“Swallows” after Brexit, Green Residence certificates and the 90 day rule

* The UK had a transition period which ended on 31 December 2020. After this period, British nationals are subject to the Schengen area restriction of 90 days in a rolling 180 day period for visitors. Temporary visitors will not need a visa. Those who are legally resident in Spain (ie registered with the police immigration division) will obviously not be considered “visitors” for these purposes. * It is therefore vital to have registered as …

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TIE residence document: article 18.4 of the Withdrawal Agreement of the UK and the European Union

If you can substantiate that you had everything in place pre 31/12/2020 to be considered as a settled status resident of Spain – i.e funds, health care, empadronamiento (and /or in some cases flight tickets, utility bills etc) or if not retired or early retired, documented employment or self employment in Spain pre 31/12/20, but just couldn’t get an appointment at immigration, r sort out your documentation in time– you may still be able to …

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Exchange of Green Residence Certificates for new Biometric TIE cards for British Nationals

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT BRITISH CITIZEN HOLDERS OF AN EU CITIZEN GREEN RESIDENCE REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE EITHER A4 SIZE OR GREEN PAPER CREDIT CARD SIZED HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO DO ANYTHING AT THE MOMENT UNLESS THEY SO WISH. THE GREEN DOCUMENTS ARE COMPLETELY VALID FOR THE TIME BEING. Having said that at local level some officials are now refusing to accept the green paper. So it may make sense to exchange now for your …

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European Travel Information and Authorisation System

British citizens may have to apply online and pay to travel to Europe , under plans being drawn up by the bloc for a visa waiver programme similar to the US system. The proposed scheme would cover entry to the passport-free 26-nation Schengen zone – of which Britain was not a member even before Brexit,   from citizens of those countries that are designated as not needing a visa to enter. THIS DOES NOT CURRENTLY APPLY TO …

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