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.

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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Connect with other people from Barcelona’s community, join in and take part.




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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