ERES legal team specialises in immigration to Spain, France and Portugal as well as expatriation for international companies established in these three countries.

Our lawyers assess and manage all aspects of obtaining work and residence visas, both for the employee and any members of their family.

Our main strength: flawless knowledge of local immigration law as well as knowing the precise procedure to follow in each case. This guarantees visas as quickly as possible.

Some of ERES main services in immigration:

  • • Visa applications and renewals
  • • Work and residence permits
  • • Driving License registration/ exchange
  • • Vehicle imports
  • • Town Hall registrations
  • • Consulate registrations
  • • European Registration Certificate (Foreign Identity Number)
  • • Fiscal number obtaining
  • • Social Security registration
  • • Family reunification
  • • Legalization, notarized and apostilled document
  • • Health Centre Registration
  • • European Health Card obtaining
  • • Luggage certificate document
  • • Parish Certificate obtaining
  • • Birth/Marriage Certificate
  • • Criminal Certificate
  • • Nationalities



Moving an employee to a foreign country presents challenges. In many cases these can lead to unnecessary concern for the transferee thinking the move wastes time, resources and effort.

Knowing these concerns, the ERES team helps the employee and his/her family’s acclimatize to the new environment as easily as possible.

ERES offers a full range of services. We help in anything related to housing: home search, lease negotiation, utilities… we assist during the moving process as well as helping opening bank accounts. We carry local tours showing the expatriate the local neighborhoods, as well as helping parents find good local/international schools. Finally, when the time to leave the country comes, ERES is also there.

The ERES team knows that they are the first point of reference at a crucial time for the expatriate and his/her family, both professionally and personally. Paying special attention to any cultural and linguistic barrier, we provide personalised and detailed attention, allowing the transferee to focus on his/her new work responsibilities right from the beginning.

To ensure continuous support, an individual counsellor is nominated for each client, providing a seamless experience throughout their move. Regular reports are sent during the transfer.



Expatriation policy consulting

ERES helps companies to develop their global mobility strategies, designing remuneration and compensation policies for employees working abroad. ERES works with IESE Business School on ongoing research into mobility trends in Spain and is thus well placed to advise on changing market circumstances.

ERES has up-to-date information on more than 200 cities in 70 countries: cost or quality of life, fiscal information, Social Security and work conditions, compensation and remuneration.

Cross Cultural Training

In today’s global market, companies are increasingly multi-national, not only in terms of subsidiaries overseas and their employees’ international assignments, but through work-teams comprising members of different nationalities or working in different locations.

Several studies show that teams that have received Cross Cultural training work together better and achieve better results. Lack of cross cultural awareness can have a negative impact at many different levels, from a simple misunderstanding to more serious consequences arising from badly managed expectation.

ERES Cross Cultural courses offer a fast and easy understanding of different cultures and lifestyles. They are developed together with the client so that the seminars include situations taken from the company and the teams everyday business lives. The goal is for the team to recognize and reconcile their cultural differences in order to maximize performance.