Spanish Law, Brexit & Residency

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02 Jul: Breaking News: Law change will help British buyers of Spanish Property

We are hearing that the Spanish Government is to scrap the 40 year old law that non-EU buyers of Spanish property (that’s Brits of course) have to apply for military permission to buy property sited on historical military land. This law created uncertainty and long delays to the time it took to complete on a property purchase. It was a law which didn’t apply when Britain was an EU member and in many ways has been proven redundant. In today’s…

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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…

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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…

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01 Jan: Breaking: UK Drivers driving in the EU

A tweet send by Grant Shapps, UK Transport Secretary at 18:30 on New Year’s Eve. THe phrase better late than never springs to mind! Welcome news for UK drivers 🇬🇧 🚙. We’ve now secured agreement with all 27 EU Member States to recognise UK licences WITHOUT the need for an International Drivers Permit. From tomorrow, UK drivers can continue to drive in the EU without an IDP (once Covid restrictions lifted). — Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) December 31,…

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29 Dec: Travelling to the EU including Spain from 1 January 2021

Sun Lawyers has prepared a helpful note for UK citizens travelling to the EU including Spain from 1 January 2021. This note does not take account of any specific rules for travelling between Spain and the UK that relates to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Passport. On the day you travel, you will need at least six months left on your passport AND the passport may not be more than 10 years old. Healthcare. Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will continue…

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28 Oct: Moving to Spain after Brexit

Moving to Spain after Brexit Covid-19 and the fast-approaching end of the transition period make it an uneasy time for Brits keen to get on with a move to Spain, but the good news is there are ways you can give your relocation plans a boost even from the UK. Key to making a smooth move to Spain, both before and after the end of the Brexit transition period, is preparation, which includes signing up the right professionals. You’ll also…