I want to live in Spain

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1. Posted by flamenco11 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello, I am American, and want to come and live in Spain, I need to know if this is such a long shot because of work visa stuff or what...I have a bachelors degree and am taking a class in teaching english as a foreign language. I also am a massage therapist, and have loads of restuarant experience....so any suggestions if I could get work there? thanks so much any info is great!!!!

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3. Posted by maridod (Full Member 114 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

It is possible, but at best you can hope for illegally working in Spain. It has been my experience that it is very very hard to get a legal work permit out there, because of the EU working regulations. Check out my myspace page. In my blog section there are a bunch of links to look up work in different places and how to get there. www.myspace.com/dodier Best of luck to you!!!

4. Posted by Gusiluz (Full Member 77 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

You may contact the USA embassy:


5. Posted by monkeycat (Full Member 109 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Even if you have all the experience in the world working in restaurants, you will still find it very difficult to get a job here, as most are taken by the locals.

It is not like the UK (don't know about the US but imagine it is similar) where there is a lot of job movement and students take on casual work to pay the bills. People here get a job and stick with it, especially in the big cities in the south. You may get lucky at the touristy places like the costa del sol , etc, but then you're not really in spain are you?