Credit photo: WWII poster, UK Gov.
Unless you have been living under a rock over the last 3 years, you will know the UK has voted to leave the Union in what is popularly dubbed as 'Brexit.'
Regardless on which side of the fence you are on, leaver or remainer, the fact is that Brexit will have a serious impact in our life’s. Specifically, on all those fellow expatriates who have taken Spain as their home and live here all year round.
It is specifically the expat community based in Spain who should pay close attention to all the changes that are continuously being negotiated that impact our life’s: healthcare, pensions, taxation, migration, passports, pets etc.
If you live in Spain all year round, we strongly advise you apply for Spanish residency. If you do not register yourself as a member of the Union before the UK breaks away, you will be stripped off a series of rights and entitlements to which you would otherwise have been entitled. You may also be regarded as an illegal alien in EU territory by the Authorities, which may even lead to your deportation to your country of origin.
For this reason, our law firm encourages all expats to keep tabs on the following webpage, run by the UK government, which is updated regularly on all Brexit changes: