We are very often in contact with people who would like to see the establishment of La Palma. Almost everyone who has been here on holiday cherishes a bit of the sneaky dream of living here on La Palma.
And certainly if that dream or wish becomes very concrete, you would like to be well prepared to come here. So We can help you a long way, by informing you about what it is to live here and where you can possibly walk in.
The Spanish bureaucracy is notorious, and we can certainly confirm that. But nothing is impossible, and with a good portion of patience and positive attitude, everything is good and sometimes also quick to regulate. You should eventually know well where you should go for certain things. Also times are useful to know. And of course, you have to be able to talk a reasonable word of Spanish.
Spanish is the language here, with English you generally do not come far. If you are powerful German you can also visit the many German Gestorias here on La Palma. But then you are one of the many German lucky seekers for the Palmero, and they are not all waiting for it.
Do it yourself, with a little help…
But what is more beautiful than doing it as much as possible on its own. It is greatly appreciated here when you arrange things in Spanish, you will often have to. You will learn a lot of you integrates just a little better here on La Palma.
However, it is absolutely not easy. Spanish officials speak civil servants, notaries again another and at the Spanish RWD you often stand with your mouth full of teeth. The language they speak to you does not teach you during your Spanish course, unfortunately…
We can and would like to help you on your way. This can be by:
Make appointments (by phone, mail, Digid)
Go to Appointments
There are quite a few things where you can sometimes use some help. There is a lot of info to be found on the Internet, but it is often not specifically aimed at the Canary Islands, where everything is different again. And…. things change often. If you think you have prepared everything well, you have to hand over other documents or do not succeed as you thought it should go.
We can help you with a lot of things:
All about applications from your NIE
Working as an employee or self-employed person (autonomy)
Requesting NAF number
Register as an autonomy
Contact with Brokers
Contact with Spanish accountants (Asesorías and Oficinas laboral)
Auto Import and overwrite on Spanish license plate
Moving to La Palma
Spanish licence request
Register with the municipality
Etc. Etc. Etc
Please note: We are not brokers, so everything related to buying a house, you have to be with a broker and you can find it here!
The service we offer is mainly aimed at that you can do as much as possible yourself. We assist where necessary but consider it important that you do as much as possible. That is good and it is very instructive.
The costs for a call or guidance on any plane are €25,-per hour. We prefer to speak in our dive house in Los Llanos de Aridane. While enjoying a cup of coffee, we can help you on your way!
Why this cost for a call? We do not have a earning model, so you will never be able to buy something from us or take a service in the future. For us, an exploratory discussion is an investment in time that we can never recoup. And yes, we actually get a lot of questions about living and working on La Palma. Hence this fee…
The address is:
Casa de Buceo-Diving house La Palma
Calle Conrado Hernandez 4
38760 Los Llanos de Aridane
Ask for Joost or Nanneke for information. The service we offer is not a telephone or e-mail service, we like to discuss everything on La Palma!
Landline Phone + 34 922 464 886 or mobile + 34 671 227 040