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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 11:30am
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Mark k

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Does anybody have an experience of getting a long stay visa from UK side of things for being married to a EU national 

They come visit you at home 

But ultimately up to the British consulate 

If so could you please post 🙏best 

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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 4:00pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 4:00pm

What do you mean? Are you saying you are already married to an EU Passport holder ? 

What are the circumstances of your question?

Mark k

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 6:49pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 6:49pm

Yes I’m married to an EU national with a EU passport 

I just have a British one 

I asked a company who deal with the Spanish consulate if I could get an extended visa so not the 90 day rule 

Does anybody have experience in this 

Hope I’ve made myself clear 

Best 

Mark 

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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 7:11pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 7:11pm

Mark k wrote on Sat Jun 15, 2024 6:49pm:

Yes I’m married to an EU national with a EU passport 

I just have a British one 

I asked a company who deal with the Spanish consulate if I could get an extended visa so not the 90 day rule 

Does anybody have experience in this 

Hope I’ve made myself clear 

Best 

Mark 

Ok. Let's see if I am understanding this correctly. If you are simply asking if you go and travel ad-hoc in Europe for longer than 90 days because your wife is European then the answer is no.

I presume she is "settled" in the UK as your wife and therefore has Residency. 

If you are planning on living in Spain/Europe then you have other straight forward options. 

Mark k

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 7:38pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 7:38pm

You also presumed wrongly that it was a woman 🤣

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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 7:44pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 7:44pm

Mark k wrote on Sat Jun 15, 2024 7:38pm:

You also presumed wrongly that it was a woman 🤣

Does it matter? It doesn't change the advice. 

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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 8:37pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 8:37pm

There is no visa that allows a UK passport holder longer than 90 days in the Schengen area as a tourist; an exception to this rule is France, which offers a long-stay visa class for those people who are not residents but who own property in France.

There is no equivalent visa in Spain.

Being married to an EU Citizen, you would be able to get Residencia in Spain as family member of an EU Citizen, but Residencia carry’s certain restrictions, like you must spend at least 183 days a year in Spain for it to remain valid and that makes you automatically tax resident.

It is a pathway to permanent residency, and not a long-stay tourist visa.

Again, with the exception of the particular visa class in France, there is no long stay tourist visa that allows a UK passport holder (even married to an EU Citizen) longer than 90 days in 180 in the Schengen.

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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 9:10pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 9:10pm

DarioMartin wrote on Sat Jun 15, 2024 8:37pm:

There is no visa that allows a UK passport holder longer than 90 days in the Schengen area as a tourist; an exception to this rule is France, which offers a long-stay visa class for those people who are not residents but who own property in France.

There is no equivalent visa in Spain.

Being married to an EU Citizen, you would be able to get Residencia in Spain as family member of an EU Citizen, but Residencia carry’s certain restrictions, like you must spend at least 183 days a year in Spain for it to remain valid and that makes you automatically tax resident.

It is a pathway to permanent residency, and not a long-stay tourist visa.

Again, with the exception of the particular visa class in France, there is no long stay tourist visa that allows a UK passport holder (even married to an EU Citizen) longer than 90 days in 180 in the Schengen.

Dario said: “an exception to this rule is France, which offers a long-stay visa class for those people who are not residents but who own property in France.”

I was under the impression that this was proposed legislation in France but was dismissed as in breach of Schengen rules by France’s constitutional court. 

Chris

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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 9:28pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 9:28pm

chrisso50 wrote on Sat Jun 15, 2024 9:10pm:

Dario said: “an exception to this rule is France, which offers a long-stay visa class for those people who are not residents but who own property in France.”

I was under the impression that this was proposed legislation in France but was dismissed as in breach of Schengen rules by France’s constitutional court. 
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Chris

As was I, but I have seen another poster on this forum talking about friends who own property in France getting an extended stay visa

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Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:46am

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Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:46am

DarioMartin wrote on Sat Jun 15, 2024 9:28pm:

As was I, but I have seen another poster on this forum talking about friends who own property in France getting an extended stay visa

It is correct Dario . My old next door neighbours own a property near Bergerac in southern France . She is a German lady and he is Indian both have dual passports uk , German and Indian in their respective cases . He has to go to the French embassy in London to get an extended visa . They left Sunday for 6/7 months stay in France . 

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