Exchange of Green Residence Certificates for new Biometric TIE cards

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. HOWEVER Migration Minister (Ministerio de Inclusión, Seguridad Social y Migraciones) Hana Jalloul has spoken out to encourage British Residents of Spain to exchange their Green Residence …

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“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 will become subject to the Schengen area restriction of 90 days in a rolling 180 day period for visitors. 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

As of the end of the transition period British citizens and their non-EU family members will be subject to all Spanish immigration rules for third-country nationals, meaning any privileges under EU freedom of movement will come to an end. However, UK nationals and their family members who established the residence in other EU Member State before the end of the transition period in accordance with EU free movement law, will maintain their free movements rights after 31st …

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Brexit: citizens’ rights and what you can do NOW

UPDATE 01 August 2020 Living in the EU preparing for Brexit: UK nationals in the EU There will be no change to your rights and status as a UK national living in the EU until after Brexit. You can still work, access healthcare and collect your pension as you do now. The Withdrawal Agreement The Withdrawal Agreement sets out the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and provides for a deal on citizens’ rights. You will be covered by the …

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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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BREXIT

On 29 March 2017, the British government triggered Article 50, which begins the formal process of the UK leaving the EU.Currently there are no changes to the rights and obligations of British citizens living or visiting Spain, but if or more likely when changes are confirmed I will post information here, you can also check the UK Government’s own links here and here as updates occur.

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