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Brexit and Permanent Residence

Posted in: Brexit, Information Topic,
Author: Myra Cecilia Azzopardi
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Remember, nothing has changed. The UK is still a member of the EU and all British nationals are EU citizens. We are here to advise and to keep our community updated on any changes whatsoever.

It has always been important to take out residency status for you and your family if Spain has become your habitual home. To be registered on your town hall census (padron) register is very important and is used almost more than residency when making certain applications such as assistance via the dependency law or even a non contributive pension. With Brexit on the horizon, many residents wish to understand about permanent residents. Please read the information before.

If you have any problems with any of the administrative offices about your status, do not hesitate to contact us or your nearest consular office.

How Permanent Residency is Acquired after Five, Three Years or Less

Please note: The information provided is based upon our understanding of current legislation. It is not legal advice but is provided freely to enable you to be properly informed. We recommend that if you are considering taking action, you should seek professional advice.

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As an expatriate living in Spain; do you find that the Spanish bureaucratic system can be disconcerting? Have you discovered that the simplest of transactions are difficult to conclude? Find yourself searching for answers to problems only to discover that there is nowhere where you could find a solution? I am assuming that the answer is yes and that is why should be a member of our web site if you arent already.

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  • #1. John Mallet said on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 16:57:03 CEST
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    How will non resident home owners be affected by Brexit ie how many days will we be allowed in Spain per visit or per annum
    Cheers John

  • #2. Myra Cecilia Azzopardi (Official CAB Advisor) said on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 17:45:32 CEST
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    Hello John. At present we are reading proposals from the UK government for those residing in the UK and the EU. As this on the insistence of the EU be in the first stage of negotiations. We do not know for certain on which type of Brexit we can expect. if we remain as an EEA country or examples such as Norway or Switzerland, we can expect little changes. Again we can look at the regulations for third country nationals (non EU). Still have to take into consideration that there even may be an agreement which is neither EU or non EU so we really do not know. Third country nationals can stay for 90 days in any 180 days. Those from some countries need a visa for these 90 days and other countries such as USA do now not need visas for short stays.

    I suggest that you do not worry as cannot see Spain making it difficult for purchases of holiday homes. Keep a lookout for any new information which will be posted under the Brexit link.

    Please note: The information I provide is based upon my understanding of current legislation. It is not legal advice but is provided freely to enable you to be properly informed. I recommend that if you are considering taking action, you should seek professional advice.
  • #3. John Mallet said on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 08:47:49 CEST
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    Thanks Myra , like you I have read the 22 pages of the UK proposal. However I have now doubt that Spain will not act as a deterrent to home owners like myself but I do have concerns at the UK border control if you were over the agreed days per visit or per annum and I can find nothing in either the EU or UK proposals on the issues as yet.
    Thanks for the response and I will keep up to speed with Brexit page and comments
    Regards John

  • #4. John Mallet said on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 08:55:11 CEST
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    Hi Myra , like you I’ve ploughed my way through the 22 pages of UK proposals and find nothing regarding holiday homeowners and how many days per visit or per annum in either the EU or UK proposals .
    I would agree I think it’s unlikely Spain will make it difficult but I am concerned that my holiday days may be cut from a maximum 6months (round figures) to 30 or 90 days per annum
    Regards John

  • #5. Myra Cecilia Azzopardi (Official CAB Advisor) said on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 22:09:50 CEST
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    No there is nothing in the proposals about holiday home owners. The stay of long term holidays in Spain either in properties or campers, I thing is a grey area. Questions I have asked the EU and they cannot respond. There is nothing in the Spanish royal decrees either. Only appears to cover residency.

    Please note: The information I provide is based upon my understanding of current legislation. It is not legal advice but is provided freely to enable you to be properly informed. I recommend that if you are considering taking action, you should seek professional advice.