During the past few weeks, negotiations between the European Union and the UK have taken place in order to determine the conditions of Brexit. The reached agreements will be applied after March, expected end of the negotiations. What will happen afterwards? That is what many people ask themselves. That is so, that every day we receive consultations from our clients in the UK, looking for advice. This post will help you know how to be prepared for the Brexit in Spain, and what to do afterwards.
The Brexit Negotiations
The Brexit negotiations are still taking place, and this is why many of the questions you may be asking yourself as a British citizen who plans to live abroad will remain unsolved.
Concrete rights from UK citizens in Spain are still unknown and will be discussed during this upcoming weeks.
But what we know for sure is that there will be a two-year transitory period in order to apply the reached agreements, so our advice is to be prepared before that time arrives. How to do it? We are going to give you two pieces of advice so you can be prepared after the Brexit clauses come into play.
This is the Brexit preparation for immigrants:
GET YOUR TEMPORARY NIE NUMBER IN SPAIN
If you are a UK citizen and have economic interests in the country (you maybe have a property or would like to buy one, you are renting real state properties or a car, you would like to set up a business, etc.); we advice you to get the temporary NIE number before the Brexit agreements become valid.
This identification number does not expire, and it will immensely facilitate every kind of paperwork and procedure in Spain.
Getting the NIE number is the most basic procedure you will need to do in the country before starting any immigration procedure.
GET YOUR GREEN CARD IN THE SPANISH COUNTRY
If you expect to live more than 90 days per year in Spain, our advice on how to be well prepared before Brexit would be to get your Green Card, the European Union residence permit in Spain.
On the other side, if you have lived in the country for more than 5 years, make sure that you update your Green Card with the “residente comunitario con carácter permanente”, which will allow you to apply for the permanent residency as a citizen from the European Union.
USE THE HELP OF AN SPECIALIZED IMMIGRATION LAWYER
In this kind of transition times in which laws and regulations are about to change, preparation is key. If you are a bit lost and still don’t know what do you in order to be perfectly prepared before the Brexit, asking for expert advice is the best option.
And immigration lawyers would be your best allies here.
Our team in Balcells Group is determined to help you. So if you need us to carefully analyze your situation and help you with all the procedures you might need to start working on in order to not suffer from the Brexit consequences, do not hesitate to contact us now!