Our tip is to apply for your personal transportation card online at least 3 weeks in advance. You can use the Citylife Madrid office address and they will store the card for your for free so you can conveniently pick it up upon your arrival. Click here for more information and detailed instructions.
Stay safe and healthy! When moving to Spain, please make sure to understand the Spanish healthcare system and to select the right health insurance for your time in Spain. Click here to learn more about the most popular and recommended private health insurance plans for international students (EU citizens and Non-EU citizens).
If you are not from Spain, you will potentially need to apply for some legal documents once you arrive in Madrid, eg. NIE/TIE, Empadronamiento or Social Security. Click here to find out more and to get free support.
If you are looking for a free Spanish prepaid SIM card, you can activate it conveniently in our office for free. Click here for more information on recommended SIM card providers for your time in Madrid.
If you wish to open a free Spanish bank account in a few steps, click here to read everything you need to know about banking in Spain and to see the currently most popular banks for students & expats!