FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I pay after you have secured an appointment for me? The appointments are personal and non-transferrable. This means that before we start looking for an appointment for you, we need to be sure that you are committed to the services, otherwise we would likely spent hours looking for an appointment, that might not be needed in the end and that we could have instead booked for another client.
Can you guarantee that my appointment will be within certain time? Nobody can guarantee that. Before we start the process, we can tell you what was the average waiting time in the past 1-2 months, but we can never guarantee a specific deadline or specific date.
What documents do a need in order to obtain NIE or empadronamiento (or any other document needed to reside in Barcelona)? As a part of our service we provide a detailed list of what is needed in each client’s circumstances. We also check the paperwork to make sure you have all the documents from the list and that they are per the requirements.
Can you help with visas? No. We can assist you with obtaining your NIE, once that you are here on visa. In most cases the initial long-term visa is obtained in your country of origin and you need it to actually enter in Spain.
Do I need to have the NIE before applying for a job? Most companies will tell you that you need a job before you can work. To get the NIE however, you need a written offer from a prospective employer. This letter will be presented as the basis for your application at the NIE appointment.
Do I need to have a NIE to open a bank account? Some banks will only open accounts for residents (those with NIE). There are however some banks that will let you open a non-resident account (using your passport as identification). By contacting us we would gladly point you to a professional, English-speaking person who can help you open this account.
Can I rent a long term flat before I arrive? The short answer is No. You have to be in Barcelona to sign the contract. Additionally, it is also much better for you to see the flat before you make a commitment, as in some cases the photos don’t give very good idea of the flat, you don’t see the building and area, and most importantly, you don’t have the opportunity to leave an impression on the agent who will present your profile to the property owner.
Can I find a job before moving to Barcelona? It is possible, but it is much more difficult. Recruiters typically prefer applicants who are already in Barcelona and who are able to attend an interview at short notice. There are exceptions of course, where companies may offer interviews over Skype, but most of the time it’s better to interview in person.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us