Malaga Expat

Malaga Expat Consulting provides help and relocation support to all expats and foreign residents in Malaga and the Costa del Sol

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Whether you are already a lucky long-term resident of Spain in the Costa del Sol or just planning your move to the beautiful province of Malaga, you may require help and assistance with Spanish bureaucracy or paperwork, dealing with authorities, applying for NIE or Residency, opening a bank account, changing your driving license, negotiating with your landlord or simply visiting a Spanish doctor…

We at Malaga Expat Consulting are happy to assist in a friendly and professional manner with all the above and much more. Our services cover a full range from expat assistance to relocation consultancy and are directed to all expats residing or planning to move to Malaga and the Costa del Sol.

Irina Saltmarsh

Spain and especially its southern area has always been a very popular destination for visitors from all over the world and unsurprisingly many of us have decided to make it our new home, charmed by this country's wonderful climate, natural beauty and in many ways a much more relaxed way of life. But without knowing the local language, customs, procedures and regulations the word "relaxed" is being quickly replaced with the word "stressed".

Irina Saltmarsh, the founder and owner of Malaga Expat Consulting, knows it all too well, having herself relocated at least five times and lived in many different countries including Russia, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Spain, making the latter her permanent home since 2009. Armed by own relocation experience and understanding of expat's life in a foreign country combined with acquired knowledge of Spanish bureaucratic procedures, and being fluent in English, Russian, German and Spanish, Irina has founded Malaga Expat Consulting addressing the needs of expats in Malaga and the Costa del Sol.

Whether you are already residing in the province of Malaga or just considering your move to the sunny Costa del Sol, Malaga Expat Consulting can be your invaluable partner at any stage of the process. We can help you with advice about the right area to live, assist with finding the right property for you and your family to buy or to rent, locate the schools and nurseries for your children and help with enrolling process, register you and your family with local doctors.

Let us assist you with paperwork applying for NIE, Residency permit, Town Hall registrations and driving license, opening a bank account and just accompany you to any authority where they would normally only speak Spanish. We can make the settling down process for you and your family easier and stress-free by introducing you to the local professionals and competent organizations and help with any advice and recommendation to make your new life in Malaga happy and relaxed from day one - isn't it why moved here in the first place?

So get in touch and let us help you!

Our aim is to provide to all expats living in or relocating to the area of Malaga and the Costa del Sol competent help and assistance with all affairs, no matter how big or small, in a friendly and professional manner at a competitive price.


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What are NIE, Green NIE and TIE?

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Which school in Malaga to enrol my children to?

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About licensing your tourist rental property in Andalusia

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Do I need First Occupation License to let my tourist property?

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Do I need Spanish residency card if I hold an EU passport?

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Spanish Residency Permits for non-EU citizens

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About non-lucrative residence permit in Spain

Last updated on 24 Mar 2022

Your guide to renting long-term on Costa del Sol

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About renting a property

Last updated on 10 Feb 2022

Should I exchange my EU green residency certificate to TIE card?

Published on 9 Dec 2021

Bespoke Property Finder Service in Malaga

Last updated on 29 May 2021

Spanish residency before and after Brexit

Last updated on 6 Apr 2021

Essentials of becoming Spanish resident before Brexit

Published on 7 Sep 2020

British in Spain - Are You Prepared for Brexit?

Last updated on 5 Jul 2020

Are You Ready To Relocate From Malaga?

Last updated on 13 May 2020

Guide to Spanish education system

Published on 29 Apr 2020

Who is Autonomo in Spain?

Published on 15 Apr 2020

Golden Visa - Your Investor Residence in Spain

Last updated on 8 Apr 2020

Love living in Malaga - you will love it too!

Published on 26 Mar 2020

About Spanish Healthcare System

Last updated on 21 Mar 2020

About building permits and licences in Spain

Last updated on 7 Nov 2018

About buying a property on Costa del Sol

Last updated on 30 Aug 2018

About Pareja de Hecho or Civil Union in Andalusia

Last updated on 4 May 2018

Is it easy to get a NIE number?

Last updated on 20 Dec 2017

Do I need to renew my Residence in Spain?

Last updated on 25 Oct 2017

About NIE and Residency

Last updated on 28 Sep 2017

About retiring on the Costa del Sol

Published on 1 Jul 2017

About Getting A Spanish Driving LIcense

Last updated on 22 May 2017

About Transfer Of Car Ownership

Last updated on 1 May 2017

About Malaga

Last updated on 21 Apr 2017


We are very happy clients!

We would like to thank Irena Saltmarsh for all her help with getting my husbands TIE and my Spanish residency. Irena speaks perfect English and Spanish which made life soo much easier. Irena provided us with all the information we needed, and all we really needed to do was to turn up on the assigned day with the correct paperwork. We highly reccomend and cannot thank you enough for making the whole process of moving to Spain soo much simpler. We are very happy clients 😀 😊 😄 Julie and Mark, May 2022

Absolutely a 5-star service

We came across Irina 3 years ago while I was planning to move to Málaga, Spain. She has been an amazing support since and I cannot imagine what we would have done without her. Irina knows the bureaucratic procedures of Spain very well and is always prepared for any obstacles that might come along the way. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to move to Málaga and deal with complicated procedures such as padron, residencia, pareja de hecho and marriage. Absolutely a 5-star service offered by a friendly professional! Ogan, June 2022

Quick, easy and affordable

Highly recommend Malaga Expat! As Americans (non Spanish speakers) purchasing property for the first time in Spain we found Malaga Expat's services easy to use, very detailed instructions, and highly necessary. We definately could not have gotten our tourist license with their help! They made it quick, easy, and affordable. Janice, June 2022
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