Can he use this as a prove of income or must he provide his economic means in a bank account opened in Spain? In closing, just don’t expect to “experience Spain” while here in the Canaries. Or does the fact that I still have a UK address and attachments make me dual resident? Nicola. Unless Brexit changes the situation, do we require any further documentation other than our British passports? I am a Dual national UK/ Australian citizenships. I know that I was paying a wrong tax in Gibraltar (it is correct now but for last fiscal year it wasn’t correct so it was too low). Hi I am impressed at all the advice offered here thank you for your time I hope you could help me. I am a UK national by the way. I should like to get residencia in Spain, to live just outside Vélez-Málaga. The residencia has to be applied for when you are in Spain and been here for 3 months, the Foreign Office will ask for evidence of this. I will keep a uk house also. If I obtain a Spanish Residency card, will this have any implication on my status in the UK where I reside most of the time? We would be delighted to help. If you live in the UK you live in the UK. Nicola. We are hoping to return to Spain early October 2021 with vaccine clearance and pre flight test, after speaking with the Spanish Embassy in Manchester it seems the UK will be classed as Foreign Nationals there is a Non Working Visitors Self Surfficent Visa which will allow visits up to and beyond 180days have you any further information please. I have a holiday home in Mallorca which we visit for a maximum of 4 months a year spread over the year. We've been looking at Thailand, but have heard that it's very hard to do visa runs etc., so what other can you recommend? I am a UK Citizen. We have NIE numbers and pay none resident tax. Hi. there is certainly confusion regarding this but why would you not want to apply for residency immediately?? We hope this helps. You have a net monthly income of at least €799 for a family of two, and a further €266 per month for each additional family member; However, if after Brexit you have not been in Spain for 5 years but are living there legally, there is no great need to worry. (we also both work remotely, in a way or another, so I’m definetely interesting in offering you a tea and talk about it if you’d like). Getting the information correct is important Especially prior to Brexit for expats wanting to get their paperwork in order. We advise you to Get residency but not pay taxes in Spain. Is there any presumption that a person who applies for a green card intends to become tax resident? These properties all have mortgages on them. The Embassy there provides you with a Volante Accreditation. I would have to register as ‘Autonimo’ (freelancer). there is very little happening now regarding people setting up as autonomo in spain, you are one of the very few who is going in that direction. My eighty year old parents have been living in ,Alicante province since 2002, but are now looking to move back to Uk permanently in October 2020 ( to avoid Brexit chaos). In some areas the appointments to do this are full for this year, so can only be done through a digital signature. My question is I have an EHIC card still valid , is this enough to satisfy application, or do I need private, if so how expensive do I have to go.Other question is will online statements from my property management company into my UK bank be acceptable. Wendy. 2. For example, UK rental income is taxed in the UK, but the person is still liable for Spanish taxes on this and may have to declare it, which is where the double taxation treaty comes into play. Business went very quiet with the Covid outbreak and is slow to pick back up, but I intend to tough it out, at 61 I am still a long way from retirement. We spend a similar amount of time in the UK and about 8 weeks travelling elsewhere in the world. My father has a number of health conditions and I am worried how they will be covered for this “limbo” period. Love your website. Please give us a ring and make an appointment to come in September and we can discuss all points. If there is any change after the detail is released of the break-up, we’ll post it on the blog. We obviously, had to cancel due to the virus. Dear Emily, I am very sorry for the delay in responding due to sheer volume of enquiries. Hope this can help! As soon as we have any information we will notify you via a newsletter and a blog on our website, we hope this helps. It should be an easier process as your partner is an EU citizen but we will not have full clarity of what the position will be after this year. We are both working in Ireland and tax compliant. thank you for your enquiry, firstly can we ask where in Spain you stay please. This is the SECOND STAGE. Is he allowed to stay 183 days from his return to Spain? Congratulations on the move to Fuerteventura. It may be worth while asking your employer if they can increase your hours for a duration to allow your social security contributions to meet the requirements of a person working, you have to be working a minimum of 25 hours a week to apply for residencia as employed. Thank you for your help. I will obviously cease to be an EU citizen post 31st Oct and my worry now is it seems likely we will leave without a deal? Hello there, we are a British family of three , two adults and one child, and want to move to Malaga in September this year. We have taken out medical insurance for the whole period. Yes your wife can apply as family member of EU citizen. to have his own bank account in spain when applying for residency . We had our A4 green Spanish residence when we were living there. Thanks, Hello Mikey, So I am planning to come to Spain again to get residencia. What do I need to prove to establish I’m independent to gain residency. Also could you add me to your newsletter please? You will still be UK citizen but Spanish resident. I believe , but you need to check with a UK accountant, that you can no longer keep the ISAs in that vehicle. My English salary would be paid to my Spanish bank account. If I move over to Spain, do I have to spend the whole 3 months in Spain in or­der to ap­ply for res­id­ency? In my opinion it was a little over priced for what it was, but there was a good group of us there at that time mostly in our 20’s and 30’s and we all hung out together. Please note, to become resident in Spain, you have to be living for 3 months prior to the residencia application and evidence will be requested to support this, we hope this helps. The Foreign Office, here in Spain have not released any information or guidelines as yet. To start as self employed, here in Spain, you need to speak to a Fiscal Advisor who will set up the company for you and ensure you are paying taxes ect. Hello, Thank you so much for all these informations.Where have you find such a cheap car rental?I have been through many websites but the minimum price I saw for a rent is 600 a month.Which one did you get the car from?I would also like to meet you, if it is possible.It would be very interesting to connect with ambitious and kind people like you. None of the issues that cropped up in the UK (the proof of funds, the plane ticket, and the apartment) will be an issue in Australia, as I’ve never traveled there before, don’t know anyone and will have proof of more than sufficient funds for the trip and an outbound plane ticket. Should you require any help with the house sale and conveyancing please let us know. The Fiscal Advisor will give you tax advice based on your circumstances. I understand that she has an NIE?, but due to full time caring for our elderly parents for many years she has not actually spent much time there. I was greeted with bewilderment..”a tax return?? It would be best to have a consultation with a Fiscal Advisor the next time you are in Spain, and they will provide tax advice based on your current situation. I will also still be renting and paying council tax on my home in the UK. Joan, As a resident in Spain you are liable to pay taxes in Spain, but you need to stop paying taxes in the UK. With the current chaos, there is not much we can do on it just now. ?” Might also be worth noting – I’ll be working while I’m there (for a US-based company) and I am American. Thank you for the infos This definetely helps. Hi myself and my husband wish to live and rent in Fuertuventura 5/6 moths per year, not quite retirement age so would need to work, until we can retire, my husband would want to be self emp as he is in the uk, what would we need to apply for ? https://ec.europa.eu/assets/home/visa-calculator/calculator.htm?lang=en. Hi We hope this helps. We are now considering a couple of extension options: Thanks for your help much appreciated, there are alot of “Facebook “ experts out there giving incorrect advice! Eventually I got a Spanish ID and passport, however I kept my UK passport. We’ll continue earning in the UK throughout this period. Hello Peter, I wont be living in spain for the time being long enough to qualify yet for residency myself, I pay uk taxes through my business and dont want to be hit with a double whammy and be liable for Spanish tax as well just because my wife has moved ahead. Currently, I am sorry, but we do not know what the situation will be after Brexit, if it happens.We will have to wait to see as matters develop. My feeling, without knowing specifically what paperwork you mean is: Bring all of it! Can you help? Due to Covid-19 she is now unable to travel to the island to sign the necessary paperwork, so in the meantime on advice she has arranged a Power of Attorney to be signed in the UK imminently. We are resident in Portugal and have a house here. How long do you think it will take for them to confirm my NIE and allow me to start the TIE process? Hi we are pensioners who want to apply for residency in Spain, but on the form it states in brackets (we need €7500 each in savings for beneficiary purposes only) not sure what this means, also we have our pensions paid into our UK bank will they take this as proof of income or does it have to be our Spanish bank? My advice is to get over to Spain as soon as possible. I worked in Spain from September 2019 to March 2020, during which I had tax deducted from my salary and had a NIE, then headed back to UK when my job stopped with covid. Is that hard to renewal a tourist Visa in Colombia?Thank you for your help.Best,Julien. We are considering a move to Spain next year and want to make sure we have all the required documents in place. I intend to be in Spain with my wife