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Maximum stay in Spain

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:29pm
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Terry123

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With UK now out of EU, does anyone know maximum length of stay in Spain for UK residents? Is there any difference if you own property in Spain but do not have Spanish residency.

Kerri

Posted: Sun Nov 1, 2020 2:46pm

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Posted: Sun Nov 1, 2020 2:46pm

90 days maximum stay and then 90 days to elapse before another 90 days can be stayed.

After Brexit UK residents will face the same hurdles as anyone from outside the EU in regard to Residency.

dawnd

Posted: Sun Nov 1, 2020 5:39pm

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Posted: Sun Nov 1, 2020 5:39pm

Kerri wrote on Sun Nov 1, 2020 2:46pm:

90 days maximum stay and then 90 days to elapse before another 90 days can be stayed.

After Brexit UK residents will face the same hurdles as anyone from outside the EU in regard to Residency.

What do you mean - no residency after Brexit deadline - surely you can still apply to be resident in Spain as a non EU person ???

Kerri

Posted: Sun Nov 1, 2020 5:53pm

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Posted: Sun Nov 1, 2020 5:53pm

dawnd wrote on Sun Nov 1, 2020 5:39pm:

What do you mean - no residency after Brexit deadline - surely you can still apply to be resident in Spain as a non EU person ???

Oh yes you can of course.  Anyone in the world can start the process of becoming a resident of any country.  But much more difficult in Spain for the British than it has been for the past 50 years.  You will be classified the same as say a Canadian, Australian or American.  Very different process.  Unless the Spanish government makes a concession which, to my knowledge, has not happened.

This will give you an idea of what is involved:  https://internationalliving.com/countries/spain/spain-visa-and-residency-information/

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Samlouisa

Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2020 12:34pm

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Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2020 12:34pm

Kerri wrote on Sun Nov 1, 2020 5:53pm:

Oh yes you can of course.  Anyone in the world can start the process of becoming a resident of any country.  But much more difficult in Spain for the British than it has been for the past 50 years.  You will be classified the same as say a Canadian, Australian or American.  Ve...

...ry different process.  Unless the Spanish government makes a concession which, to my knowledge, has not happened.

This will give you an idea of what is involved:  https://internationalliving.com/countries/spain/spain-visa-and-residency-information/

Kerri

The rules are constantly being altered to assist people and Espanol. There are many people who are not EU citizens and live full time in Spain. There will just be a different form and best place to gain this information is from the town hall. Also alot of new companies have popped up with names of, EU paperwork assistant. Be careful as they take alot of money and just walk away. Best place for assured information and help is the town hall. 

Kerri

Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2020 5:48pm

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Posted: Wed Nov 4, 2020 5:48pm

Samlouisa wrote on Wed Nov 4, 2020 12:34pm:

The rules are constantly being altered to assist people and Espanol. There are many people who are not EU citizens and live full time in Spain. There will just be a different form and best place to gain this information is from the town hall. Also alot of new companies have popped up with names o...

...f, EU paperwork assistant. Be careful as they take alot of money and just walk away. Best place for assured information and help is the town hall. 

The Town Hall may not have the information necessary for this situation but certainly a good place to enquire..  

It is a much more difficult process for anyone not in the EU.  Of course it is possible. You must prove you have substantial income coming in for one thing.  This is something the British have never had to contend with.

For a British person wishing to settle in Spain after Brexit I would certainly urge them to start the process before the deadline or face alot more challenges.

Get professional advice.

Tworowans

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Posted: Sun Nov 8, 2020 9:13am

Terry123 wrote on Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:29pm:

With UK now out of EU, does anyone know maximum length of stay in Spain for UK residents? Is there any difference if you own property in Spain but do not have Spanish residency.

Maximum stay is determined by the the Shengen Agreement (Shengen is a very small village in Luxembourg) which now has 26 signatories including Great Britain & Northern Ireland

It’s aim was to promote free movement across the borders of member states

However, in typical inky-fingered fashion, the regulations are ultimately determined by the EU Council of Ministers and are therefore restrictive and currently defined as ‘90 days maximum within 180 days’

A calculator is often required to help travellers plan how long they can stay within the Shengen Area (including but not restricted to Spain)

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/visa-calculator/

Why sign a Treaty in Luxembourg? Well because it was (and arguably still is) the self promoting money laundering and tax evasion capital of Europe - as engineered by it’s then Prime Minister. A chap called Jean-Claude Juncker...

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