Bureaucracy till the last
"Suffice it to say, we couldn't get one in Spain, because we're not a registered business there."
Coincidently, the origin of the phrase "Red tape" was from a bureaucratic practice in Spain.
It is said that the main tax office for the province looks like an M.C. Escher painting with funcionarios behind little poky windows inside but that could be vicious rumour - the critical mass of paperwork in there generates an event horizon at the front door which means nobody makes it back out to tell the tale.