This page lists all the written and video guides we have produced about immigration.

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Immigration: Coming to Spain to Set Up a Business

If you want to set up a business in Spain there are plenty of opportunities to do so, especially if ...
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Immigration: Coming to Spain for Short-Term Work

Immigration: Coming to Spain for Short-Term Work

Many people come to work in Spain on a short-term basis. Sometimes this will be a young person wanting a ...
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Immigration: Coming to Spain for Other Reasons

Immigration: Coming to Spain for Other Reasons

Our other guides to immigration cover the vast majority of cases where people wish to come and live in Spain ...
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Immigration: Coming to Spain as an Asylum Seeker/Refugee

Immigration: Coming to Spain as an Asylum Seeker/Refugee

What is a refugee? Spain accepts the definition of a refugee contained in the Geneva Convention (which it joined in ...
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Immigration: Coming to Spain to Join Your Family

Immigration: Coming to Spain to Join Your Family

This guide looks briefly at what's involved in joining a close family member in Spain. The rules governing this are ...
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Residence by Investment (the Golden Visa) in Spain

One way to get the right to live in Spain is via its "residence by investment" ('golden visa') programme. This ...
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Immigration: Coming to Spain to Work

Immigration: Coming to Spain to Work

Introduction If you are a citizen of an EU member-state, you do not need any visa to work in Spain, ...
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Immigration: Coming to Spain to Retire

Immigration: Coming to Spain to Retire

Hundreds of foreigners retire to Spain each year. The weather is warm, the food is good and there are already ...
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Immigration: Coming to Spain as a Student

Immigration: Coming to Spain as a Student

Student visas in Spain Spain hosts a lot of international students that come to our country for a wide range ...
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Immigration: Coming to Spain as a Tourist

Immigration: Coming to Spain as a Tourist

Tourist visits to Spain General rules Citizens of any nationality can visit Spain as a tourist (meaning somebody who is ...
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Immigration, Visas & Residence in Spain

Immigration, Visas & Residence in Spain

Introduction The beautiful climate and the relaxed way of life make Spain a popular destination for resettlement, whether upon retirement ...
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Coming to Turkey as an Asylum Seeker/Refugee

Coming to Turkey as an Asylum Seeker/Refugee

Turkey is the world's largest host country of registered refugees. Almost all of the refugees in the country come from ...
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Coming to Turkey to Join Your Family

Coming to Turkey to Join Your Family

Foreigners wishing to join their family in Turkey will need to obtain a Family Residence Permit. See our Guide to Residence ...
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Coming to Turkey to Start a Business

Coming to Turkey to Start a Business

People wishing to come to Turkey on a long-term basis in order to set up or run a business will ...
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Coming to Turkey to Work

Coming to Turkey to Work

If you're lucky enough to be skilled in the right field, you might find it relatively simple to get a ...
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Coming to Turkey to Retire

Coming to Turkey to Retire

Retiring to Turkey - or simply living there as an 'economically inactive person' - is pretty easy. It's worth talking ...
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Coming to Turkey as a Student

Coming to Turkey as a Student

Turkish schools (primary & secondary education) and its colleges and universities (tertiary education) are of high quality and relatively cheap ...
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Coming to Turkey as a Tourist

Coming to Turkey as a Tourist

In 2015, 41million people visited Turkey. In 2016, largely as a result of the combination of the conflict in Syria, ...
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Turkish Visas for Highly Skilled People - the "Turquoise Card"

Turkish Visas for Highly Skilled People – the “Turquoise Card”

This guide looks at Turkey's brand new "Turquoise Visa". We will be updating it as more information emerges. Introduction This ...
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Residence Permits in Turkey

Residence Permits in Turkey

A person wishing to live in Turkey will, in many cases, need a special visa authorising entry to the country ...
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Immigration & Visas in Turkey

Immigration & Visas in Turkey

Immigration into Turkey has changed a lot in recent years. Generally, it's easier. We have a more settled system with ...
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Coming to Turkey as an Asylum Seeker/Refugee - Video Guide

Coming to Turkey as an Asylum Seeker/Refugee – Video Guide

Turkey has taken in vast amounts of refugees in recent years. What are the laws surrounding it? What can an ...
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Coming to Turkey to Join your Family - Video Guide

Coming to Turkey to Join your Family – Video Guide

If your family is already in Turkey, can you join them? If you are in Turkey, which members of your ...
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The Immigration & Visa System in Turkey - Video Guide

The Immigration & Visa System in Turkey – Video Guide

This interview gives a brief overview of Turkey's immigration system: how easy it is to navigate, the types of visas ...
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Coming to Turkey as a Student - Video Guide

