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Brexit and Residency

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 1:34am
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Trev58

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Hi all,Just looking at the europe   election results coming through and it looks clear for the british people getting out out is what they want, i know no one can give me a definitive answer but what do people think about us newbies wanting to live in spain being able to get residences?

TIA

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Movingon

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 7:23am

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Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 7:23am

"it looks clear for the british people getting out is what they want"

I disagree, with just a 36% turnout and Farage's Brexit party taking roughly 1/3rd, and the Lib Dems who are committed to staying coming a good second, I don't think it's anything of the sort.

If anything the waters are muddier than they were! 

Kelvin1960

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 9:14am

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Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 9:14am

Anti-Brexit parties ... 40.4%

Pro-Brexit  ... 34.9%

Tories ... 9.1%

Labour 14.1%

(BBC, 27/5/19)

Tories all but wiped out, Labour on the fence, low turnout (voter apathy), doesn't look like a definitive pro-Brexit vote to me

Trev58

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:07pm

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Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:07pm

When i posted i was watching the results come through and initially it looked like a pro brexit vote, i didnt start the post to stir up any brexit comments my post was to establish would we have any trouble getting residencies as we are taking early retirement and want to move to Spain not a holiday home and wanted to know if there were any people on here to advise us as i have seen other posts saying it could cost us more and we need to know our budget is ok.

thanks in advance

Trev

Kelvin1960

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:18pm

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Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:18pm

No Residency appointments are being granted right now (and have not been granted for a few months due to Brexit uncertainties).

If we end up with a hard Brexit, the financial hurdles for obtaining Residency seem likely to go much higher than they are now.

Without Residency, Brits will be limited to 90 days in the EU within any rolling 180 day period. 

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Villas

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:30pm

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Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:30pm

Kelvin1960 wrote on Mon May 27, 2019 9:14am:

Anti-Brexit parties ... 40.4%

Pro-Brexit  ... 34.9%

Tories ... 9.1%

Labour 14.1%

(BBC, 27/5/19)

Tories all but wiped out, Labour on the fence, low turnout (voter apathy), doesn't look like a definitive pro-Brexit vote to me

Simply & the definitive drama is lost in the plot? “If?” ever there was a plot & the pseudo, the theatre continues. That is simply where we are after 2016…..until? Wait for…... Ughmmm...”democracy” (whichever ways that is believed? By whom).

don´t need to agree, consider'

Villas


dinnerout

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:44pm

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Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:44pm

Kelvin1960 wrote on Mon May 27, 2019 12:18pm:

No Residency appointments are being granted right now (and have not been granted for a few months due to Brexit uncertainties).

If we end up with a hard Brexit, the financial hurdles for obtaining Residency seem likely to go much higher than they are now.

Without Residency, Brits will be limited to 90 days in the EU within any rolling 180 day period. 

I have to disagree about the reason for Residency appointments being on hold.

It wasn't "because of Brexit" it was because the system virtually collapsed with the weight of new applications from British residents who had been living here for years illegally and realised in a panic that they better apply pdq! So yes, because of Brexit in a way...

Without that pressure on the system the Spanish authorities would have been able to prepare the new forms and admin procedures while still satisfying demand.

Kelvin1960

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 1:11pm

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Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 1:11pm

dinnerout wrote on Mon May 27, 2019 12:44pm:

I have to disagree about the reason for Residency appointments being on hold.

It wasn't "because of Brexit" it was because the system virtually collapsed with the weight of new applications from British residents who had been living here for years illegally and realised in a panic that they better apply pdq! So yes, because of Brexit in a way......

...

Without that pressure on the system the Spanish authorities would have been able to prepare the new forms and admin procedures while still satisfying demand.

You might be right. The result is the same.

TerryL

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 7:59pm

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Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 7:59pm

It’s all very interesting but to be honest people from outside the EU still move to Spain. I may be mad but I’m continuing with my purchase this year. I’m going to try and be there before the UK leaves as if I am and have bought then my lawyer in Spain says I will be able to get residency. I’m not coming to work there, just to relax and live a better life!

Peter Rossa

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 8:19pm

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Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 8:19pm

Here is my prediction, even if Britain leaves the EU, it wont be for long, the Bankers who wish for a united Europe will do the same to the UK as they did to Ireland when Ireland voted No to the Lisbon Treaty, they will withhold the issue of the debt Britain needs to survive, (Credit Crunch), blame the subsequent economic collapse on Brexit, hold another vote to go back in, and Britain will have no choice but to vote to return.

I am in the process of buying a holiday home, whilst the poor pound is a worry, I fear the savings I am spending might be hit even harder if I left them in the bank. I applied for my NIE without any problem at the Spanish Consulate in London last week, only eight or nine pounds, but do book an appointment online. 

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