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The Klev&Vera Law News Update

What is the difference between the NIE and TIE in Spain, and which one do you need?

NIE and TIE are two different documents that are often mismatched or confused. If you are a foreigner thinking of investing in Spain or going to live there, you have probably already heard of these and are looking for some clarification on the matter. In this article we are going to explain the difference between NIE and TIE, the distinct types of each one (NIE number and TIE card, green card, and blue and pink one) and which one you should get depending on your specific case. Here you can find a summary of the article and the links to go...

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UK driving licence is no longer valid for Spanish Residentes after May 1st, 2022

In continuation to our previous updates on driving in Spain for UK driving licence holders after the Withdrawal Agreement, it has been announced that from 1st May 2022, those who have resided in Spain for 6 months will no longer be able to drive in Spain using their UK licenses. All UK driving licence holders who have lived in Spain for 6 months and have not yet exchanged their UK driving licence for a Spanish one, will not be able to drive in Spain. Therefore, from 1st May, anyone who was living in Spain prior to 1st January 2022 must have...

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Catalan outdated taxes paralyzing the sale and purchase of properties will be lifted in 2022

The Catalan Civil Code will be amended later this year to prevent a medieval tax, which continues to be enforced by current legislation, from continuing to intervene with the purchase and sale of estates. The tax, known as an emphyteutic census, is a kind of tribute of feudal origin, often associated with the purchase and sale of property, which must be paid to the nobility, as former owners of the land where the estate now stands. Emphyteutic censuses date back to the 16th Century and allowed nobles and feudal lords to rent land to farmers for cultivation in exchange for an annual...

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It will be easier and cheaper to set up a company in Spain with the new Company Law

As global economies emerge from the pandemic and seek to recover from the damage sustained, Spain is planning to introduce the new Company Law - ‘Ley de Creación y Crecimiento de Empresas’, which has numerous implications on the formation and continuation of companies in Spain. The Covid pandemic has negatively impacted companies and the economic climate throughout the world. To assist in the creation of new companies and a better economic environment, the Spanish government has adopted the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan. This national program includes the new ‘Crea y Crece’ Law with significant reforms of the current Company...

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Choosing a school for your children in Barcelona: an expat’s guide to school applications

When emigrating, one of the most important decisions families face is where to send their children. Trying to understand a new education system, especially in another language, can be daunting for parents. Fortunately, the process in Barcelona isn’t overly complicated, but it does require that you understand the process and stick to the key dates to avoid disappointment. This article serves as an easy-to-understand guide for how to choose a school in Barcelona and secure a place for your child. How does the schooling system in Barcelona work? Before beginning the application process, it is important to understand the key fundamentals of the Barcelona...

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Spain Starting Giving Residence Permits for Ukrainian Refugees

The Spanish Government published on the 10 March the long expected information on how displaced persons from Ukraine can get the temporary protection status in Spain (Orden PCM/169/2022, de 9 de marzo, por la que se desarrolla el procedimiento para el reconocimiento de la protección temporal a personas afectadas por el conflicto en Ucrania). Starting from 10 March 2022 Ukrainian citizens can apply for a temporary protection status, which includes residence and work permit, initially announced for 1 year, but supposed to last as long as the conflict situation persists. This way Spain has implemented the recently activated EU Council Directive 2001/55/CE...

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