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Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:37pm
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Jules62

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We have owned a home in Huercal a Overa for 3 years it is used by ourselves on holiday periods only as we have a 14 year old son so still have to fit in with term times. In 4 years we hope to move mostly to Spain ( 9 months on the year) by this time our son will be at Uni and we will be nearer retiring age. Is there something in light of the current political situation that we should be doing (except praying!!) that will allow us to live at our property at a future date?? We have NI numbers etc but no residency, would we have to apply for that now to secure our future. We are very confused about what to do for the best and would appreciate some advise, many thanks 

DarioMartin

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Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:23pm

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Location: Vera

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Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:23pm

I was holding off answering because I was watching reports from House of Commons.

The house has just voted by 4 vote majority to take a No Deal Brexit off the table for good.  To my mind this means that Article 50 will HAVE to be extended now - or completely abandoned, if we are lucky ...

This gives you a bit more time I’d say, but I would surely pursue Residencia sooner rather than later ....

chrisso50

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Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:24pm

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Location: Roquetas de Mar

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Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:24pm

Dario is right. The chance of Brexit not happening has improved. However if it happens then obtaining residency in the future will be significantly harder for U.K. citizens arriving in Spain. It’s likely that it will be a requirement (as with other third countries) that you would have to demonstrate an annual income of apkrox £26,000 (that’s for one adult applicant).

However, residency can only be applied for if you are actually living here.

Tyoga66

Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:16am

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Location: Vera

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:16am

Hi

We are in the same situation as you in that we wanted to spend 6 months in Spain and 6 months in UK next year. After looking into it and with the brexit looming we have decided to wait and see. Our apartment is in Vera Playa and we called into the solicitors for advice on what was required to get the process carried out now,, which could of been done except that we was also advised on this forum that we would  have to pay for private healthcare for 12months upfront which was around 1600Euros for both of us. We now are going to keep our fingers crossed for next year and live in hope.

Also someone has just stated we can't apply for Residency now because we don't live their.

Tracey

DarioMartin

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Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:50am

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:50am

There are plenty of people with Residencia that don’t live here full time.  Residencia allows you to stay for longer than the 90 days visit a UK passport allows even now.

Residencia will require you to be on the Padrón and produce a Certificado de Empadronamiento less than 3 months old; you will need to prove access to healthcare, either by proof of private health insurance, Reciprocal agreement with NHS as pensioners, or by payment of Autónomo as an employee, business owner, sub-contractor or whatever and therefore entitlement to Spanish health services.  You will also need proof of income of some kind, however derived, be it employment, pension, income from rental properties here or overseas - whatever - or you need to provide a certificate from your bank attesting to having in the last financial year an annual balance of 9.750,00 € per person applying.

There are other smaller requirements, payment of application fee taxes etc but those three are the main ones.

The biggest hurdle is that there are now no appointments at Almería available before March 29.  Given last nights chaos in House of Commons and the vote before the house today at 5pm UK time, that may all be moot ..... buena suerte .....

Tyoga66

Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:42am

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Location: Vera

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:42am

Thank you very much !

Tracey

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