In recent months meetings have taken place for British living in Spain attended by representatives of the British Consulate. We understand that many things were discussed, the most important being that was for those who live in Spain full time, if you are a resident, and on the Padron, which is the equivalent of the electoral roll (Padron should be updated ever 5 years), or in the Spanish social security system then there will be little or no change for those people and they carry on as before.
However, those people living here, and who are not Resident or Fiscally Resident in Spain as they have not really decided whether they live in Spain, or the UK, could possibly have problems when Brexit happens. The British Consulate is advising everyone to be fully legal in Spain before it happens, and this has been backed up by the Spanish representatives who were in attendance at these meetings.
We are noticing in Spanish Solutions a substantial increase in those requiring Residencias and we are happy to advise what documentation is required.
For instance, if you are under pension age then you will need:
- Nie (only if you have this already)
- Padron (no more than 3 months old)
- 10,000€ in a Spanish bank
- Certificate from the bank to confirm you are the owner and the funds belong to you.
- Private Health Insurance Cover in Spain
I think the message is if you do things properly or have done things properly then you have nothing to worry about.
Please contact Gema on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get your Residencia in place.