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How integrated are you into life in Spain?

IntergrateHow integrated are you into life in Spain?

Take the Brits in Spain “Integrometer” survey and find out

How long have you lived in Spain? How’s your Spanish? Have you got all the right paperwork? And how do you match up with other Brits living in Spain?

Health insurance and Funeral plans

Golden LeavesGolden Leaves International Acquires Millie Munro Services!

Golden Leaves International, a market leading Funeral plan and Health insurance provider serving the expatriate communities of Spain is expanding its current operations. As part of Golden Leaves International’s continued expansion, they have purchased Millie Munro Services, a well established Insurance business that has been trading for nearly 14 years, providing Health insurance and funeral plans products to expatriates living in the Costa Blanca.

Keep your passport safe

EmbasyKeep your passport safe while visiting the Canary Islands

British consulates in Las Palmas and Tenerife join forces with airport authorities to warn visitors of the consequences of losing a passport while on holida. As part of a joint initiative with the British Consulate, all airports in the Canary Islands are now displaying digital banners advising passengers to keep their passports safe while on holiday.

Almost 600 British holidaymakers lost their passports in the Canary Islands last year* and, as a result, had to spend valuable holiday time and money at a British Consulate obtaining an emergency travel document (ETD) in order to get home.

Consul raises Brit issues with new President

EmbasyCharmaine Arbouin urges residents to register with local authorities

Support for British residents and sustainable tourism topped the agenda during a recent meeting between the British Consul for the Canary Islands, Charmaine Arbouin, and newly-elected President of the Canarian Autonomous Government, Fernando Clavijo Batlle. 

President Clavijo heard how the local British community, consulate, local authorities and charities work together to provide support for those in need.

Moving to a place in the sun and receiving benefits?

EmbasyMoving to a place in the sun and receiving benefits?

Remember to inform the UK authorities

Britons who are thinking of moving to Spain and are receiving benefits should remember to tell the authorities before finalising their plans. Failure to do so may well result in a criminal offence, warns the Department for Work and Pensions.

Look after your passport – new video

EmbasyLook after your passport

watch new videos that reveal the scams that thieves and pickpockets use

With tens of thousands of British residents living in Spain, and millions of UK visitors heading for Spanish holiday resorts and beaches this summer, the Foreign Office has launched a video campaign to help Britons avoid the threat of passport thieves.

Fuerteventura goes to the Polls

CrossIt may be all over in the UK and the dust has settled on the election but it all comes to a head here on Fuerteventura this weekend!

The vans with loud speakers have been around town all week trying to get the message across. And just like the UK politicians there are promises galore

Temporary passport extension stamp ends

EmbasyProvisional measure to help British passport holders abroad ends as turnaround times improve.

British citizens living abroad will need to apply to renew their passports in the standard way, as one of the contingency measures brought in to cope with the exceptional demand last year comes to an end.

The Home Secretary announced the introduction of the 12 month extension stamp for overseas customers in June last year. More than 20,000 customers benefited from the contingency measure, which was brought in to prevent the disruption of travel plans.

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