Thompson & Son Removals

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European Removals


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Specialist in removals to Spain

European Moves to Spain with Thompson & Son

You don’t need a Spanish Removals Company when planning your move to Spain. Instead, you want a company with local knowledge of both home and abroad to handle your international move. That’s where Thompson & Son comes in. We are a family-run removals company with sixty years of experience helping people like you make their dream move to Spain a reality. Our team of experts understand the nuances of relocating to another country and will ensure that your move is as seamless and stress-free as possible.

There are around 263,000 registered British nationals in Spain as of 2020. If you plan to join them, book Thompson & Son today for your Spanish removals.  

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Video And In-Person Surveys

Spain Removals will require an assessment of the volume of items you plan to take. At Thompson & Son, we offer both in-person and video surveys to accommodate your needs and schedule. During the survey, our experienced surveyor will take note of every item that needs to be moved, ensuring that we clearly understand your requirements. This will enable us to provide you with an accurate quote for our services without any hidden fees or surprise costs.

We’ll also assess and discuss your packing requirements during the survey. Whether you prefer to pack your belongings yourself or would like our professional team to handle it for you, we’ve got you covered. We offer a range of packing materials and services to suit your needs. From full packing and unpacking services to partial packing assistance, we are here to make your move to Spain as smooth as possible.

We Handle the Paperwork

One of the most daunting aspects of moving to a new country is dealing with the paperwork involved. At Thompson & Son, we understand this can be overwhelming, especially when you’re unfamiliar with the local language and regulations. We offer a comprehensive paperwork handling service for Spain removals as part of our standard European removals package.

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As a leading moving company in Spain, we have extensive knowledge of the documentation required for a seamless move. Our team will guide you through the process, ensuring that all necessary paperwork is completed accurately and submitted on time. From customs clearance to obtaining permits, you can trust Thompson & Son to take care of it all, allowing you to focus on settling into your new home in Spain.

Direct-shared and Groupage-shared Transport

There are two main ways to transport your goods abroad, these are Direct-shared and Groupage-shared.

Direct-Shared Move

Direct move

Typically, this service involves our team packing your possessions and immediately transporting them to the vessel before heading straight to your new home on your specified dates. A direct move is perfect for those who require a swift relocation and want the certainty that their items will reach their destination on a particular date.

Groupage-Shared move

This alternative is often selected for various reasons, such as when your shipment isn’t an entire household or when there’s no urgency for delivery. In this case, loads are combined with other clients’ belongings, resulting in reduced costs. A groupage-shared move offers increased flexibility and may be a more budget-friendly option for those with smaller shipments or more lenient timelines.

Groupage-Shared Move
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Storage Solutions

Sometimes, you may require storage solutions for your belongings when making an international move. Whether you’re waiting for your new home to be ready or need some extra space during the transition, Thompson & Son has got you covered. We offer secure storage in transit services to accommodate your needs.

Whether you need your goods held in storage while you prepare the new home, or there is a gap in your schedule that prevents you from immediately moving in, we are here to help. Our professionally managed storage facilities are equipped with the latest security systems and temperature control systems to ensure that your belongings remain safe and in perfect condition at all times.

Preparing The Necessary Paperwork for Moving to Spain

Moving to another country entails navigating through a complex set of paperwork and regulations, particularly in the post-Brexit era. When relocating to Spain, the required documentation may vary depending on several factors, but here is a detailed overview of the documents and processes you’ll likely need to address:

  • Passport and Visas: Make sure your passport has ample validity remaining. Depending on the duration of your stay in Spain, you may need a visa or a residence permit. Additional details are provided below.

  • Work Permit: If your move to Spain is for employment purposes, a work permit will be necessary. It is the responsibility of your employer to apply for this permit and ensure compliance with its conditions.

  • Residence Registration: After your move to Spain, you must register your residence within a specified timeframe.

  • Health Insurance: Spain requires proof of health insurance coverage, as access to state healthcare is not automatically granted to residents.

  • Driving Licence: Your UK driving licence is recognised in Spain for a limited period. If your UK licence is close to expiration, you’ll need to exchange it for a Spanish driving licence.