Coming to Turkey as a Student – Video Guide

Do you want to study in Turkey? How do you do it? What visa do you need? Is it easy? ...
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Coming to Turkey as a Tourist - Video Guide

Coming to Turkey as a Tourist – Video Guide

How easy is it for a foreigner to visit Turkey? What kind of visa do you need? Is it easy ...
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Coming to Turkey to Retire - Video Guide

Coming to Turkey to Retire – Video Guide

Do you want to retire to Turkey? How easy is it to get the right visa? Which one will work ...
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Coming to Turkey to Start a Business - Video Guide

Coming to Turkey to Start a Business – Video Guide

If you want to live in Turkey and work for yourself, rather than someone else, you've got two choices: get ...
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Coming to Turkey to Work (Working Visa) - Video Guide

Coming to Turkey to Work (Working Visa) – Video Guide

If you want to work in Turkey, you will need permission: how do you go about getting it? Where, for ...
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Immigration: Coming to Spain to Retire (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Retiring to Spain - a dream for many! The country suits a huge range of lifestyles, and the weather is ...
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Immigration: Coming to Spain to Start a Business (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) - Video Guide

Immigration: Coming to Spain to Start a Business (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Starting a business in Spain can be a great idea for those with the motivation and innovation to pull it ...
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Immigration: Coming to Spain as a Student (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Studying in Spain sounds like a dream to many - clement weather, a good education system, friendly people - but ...
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Immigration & Visas for Coming to Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Living in Spain as an expat is many people's dream. The weather is often fantastic, the culture rich and varied, ...
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Immigration: Coming to Spain as a Refugee/Aslylum Seeker (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) - Video Guide

Immigration: Coming to Spain as a Refugee/Aslylum Seeker (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Many people seeking asylum do not do so through the proper channels. This can be extremely counter-productive. We find out ...
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Immigration & Visas on the Costa del Sol

Immigration & Visas on the Costa del Sol

This is a detailed video discussion about Immigration & Visas on the Costa del Sol. Please read our written Guide ...
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Coming to the Costa del Sol to Retire

Coming to the Costa del Sol to Retire

This is a short video introduction to Coming to the Costa del Sol to Retire. Please read our written Guide ...
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Coming to the Costa del Sol to Join your Family

Coming to the Costa del Sol to Join your Family

This is a short video introduction to Coming to the Costa del Sol to Join your Family. Please read our ...
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Coming to the Costa del Sol via Residence for Investment

Coming to the Costa del Sol via Residence for Investment

This is a short video introduction to Coming to the Costa del Sol via Residence for Investment. Please read our ...
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Coming to the Costa del Sol to Retire

Coming to the Costa del Sol to Retire

Visas for retirement Strictly speaking, this is settlement for people who are "not economically active" - i.e. people who are ...
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Coming to the Costa del Sol as an Asylum Seeker/Refugee

Coming to the Costa del Sol as an Asylum Seeker/Refugee

The process of seeking asylum in Spain can be a daunting prospect. So we've talked to the experts to guide ...
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Top Tips Moving to the Costa del Sol

Top Tips Moving to the Costa del Sol

This is a short video introduction to Immigration & Visas on the Costa del Sol. Please read our written Guide ...
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Coming to the Costa del Sol as a Tourist

Coming to the Costa del Sol as a Tourist

Tourist visits to the Costa del Sol Citizens of any nationality can visit Spain as a tourist (meaning somebody who ...
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Coming to the Costa del Sol for Other Reasons

Coming to the Costa del Sol for Other Reasons

The scope of this guide This guide deals with the rights of people other than those covered by our other ...
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Coming to the Costa del Sol as a Refugee

Coming to the Costa del Sol as a Refugee

The scope of this guide This guide discusses who is entitled to refugee status in Spain and how that status ...
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Coming to the Costa del Sol to Join your Family

Coming to the Costa del Sol to Join your Family

The scope of this guide This guide looks briefly at what's involved in joining a close family member in Spain ...
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Coming to the Costa del Sol - Residence by Investment

Coming to the Costa del Sol – Residence by Investment

Residence by Investment Like many similar countries, Spain has a programme of settlement by investment for: Investors who make a ...
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Coming to the Costa del Sol to Work

Coming to the Costa del Sol to Work

The scope of this guide This guide covers the visas you'll need to work in the Costa del Sol. It ...
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Coming to the Costa del Sol as a Student

Coming to the Costa del Sol as a Student

Spain hosts a lot of international students that come to our country for a wide range of educational approaches – ...
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