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What To Do If You Want To Move To Madrid

Written by Laura

First off, we at ShMadrid want to personally welcome you to the city if you’ve recently decided to move here. We’re sure that your stay in the city will be enjoyable and that you’ll enjoy all that the city has to offer, from its exceptional restaurants, countless activities related to culture and leisure and its rich Spanish history shown through its various monuments, some of which are among the most important in the country. If you’ve decided to make this city your new home, ShMadrid has advice and tips to facilitate your move to one of the most exciting capital cities in the world.

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Moving to Madrid? Here’s everything you need to know

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The first thing you have to do if you want to come live in the capital is to find a nice place to stay. There are multiple options, since there is a wide offering of apartments in Madrid, and in this case ShMadrid can be especially helpful. ShMadrid offers temporary rentals for durations of one month to one year, forming an ideal solution for those looking to stay in the city for a shorter period of time. There are also a wide variety of long-term rentals on our website, whose contracts last from six months to four years renewably. If you decide to stay in Madrid indefinitely, you can also check out ShMadrid’s variety of homes for sale, with the perfect option for homeowners of all tastes.

Once you know where you’ll be living, the next thing to do is complete the administrative procedures for finding a job (if you’ve come to work) or for starting at your school if you’ve come for university in Madrid. For both of these things, you’ll need to obtain a NIE, or Número de Identificación de Extranjero, which allows you to carry out a number of administrative functions in the country. For example, you need a NIE in order to open a bank account, something very important to have if you plan on staying in the country long-term and want to start working or rent an apartment. Since these procedures generally take a longer time to complete than desired, it’s a good idea to apply for your NIE before moving to the city if possible, so you can get everything done in a timely manner.

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Lastly, when you move to a new city, you can always enlist the services of an international moving company especially if you’re wanting to take a lot of your possessions with you. One potential company you can contact is Mudanzas Las Naciones, a moving company in Madrid with a large fleet of trucks that offer both domestic and international moving services, as well as different furniture warehouses if you don’t want to keep your belongings in your home. The moving company GIL STAUFFER is another moving service, one of the most highly solicited options for clients that require international transfers. They offer specific services such as artwork shipping as well as custody of files and documents. Lastly, you can consider Mudanzas Jovi, a moving company in the Spanish capital that offers international services and specializes in transportation of sensitive goods.

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American journalist writing about the beautiful country of Spain. Her passions include news and feature writing, Spanish language and culture and the outdoors.

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