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Residency

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:00pm
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Ray 1960

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Looking to retire to Spain, Alicante region. If I have an Irish Eu passport will it be easier for my partner who has a uk passport to get a visa. We're not planning on working. How long do you need to have an Eu passport before you can apply for residency 

John123456

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:06pm

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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:06pm

EU Passport holder, you're ready to go. Don't have to have held the passport for a minimum period of time. The following links will provide you with information on 'family member of an EU citizen' and visas available:

https://www.exteriores.gob.es/Embajadas/daressalaam/en/ServiciosConsulares/Paginas/Consular/Visados-para-familiares-de-ciudadanos-de-la-Union.aspx#:~:text=Family%20members%20of%20citizens%20of,the%20way%20to%20joining%20them.

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/who-is-an-eu-citizen-and-his-family-members/

Ray 1960

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:13pm

Ray 1960

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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:13pm

John123456 wrote on Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:06pm:

EU Passport holder, you're ready to go. Don't have to have held the passport for a minimum period of time. The following links will provide you with information on 'family member of an EU citizen' and visas available:

https://www.exteriores.gob.es/...

Thanks John, thanks for the help 

Kimmy11

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:04pm

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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:04pm

Hi Ray,

If by "partner", you mean that you're not married, then I would highly recommend that you have your partnership formally registered in the UK or Ireland before moving to Spain.  For your UK partner to be able to move to Spain as a family member of an EU citizen, the proof required of a partnership where you're not married is far higher in Spain than it is in the UK.  Without a formally recognised partnership, your partner will find it extremely difficult to prove that they are a family member.

Kind regards, 

Kim

Ray 1960

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:24pm

Ray 1960

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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:24pm

Kimmy11 wrote on Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:04pm:

Hi Ray,

If by "partner", you mean that you're not married, then I would highly recommend that you have your partnership formally registered in the UK or Ireland before moving to Spain.  For your UK partner to be able to move to Spain as a family member of an EU citizen, the proof required of a partn...

...ership where you're not married is far higher in Spain than it is in the UK.  Without a formally recognised partnership, your partner will find it extremely difficult to prove that they are a family member.

Kind regards, 

Kim

Thanks for the advice Kim. 

Ray 

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