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Post retiral Health Care in Nerja

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2023 5:31pm
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Andrew HV

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Both my wife and myself are considering relocating to Spain and to Nerja in particular. We are both over 70 and have health issues, me particularly as I have just started Hormone treatment for Prostate Cancer. 

What are our/my options in Nerja? My wife is a French national and therefore would, I believe, have no barriers to receiving healthcare in the EU, despite have lived in Scotland for the past 50 years.

 As I am a UK citizen only, would I have to take private medical insurance to receive health care, and what standards of health care would I get should I not take out private medical insurance?

Andrew HV

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:27pm

Andrew HV

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:27pm

Thank you. Sanitas seems a good option, and I am familiar with S1. What is of concern for me is insurance cover for my pre-existing conditions. If I can receive with an S1 treatment for free in Spain, like the NHS in the UK. What are the medical facilities like in Nerja? Are they on a par with the UK's NHS?

John05

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:19pm

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:19pm

Remember you can only relocate to Spain for 90 out of every 180 days since brexit .

However I’ve read that the Spanish government is hoping to persuade the EU to abolish this rule for British people living in Spain . So could be good news for you 

Holaitsdavid

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 9:00pm

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 9:00pm

John05 wrote on Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:19pm:

Remember you can only relocate to Spain for 90 out of every 180 days since brexit .

However I’ve read that the Spanish government is hoping to persuade the EU to abolish this rule for British people living in Spain . So could be good news for you 

I doubt the rule will change, not possible due to Spain having no border and being part of Schengen, late in 2023 people will also need a electronic Visa called 'ETIAS', 'no longer stay' still '90 out of 180 days',, people will apply on line, note heading states May, but moved until November. .    
'1.4 Billion People Will Have to Apply for an ETIAS Authorization Before Travelling to EU by May 2023' 

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/1-4-billion-people-will-have-to-apply-for-an-etias-authorization-before-travelling-to-eu-by-may-2023/

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Andrew HV

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:52am

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:52am

Holaitsdavid wrote on Wed Jan 18, 2023 9:00pm:

I doubt the rule will change, not possible due to Spain having no border and being part of Schengen, late in 2023 people will also need a electronic Visa called 'ETIAS', 'no longer stay' still '90 out of 180 days',, people will apply on line, note heading states May, but moved until November. .&n...

...bsp;   
'1.4 Billion People Will Have to Apply for an ETIAS Authorization Before Travelling to EU by May 2023' 

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/1-4-billion-people-will-have-to-apply-for-an-etias-authorization-before-travelling-to-eu-by-may-2023/

I believe a non lucrative visa (NLV) will circumvent such rules, given that we are over 70 yrs of age.

Holaitsdavid

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:13pm

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:13pm

Andrew HV wrote on Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:52am:

I believe a non lucrative visa (NLV) will circumvent such rules, given that we are over 70 yrs of age.

A NLV will give you a TIE residence card, valid,at first for one year, stay then needs to be renewed, so yes no 90 day in 190 rule. 

John05

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:49pm

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:49pm

Holaitsdavid wrote on Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:13pm:

A NLV will give you a TIE residence card, valid,at first for one year, stay then needs to be renewed, so yes no 90 day in 190 rule. 

Thanks - hadn’t heard of that !!

Holaitsdavid

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:45pm

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:45pm

John05 wrote on Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:49pm:

Thanks - hadn’t heard of that !!

The TIE ID card is what you get with your NLV to stay longer than 90 days. The bad news , that makes people a Spanish resident for tax purposes, so need to get the right advice, the tax year here in Spain starts 1st January.   

Andrew HV

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:59am

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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:59am

Yes, It depends on whether your tax situation is. Both being ex teachers with no dividends or unearned income etc, our tax situation is quite straightforward. But what about the health care provisions in Nerja?

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