and kid between July/August 2020 and June 30th 2021. We hope this helps. I am in the process of deciding to become a resident of spain before dec 2020. I am British and I live in beautiful Asturias :) I am divorced and I have 2 children 12 and 14 (who are also british) and live most of the time with their mother (also in Asturias). With kind regards (and the Asturias is very beautiful!). Anyone have tips to prevent that more in the future (aside from better flight plans)? We work closely with some of Alicantes leading Estate Agents and deal with conveyancing and residencia ect on a daily basis. Do you know if after Brexit he will still be able to do this, even if myself and our child are in Barcelona? Ian. Stay safe. I moved to the south of Tenerife nearly three years ago, it was intended as a 4-5 months’ stay, but I loved the place and decided to stay on and try to settle in. Then after 6 months I would need to start paying taxes in Spain and notify HMRC that I was no longer a UK resident. good : Tenerife in february: March: 65°F to 70°F: 8%. Can I become Spanish resident and continue to pay my taxes in the UK? Lastly if we marry postbrexit can I apply for residency as her spouse? It sounds like a sales pitch, but the first thing you must get right is your legal and taxation representation in Spain. We can assist with your residency and driving licence, and refer you to our fiscal advisor for advice on your tax. highlight_off. We have been staying in our apartment in Spain for six months, we are now returning to the uk. If you are in receipt of your state pension you will apply for your residencia as “retired”. Hi, My wife and I are from the UK and want to move to Orgiva in The Granada province before the 31/12/20. What evidence do you need to provide? I will be renting a holiday apartment in Lanzarote from 06/11/2019 until 27/03/2020 if the uk leaves without a deal will I need a visa Too many burnt fingers and bad experiences in the past. That means that I am able to perform my role from anywhere that I have internet access and a telephone line. Hey guys, this was my first year as a Canadian nomad. She said that we would not be able to use it but to use medical centre in the next main town, 10km away. I spoke to the accountant about this exact same case recently. If so, does this count as a 2 family members only as his wife is German? I work in the UK for a British company. Thank you. Santa Cruz is another option, bigger city, but also less beautiful. In our opinion, it’s all going to be just fine after Brexit!!! Gary. I am seperated from my wife and kids who are from Peru, i cant bring them here until i have the TIE. Hi. For now what you have is correct, we have no info of what the requirements will be after Brexit, please contact us when you are making the move and we can assist with your application. Hi Joanne thanks for your feedback, we will be posting more information as it is released. As you are already in Spain, you should be able to stay for your fourth month. My wife is in a position where she can work from Tenerife for her UK job and return to UK at least once every 6 weeks to visit family. Don't know which email/username you used? If I moved to Spain in November 2020 from the UK, could I apply for a residency certificate straight away? One of the criteria is to have three months of bank statements showing you have lived in Spain. Any leasing office can help you and their fee (one month) is easily saved with the hugely reduced rent. I’ve only spent a few days in Puerto de la Cruz, and while it’s pretty, it’s also pretty freaking dead most of the year. I’d like to do this legally of course, so I’m wondering about a student visa. But not in all cases. You should be able to obtain an NIE without this, but there can be local differences so may be worth checking with a local gestor. Do we have 3 months grace period or 6 or are we both treated differently? Is it advisable to register in some form before Brexit? Some town halls will only allow you to register on the padron if you are resident. Thanks! We hope this helps. If I left at any point to come back to the UK to earn some money (I can earn more in the UK and my savings have been devastated by Coronavirus or I’d have come earlier this year) would this invalidate the residency certificate? The tax residence enquiry from AEAT is related to me renting a property out (full time and unfurnished) to a company in Spain. (Now just keeping fingers crossed that Brexit does not negatively impact upon my plans too much) thanks again. If it’s ok, I´m adding you to our Newsletter list in case we forgot to email you the latest news on Brexit. And the rest of the year outside of Spain. Thank you :), Residency in Spain is for people who reside there. The awesome thing with the canary islands is their incredibly low tax; petrol is around €0.85 a litre (at least it was while I was there a month ago). Hello flip-flops, shorts and sleeveless shirts… well, maybe a cardigan for an evening walk on the beach in January ;) 2. And not in a malaria zone (just saying, since Panama in particular has many areas that I’d rule out simply due to the need for malaria prevention meds)… it’s one thing to take that stuff for a few weeks long trip, but I don’t want to take it for months on end. Are