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6 advantages of a Spanish residency permit

Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt, October, 26. 2020

Marbella-based Larraín Nesbitt Abogados (LNA) has over 17 years' taxation & conveyancing experience at your service. We offer a wide range of 50 legal and corporate services. Our team of native English-speaking lawyers and economists have a long track record successfully assisting expats all over Spain.

You can review here our client’s testimonials.

Article copyrighted © 2020. Plagiarism will be criminally prosecuted.

 

 

By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt
Director of Larraín Nesbitt Abogados
8th of November 2020

The United Kingdom officially left the Union on the 31st January 2020, and the Brexit transition period ends on the 31st December 2020.

Following up on last month's article (Spanish residency permit: Time is running out!), we are now on the run up to the last days for British nationals to benefit from all the advantages the transition period has to offer on applying for Spanish residency. We strongly advise all UK nationals to apply for a residency permit now, before the end of the year, if you can. As from 2021, the application requirements will be far more challenging, and many will no longer qualify.

To complicate matters further, at the time of publishing this immigration article, it would seem the UK Authorities are heading for a no-deal Brexit which would pile even more pressure to get this done and out of the way whilst you can.

Please note that because the United Kingdom has been a member state of the Union over the last 47 years we take many rights for granted; but these rights will no longer be available as from 2021 for all those who have not landed a residency permit, so please do not take them for granted and be proactive, for your own sake.

Besides the six reasons we collate below, there are also tax advantages: Tax advantages on becoming resident in Spain – 8th March 2018.

Apply for Spanish residency now and ensure you secure your EU rights as a national of a member state of the Union before it’s too late.

 

Six advantages of a Spanish residency permit

 

  1. Freedom to move within the Schengen Area

With a Spanish residency permit you are granted unfettered access across the Schengen Area. Avoid pesky passport controls, avoid multiple visa applications, avoid long queues. A residency permit allows you visa-free access to all 26 Schengen countries.

  1. Right to live in Spain (Europe)

Again, most UK nationals take this for granted, but in a post-Brexit world this will be far more challenging. A Residency permit legally allows you to remain within the Union territory unmolested and go about your life. Illegal aliens, who do not have a valid residency permit, and overstay the 90-day period, may be subject of deportation to their home countries.

  1. Right to work

A residency permit allows you to seek a job normally. Employers in Spain, going forward, are going to be asking job seekers to prove they are in Spain legally to avoid large fines on hiring illegal immigrants.

  1. Right to study

A residency permit allows students to live and study in Spain (Europe).

  1. Right to vote

Have your say on local elections, vote for your major to improve things in your town.

  1. Right to public healthcare (S1)

After you attain a Spanish residency permit, UK pensioners may apply for a full transfer of their accrued UK healthcare rights over to Spain using the S1 procedure. For as long as you remain in Spain, you may use the Spanish healthcare system in equal rights to any native. We offer this service for a flat fee:  Transfer of healthcare rights (S1 - Social Security Homologation).

In conclusion

Any EU national living in Spain for more than 90 consecutive days must apply for a Spanish residency permit, by law.

Please note that you may remain lawfully, within Spanish territory, a maximum of up to 90 days within every rolling six-month period within a calendar year.

As the Brexit transition period draws to an end, it is important UK nationals attain a Spanish residency permit taking advantage of the lenient conditions currently in existence while they last.

You should be advised that attaining a Spanish residency permit is taking (in Malaga) several weeks, so please plan ahead accordingly. What matters is that you file for it before the 31-12-2020 deadline.

Please, for your own sake, don’t sleep on this as the clock is ticking.

For updated information on all residency matters, please browse UK Gov Living in Spain Guidance.

 

No dejes para mañana lo que puedas hacer hoy.” – popular Spanish saying.

“Don’t leave for tomorrow what you can accomplish today.”

 

LNA has a 100% track record attaining Spanish residency

 

At LNA we assist UK nationals to apply for Spanish residency for the first time, or renewals, for a very competitive fee. You will be assigned an in-house specialist to deal with your matter. Call or e-mail us free of compromise.

Please note we only deal with residency permits on the Costa del Sol (Malaga province).

