Administrative/bureaucratic Assistance for Expats in Barcelona and rest of Spain
Barcelona Global Service
Barcelona Global Service is a company based in Barcelona which provides support to either individuals or compagnie in order to process for them any kind of administrative process with the aim to get all the necessary permits/licenses/bureaucratic documents that a new expat/company/startup will need.
Administrative/bureaucratic Assistance in Barcelona, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Ibiza, Formentera, Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE FOR EXPATS EITHER IN BARCELONA OR IN THE REST OF SPAIN
Administrative Service for expats in Spain:
Empadronamiento certificate (The one that certifies your domicile)
Seguridad Social (Social Security)
Alta Autónomo (Registration as a self-employee either at the Tax Office or at the Social Security)
Paro – (Unemployment benefit request)
SEPE processes (SEPE is the National office which provides any kind of social benefit, unemployment allowance, pensions, etc…)
Exportation of your Social Security Contributions from your Country to Spain and vice-versa
“Ingreso Minimo Vital” – IMV (Minimum Vital Income)
Non-Resident bank accounts opening (Only with your passport/national ID)
Banking assistance for mortgages, loans, investing
Assistance to create and register a Company
Foreign cars registering in Spain and foreign driving licenses conversion in Spain
Tax and VAT declarations
Tax Office assistance
BARCELONA GLOBAL SERVICE
Services for companies and expats.
Administrative consulting for individuals in order to have all the initial paperwork and bureaucracy (Including tax related ones) done, once on Spanish territory.
Tax and administrative consulting to create a Spanish company, legalize and improve the processes.
Minimum Vital Income
(“Ingreso Minimo Vital – IMV”)
The Minimum Living Allowance is a benefit aimed at preventing the risk of poverty and social exclusion of people living alone or who are part of a cohabitation unit and lacking the basic economic resources to meet their basic needs.
It is defined as a subjective right to an economic benefit, which is part of the protective action of the Social Security, and guarantees a minimum level of income for people in a situation of economic vulnerability. It seeks to ensure a real improvement in opportunities for social and employment inclusion for the recipients.
It operates as a protection network aimed at allowing transit from a situation of exclusion to participation in society. It design will contain incentives for employment and inclusion, based on different forms of cooperation between administrations.
MVI beneficiaries, i.e., the persons who receive the benefit on behalf of and represent the household unit, must have full legal capacity and be aged between 23 and 65.
The following may also be beneficiaries, provided they have full legal capacity:
In any case, there may be a maximum of two beneficiaries at the same address.
The benefit will be paid monthly and is made by bank transfer to an account of the holder of the benefit.
Entitlement to the minimum living allowance will arise from the first day of the month following the date of submission of the application.
The minimum living allowance is non-transferable. It may not be offered as security for obligations, nor may it be the subject of total or partial assignment, or of offsetting or discount, or of retention or attachment.
The right to the benefit begins on the first day of the month following the application submission date. This right shall remain in force while the reasons for granting the benefit remain and the requirements and obligations provided for in the Act are met.
The right to the benefit shall be terminated for the following reasons:
In any case, the benefit shall be provisionally suspended in the event of transfer abroad for a period over 90 calendar days, whether continuous or not, without having notified the managing body in advance and without due justification.
Suspension of the right to the minimum vital income shall entail the suspension of benefit payment as of the first day of the month following the causes for suspension, or the month in which the competent managing body has knowledge of the causes, and notwithstanding the obligation to return amounts unduly collected. Suspension shall be maintained for as long as the circumstances leading to suspension persist.
If the suspension is maintained for one year, the right to the benefit shall be terminated.
If the causes leading to suspension of the right disappear, the right shall be resumed ex officio or at the request of a party provided the requirements that led to recognition are maintained. In this case, the benefit shall accrue from the first day of the month following the date on which the causes leading to suspension ended.
If the causes for suspension are maintained, the right shall be amended or terminated, as appropriate.
The right to the minimum vital income benefit shall be terminated for the following reasons:
Termination of the right to a benefit shall be effective from the first day of the month following the causes for termination.
4. How soon will my application for minimum living allowance be resolved?
The maximum time limit for resolving your application is three months from the date of filing.
Once this period has elapsed without an express resolution, the application will be understood to have been rejected due to administrative silence.
When applied for before 15 September, the benefit will be recognised with financial effect from 1 June 2020 if all requirements are met by that date. If they are not met on that date, the financial effects shall be fixed on the first day of the month following that in which the requirements are met.
5. What if I forgot to send any necessary documents with my application?
From the Spanish National Social Security Institute (INSS) we will contact you to indicate the necessary documentation to resolve your application and give you a deadline to submit it.
In order to speed up the process, it is very important that you indicate a telephone number or e-mail address in your application so that we can contact you, in addition to your habitual home address.
A household unit consists of all persons living in the same home, united by marriage or registered as domestic partners, and their family members up to the second degree by consanguinity, affinity or adoption, or other persons living in the home under adoption or permanent foster care.
