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Anyone been approved residencia in the last 7 days??

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Posted: Tue Feb 5, 2019 1:58pm
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Hi everyone 

We have been waiting for our residency meeting/application for 3 months. We’ve got all the necessary documents including 3 months bank statements showing 15k in the bank, Padron, private medical insurance. 

We are now really worried that they’ve changed the rules this week. Our solicitors cannot get hold of anyone at the police office to ask. 

Has anyone on here been approved or declined in the last 7 days? 

jimtaylor

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Tue Feb 5, 2019 4:41pm

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Posted: Tue Feb 5, 2019 4:41pm

Sorry, but what makes you think they've changed the rules? I'm not aware of any new laws being issued, and there hasn't been any change to the national police website.

When is your appointment? I looked at the system this morning, and could have got an appointment at Playa Flamenca pre-Brexit - presumably due to someone having cancelled an appointment. This is a frequent occurrence, and all it needs is to keep checking, and also the willingness to go to an office outside your immediate area.

Rachitt

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Tue Feb 5, 2019 5:47pm

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Posted: Tue Feb 5, 2019 5:47pm

The solicitor said that it often changes and also because of the demand. I think I’m just panicking for no reason 🙈

Our appointment is Tuesday next week. 

jimtaylor

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Wed Feb 6, 2019 4:47am

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Posted: Wed Feb 6, 2019 4:47am

Good luck on the day. 

The only change I'm aware of over recent months is that some offices are now asking for photographs, even though the legislation doesn't require these. 

When we get to July, if UK citizens are still treated as being in the EU, the new budget law is going to increase the amount of finances required.

Rachitt

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Wed Feb 6, 2019 9:11am

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Posted: Wed Feb 6, 2019 9:11am

Thank you - that’s really reassuring :) 

GrahamC

Thu Feb 7, 2019 12:32am

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Posted: Thu Feb 7, 2019 12:32am

Hi there,

Where did you get the health insurance from as that's the only requirement I need...

Thanks,

Graham.

Cfell63

Thu Feb 7, 2019 2:42am

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Location: Santa Pola

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Posted: Thu Feb 7, 2019 2:42am

My parents have been waiting 4 months at least. Not sure what the hold up is.  They have a lawyer working on it I think. They moved over in August & applied fairly soon after. 

Claretta

Thu Feb 7, 2019 7:48am

Posted: Thu Feb 7, 2019 7:48am

Hello Rachitt.

We got our residencia yesterday in Elche. Apart from ordinal paperwork for proof of income, health provision, etc we needed photocopies of everything and a passport size photograph which is for police records and not for the residencia card itself. Good luck with your application!

Claretta

Thu Feb 7, 2019 8:34am

Posted: Thu Feb 7, 2019 8:34am

Sorry, meant “original” paperwork 

John56

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Thu Feb 7, 2019 10:03am

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Posted: Thu Feb 7, 2019 10:03am

GrahamC wrote on Thu Feb 7, 2019 12:32am:

Hi there,

Where did you get the health insurance from as that's the only requirement I need...

Thanks,

Graham.

Contact Gran Alacant Insurances and speak to Alfonso, English speaking, very friendly, helpful and professional, he can talk you through all your Private Health Insurance requirements, use the link or see their advertisement on this Forum.

https://www.granalacantinsurances.com/

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