The Spanish Constitution provides that the public authorities shall maintain a public system of social security for all citizens which will guarantee social assistance and services which are sufficient in cases of need. Do I need a medical insurance if I am moving to Spain? As regards medical care, do I have the same rights than the Spanish nationals? Read our article on social security pensions and other benefits in Spain.
Spain has implemented the Community Directive guidelines and also ratified the main International Conventions regarding Intellectual Property rights.Therefore, non-Spanish nationals are allowed to protect their rights in Spain. Intellectual property rights serve to protect your inventions, your business name, your creativity and your inventiveness. Intellectual property comprises two main branches: industrial property and copyright. Read an overview of Spanish IP Law.
The Spanish Public Administration serves the general interest of the Spanish citizens with objectivity. The bodies of the Administration of the State are created, governed and coordinated in accordance with the law. Citizens may access to the administrative archives and registers except where it affects the security and defense of the State, the investigation of crimes, and the privacy of persons
Many different scenarios require insurance policies you may or may not have carried back in your home country. Here’s a summary of the main types of mandatory and voluntary insurance policies in Spain.
The Spanish insurance market offers a wide choice of companies and policies to choose from. Here’s how to make sure you are properly insured while living in Spain, and a legal guide to insurance technicalities.
The European Arrest Warrant was created to ensure that an order for arrest issued by a court in one Member State could be directly enforced by a judge of another Member State. This article and video explains how EAWs are processed in Spain by the Central Investigation Courts at Madrid.
Extradition is the official process whereby one nation or state surrenders a suspected or convicted criminal to another nation or state. Learn how extradition cases are processed by the Spanish National Court (Audiencia Nacional).
The prosecution of serious motoring offences in Spain is made through the Spanish criminal courts. Minor motoring offences are considered administrative infractions in Spain that are governed under administrative rules which have nothing to do with the criminal system.
All individuals liable to pay taxes in Spain or who are gonna be part of an economic transaction in Spain must obtain a tax identification number (NIE) for such purposes.
This is a local tax levied on your Spanish property (whether of urban or rustic nature) and charged annually by the municipality, where the property is registered.