Summary of the most important procedures
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BEFORE ARRIVING TO SPAIN
✓ Check if you need visa in order to enter Spain
✓ If a visa is required, contact our International DTIC office in order to obtain an invitation letter.
✓ If you are coming with your family, apply for the corresponding authorisations and visas.
✓ If necessary, prepare the medical certificate to enter Spain
✓ Contact International DTIC office for accommodation.
✓ If you come from EEA, get your European Healthcare card.
✓ Do you want to drive? Is your driver's licence valid?
ONCE IN SPAIN
✓ Arrange a meeting with International DTIC office: [email protected]
✓ Arrange your accommodation.
✓ Get your registration certificate (empadronament).
✓ Open a bank account.
✓ Sign your contract and if necessary make your registration to master or PhD.
✓ If you are going to stay for more than 6 months, get your NIE (foreigner Identity Card)
✓ Apply for your Social Security Card
✓ Apply for your Healthcard
✓ Apply for the European Healthcard if you are going to travel to other countries in the EEA or Switzerland.
✓ If applicable and depending on the circumstances, apply to register on the Electoral Roll for Foreign Residents in Spain) to be able to vote in local elections.
✓ Enroll in a Catalan Course.
✓ Leave your opinion submitting our Survey.
BEFORE YOU LEAVE SPAIN
✓ Cancel the bank account.
✓ Cancel all services you had registered.
✓ Obtain an Employment Record of your professional activities in Spain from the Social Security and make sure that the information is correct.
✓ Obtain certificates and qualifications of the studies and/or professional activities carried out.
✓ Keep in touch with us!