Moving to Spain from UK legal checklist

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Spain accepts migrants and property purchasers from outside of the EU, so moving to Spain from the UK will certainly be possible even after the UK quits the EU.
Moving to Spain from UK legal checklist
Spain is a beautiful place to move to, and there are plenty of reasons why you should consider moving there. Brexit may be fraught with uncertainty, but one thing is certain: Brits will always appreciate the sun, sea, and culture of Spain. This is a country that provides several of the most crucial and desired lifestyle modifications for immigrating Britons.

Furthermore, Spain accepts migrants and property purchasers from outside of the EU, so moving to Spain from the UK will certainly be possible even after the UK quits the EU. Although the process is a bit longer after Brexit it will not affect the lasting love of Britain for beaches and sunny days. If you are thinking about migrating to Spain but are unsure how to start, a legal advisor can help you with the process.

How to move to Spain from UK legal checklist?

Relocation from the UK to Spain Checklist

This checklist shows all of the actions that must be taken to relocate to Spain regardless of the purpose of travel. Either before or after the arrival in Spain various protocols must be taken into account. As an official British citizen, you are liable to legal and tax duties in both the UK and Spain throughout this first and transitional phase of your migration to Spain. As an official British citizen, you are liable to legal and tax duties in both the UK and Spain throughout this first and transitional phase of your migration to Spain.

  • The NIE number

This is the identification number of a foreigner in Spain to have a smooth process the number should be obtained before coming to Spain. For the process, the applicant has to download the application form EX-15 and fill it out. Submit the form via the nearest Spanish consultant. If you failed to apply before arrival you must consult the local police station in Spain.

  • Residency in Spain

After Brexit, the United Kingdom comes under the category of the third country and it is no more in a visa-free agreement with Spain. Keeping in view, the following are the available options to attain residency in Spain:

  • Tie Card 

If you are staying in Spain before Brexit but don’t possess a TIE card, you can continue to live in Spain but with the evidence of being present in Spain before Brexit. The individual fulfilling the mentioned requirement can apply for a TIE card. A TIE card enables the applicant to live, mobilize and socialize freely.

  • Residence based on Visa

Residence based on a visa comes in two categories:

  • Non-working Visa   

The visa allows you to reside in Spain but will not allow you to work here. This comes under temporary residency and is initially issued for one year only but later it can be renewed. However, you do have these limitations:

  • You are not allowed to work in Spain

  • You can stay outside Spain for 180 days at maximum

  • Investor Visa

A golden visa also referred to as an investor visa is issued to any non-European national who makes a significant amount of investment in the country. The investment in the form of anything such as buying property, real states, the invention in any particular organization, or anything which is generating employment opportunities. The amount of 500,000 euros is fair to gain a residence in Spain.

  • Tax in Spain 

According to Spanish law, if someone is residing in Spain for more than 183 days which is almost half a year, he/she is obliged to pay residence tax to the government. In another way, the mainstream of finances lies in Spain so it becomes mandatory to pay taxes to the government. 

  • Passport and Driving License Validation

The passport and driving license must be validated as soon as you enter Spain. If you are thinking of using your car in Spain, you must apply for a driving license which usually takes up to 6 months in processing as UK licenses are invalid after 21 January 2021.

  • Bank Account For Finances

To manage finances, it is mandatory to have a bank account in the residing country. For this purpose, one must have a valid passport, NIE number, and taxation documents.

Conclusion

All in all following and applying all the above mention steps will smooth out the process and helps in making your stay hassle free. To learn more about your chances of getting a Schengen visa for UK residents, you can reach out to experienced lawyers to get more details.

 

 

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