My husband and I hope to retire to Málaga, Spain and I have been gathering links to websites with all kinds of retirement-related information, so I thought I’d create a post to put them all in one place. And, as I find more, I will add them here.
Visa information and retiring to Spain
- Thinking of retiring to Spain? – written by a UK citizen who retired to Spain; although it specifically relates to people from EU countries, it has good information on things to consider about retiring to Spain, as well as what is needed once you’re settled in Spain. One should be aware that rules are different for non-EU members.
- General information on retiring to Spain
- Surviving in Spain
- Living abroad in Spain – a book by Nikki Weinstein with good information. I am just not sure about the income needed to obtain a retirement visa as I have read conflicting information, so I continue to research that.
- General information on Visas, Permits and Immigration
- Requirements for residence visas to retire to Spain – Depending on where one lives in the United States determines which Spanish consulate office you must apply for Visas from. This link is from the Spanish consulate in Chicago, this is our Spanish consulate.
- Visa application and requirements for entry into Spain and visas
- Spain Expat forum – a forum full of great information by expats living in Spain and those of us that want to live there.
From the Social Security Administration
- Retirement planner – how should I plan for retirement?
- Retirement – many links to a wealth of information about retiring for U.S. citizens
- Social Security Publications
- Your payments while you’re outside the U.S.
- A tax prep service
- Some general information for Americans about taxes abroad
- Filing your taxes – this has more current tax information
- Information from the IRS
- U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad – Filing Requirements – from the IRS
- Tax guide for U.S. citizens and resident aliens abroad – publication 54
One thing I am considering is teaching English once we retire to Spain. I have always wanted to be a teacher and I’ve come across many blogs of Americans teaching English in Spain. I am intrigued and may pursue this not only as a means to make a little extra money but also to fulfill a dream of mine.
- CIEE teach abroad eligibility
- Teach in Spain(CIEE)
- CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- CELTA-Syllabus and Assessment Guidelines
- 11 best TEFL resources – full of other useful links
- Become an Auxiliar de Conversación? – all the benefits of teaching but without the administrative headaches
- Another forum full of information on teaching English in Spain
Living in Spain
- Resources for expatriates – another page full of links
- Information & Guide to Life, Living and Travel in Spain
- Everything you need to know about moving to Spain
- The advantages of growing older in Spain
- A sample cost of living for southern Spain as of August 2012 by Marianne at East of Málaga
- Registering on the Padrón and one other, a recent article on the web with more information. And, oh heck, here’s one more.
Since we won’t be able to use Medicare, we’ll need to find insurance elsewhere.
- Health, Safety, and Insurance for Travelers and Expatriates Abroad – from transitionsabroad.com, another page full of useful links
- International health plans – also from transitionsabroad.com
Retirement in general
- Retirement – what’s the best way to spend your golden years? – an interesting website with practical information on retirement in general
- AARP International
If anyone out there reading this has other links and/or suggestions, please leave a comment and I’ll update this page. Thank you!