Skiing comes naturally to Andorrans. Just as Australians learn to swim, Brazilians play soccer and Canadians skate as a rite of passage.
Having a mountain view outside of almost every window means a ski hill outside every door. And with mountains in the backyard, learning to ski, often at a ski school, is part of growing up in Andorra.
The idea of ski education goes well beyond the lessons you might have your kids take at the resort while on vacation. Schools in Andorra include skiing as integral and much-loved part of the curriculum.
Whatever your reason for coming, you need to know about Andorra’s visa requirements before you visit the principality.
This post will be a comprehensive guide on Andorran visa information and will review several topics that apply to both tourists coming for an incredible holiday and for those who plan to settle and work in our beautiful country.
I’ll start each section with a brief snapshot of what you need to travel or live in the country. Then I’ll delve into the details and requirements you must fulfill before jumping on the plane.
Whether you’re looking for a seasonal job in a ski resort or have your sights set on a more traditional career this will be your guide. We’ll cover the information you need to start working in Andorra and the legal policies about labour.
Moving to a new country can be stressful and confusing. You must manage legal permits, schedule transportation, account for language and cultural differences, and find accommodation.
This last point is crucial. You won’t be truly settled in your new country while you’re still living in a hotel — you must find a home to call your own.
However, if you’re not permanently committed to Andorra or don’t want to fork over the significant investment to buy a property, there is another option. Renting might be the Andorra real estate solution for you.
In this guide, we’ll discuss the process of Andorra property rentals, general prices of rentals, and how to find a property for rent in Andorra.
What are Andorra’s passport requirements? We’ll get into the “how” and “what” of getting an Andorran passport in a moment, but first the “why”.
You might be familiar with the benefits of having a second passport different from your country of origins. For example, you’ll be able to easily visit some countries your second passport when your original passport would have required managing visas and special permits.
The freedom of travelling the world without asking for government authorization is exciting and indescribable. You just pick up your passport, go to the airport and fly off somewhere far away, without explanations or extra requirements.
However, this is only possible if your passport allows it. Some countries require extensive paperwork before the carriers of certain passports can visit. Or they reserve the right to block those travellers from entering entirely.
If you’d like to acquire an Andorran passport for this reason or many others, take a look at this brief guide to Andorra’s passport requirements and rules.
There are plenty of reasons for expats to look into gaining a residency visa in Andorra. The country has one of the lowest tax rates in the world, a high quality of life, and is a very safe place to live.
Anyone can apply for a residency visa. The only catch is that you will need to meet the requirements and provide the necessary documents – all information you can get from our site.
Andorran residency falls into two different categories, which have further sub-categories:
Passive residency: For individuals that will perform most of their economic activity outside of Andorra during their stay
Active residency: For individuals that wish to make Andorra their home and to work full time within the country
As just about every real estate listing demonstrates, most people want to live close to a good school. Happily, there are two very good international schools in Andorra, and the principality is so compact that just about everywhere is relatively close.
Andorra has one of the worlds lowest capital gains tax rates, averaging around 10%. This is considerably lower than other European countries like France, which has a rate of 33%.
Before a recent change, capital gains tax in Andorra didn’t exist at all.
If you’re the shareholder of a company or an overseas property investor, you may be curious as of how you will be affected, too.
In this article we’ll run you through everything you need to know about capital gains tax in Andorra. We’ll assume you know what capital gains are, as there are plenty of great resources available on the topic already.
Incorporating a company doesn’t always have to be done in your home country. Offshore companies can offer many benefits that businesses wouldn’t otherwise get, including greater privacy and better tax rates.
Ironically, an Andorran “offshore company” technically exists in a landlocked country. It doesn’t get much more “onshore” than Andorra!
Despite this irony, an Andorran company remains appealing to many entrepreneurs, thanks to the country’s very low corporate taxes.
Companies formed in Andorra are taxed at a maximum rate of 10%, while a comparable company in the USA, a country known to compete for international business, will have to pay 21% in corporate taxes.
In this article, we will run you through the basics of what you need to know about Andorran companies.