Removals to Tenerife Canary Islands

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Living in Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain

Removals Company to Tenerife

Removals Company to Tenerife

Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands; it is also the most populated island of Spain, with 898,680 inhabitants, 43% of the total population of the Canary Islands. Many of whom are expats from Europe, but for work it would help if you speak spanish. About five million tourists visit Tenerife each year, the most of any Canary Islands. Tenerife hosts one of the world’s largest carnivals and the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is attempting to become a World Heritage Site  and is the tourism and economic centre of the archipelago.

Transport in Tenerife



Tenerife is serviced by two airports, Tenerife North Airport  and Tenerife South Airport. Public transport on the island is provided by an extensive network of buses and run by TITSA , who operate a fleet of modern, air-conditioned buses. A network consisting of two fast, toll-free motorways (TF1 and TF5) encircles nearly the entire island, linking all the main towns and resorts with the metropolitan area. The Tenerife Tram connects Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna through the suburb of Taco. There are 20 stops and it covers a distance of 12.5 km (7.8 mi) in 37 minutes. It calls at some points of interest including Tenerife’s two major hospitals, the university complex of Guajara, and a number of museums and theatres.

Tenerife is the economic capital of the Canary Islands. Even though Tenerife’s economy is highly specialized in the service sector. Tourism is the most prominent industry in the Canaries, which are one of the major tourist destinations in the world.

The island as it is today was formed three million years ago by the fusion of three islands made up of the mountain ranges of Anaga, Teno and Valle de San Lorenzo, due to volcanic activity from Teide . The volcano is visible from most parts of the island today, and the crater is 17 km long at some points. Nearly half of the island territory (48.6%), is under protection from the Red Canaria de Espacios Naturales Protegidos (Canary Islands Network for Protected Natural Areas).

The island of Tenerife has a remarkable ecological diversity. Major climatic contrasts on the island are evident, especially during the winter months when it is possible to enjoy the warm sunshine on the coast and experience snow within miles, 3,000 metres (9,843 feet) above sea level on Teide. This should be considered when buying a property or moving to a certain area in Tenerife, you must do your home work and way up the pro’s and con’s

Documents required to Live & Work in Tenerife

Nationals of European Community member countries have no specific problems. Since March 2003, the requirement for ‘formal Residencia’ was abolished . It is, however, still a requirement to register with the town hall of the municipality in which you reside and obtain a Certificado de Residencia . Other necessary documentation will include, payment of Social Security, obtaining an N.I.E. number, and entry onto the electoral register (Certificado de Domicillo) in order to qualify for national health cover, etc.


Residential Status 

Generally, your residential status application will fall under one of the following categories:

A) Residencia General requirements; You wish to live in Tenerife, but not work, or you are retired. 1) N.I.E. (Foreigners Identity Number). 2) Evidence of regular income or pension from abroad. (For pensioners usually a copy of your pension certificate is sufficient). 3) Obtain a European health card or private medical insurance or some other health cover.

B) Residencia Cuenta Ajena General requirements; You are or want to become an employee of a local business. 1) N.I.E. (Foreigners Identity Number) 2) Contract of work from employer

C) Residencia Cuenta Propio/Autonomo General Requirements; You want to be self-employed, – operate your own business. 1) N.I.E. (Foreigners Identity Number) 2) The appropriate licence for your activity (this cannot be generalised there are extensive variations). 3) If you are to be involved in a professional capacity, copies of your professional qualifications, certificates, officially translated.

Removal Company for Tenerife Canary Islands

Then Matthew James Removals & Storage in Spain should be your first port of call. With 3 depots in Spain; Mijas, Madrid & Barcelona and are able to offer collection from any region in Spain, from city apartments to rural villas.

You can be rest assured that Matthew James are able to take care of every aspect of your move to Tenerife,  from any property big or small with delivery door to door / room to room to any local or national Spanish destination.

Although you are looking for an Spanish Removal Company choose one of the British one’s based in Spain such as Matthew James.

Our company has been accredited to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. We are members of IAM (International Association of Movers), the world’s largest trade association for the global moving industry.

Matthew James firmly believe no other company can match our quality of service for the same price Spanish or English. Unlike a majority of companies your removal quote will include:

  • Insurance
  • Hanging Wardrobe boxes
  • Tailor made padded sofa covers
  • Boxes, Paper, Tape (as many as you require for your removal free )
  • Hanging Wardrobe boxes
  • Plastic Mattress covers
  • Modern, Clean and reliable vehicles

Matthew James Removals to Tenerife Spain offer a number of Removal Services to help make moving Villa or Apartment as stress free as possible. These services are charged as extra and are upon request.

Access for Removal Lorry in Tenerife

Tenerife is an Island of narrow, winding streets & Villas built on steep hills. You need to consider whether a large removal vehicle will be able to access your property, you may require a tranship vehicle this is charge extra as all your furniture and personal effects will need transhipping from the large vehicle to a smaller vehicle and then carried into your property.

please make sure you notify Matthew James of any parking restriction for your Canary Islands property upon quotation


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Matthew James Removals in Spain have excellent knowledge and experience in the roads, properties and businesses in and around Tenerife : Adeje , Arafo, Arico, Arona, Buenavista del Norte, Candelaria, Fasnia, Garachico, Granadilla de Abona, La Guancha, Guía de Isora, Güímar, Icod de los Vinos, La Matanza de Acentejo, La Orotava, Puerto de la Cruz, Los Realejos, El Rosario, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, San Juan de la Rambla, San Miguel de Abona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santa Úrsula, Santiago del Teide, El Sauzal, Los Silos, Tacoronte, El Tanque, Tegueste, La Victoria de Acentejo, Vilaflor

If you are moving To or From any of the areas listed above then please don’t hesitate to contact our Bi-Lingual Staff for more information, advice or a Competitive Price for your Move to Tenerife Canary Islands

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Matthew James Removals & Storage SL
C/Anselm Clave
S/N Pol 16, Sant Feliu
De LloBregat
Tel: (0034) 931 84 54 94
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