Larraín Nesbitt Abogados, small on fees, big on service.

Larraín Nesbitt Abogados is a law firm specialized in residency, taxation, conveyancing, inheritance, and litigation. We will be very pleased to discuss your matter with you. You can contact us by e-mail at info@larrainnesbitt.com, by telephone on (+34) 952 19 22 88 or by completing our contact form.

 

Immigration & Residency services available from LNA

 

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Article also published at Spanish Property Insight: Six advantages of a Spanish residency permit

Please note the information provided in this article is of general interest only and is not to be construed or intended as substitute for professional legal advice. This article may be posted freely in websites or other social media so long as the author is duly credited. Plagiarizing, whether in whole or in part, this article without crediting the author may result in criminal prosecution. No delusional secessionist politician was harmed on writing this article. VOV.

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Government imposes night-time curfew until the 9th of May 2021

Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt, October, 26. 2020

Marbella-based Larraín Nesbitt Abogados has over 17 years' taxation & conveyancing experience at your service. We offer a wide range of 50 legal and corporate services. Our team of native English-speaking lawyers and economists have a long track record successfully assisting expats all over Spain.

You can review here our client’s testimonials.

Article copyrighted © 2020. Plagiarism will be criminally prosecuted.

 

By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt
Lawyer - Abogado
26th of October 2020

 

The Spanish government unilaterally approved yesterday a new six-month night-time curfew in a new bid to combat the spread of Covid-19. The curfew starts at 23:00 and extends until 06:00. The last day of the curfew is the 9th of May 2021. It has also banned gatherings of more than six people, unless they live together.

Strictly, from a legal point of view, this measure is unconstitutional. States of alarm cannot exceed 15 days and must be renewed. This requires a political consensus.

The main problem of this measure - besides being illegal - is that it may turn out to be the death knell for the hospitality sector, which had already greatly suffered since the last government-imposed lockdown from March, which lasted almost 4 months. Restaurants, cinemas, bars, discotheques, hotels will all suffer greatly to the point it will push many to the brink.

I cannot claim to be an expert on these matters, because I'm not, but I have pointed out repeatedly that these measures of lockdowns et al are killing the economy, and with it annihilating Spain's middle class. Millions of people are going to end up jobless unless our social-communist government does something to avoid it. The middle class is what gives countries financial strength and political stability. If you take it away, a country will yield to political instability, lose wealth and become polarized.

I can only hope these new draconian measures will help fight the virus, the real enemy.

 

Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers, small on fees, big on service.

Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers is a law firm specialized in conveyancing, inheritance, taxation and litigation. You can contact us by e-mail at info@larrainnesbitt.com, by telephone on (+34) 952 19 22 88 or by completing our contact form.

  

Please note the information provided in this blog post is of general interest only and is not to be construed or intended as substitute for professional legal advice. This article may be posted freely in websites or other social media so long as the author is duly credited. Plagiarizing, whether in whole or in part, this article without crediting the author may result in criminal prosecution. VOV.

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Dissolution of Joint Property Ownership

Essential Magazine , October, 21. 2020

Essential Magazine is Marbella’s longest established glossy magazine (1999). It was founded and directed by Scottish expat Iain Blackwell who bravely hired a group of disenfranchised staff from the now defunct Absolute Marbella. Essential quickly rose through the ranks to become a staple in any high-end location on the Costa del Sol. It is Marbella’s most popular glossy. News, culture, people, and trends with all you need to know about the Spanish expatriate lifestyle and the latest business happenings. They cleverly blend decor, fashion, health & beauty, golf, travel, wine, gourmet and more... It has an audited edition of 25,000 copies distributed on a monthly basis between Gibraltar and Fuengirola.

Essential has withstood the test of time.

Personally, I have a soft spot for Essential as they (very) kindly allowed me to publish my first articles all the way back in 2005 under my name, and also a few previous ones which I ghostwrited for other lawyers at the time (ahem, read boss).

Essential kindly published our article ‘Dissolution of Joint Property Ownership’ in their October 2020 issue (number 254, page 93). Link to our article: Dissolution of Joint Property Ownership.

Original article can be found published in our website: Dissolution of Joint Property Ownership – 8th of May 2011

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