He moved to Spain and revealed the complicated part of emigrating: “I would have liked to know”

The social networks they have become the ideal platform for people who move to other countries to share their experience and talk not only about the positive side, but also about the difficulties they face when immigrating for the first time.

This is the case of Agos Menendez, a young woman from Argentina who currently lives in Spain. Through a TikTok video, she talked about “things she would have liked to know” before moving to Europe and her story generated all kinds of reactions among users.

“I make this video because many people encourage others to emigrate and they tell you all the good things, and nobody tells you what you need to know”began by saying the girl.

Thus, he began to explain the most complicated thing about leaving his country of origin and starting to live in a nation like Spain. “The truth is that stabilizing here is very difficult”he revealed, adding that it is important to travel with a considerable amount of money to find a good place to live.

On the other hand, he assured that carrying out procedures in this part of Europe, necessary to be able to work legally, not only takes time, since it is also expensive.

“It’s not that you arrive and the next day you have a job, an apartment and you already think about traveling all over Europe, you travel all over the world as everyone shows you… it’s not like that”he commented.

For this reason, he recommended taking all the documents signed as appropriate, since obtaining some papers can take almost a year; However, this would not be the most difficult part of emigrating to Spain, according to Agos’ account.

Not everything is rosy when emigrating to Europe

“We are several hours apart from Argentina and many times it will happen that you call your friends and they tell you ‘hey, it’s 4 in the morning here’”added the Argentine, emphasizing how complicated it is to talk with friends or family.

The video published by the young woman accumulates thousands of views and generated all kinds of reactions. Some Internet users agreed with her and said that the dream of emigrating to a European country is not as easy as most believe.

“People grab onto that romanticized fantasy to try not to have doubts and leave, then they hit it head on”; “I lived in Spain from 2003 to 2009 and it was exactly the same; It’s not as easy as they tell you… yes, it’s a wonderful country”; “I’ve been in Spain for 11 months with my husband and it took us a lot for him to get a job… and obviously we don’t have any friends”; “What I miss the most is that, here I don’t have a social life or anything, I don’t have friends, becoming independent I was lucky and after two months I had already achieved it,” the people wrote.

Requirements that Peruvians must meet to travel to Spain

According to the page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, the requirements to travel to that country are:

  • Valid passport
  • Documents justifying the purpose and conditions of the planned stay
  • Make the entrance through one of the authorized positions
  • Prove the conditions of the planned stay and the availability of economic means
  • Not be subject to entry bans

Do you need a visa to go to Spain?

Citizens of any other state of the European Union or of Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein may enter Spain for a period not exceeding 90 days. You only need to present your identity documents and that it is not about to expire.

What is the minimum wage in Spain 2023?

It is recorded that the minimum wage in Spain this 2023 is close to 1,080 euros, which generates 15,120 euros gross per year, according to reports from The BOE.

What to work in Spain?

You only need to be over 18 years old and have a residence and work authorization to start working in Spain. Among the jobs most in demand for immigrants are foreign labor and belonging to the area of ​​social services, such as cleaning and hospitality.