  • Customs Forms: For the transportation of personal effects or vehicles, customs declarations may be required, and import taxes might be applicable. We’ll handle all necessary customs paperwork for the items we transport, ensuring a smooth transition to Spain.

  • Bank Statements and Proof of Income: To rent property or secure certain services in Spain, demonstrating financial stability through bank statements and proof of income is often required.

  • Tax Documents: Notify the UK HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about your relocation and familiarise yourself with your tax responsibilities in Spain. Becoming a permanent resident means you’ll be liable for income tax on worldwide earnings in Spain.

  • Birth and Marriage Certificates: For various registration processes, visas, and other bureaucratic requirements, you might need officially translated versions of these documents.

  • Pet Documentation: In order to move to Spain with pets, make sure to have their EU pet passport or animal health certificate, up-to-date vaccination records, and any necessary microchip details.

Visas for Spain

If you’re planning to move to Spain from the UK, especially in light of post-Brexit regulations, the visa requirements will vary depending on the length and purpose of your stay. Here’s a specific breakdown tailored to those looking to move to Spain:

For Stays Up to 90 Days 

For short-term visits up to 90 days within any 180-day period, UK nationals do not require a visa for tourist, family, or business purposes, thanks to the visa exemption agreement between the EU and the UK. This makes a move to Spain for short periods relatively straightforward for UK citizens.

For Longer Stays or Residency 

If your plans to move to Spain include living, working, or studying there for more than 90 days, you will likely need to apply for a long-stay visa. This type of visa acts as a de facto residence permit. Applications must be made prior to leaving the UK.

Types of Visas for Long-term Stay

  • Work Visa: Securing employment in Spain requires navigating the work permit process with your employer before applying for the corresponding visa.
  • Student Visa: For educational pursuits exceeding 90 days, you must secure admission at a Spanish institution and apply for a student visa.
  • Family Visa: Joining a family member who is a resident or citizen of Spain may qualify you for a family visa.
  • Non-Lucrative Visa: If you wish to live in Spain for longer than 90 days without engaging in employment or study, the non-lucrative visa requires proof of sufficient funds to support yourself.

Application Process

  • First Step: Begin your application online via the official Spanish visa application portal, then schedule an appointment at the Spanish consulate or visa application centre in the UK.
  • Documentation: Prepare necessary documents, including evidence of accommodation in Spain, financial means, health insurance, and the purpose of your stay.
  • Consideration Period: Processing times for visas can vary, so it’s advisable to start your application well before your intended move to Spain.

Post-Brexit Considerations Brexit has transformed UK nationals into third-country nationals in the EU context, altering the process for those looking to move to Spain to more closely resemble that of other non-EU nations. It’s essential to consult the latest guidance from official sources such as the Spanish Consulate or Embassy in the UK, as immigration policies are subject to change. For individuals with unique situations or seeking detailed advice on their move to Spain, engaging with an immigration lawyer or relocation expert can provide valuable insights and assistance.

Why Choose Us?

As a Spanish Moving Company Specialist, Thompson & Son is dedicated to providing exceptional removal services for your move to Spain. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose us for your relocation:

  1. Over 60 years of experience in the removals industry
  2. A family-run business with the personal touch
  3. Comprehensive in-person or video surveys
  4. Tailored packing services to suit your needs
  5. Expert handling of paperwork and documentation
  6. Secure storage solutions with flexible options
  7. Competitive pricing with no hidden fees
  8. Fully insured for your peace of mind
  9. Friendly and professional customer service
  10. Extensive knowledge of Spanish customs and regulations

discuss your requirements

Contact us today to discuss your requirements and let Thompson & Son take care of the rest.


When planning your move to Spain, choosing the right removal company is crucial to ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition. With Thompson & Son’s extensive experience, expertise, and commitment to exceptional service, you can trust us to handle every aspect of your relocation with care and professionalism.

From our detailed surveys and tailored packing services to our expert handling of paperwork and secure storage solutions, we go above and beyond to make your move as seamless as possible. So, when it’s time to embark on your new adventure in Spain, choose Thompson & Son, the Spanish Moving Company Specialist, to be by your side every step of the way.