COO, Trevor Horwell, CEO and the owner of the Puente Romano Hotel Daniel Shamoon.
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!
The Ocean Club Marbella White and Silver Opening Party of 2018 marked the start of the summer season in glittering and oh so 'Marbella' style! As always the My Guide Marbella team were there to bring you the story and the best gallery of photos from the event.
Virginia Macari launched her stunning new beachwear and swimwear collection at the Puente Romano Hotel to the applause of many.
Marbella has become one of the most talked about, Luxury Party Destination in the world. Located on the Costa del Sol, Marbella is home to some of the best bars and restaurants in Spain and here we feature those that can be found with a rooftop view!
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.
Irish/Italian designer Virginia Macari is set to celebrate the launch of her fifth couture swimwear collection with a star-studded fashion show at the exclusive Luxe seafront resort, Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa in Marbella on April the 25th.
My Guide Marbella's resident drinks expert Fraser Dodge from El Griffo gives us the lowdown on Spanish Gin.
Mahiki Beach is opening its doors in time for Spring!
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.
Benalús, is a unique new housing construction on Marbella's Golden Mile
La Catarina, keeping it local in your local.
Marbella ATP Challenger Casino Admiral Trophy Something For the Whole Family
The Half Term Holidays for Schools across Europe and further afield too are generally in February/March and October which although they are low seasons here in Marbella, still offer great weather, calmer roads than in the summer months and plenty of activities to choose from so it makes for a great time to travel to this part of the world as a family.
Mention Spanish beer to most and the usual suspects which litter tap handles across this fine land spring to mind. Pale yellow fizzy stuff which is served at arctic temperatures and quaffed without so much as a passing thought to taste.
Are you coming to Marbella, but bored with the corperate banality of big chain Hotels?
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!!
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!
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.
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.
SteamFunk couldn't have been a better theme for the Ocean Club Marbella Closing party this year; 10 years strong Ocean Club Marbella is a legend of a Beach Club that also brings cutting-edge modern style to town year after year.
The perfect end to a perfect summer, MTV Gibraltar Calling, combining music, sun and sea, all on an exiting weekend with some of the biggest names in the music biz
ART/Marbella has come to the Palacio de Congresos in Marbella and it's the first major modern and contemporary art fair of its kind on the Costa del Sol! So of course, we were there opening day to check it out!
It's official - Tesla has finally made it to our wonderful slice of paradise, the Costa del Sol. Like popping to your local department store to pick up a last minute birthday present, you can now do the same for a Tesla in El Corte Inglés in Puerto Banús - no biggie. This news comes after El Corte Inglés revealed that it is now working with Tesla as part of their Tesla on Tour campaign to introduce the cars into the European market to make them more directly available.
One of our favourite suggestions for fun things to do in Marbella and Puerto Banús includes a day at sea. Whether you are a couple, family or group there is always an option available for charter with our Concierge partners.
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
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