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Whats the best way to start apply for residency? Any help apprechiated

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:50pm
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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:02pm

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:02pm

Before answering, we need to know  your nationality/if you are a British or EU passport holder.

Procedures are different.

Lynn

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:08pm

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:08pm

Gail18 wrote on Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:50pm:

If you have a UK passport.........

First thing to start applying for residency is applying for a visa. You must apply for a visa whilst you are still a resident of the UK from the Spanish consulate in London, Manchester or Edinburgh. 

If you are of retirement age and drawing retirement pension you can apply for the non lucrative visa and meet the income and healthcare requirements. 

If you want to live in Spain and work then you need to apply for and secure a job. Your prospective employer will then need to apply for a work visa on your behalf from the Spanish consulate in the UK. 

A UK passport holder will need some sort of visa before you can move to Spain and apply for residency. 

If you hold an EU or Irish Passport the you can move over to Spain and sign on the foreigners register at the national police station. 

For better information you will need to tell us what passport you hold and whether you are retired or need to work. Any other information would help. 

Steve 

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:39am

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:39am

In your reply to a post on Nov 17th titled "Looking for a job: Home help or babysitting" you replied:

"This is sometbing I do for many British holiday home owners .. incuded in winter factors"

https://www.costablancaforum.com/jump-to-post/?id=656155

That can only mean one of two things.

1. You are an EU passport holder - but still shouldn't be working.

2. You are a UK (or other Non EU) passport holder living and worklng here illegally.

There are no other possible scenarios.

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:21am

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:21am

Darro wrote on Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:39am:

In your reply to a post on Nov 17th titled "Looking for a job: Home help or babysitting" you replied:

"This is sometbing I do for many British holiday home owners .. incuded in winter factors"

https://www.costablancaforum.com/jump-to-post/?id=656155

That can only mean one of two things.

1. You are an EU passport holder - but still shouldn't be working.

2. You are a UK (or other Non EU) passport holder living and worklng here illegally.

There are no other possible scenarios.

Darro, really? 🤦‍♀️

Gail joined the forum less than a month ago.  Perhaps she's only just realised that the rules for living in Spain have changed since Brexit?  She wouldn't be the first we've seen in the last 2 years.  

Gail's asked a genuine question and Steve has given the best answer he can without knowing the passport(s) she holds.  I hope she provides more information about her situation, so that we can give her more definitive advice about how to proceed - but after seeing your response, I wouldn't blame her if she didn't 😔

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Gail18

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:38pm

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:38pm

GrahamLynn wrote on Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:02pm:

Before answering, we need to know  your nationality/if you are a British or EU passport holder.

Procedures are different.

Lynn

Sorry..British..Scotland 

Gail18

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:42pm

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:42pm

Kimmy11 wrote on Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:21am:

Darro, really? 🤦‍♀️

Gail joined the forum less than a month ago.  Perhaps she's only just realised that the rules for living in Spain have changed since Brexit?  She wouldn't be the first we've seen in the last 2 years.  

Gail's asked a genuine question and Steve has given the best answer he can without knowing the passport(s) she holds.  I hope she provides more information about her situation, so that we can give her more definitive advice about how to proceed - but after seeing your response, I wouldn't blame her if she didn't 😔

I am just renting for 90days over winter but would like to start residency..i know it is harder after brexit .hence why renting before buy... once got residency would like to work help in comunnity..so any tips what i need to do to cover all that ..and i was talikng about tourists in scotland winter factors for owners ..never once said in Spain lol..really should chill ...jumping to conclusions ...ok Darro

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:50pm

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:50pm

Gail18 wrote on Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:42pm:

I am just renting for 90days over winter but would like to start residency..i know it is harder after brexit .hence why renting before buy... once got residency would like to work help in comunnity..so any tips what i need to do to cover all that ..and i was talikng about tourists in scotland win...

...ter factors for owners ..never once said in Spain lol..really should chill ...jumping to conclusions ...ok Darro

You can't apply for residency with a UK passport any more. Unless you have income of £32K per year and then can get a non lucrative visa. Or if you can do a job that no EU citizen can, and your employer applies for a visa for you. Otherwise, if you have Irish ancestry, you can apply for an Irish passport. Or, if you are married to an EU citizen, you can apply as a family member. Otherwise, you've had it. Benefits of Brexit. 

Kimmy11

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:12pm

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:12pm

Hi Gail,

As you have a UK passport, it's going to be very difficult for you to move permanently to Spain.  As Steve has already explained, to work here you either have to secure a work contract from a Spanish company that's prepared to support your application for a Work visa (but any such job has to be offered to an EU citizen in the first instance), or you could apply for an Autonomo (self-employed) visa, but you have to make social security contributions, starting at €60 per month and rising to €300 per month, irrespective of whether you earn any money.

For completeness, this link details all visas available for Third Country Nationals wanting to move to Spain:

https://extranjeros.inclusion.gob.es/es/InformacionInteres/InformacionProcedimientos/Ciudadanosnocomunitarios/index.html

A bit of a long shot, but do you have either an Irish parent, or grandparent?  If so, that may give you the opportunity to apply for an Irish passport and move to Spain as an EU citizen.

Kind regards  

Kim

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