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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:14pm
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Hi everyone I bought a property in villamartin for me and my family to enjoy holidays.im 55 yrs old so still a few years from retirement.my question is because of brexit I’ve been advised to take up residency,what would be the pros and cons of doing sobearing in mind I still live and work in the uk.

PeteKnight

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Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:21pm

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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:21pm

You can't be a Spanish resident unless you spend the majority of your time in Spain. As you live and work in the UK the that seems unlikley.

Best bet is to start praying that Brexit doesn't happen, or that the limit of spending a maximum of 90 days out of the past 180 days in Europe is scrapped.

Pete. 

Michael4254

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Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:29pm

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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:29pm

Thankyou for you quick reply,so I shouldn’t worry about it for now?

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Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:52pm

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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:52pm

Worrying won't help!

Just don't book flights that will add-up to you staying in Europe for more than 90 days this summer.

Pete. 

Deborah13

Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:15pm

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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:15pm

I thought residency was 183+ days... What's the 90-day rule about? And, do we not become a TAX resident until after actually BEING in Spain for 183 + one day?

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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:34pm

At the moment, a UK resident can travel around Europe as much as they like. They can't spend more than 183 days in a year in Spain without becoming resident, and if they are stopping more than 90 days then they should register as an alien.

However, there's nothing to stop them popping into France for a few months, then Germany, back to Spain, then to Italy etc. In theory they become domiciled in the place where they spend the majority of their time, but in practice nobody is monitoring their movement and they are complying with the local rules in each country, so they remain British residents.

After Brexit, it seems that Brits will be limited to a total of 90 days in any 180 day period within the Shenzhen zone as a whole. This means that although you can still spend 180 days per year in Spain, this will have to be a maximum of 90 days, followed by a 90 day break, then up to 90 days again.

We normally come to Spain for a couple of months in the spring, then another couple of months in July/August. If Brits are treated like any other visitors to Shenzhen (albeit without thy need to actually apply for a visa) then we won't be able to continue doing this, as it would add up to more than 90 days in a rolling 180 day period.

And as the limit applies to the whole of Europe, we wouldn't be able to take a weekend break to Berlin or visit friends in France or Switzerland either, as we would have used-up out Shenzhen zone allowance for the 180 day period.

Pete.

Deborah13

Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:38pm

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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:38pm

Gawd!!! But, thank you for the info :-)

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