20 Frequently Asked Questions about Expat Relocation

Moving abroad can be one of life’s most exciting and rewarding adventures, especially when your destination is as vibrant and welcoming as Valencia, Spain. However, the journey of relocation involves navigating through a myriad of logistical, legal, and personal challenges. To assist those contemplating or preparing for such a move, we’ve compiled an in-depth FAQ guide in collaboration with Livin’Valencia Real Estate Advisors, your trusted partner in making the transition as smooth and effortless as possible.

This comprehensive guide covers everything from choosing Valencia as your new home, finding the perfect property, understanding the local legal system, to integrating into the Valencian way of life. Whether you’re moving with your family, seeking opportunities as an entrepreneur, or simply looking to enjoy the rich culture and lifestyle of this beautiful city, our guide aims to provide you with valuable insights and practical advice.

Join us as we explore the essentials of expat relocation to Valencia, ensuring you’re well-prepared for this life-changing move. Let’s make your dream of living in Valencia a reality, with every step of the way guided by expertise and personalized support from Livin’Valencia.

  1. Why choose Valencia for expat relocation? Valencia is a gem for expatriates due to its unique combination of high-quality life, affordability, and a deep-rooted, vibrant culture. The city is renowned for its excellent Mediterranean climate, beautiful beaches, rich historical sites, and a thriving arts scene. Livin’Valencia recognizes these attributes and offers tailored relocation services, ensuring that each client’s move to this lively city is as seamless and enjoyable as possible.
  2. How does Livin’Valencia assist with finding the right property? We employ a team of real estate experts who are well-versed in the local property market. We take the time to understand each client’s specific needs, preferences, and budget to identify properties that match their lifestyle. Whether it’s a beachfront villa, a city-center apartment, or a suburban family home, we guide our clients through the entire process, from property viewing to finalizing the purchase or rental agreement.
  3. What support does Livin’Valencia offer for family relocations? Understanding the challenges that come with relocating a family, we offer comprehensive support aimed at making the transition as smooth as possible. This includes identifying family-friendly neighborhoods that are safe and have access to quality education. We also assist in enrolling children in local or international schools, setting up utilities, and providing information on local amenities and healthcare services to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free relocation for the entire family.
  4. Can Livin’Valencia help with the legal aspects of moving to Valencia? Yes, our team provides indispensable guidance on the legal intricacies of relocating to Spain. This includes assistance with obtaining the necessary visas and permits, understanding and completing property transactions, and ensuring that all actions are in full compliance with Spanish laws. Our network includes experienced legal professionals who specialize in immigration and real estate law, offering peace of mind to our clients throughout their relocation journey.
  5. What about healthcare arrangements for expats in Valencia? We provide essential support in navigating Spain’s healthcare system, which is known for its high standards of care. We assist clients in finding English-speaking healthcare professionals, registering for public healthcare or advising on private health insurance options. Our aim is to ensure that expats and their families have access to the best healthcare services from the moment they arrive in Valencia.
  6. Are there any language and cultural integration services offered? To ensure a smooth cultural transition, we offer language learning opportunities and cultural integration programs. We believe that understanding the local language and culture is key to feeling at home in a new country. Our programs are designed to help expats and their families quickly adapt to the Spanish way of life, fostering connections with the local community and enriching their expatriate experience.
  7. How does Livin’Valencia support expat entrepreneurs and professionals? For expat entrepreneurs and professionals, Valencia offers a dynamic and supportive business environment. We facilitate networking opportunities, provide insights into local business practices, and offer access to co-working spaces and business incubators. Our services are designed to help expat professionals thrive in their careers, whether they are starting a new business or looking to expand their professional network.
  8. Can Livin’Valencia assist with the Spanish residency application process? Navigating the residency application process in Spain can be complex. We offer comprehensive support for all types of residency applications, including the Non-Lucrative Visa, Work Visa, and Golden Visa for investors. Our expertise ensures a hassle-free application process, guiding clients through every step, from gathering the necessary documentation to submitting the application and following up with the relevant authorities.
  9. What makes Livin’Valencia different from other real estate advisors? What sets us apart is our personalized approach and profound understanding of the expatriate experience in Valencia. We recognize that every client has unique needs and expectations when relocating to a new country. Our commitment to addressing these individual needs, combined with our comprehensive suite of services, ensures a stress-free relocation process, allowing our clients to focus on settling into their new life in Valencia.
