Spanish Law, Brexit & Residency

Seagate event with MM June 2023

13 Jun: Mark McMillan gives talk at expat relocation seminar

Mark McMillan was invited by Seagate Wealth Management to give a talk to a group of expats in Almeria last week. The top topic being the Non-Lucrative Visa and what an Expat needs to qualify for one. It was the longest question and answer session that had ever followed one of these seminars, and a sure sign of the interest that exists in relocating to Spain. If you would like to discuss options for relocating to Spain and the visa…

Spanish non lucrative visa

13 Jun: Immediate change to the charges for NLV applications

Following the award of a visa processing outsourcing contract to BLS International Ltd by the Spanish government, there are changes to the visa application fees immediately at the Consulates in London, Manchester and Edinburgh. There is a new additional BLS service charge of £14.55 taking the total amount needed to be paid IN CASH per applicant to £571.45. This sum is made up from the visa fee of £525.45, new BLS fee of £14.55, £4.55 per full photocopy of passport,…

Your essential guide to successfully buying s Spanish Property

10 Feb: Webinar Recording: Essential Guide to Buying a Spanish Property

On 9 February 2023, experts from Sun Lawyers (Aimee Stokes), Blevins Franks (Mathieu Edwards) and A Place in the Sun Currency (Matthew Boyle) came together to share their knowledge and expertise about the property purchase process in Spain. The webinar was ably chaired by Richard Way, Spanish property expert and journalist. The speaking slots in the YouTube video can be located as follows: Aimee Stokes (Legalities). 3:00 Matthew Boyle (Money & Currency) 21:35 Mathieu Edwards (Tax and planning) 39:50  


24 Aug: EU Entry/Exit system for third-country nationals. EES

Since Brexit, the reversion to passport stamps to gain entry and exit at EU border points has been like stepping back in time, only without the nostalgia! But change is on its way. About time half of you say. Oh no think the other 50%, more to go wrong. The Entry/Exit System (ESS) is a large-scale EU IT project to automatically monitor the border crossing activity of third-party nationals in to and out from the Schengen area. UK passport-holders are…

Las Ramblas La Fuente

18 Aug: Top tips before you buy property on the Costa Blanca

Moving to the Costa Blanca The Costa Blanca is one of the most popular areas in Spain for expats to buy property. It covers approx. 120 miles of Mediterranean coastline stretching from Denia in the North, to Pilar de la Horadada in the South. The land and sea-scape is diverse, as are the towns dotted up and down the coastline. We guarantee that there is something for every taste and every budget. We’ve not mentioned the weather or the climate…

90 days in 180

08 Aug: Counting 90 days in 180 and Schengen explained

When the Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020, arrangements for travelling to the EU changed for UK passport holders without Spanish residency. We have all become familiar with the term 90 days in 180. These new arrangements were not created for the UK – they existed already. The UK was simply added to a list of non-EU countries and the travel and visa regulations for such countries now apply. When we talk about the movement of people in…