Moving to Barcelona - let's go over what you need to do

When it comes to moving to Barcelona, it can be complicated and you might not know where to start. But no worries I can help you, let's take it step by step and you'll see that relocating here is not that hard! You've made the right choice coming into our beautiful city, so congrats on that and let's get started! Moving to Barcelona – 4 simple but essential steps! Image

Find a flat

First of all when moving to Barcelona you have to find a flat and that's not always an easy task! Take a look at the flats on our site or get in touch with us any time at all! Or take a peruse through our free ebook on flat hunting tips in BCN. If you don't find what you're looking for on our website, just drop us a line at Moving to Barcelona – 4 simple but essential steps! Image

Spanish NIE

By far the most annoying step when you are moving to Barcelona! The NIE means Número de Identificación de Extranjero, it's a foreigner identification number that you need to have if you're staying more than 3 months in Spain (even less for non-EU citizens, depending on your Visa) and which is mandatory for certain transactions. It's actually a little bit complicated so we have already made a detailed guide of how to get the NIE, check it out on our blog.


Of course when moving to Barcelona you'll need to find a means of transport. If you're bringing your car with you, then you'll need to register it on this website, and find parking! Check  our blog to find free parking in Barcelona. The easiest way to move through the city is not by car, but by metro or train ! Check out this website to find out more about transport in Barcelona, where they explain how it all works very well. You can also check the official website of TMB (transports metropolitans de Barcelona) if you are searching for specific info about the metro. If you have your NIE, you can also use bikes with bicing. You just sign up on the website, pay the €47.60 yearly charge (correct as of 2017), then they send you your card in the following 10 days. It's really cheap and really cool on sunny days ! Moving to Barcelona – 4 simple but essential steps! Image

Find a job, a school, and healthcare

Next step when moving to Barcelona, is of course to find a job and a school ! To find a job (and some other various things such as flats or services) you can check loquo website ! It can be really helpful ! As for schools, you might want to check this website or our blog where we list the best international schools in Barcelona ! And of course if you wanna take a few spanish classes to fit into the spanish life, check out this website ! Moving to Barcelona – 4 simple but essential steps! Image
And finally, last but not least ! What about healthcare ? Well you have to check the official website of Catalonia to find out everything you need to know about it ! Well guys, I hope my blog was helpful. If you feel like we've forgotten some info about moving to Barcelona, let us know! We'd be happy to help! Mathilde

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