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Residency with no fixed abode?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:14am
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Empirestate

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone had any experience in terms of applying for the Residency Permit, and not having a fixed abode.

In terms of evidence they talk about a rental agreement, or deeds etc, to show your residency.

I was wondering what happens if for example like friends of ours, you have a mobile home and drive from place to place through the year. Or if you wish to move about, or live with relatives as we have relatives we could stay with in different areas.

One of the issues we face in moving to spain is deciding where to live, and so would want to possibly live in a few different areas before purchasing a home/taking a long term rental.

But I dont know what to do with residency in this case? It'll be required after 3 months so we need to apply for it, but if were moving about, or are staying with relatives we wouldnt have the housing evidence asked for.

Many thanks.

Ryan

RayD

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Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:45am

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Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:45am

For residency you need a permanent address.

A caravan or sofa tourist is in the same category as a rough sleeper in London's West End asking for settled status in the UK.

Spain is quite tolerant of other races, but does need them to respect the laws that are in place.

Unfortunately caravan and camper van dwellers have been getting away with it for years as they are under the radar, but brexit will ensure that their presence in Spain is recorded.

The best advice is to get a longish term rental, which you can use as a permanent address, and use the camper van to tour around Spain until you find a place you would like to stay permanently.

Post brexit you will be limited to 90 days in the Schengen area anyway, so you do need to make up your mind regarding your future in Spain. Get an apartment, get residency, and then think about moving.

Don't forget you will need proof of healthcare and income, as well as a permanent address, and it will be easier before 31st December 2020.

jimtaylor

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Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:53pm

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Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:53pm

You mention staying with relatives. If that's an option, then get them to support you in getting temporarily on their padrón, and use that for the residency application.

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