Are you thinking about living in Spain post Brexit? In this post, we resolve all your doubts. Don´t miss our tips! ✅
The first step is to decide in which city you would like to live. There are many beautiful places to choose from. If you are looking for a sunny place with beautiful beaches, living and working in Malaga city would be a great option.
While if you prefer to live close to the countryside you could try a small village in the mountains. Once you have chosen your place, here are some useful tips.
Permission to reside in Spain after Brexit
The second step for living and working in Spain is to get your residence visa. If on December the 31st 2020, you have been officially residing in Spain with a certificate of registration as a citizen of the EU, it’s not mandatory to apply for a new residence document (TIE).
However, If you have arrived in Spain between July the 6th 2021 and December the 31st 2021, you must apply directly for the residence document (TIE) at the Immigration Offices of the province in which you reside. It will be verified that you meet the same requirements demanded obtaining the Union citizen registration certificate.
You must apply for the VISA at your nearest Spanish consulate, even if you are not going to work in Spain. This process can be a bit lengthy, and you will need several documents, so it is important to be prepared. The necessary documents are usually the following:
● Absence of criminal records
● Register as a resident in Spain
● Exchange their UK driving licence for a Spanish one
● Register for healthcare as a resident
● Prove they can support themselves and their family by having a salaried position or are self-employed
● Must have an income of at least 2.240,00 Euros each month
● Prove they have not been ejected before
● An EX18 application form (two copies)
● Attach their passport (original and copy)
● Attach one passport photo
● Certificate of registration – from the Town Hall, that is no less than three months old from the day of application.
● Once your application has been authorised, you will have your visa within one month. You will then need to arrive in Spain within three months of your application for it to remain official.
● With your permit, you will be prepared for living in Spain after Brexit for as long as you need to.
If you need help with all this, just let us know and we will be happy to assist you: moving, packing and storing your stuff from your country, house search, transport arrangements, residency papers, car registration, etc are some of the things we can do for you in Málaga HomeWorking. You can solve all these just with one call.
Frequently asked questions post-Brexit
How long can I stay in Spain?
All UK citizens can enter Spain without a visa for stays of up to 90 days. Once you get your residence permit, you can stay as long as you like.
Who needs an NIE in Spain:
Any foreigner who becomes a resident for tax purposes.
Any non-resident who buys a property in Spain.
Anyone who wants to work or start a business in Spain.
Is the European Health Insurance Card valid for the first three months?
No, all UK nationals travelling to Spain without a residence permit will need private health insurance.
Can I drive in Spain?
Of course, but If you are going to reside in Spain for more than three months, you will need to get your driving license approved in Spain.
How do you apply for an NIE number?
Apply in person in Spain.
Apply in person via a Spanish Consulate.
Apply through a representative in Spain
Making the move to Spain easier
Now you know what you need for living in Spain after Brexit, but surely, you will need a lot more help and information, if you think this is too complicated, don’t worry, there are ways to make it much easier.
We advise and accompany you throughout the whole process making your relocation simple, easy and effective for you and your family. Living and working in Spain is much easier with us.
And if you´ll need a coworking space in your new city, read our previous post for more tips.