The UK Ready to Exit the EU Next Friday

Posted in: Brexit, Latest News, Residency,
Author: Myra Cecilia Azzopardi

Please read this  Post for an update on some of the points below.

A week today, on January 31, 2020 the UK is expected to exit the EU with a deal and will no longer be a Member State.

UKNS and their non-EU family members who are legally residing in Spain before the end of the transition period of December 31, 2020 should maintain the right to stay in Spain.

The green registration certificates and family members photo cards, will serve as proof of residency.

Please note that children must also be in possession of a registration certificate.

Permanent residents (have resided in Spain legally for five years or more), have the opportunity to update their registration certificates to have the wording ‘permanent’ included. This is likely to facilitate an easier procedure to later update for the new residency status card.

Residents who are in possession of a UK driving licence should change these for a Spanish permit as soon as possible.

Those who wish to remain in Spain and are not legally resident, should apply for a registration certificate at the foreigners office of the National Police station pertaining to their area.

UK nationals who are visitors or have holiday homes in Spain are not covered by the withdrawal agreement. As non-EU citizens, they could be subject to the 90 days in any 180 day rule. Be diligent when making holiday plans. We will provide further information on this when it is available.

Residency applications after the end of the transition period, will likely be made under the foreign regime (non-EU).

The transition period is also in place for the UK/EU to negotiate the future relationship.

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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