A victim of gender-based violence who has left their family home accompanied by their children or minors under adoption or permanent foster care and their family members up to the second degree by consanguinity or affinity are also considered a household unit; as is the unit formed by a person who has initiated separation or divorce proceeding and their children or minors, and family members up to the second degree by consanguinity, affinity or adoption.
Finally, units formed by two or more people over 23 years of age or under 65 who live in the same home without any of the relationships indicated above are considered household units provided that have lived independently for at least 3 years prior to the application, unless they have left their habitual residence as victims of gender-based violence, they have initiated separation or divorce proceedings or other circumstances as may be determined. These household units may share a home with another household units made up of family members or with a similar relationship.
When they are members of a household unit, beneficiaries must be at least 23 years of age, or be an adult or an emancipated minor if they have children or minors under adoption or permanent foster care.
8. What requirements must I meet to qualify for the minimum living allowance?
The basic requirements are:
9. I live alone and there are no people who depend on me. Can I be entitled to the benefit?
Yes, you must be between 23 and 65 years old and not married (unless you are in the process of separation or divorce) or in a domestic partnership.
You must also have lived independently for at least three years and have paid social security contributions for at least one year, in order to prove your financial independence. The requirement to live independently and pay social security contributions is not necessary if you have left your habitual residence as a victim of gender-based violence or have initiated separation or divorce proceedings.
Permanent users of a social, health or public health residential service benefit financed with public funds are not entitled to the benefit, except in the case of women victims of gender-based violence or victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Women of legal age who are victims of gender-based violence or victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation may also be entitled.
11. Must all members of the cohabitation unit have legal residence in Spain?
Yes, whether it is an individual beneficiary or the members of a cohabitation unit, all must prove legal and effective residence in Spain continuously and uninterruptedly for at least the year prior to submitting the application, with the exception of:
12. Do I lose my resident status in Spain if I travel abroad?
Habitual residence in Spain is maintained even if you take trips abroad that do not exceed a total of 90 days in each calendar year or are due to justified causes of illness.
The departure and stay abroad of any member of the cohabitation unit must be communicated in advance to the Spanish National Social Security Institute (INSS), indicating the duration of the stay.
Non-compliance with the obligation to notify the INSS of absences or trips of more than three months will result in the suspension of payment of the benefit, without prejudice to the fact that this will entail the appropriate sanctions and the obligation to reimburse the benefits received.
The benefit will be paid monthly and is made by bank transfer to an account of the holder of the benefit.
The minimum living allowance is non-transferable. It may not be offered as a guarantee of obligations, nor be the object of total or partial assignment, compensation or discount, retention or seizure, except for the compensation that may be made in payments by the INSS in the event of having received amounts greater than those corresponding to the criteria and requirements for setting the amounts to be received.
14. What obligations do I assume as a recipient of the minimum living allowance?
The obligations assumed by the recipients of the benefit are:
15. Can I get child benefits and the minimum living allowance?
The two benefits are incompatible.
From the entry into force of the Royal Decree-Law establishing the minimum living allowance, no new applications may be submitted for child or dependent minor benefits under the Social Security system, which will be done away with. However, if you were unable to submit your application for a child or dependent minor benefit during the period of the state of alarm, you may submit it within 30 calendar days of the entry into force of the minimum living allowance, provided that you expressly indicate the date on which you intend to submit it.
If you are currently receiving this allowance, the INSS may inform you of the conversion of this benefit to the minimum living allowance during the second half of June. This conversion will be carried out provided that, according to the data that the Management Entity has on its family unit, the amount of the minimum living allowance is equal to or more favourable. However, you may choose to keep the benefit, informing the INSS of your decision, once you receive the communication of conversion between benefits sent to your home.
16. If I am a beneficiary of the minimum living allowance, do I have to pay the contribution for medicines?
No, the beneficiaries of the minimum living allowance are exempt from the user’s contribution to the outpatient pharmaceutical benefit.
17. What income and earnings are taken into account for the recognition of the benefit?
The situation of economic vulnerability is determined by taking into account the average monthly income and computable annual earnings of the previous year.
Exceptionally, and when they are not beneficiaries of unemployment benefits or subsidies, and for the exclusive purpose of calculating income, applications may be submitted until 31 December 2020 in cases of economic vulnerability that have occurred during 2020.
In these cases, in order to provisionally prove compliance with the income requirement, the proportional part of the income that the cohabitation unit has had during the time that has elapsed in the year 2020 shall be considered, provided that in the previous financial year it does not exceed half of the equity limits generally established for the aforementioned cohabitation units and whose income does not exceed by more than 50 percent the limits established for the entire cohabitation unit in the financial year 2019.
In any case, in 2021, the amounts paid will be regularised in relation to the monthly average data of the total income and computable annual income of the individual beneficiary or of all the members of the cohabitation unit, corresponding to the financial year 2020, giving rise, if applicable, to the reimbursement of the benefit.
Please remember that applications submitted between 15 June and 15 September 2020 will have economic effects from 1 June 2020, if approved, provided the requirements are met by that date.
Barcelona Global Service
Orari di apertura: 09:00 - 20:00
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