Non Lucrative Residence Visa

A great many British ” Swallows” – extended stay visitors to Spain – are seeking ways to stay longer than the allotted 90 day visit allowed by the Schengen rules which will be in effect from January 2021 once the Brexit transition period has ended, and much is being made of the so called “Golden Visa” or more correctly Residence Visa (Non-Lucrative)For non-working individuals (with a reliable, ongoing source of income and substantial savings) who wish to …

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

* The UK has a transition period which ends 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. They 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 register as a European Citizen …

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

*** start here: How to get the right TIE appointment – with screen shots click here Link to appointment system here Rules for New Arrivals –after 6 July 2020 and before the end of the Brexit transition period Links to new application forms here modelo 20 modelo 21 modelo 23 modelo 790 payment form Request a quote for assistance Link to procedures in detail Legislation (Jump straight to#Procedures): Before continuing to read; IT IS ALSO …

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Phase 2 Legislation Unofficial Translation

First article. Modification of Order SND / 399/2020, of May 9, for the relaxation of certain national restrictions, established after the declaration of the state of alarm in application of phase 1 of the Plan for the transition to a new normality, which is amended from the following way: One. The annex is modified, which is drawn up in the following terms: ANNEXED (to phase 1)Territorial units: In the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, the provinces …

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International Border Controls and Quarantine imposed for International passenger arrivals extended until at least 7 June

Order SND / 403/2020, of May 11, on the quarantine conditions that people from other countries must undergo upon arrival in Spain, during the health crisis caused by COVID-19. original here https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/12/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-4932.pdf Article 1. Purpose. The purpose of this order is to establish the quarantine conditions that people from other countries must undergo upon arrival in Spain, during the health crisis caused by COVID-19. Article 2. Quarantine period. 1. People arriving from abroad must be …

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State of Emergency Royal Decree 537/2020, of May 22 to extend to 7 June Unofficial translation

Article 1. Extension of the Emergency status. The state of Emergency declared by Royal Decree 463/2020 of March 14 is extended, declaring the state of Emergency for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19. Article 2. Duration of the extension. The extension established in this royal decree will extend from 00:00 on May 24, 2020 to 00:00 on June 7, 2020, and will be subject to the same conditions established in Royal …

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Extranjeria – extension of stay, residence and / or work authorizations – unofficial translation

Article 1. Extension of temporary residence and / or work authorizations and stay authorizations. 1. Temporary residence and / or work authorizations and stay authorizations for studies, student mobility, non-labor practices or volunteer services provided for in the immigration regulations, whose validity expires during the validity of the state of alarm and its successive extensions or have expired in the ninety calendar days prior to the date on which it was decreed, will be automatically …

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Phase 1 de-escalation of Lockdown restrictions: UNOFFICIAL translation of SND/399/2020

https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/09/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-4911.pdf CHAPTER I General disposition Section 1 Purpose and scope Article 1. Purpose. The purpose of this order is to establish the conditions for the relaxation of certain national restrictions established by the state of Emergency in application of phase 1 of the Plan for the transition to a new normality. Article 2. Scope of application. 1. This order will be applied to the specified activities that are undertaken in the territorial units that appear …

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Financial aid from Canarian Government to meet rental payments on home rentals: Unofficial translation

Documentation required The following documents shall be attached to the application for aid: – In case of acting through a representative (representation is only allowed in the electronic filing mode of the request), official document proving the representation. – Complete copy of the current lease agreement, expressly including the means and method of payment to the lessor. – Accreditation of the payment of the last three monthly payments, unless the contract has a shorter term, …

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Canarian Government Extra Benefit for Certain Autonomos: UNOFFICIAL translation

Help for the self-employed to complete the application for extraordinary benefit for cessation of activity The Government of the Canary Islands has approved, through DECREE law 4/2020, of April 2, extraordinary measures of an economic, financial, fiscal and administrative nature to confront the crisis caused by COVID-19, among other measures to maintain employment and social support, the MEASURE OF SUPPORT FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED, set out in article 3 of the aforementioned Decree.The aid will be granted in …

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UNOFFICIAL translation of Order SND / 388/2020, of May 3, which establishes the conditions for the opening of certain shops and services to the public, and the opening of archives, as well as for the practice of professional and federated sport.

CHAPTER I Conditions for the opening of retail establishments and commercial premises and similar services to the public Article 1. Reopening of retail establishments and commercial premises and of similar services. 1. All retail establishments and commercial premises and activities of professional services whose activity had been suspended after the declaration of the state of alarm under the provisions of article 10.1 of Royal Decree 463/2020 , of March 14, declaring the state of alarm …

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The New Normal

Today 2 May 2020, the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has given a press conference appearance with a ” message of hope ” after seeing how the curve of Covid 19 cases is decreasing. The Prime Minister has indicated that next Wednesday (6 May) the Council of Ministers will propose another two week extension to the state of emergency due to Coronavirus and seek approval for the measure in the Congress of Deputies. The further de-escalation of confinement which …

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Guide for tenants: how to apply for micro loan rental aid during the Coronavirus crisis?

How to apply? To request a Micro Loan, the tenant will have to fulfill the requirements and present to his own financial institution the documentation required by the Government. This loan will go directly to paying the rent, that is, the beneficiary will not be able to physically dispose of the money. Interest Free Micro Loans for the purpose of paying the rent are granted through your own bank IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE. All queries …

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What to do if you are Unemployed now or laid off due to Covid19 closures in the Canary Islands

Workers are in DIFFERENT situations please read until the end of this page and watch for updates. The situation is changing daily. Latest 27 /3/2020:The Spanish Government has prohibited dismissals as a result of Covid19 and has approved a simplification process for the ERTE process (temporary suspension of contracts) “Maintaining jobs is the priority. If it is possible to join an ERTE scheme, dismissals are now illegal”  Translation of full Press release here *  Link to …

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Autonomos: Cese de actividad extraordinaria -Translation of An Explanatory note received from a Mutua

After the publication in the Official State Bulletin of the Royal Decree law-8/2020, o the 17 de march, urgent extraordinary measures to combat the economic and social impact of COVID-19, an extraordinary benefit for curtailment of of activity has been established. The duration of this is limited to one month from the 14 of March 2020, or until the last day of the month in which the State of Emergency is terminated, should this be …

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