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Looking to re locate from england

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:52am
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Vera

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Goid morning

Its so confusing with all the requirements to re-licate to Spain but until i get my Irish passport i cant really do much as there is a huge back log but once i get my Irish passport what are the benefits against someone moving on a UK passport(father Irish) as people have said it will make the process easier if i have Irish passport?. Will i still  have to show the new financial requirements, get private health care etc. Just confused lol.

Many thanks

AndyIOW

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:10pm

AndyIOW

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Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:10pm

Hi Vera.

I don't know for sure but I imagine once you have your Irish passport and still being part of the EU it will be the same rules as UK before Brexit ie. approx. 5000 euros single person or approx. 8000 euros in a Spanish bank for a couple (married).  Proof of property ie. deeds or rental agreement, NIE, passport, tax fee was 12 euros, photos of correct size for TIE.  Those were the requirements but there are loads of experts on here or FB that will put you right if I'm wrong :)

Andy

Vera

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:21pm

Vera

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Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:21pm

AndyIOW wrote on Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:10pm:

Hi Vera.

I don't know for sure but I imagine once you have your Irish passport and still being part of the EU it will be the same rules as UK before Brexit ie. approx. 5000 euros single person or approx. 8000 euros in a Spanish bank for a couple (married).  Proof of property ie. deeds or rental agree...

...ment, NIE, passport, tax fee was 12 euros, photos of correct size for TIE.  Those were the requirements but there are loads of experts on here or FB that will put you right if I'm wrong :)

Andy

Thanks andy it is very confusing but things may change again lol. The worlds gone mad haha

AndyIOW

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:38pm

AndyIOW

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Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:38pm

Vera wrote on Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:21pm:

Thanks andy it is very confusing but things may change again lol. The worlds gone mad haha

Isn't that the truth lol

Hylo88

Posted: Sun Apr 4, 2021 9:34pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 4, 2021 9:34pm

Hi Vera, we are also Irish passport holders but we live in Ireland with a second home in Almeria.  if you have a second home in Spain i  think an important  difference you will find as an Irish passport holder is that  the 90/180 rule no longer applies to you. There will be no one stamping your passport when u arrive or leave  Spain.  Also you can join the much shorter n quicker queue for EU passport holders  in airports. But most of all  Irish people are loved and respected throughout the world n thats the best thing about having an Irish passport 

Vera

Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 9:27am

Vera

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 9:27am

Hello and thank you gor that information. I am hoping to re-locate to spain once all this mess settles and didnt know about the Irish passport(silly i know) so i have contacted Irish Community Care in the UK to help me but Embassy closed at moment as in tier 5 so until they gointo tier 4 they are'nt processing passports&with brexit etc there willbe a huge backlog. I need to find out what requirements will be required as an irish passpirt holder for re-locating. So much diff information floating around

Hylo88

Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 11:23am

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 11:23am

Vera,  I expect the Embassy will go back to tier 4 in next few weeks. Keep an eye on the Irish Passport office website for info on reopening.  the website of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs is a great source of information about moving to Spain and obtaining residency.  It provides many links to Spanish government web sites too.  One thing I forgot to mention about advantages of having an Irish passport is that the residency rules are not as stringent as those for UK passport holders following Brexit.  You will be recognised as an EU passport holder.  Good luck.  If I can help in any way let me know

AndyIOW

Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 11:50am

AndyIOW

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 11:50am

Hi again Vera, have sent you a PM but no need to reply.

Andy

Vera

Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 12:47pm

Vera

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 12:47pm

Thank you for that information X

em68

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:43am

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Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:43am

It is very confusing and unfortunately some of the officials in extranjería find it all very odd.  I got my Irish passport over 6 years ago when the referendum was first called “just in case”.  However the NIE I obtained lists my U.K. nationality as I got that 16 years ago when buying a holiday home in Spain.  I then applied for residence last summer as I decided that was the safest thing to do with all the Covid problems, and just brought my permanent move to Spain forward a bit.  

Al though I kept making sure I applied for appointments as an EU citizen not a U.K. one, the officials kept on thinking my entitlements were those of a British citizen, even to the extent of trying to issue me with the wrong card right at the very end of the process when I had told the several times that morning that I was Irish.  Fortunately I spotted the error just as I was about to sign the form they had handed to me.  So my advice is go for it, but make sure you check everything -and all the Spanish forms- with even more care than usual.

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