Are you starting a project in Barcelona? If you are coming to live here, we’d like to make your arrival easier for you and offer you the information and advice you will need to establish yourself here, from formalities to daily practicalities. You will also be able to take part in numerous activities to find out everything the city offers you, share experiences, establish links and make new friends.

  • 19/01/2022 - 16:49 h Technological events in Barcelona in 2022

    Once again, Barcelona is reaffirming itself as a hub with an international appeal for meetings relating to technology and digital innovation. World-renowned events such as the Mobile World Congress and the Smart City Expo are held in the city.

  • 24/01/2022 - 16:19 h Sports La Vuelta 2023 to start in Barcelona

    The second stage also ends in the city, with the event providing a boost to Barcelona’s international profile as a sporting capital.

  • jordi Martí, BCNegra, Carlos Zanón, El Molino, presentació BCNegra
    24/01/2022 - 15:52 h Culture and leisure BCNegra takes over the city again

    The 17th edition of Barcelona’s noir novel festival is on from 3 to 13 February.

  • 20/01/2022 - 14:17 h Roadmap for a sustainable food system in 2030

    The strategy provides continuity for the city’s role as the World Sustainable Food Capital in 2021.

Priority formalities

Find out about the priority formalities you will have to carry out if you wish to come to Barcelona. We offer you key information, clearly explained, on fulfilling administrative requirements.

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Barcelona International Welcome Desk is the new personalized support service for international talent that wants to come to live in the city of Barcelona or has recently settled here. It offers in-person and online attention.

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Information sessions, networking, seminars and conferences, city visits, courses, workshops etc. A broad range of activities on topics of interest to you.

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Barcelona, my city

Barcelona, mi ciudad

Barcelona, open and diverse city

  • 22 ,4%

    foreign population
    over the city population

  • 480 .721

    city residents born in other countries over a
    population of 1.6 million

  • 179

    nationalities present
    in the city

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