Nick Shrimpton

Spanish Visa

25 May: Residency permits in Spain

We receive enquiries regularly about residency permits for people wanting to live in Spain. We expect to receive more now that travel restrictions have been eased and hopefully there will be no reversal of that decision. In this blog we explore the residency options. Under the Withdrawal Agreement To make applications for a residency permit under the “Withdrawal Agreement” you will need to prove that you were living in Spain prior to the end of 2020 and normally this is…

Non-lucrative visa

26 Apr: Visa and Residency after 1 January 2021

We are receiving enquiries from UK Nationals about moving to Spain post-Brexit. The entry requirements for UK Nationals entering Spain changed on 1 January 2021 when Britain became a third country (outside the EU). We have prepared a separate note about tourist travel where you can visit Spain (and any other country in the Schengen area) for 90 days in any 180 period period. This article focuses mainly on non lucrative visa Spain but also Golden Visas too. Visa applications…

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16 Apr: Over three quarters of Brits polled are still in favour of buying abroad despite Brexit

This week the UK has taken a big step forward out of lockdown and plans to mobilise travel abroad are moving forward. A survey by the UK website A Place in the Sun – linked to the popular TV series – being published this week found that Brexit has not put off 76 per cent of people buying in the European Union, with 61 per cent of readers looking to buy in Spain, of whom 46 per cent want to…

International Travel

09 Apr: UK government announces plans for the resumption of international travel

Today the government made an announcement about how international will resume; but there are still practical questions that remain unanswered: A traffic light system will categorise countries based on risk Which country in which category will be announced early May Passengers will need to take pre and post COVID-19 tests for all categories Returning tests will need to be the more expensive PCR test, rather than lateral flow Government wants to see PCR test driven down from their current £120…

How to move to Spain after Brexit

04 Mar: Moving to Spain after Brexit

We’re now three months on from Brexit – and not quite through the pandemic – but it’s clear that there are very many Britons still hoping to move to Spain. For some, cooped up after a long-hard winter, the appetite is even stronger, whilst for others, there’s the desire for a complete reset after a watershed year. Here’s what you need to know about moving to Spain after Brexit. So whilst we cannot just move freely back and forth as…

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19 Feb: Updated information for UK Nationals Resident in Spain

The Spanish government has formally confirmed to the UK government that UK nationals who were legally residing in Spain before 1 January 2021, and as such are beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement, can use any of the following documents to prove their residence status when entering Spain: Residence card issued under Article 18.4 of the Withdrawal Agreement (the TIE – Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero) Temporary or permanent EU residence certificate (Certificado de Registro de Ciudadanos de la Unión) Receipt…

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14 Feb: The View from the Costas – February 2020

Property Market Report Innovation, determination and the enduring lure of the sunshine is keeping hopes of Spanish property ownership very much alive. British people with their hearts set on buying a Spanish home shouldn’t let Coronavirus or Brexit shatter their dreams. Market conditions, technology and versatile property professionals continue to make buying property in the Costas attractive in 2021. This is the view of CEO and Partner at Sun Lawyers, Jose Maria Lomax. Expectation is for a strong second half…

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08 Jan: Travel: Swapping quarantine for 72hr testing

For thousands of would-be UK travellers in search of Winter Sun, today’s news about testing before re-entry to the UK probably fell on deaf ears. We are not able to leave the country, so why the headlines about what’s changing to get back in! It’s a fair point, but there is a longer term aspect to this. Firstly, quarantine for travellers was a blunt instrument. You go away for a week and can’t leave the house for two! That was…