Essential Services

Your guide for a seamless move into your new apartment

Find essential information for the upcoming move into your new Barcelona apartment. From banking, insurance to necessary documents, Casamona simplifies the process for you. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out – we're here to assist with your moving process.

Opening a Bank Account in Spain

For internationals in Spain, having a local bank account is essential. It makes daily tasks like receiving salaries, paying bills, and managing expenses easier. Most utilities and services in Spain require a local account for automatic payments

Expats often prefer larger banks for their wide range of services and English support. Popular choices include Banco Santander, BBVA, and CaixaBank due to their reliability and extensive services. These banks offer various financial products like checking and savings accounts, credit cards, and online banking, helping foreigners quickly integrate into Spain.

To open a bank account in Spain you need:

Steps to Open an Account:

Digital Banking

Most major Spanish banks offer strong online banking services, ideal for efficient financial management. Mobile apps let you conduct everyday transactions, check balances, and handle international transfers easily.

Considerations

Insurance

Expats in Barcelona can choose from reputable international insurance companies like Allianz, offering health, automotive, and home insurance. These companies provide reliable customer service and multilingual support.

Municipality Services

The Ajuntament de Barcelona offers essential services for new residents, including civil registrations, housing, and urban planning. Many services and information are available online to help expatriates navigate their new environment.

Police and Fire Stations:

Barcelona ensures public safety with well-equipped police and fire services. The Mossos d'Esquadra handle law enforcement, and the Bombers de Barcelona respond to fire emergencies, maintaining safety and order in the city.

Alarm Numbers:

Immigration and NIE

The NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero) is a crucial ID number for all foreign nationals in Spain. It is needed for activities like opening a bank account, buying property, setting up utilities, and paying taxes. It helps the Spanish government track the financial and official activities of non-Spanish nationals.

Why Do You Need a NIE Number?

How to Obtain an NIE Number:

If you are in Spain:

If you are abroad:

Tips for a Smooth Application Process:

The NIE number is a fundamental requirement for internationals in Spain, crucial for a wide range of activities and interactions with Spanish bureaucratic systems. While the process can seem daunting, proper preparation can simplify it significantly.

 

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