UK Election Results Residency-Rights Update

Posted in: Brexit, Myra's Blog,
Author: Myra Cecilia Azzopardi
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On whichever side of the fence we sit, we have all experienced a tumultuous three years plus of uncertainty, rumours and even scaremongering from all areas including the media. Today’s election results have increased the likelihood of the UK’s exit from the EU on January 31 2020. Today’s outcome has me musing about the referendum of 2016 and my interview for TRE (Impromptu Interview) on that morning June 24 2016 after a sleepless night watching the referendum results as they came in across the country. Later writing a piece for our members titled, A Time for Reflection.

The small team at CAB have their own thoughts on the exit or not from the European Union but we all have always acted and posted without prejudice on the Facebook group and C.A.B. website. The website makes it clear that we are not a political group and that our concerns have only ever been about the welfare of all our citizens.

We have been involved in many Brexit seminars over the years remaining unbiased and forthright. Our pronouncements have not changed even when on the panel at seminars with the British embassy and consulate staff. We have not had to pander to any government bodies British or Spanish. We pride ourselves in being able to remain impartial with citizens wellbeing as our only concern. We are known for researching, studying and basing our information on the facts taken from various Spanish laws and EU directives available at the time of publishing or speaking.

I hope that those who follow our articles on the subject of residency rights in relation to Brexit will feel reassured by knowing that everything we have and continue to publish is carefully researched. The advice given has been based on the UK/EU negotiations using the findings of ‘Citizens Rights Withdrawal Agreement’ and the ‘Spanish Royal Decree Contingency Plan’ in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

We have provided a simplified version on updating your residency status post-Brexit taken from the Spanish Government’s royal decree and resolution published earlier this year. This information can be found on the “The No Deal Contingency Plans for Residency”. published by CAB in March of this year. Though the latter is drafted for a no-deal scenario, CAB suggests that the same will likely apply in the case of an agreement. This supposition is derived from the information provided for in the Withdrawal Agreement on Citizens Rights for continual residency (with some differences in relation permanent residency rights for temporary residents. Guidelines will be added ASAP). It appears that the Spanish government also took the information on residency rights in their contingency plan from the same agreement.

UK Nationals. It is important to know that new residency applications should be made ONLINE using the drop down menu choosing “Certificados Policia UE (Exclusivamente para Reino Unido)”. (EU police certificates exclusively for the UK).

We want our members to know whatever their residency status, we are here to advise and direct you. Any questions or concerns you may have, do consider posting in private on the Ask for Advice section of this website for a one to one with a CAB adviser and paralegal.

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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