  10. How does Livin’Valencia ensure a smooth transition for expat families’ education needs? Education is a paramount concern for expat families. We collaborate closely with families to explore the best international and local schooling options, considering factors such as curriculum, language of instruction, and extracurricular activities. We assist with the application and enrollment process, school tours, and meetings with educational consultants, ensuring that children have a seamless educational transition.
  11. Does Livin’Valencia provide support for finding employment in Valencia? While our core services focus on real estate and relocation, we understand the importance of employment for our clients. We offer guidance on the local job market, resume and interview preparation, and networking opportunities. Our goal is to connect expats with resources and local contacts that can assist in finding employment, facilitating a smoother integration into Valencia’s professional landscape.
  12. How can expats benefit from Valencia’s lifestyle and recreational opportunities? Valencia is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and myriad recreational opportunities. From its stunning beaches and historic landmarks to its lively festivals and culinary delights, there’s always something to explore. We help expats discover the activities and events that best suit their interests, whether it’s joining a local sports club, attending cultural events, or simply enjoying Valencia’s outdoor lifestyle. Our aim is to help expats fully embrace and enjoy the rich lifestyle that Valencia has to offer.
  13. What assistance does Livin’Valencia offer for setting up utilities and home services? Setting up utilities and home services in a new country can be daunting. We simplifie this process by assisting with the setup of electricity, water, gas, internet, and other essential services. We ensure that everything is in order before our clients move into their new home, making the transition as smooth and stress-free as possible.
  14. Can Livin’Valencia help with transportation and commuting in Valencia? Navigating a new city’s transportation system can be challenging. We provide expats with information and guidance on Valencia’s public transportation options, including buses, metro, and tram services, as well as advice on obtaining a driver’s license and purchasing or renting a vehicle. Our goal is to help expats find the most convenient and efficient ways to commute and explore Valencia.
  15. How do expats navigate the Spanish tax system with Livin’Valencia’s help? The Spanish tax system can be complex, especially for newcomers. We offer advice and referrals to experienced tax professionals who specialize in expatriate tax issues. From tax registration and filing to understanding tax liabilities and benefits, our aim is to help expats navigate the tax system efficiently, ensuring compliance and optimizing their financial situation in Spain.
  16. What social and networking opportunities does Livin’Valencia facilitate for expats? Building a new social network is crucial for a successful expatriate experience. We participate in a variety of social events and networking meetups, connecting expats with both the local and international communities in Valencia. Whether it’s professional networking events, cultural outings, or casual social gatherings, our events are designed to foster connections and friendships, enriching the expat experience.
  17. How does Livin’Valencia handle emergency situations for expats? In the event of an emergency, expats can rely on us for support and guidance. Our team is prepared to assist with a wide range of emergency situations, providing timely advice and coordination with local authorities if necessary. The safety and well-being of our clients are our top priorities, and we ensure that expats have the resources and support they need during critical times.
  18. What are the best areas in Valencia for expats to live? Valencia offers a diverse range of neighborhoods, each with its unique character and amenities. We provide personalized recommendations based on the expat’s lifestyle preferences, budget, and family needs. From the bustling city center and trendy Ruzafa to the tranquil beachside communities and family-friendly suburbs, we help expats find the perfect area to call home.
  19. Can Livin’Valencia arrange temporary accommodations? For expats in need of temporary accommodations while searching for their permanent home, we offer solutions. Our team can arrange comfortable and convenient temporary housing options, such as serviced apartments or short-term rentals, providing a hassle-free start to your relocation journey.
  20. Why is Livin’Valencia the best choice for expat relocation services? We stand out as the best choice for expat relocation services due to our comprehensive, personalized approach. Our dedication to meeting each expat’s unique needs, combined with our extensive local knowledge and wide range of services, makes us the go-to advisor for those looking to relocate to Valencia. From finding the perfect home to integrating into the local community, Livin’Valencia is committed to ensuring a smooth and enjoyable relocation experience for all our clients.

Our expertise and commitment to excellence make Livin’Valencia the ideal partner for expats embarking on a new chapter in Valencia.