Benidorm expat slams ‘impossible’ residency requirements for Spain post-Brexit

benidorm expat slams impossible residency requirements for spain post brexit

Relocating into the sunshine of Spain is a popular move for Britons of all ages, whether that is for retirement, a new job or simply for a fresh start. However, since Brexit came into force, rules surrounding freedom of movement between the UK and EU have seen some key changes.

Crucially, Britons now need to apply for specific visas in order to be allowed to relocate to the country.

According to one expat, this new rule isn’t only impacting those with plans to relocate, but it is also causing “major issues” for those already living in Spain.

Tony Harrison, who currently lives in the Spanish seaside resort, told of some of the problems expats are currently facing.

“I think Brexit has caused major issues for many living in Spain and certainly for many in Benidorm,” he explained.

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The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) states: “On July 6 2020, the Spanish government introduced a new residence document for UK nationals living in Spain who have rights under the Withdrawal Agreement – the Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero (TIE)…

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