Relocation & Living

Relocation Advice & Information About Living in Lanzarote

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Cystic Fibrosis Physiotherapist

A physiotherapist specialising in treatments for cystic fibrosis will be available at the Fisioterapia San Bartolomé clinic in April.

Cystic fibrosis is a pulmonary disorder, which can be treated with specific exercises and physiotherapy to improve a patients quality of life. The CF specialist will be available in Lanzarote by advance appointment only from the 8th to  read more »

Programme of Walks for 60+

Two walks in Haría and Tías have been organised by the Island’s Sports Service for residents aged 60 plus.

Paseo en Hari?a

The "programa de paseos para mayores de 60 años" has been produced in collaboration with the local government to promote sport and leisure activities across the island. This spring programme is aimed at improving pensioners skills and physical health.

Paseo en Haría is the first walk planned for Saturday 5th of April which will take place from 10:30 to 14:00. This is a low difficulty walk of 4.8 km starting from the campo de fútbol in the direction of Barranco Elvira Sánchez. Professionals with expertise in physical exercise for older people will be attending the walk. Participants are encouraged to wear suitable shoes, there will be rest and snack stop at the Rincón de Haría on this guided walk ending in the Plaza de Haría for entertainment from Parranda ´P’al Porrón and a chance to browse the Saturday craft market.

Inscription is free  read more »

Passport fees for British nationals overseas reduced by 35%

The fees for a UK passport for British citizens applying from overseas countries, including Spain, will fall by 35% from next month.

James Brokenshire, Immigration and Security Minister, has announced that from 7th April the passport fee for customers applying for a UK passport from overseas will be reduced by £45 for adults and £28.50 for children.  read more »

Free Pass Offer Extended - Casa Museo Cesar Manrique

The Fundación César Manrique have confirmed a three month extension of the resident offer to visit the Casa Museo César Manrique in Haría.

Since opening last August, César Manrique’s House Museum has been visited by 4,200 residents during the six hours per week allocated for free entry.

If you are a resident living within the municipality of Haría or born in Lanzarote then a free pass is still available for you to visit the Casa Museo César Manrique Haría (CMCMH). The three month extension was confirmed, due to popular demand on Friday 28th February 2014.

You can request a free visit on  read more »

Intercambio Lanzarote 2014

Residents and visitors to Lanzarote are invited to participate in the Intercambio sessions, which are held on a regular basis in different locations around the island.

Intercambio Lanzarote 2014

Intercambio is a language exchange scheme, it’s free to attend and offers a great opportunity to make new friends as well as improve your conversational Spanish. Participants join in the conversations around the room, spending time talking in English & Spanish so that other attendees can improve their level of English in exchange for helping to improve your Spanish.

The Lanzarote Business and Residents Association hold four weekly sessions:

Monday 17:30 Picnic Lanzarote on Avenida de Las Playas in Puerto del Carmen

Tuesday 18:00  read more »

Tax Resident in Lanzarote

In 2012 the Spanish government passed legislation that required any foreign person resident in Spain to declare assets held abroad totalling in excess of €50,000 euros or £44,000 pounds.

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The legislation was brought in by Royal Decree Law 1558/2012 and published in the Official State Bulletin BOE-A-2012-14452 on the 24th of November 2012 to prevent tax evasion, carrying heavy penalties with a minimum fine of €10,000 euros if the Modelo 720 (Declaración informativa sobre bienes y derechos situados en el extranjero) was not completed, or submitted incorrectly.

Residents were initially required to make the declaration about their assets (with total value over £44,000) owned outside of Spain at any time during the year 2012 including bank accounts, property, shares, insurance policies etc during 2013, even if they had been disposed of, or transferred before the 31st December 2012.

The first asset declaration had be presented between the1st of February and 30th April 2013. Foreign residents in Spain need only present a subsequent one between the 1st of January and 31st of March, if their assets abroad increase by more than €20,000 euros £17,000 pounds in the year, in relation to their former declaration.

There are many British people who spend time living in both the UK and Spain, your tax residency is defined by  read more »

Costa Teguise Health Centre Has Moved

If you’re a patient at the doctors surgery in Costa Teguise, the Centro de Salud has moved over the weekend from C.C. Los Charcos to a new location in C.C. Teguise Greens.

Servicio Canario de la Salud

The old centre was too small to cope with the demand of residents now living within this area and as yet, work has not begun on the new site outlined which will be next to the secondary school I.E.S. Costa Teguise.

From Monday 24th February 2014, patients will now find the surgery on the  read more »

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