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Irish passport and residency

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:42am
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Crimson Tide

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Hi, I and my wife are UK passport holders, living in the UK. Our intention, pre Brexit was to move to Spain and would still like to.move.  However, I understand that eligible income levels have now increased post Brexit, from around €8,000 to €30,000.

I also have an Irish passport, but my wife doesn't. 

I wonder if anyone could tell me whether I could use my my Irish passport, to circumvent this condition, in our move to Spain,; but, bearing in my mind, my wife doesn't hold one and is not eligible to hold one. 

I hope this makes sense. Look forward to hearing from the cognoscenti.


clifton1971

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:50am

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Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:50am

Crimson Tide wrote on Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:42am:

Hi, I and my wife are UK passport holders, living in the UK. Our intention, pre Brexit was to move to Spain and would still like to.move.  However, I understand that eligible income levels have now increased post Brexit, from around €8,000 to €30,000.

I also have an Irish passport, but my wife doesn't. ...

...

I wonder if anyone could tell me whether I could use my my Irish passport, to circumvent this condition, in our move to Spain,; but, bearing in my mind, my wife doesn't hold one and is not eligible to hold one. 

I hope this makes sense. Look forward to hearing from the cognoscenti.


Good  Morning

Welcome to the Forum. This website my help you. Ask a question on this website.

https://www.carbray.es/category/immigration-in-spain/

Also 

Citizens Advice Bureau Spain - FREE Information, Help & Advice

Good Luck

Nigel


KevinBD

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:55am

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Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:55am

You are an EU resident but there are rules for living in Spain. If you buy in Spain, you can retain your EU passport and Spanish rules will not apply. Once the UK leaves the EU, the current rules will still apply as you are an owner of a Spanish property. You will pay taxes, but that's all. It is a rather grey area

Sunshine55

Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2020 2:15pm

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Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2020 2:15pm

clifton1971 wrote on Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:50am:

Good  Morning

Welcome to the Forum. This website my help you. Ask a question on this website.

Hi.  Yes if you can prove income to support both yourself and your wife she can apply for residency as your dependant.  Uk citizens have until 31 December 2020 to apply under the current Eu rules. As of yet nothing has been announced as to what the requirements will be after this date but it is expected to be much stricter than It is now as an eu citizen.  If you need any further help or advice please do not hesitate to ask me. 

Crimson Tide

Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2020 2:38pm

Crimson Tide

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Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2020 2:38pm

Sunshine55 wrote on Mon Apr 6, 2020 2:15pm:

Hi.  Yes if you can prove income to support both yourself and your wife she can apply for residency as your dependant.  Uk citizens have until 31 December 2020 to apply under the current Eu rules. As of yet nothing has been announced as to what the requirements will be after this date b...

...ut it is expected to be much stricter than It is now as an eu citizen.  If you need any further help or advice please do not hesitate to ask me. 

Many thanks, for the reply.

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