Work Contracts in Lanzarote

Work contracts in Spain are sought after and provide strong protection for employees. You employer will pay your social security and is responsible for collecting your income tax before paying your net salary. Income tax rates are a maximum of 18%, but are often significantly lower depending on earnings, but you will be required to complete a tax return every year, and the good news is that you will usually get a rebate! It's recommended that you use the services of an Asesoría (an accountant) who will do your return for you.  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote

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First let me give you the bad news: Getting a job in Lanzarote from abroad is pretty much impossible. You really need to be here to get work.  read more »

Getting married in Lanzarote

I can't think of a better place than Lanzarote to have your wedding. As a location it is within easy reach for friends and family to travel to, there is an abundance of accommodation for all budgets, there are lots of stunning locations available for your service and with the climate, you and your guests won't have to think about keeping warm and looking good for the photos on the day.  read more »

Opening a bank account in Lanzarote

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It is easy to open a bank account in Lanzarote, until recently you only needed to walk into any branch with your passport and ask for a resident or non-resident account. Now you will be asked for a copy of your NIE/F number which is your Número de Identidad de Extranjeros / Número de Identificación Fiscal. If you don't have one of these it will be necessary to visit the new police station in Arrecife and one will be issued to you within 3 days with the current process.  read more »

Being a British Teeenager in Lanzarote

Lucy is a friend who wrote this article about adapting to life in Lanzarote, when she came to the island eight years ago, aged 8:
Do you like living here? Do you miss England? Where do you prefer? Was it hard moving here? These are some of the most common questions I get asked when people meet me as an English teenager living in Lanzarote.  read more »

The truth about the Lanzarote "Plane Crash"

There was a lot of hype about the Air Europa aircraft which almost slid off the runway at Lanzarote airport at the end of October.
The aircraft was inbound from Glasgow and was landing from the land end of the runway, due to unusual wind conditions. At this stage the cause is unknown, but essentially the aircraft landed too far down the runway. This may have been caused by a bird strike, or wind shear, or even pilot error, but all will be revealed after the investigation is concluded.  read more »

Review of Hotel Princesa Yaiza, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

We were lucky enough to spend a long weekend at The Princesa Yaiza, which is near to Marina Rubicon in Pla  read more »

Certificado de Empadronamiento

How to register with the town hall (ayuntamiento).

This document is very useful and only available to residents with Spanish residencia.
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