you relocating here forever? They have been here for 15 years, been working and with health card. At this point, it is important to note that, if you have owned the car in your home country for less than six … I’ve been living in Tenerife since October of last year but in the Capitol of Santa Cruz. I am in process of negotiating the sale of my business which will allow me to retire by next summer and join my wife in spain permanently too. Can an Irish citizen stay in Spain on holiday for greater than 90 days in a 180 day period? To work in Spain you will need an NIE number and social security number, we would suggest applying for the NIE as soon as you arrive in Barcelona or have an appointment booked prior to your arrival as there can be delays with the appointments. This may be correct, maybe this medical centre is full or you may not be in their jurisdiction, it would be best to check with them directly. Please also see a link below to the unemployment office, please not the offices are not open to the public but they can be contacted online. I’m looking at moving to Spain in the coming months. Would I still need to pay tax in Spain? Do I need to apply for residency? Today we have been successful in being granted Spanish Residency, however, it has been suggested that if we leave Spain for more than 90 days we will lose this status. Tenerife has many live acts performing in bars and restaurants every night, so, when moving to Tenerife, I was relying on the abundance of work available to enable me to earn a living. On buying a home in Spain / Brexit I think you should do it now. Thanks, Good afternoon Mr. Corballis, My Dad is very frail and may struggle to return next year. We hope this helps. Hi, I have my temporary residency (NIE) card which will expire in October, however i haven’t been able to find a job since I’ve become redundant. Or am I the same as I am married to a British National? Doesn’t seem right? I would like to visit and give it a try for working but I am a little unsure about the following: In anyone can offer any info, suggestions on specific areas or recommended accommodation that would be great. If you would like to discuss further please contact and we can direct you to our tax area. My youngest son has NIE and owns property here in spain, they want to move to spain in the next couple of years, if we are resident can they move here to live and work or do they need to apply as Australians. No panic, we can help you with your tax situation. The public transportation is expensive there, so I’d recomment to rent a car for a day if you pretend to go tour to the south part of the island or to La Laguna - Santa Cruz, it cost around 25€ a day and it’s waaaay cheaper than any taxi. Our plan is to go for a year and use our savings. We had planned to retire back to Spain in two years time. My UK bank statements show my wages. With the ensuing possibility of a hard Brexit I would like to apply for residency. Indonesia looked like a good option, but the income rate is a flat 20% and very high for the region. And can I be resident in two countries simultaneously? Also, he has a baby. In fact, are you up to date on your NRT payments? Thank you. After next year you will only be able to stay 90 days in any 180 if you are a UK resident. Similar question to Craig above, hoping to move within a couple of weeks, but will not have been there 3 months by the end of the year. Just to check I have got this right… Disregarding BREXIT under the current rules as a resident of the UK I can visit Spain for a continuous period of no more than 90 days? € 1,000 /Month Term: Monthly. Thanks so much for any help you can give. Question; Is moving to Italy the best idea to save money? More importantly, how do I recover faster from this horror? If you are going to be living in Spain more than 183 days per year (. We travel around Spain in our motorhome and also use a ‘Casa’ or mobile home based on a site in Andalusia, usually for up to 180 days in winter. My husband and I would like to stay in Spain for 1 year to see if we want to move permanently there, we don’t want to sell up till we are sure? We are aware that we will have to pay tax here in Spain on our UK income, however a friend has advised us that we should re-apply for non fiscal residency which would allow us to pay our taxes in the UK and not in Spain. If you change to a different passport, other than the one you used for your NIE and residencia, for example your British Passport. Should you need any assistance with this, please do not hesitate to contact us. But, I want to settle some place where the infrastructure is good enough for fast, reliable internet - fast enough to run live webinars without worrying that I’ll be S.O.L due to internet issues when it’s time to go live. Summary about cost of living in Canary Islands, Spain: Rent in Canary Islands is, on average, 78.34% lower than in New York. We have an excellent fiscal advisor with indepth knowledge of the Spanish tax system, who would be happy to help. Thanks in advance I do not particularly enjoy living in Santa Cruz. I’ve had a home in Spain for 3 years spending spent around 10 weeks per year there which I intend to increase soon. Yes, you can apply for the residencia after 3 month of living in Spain. My family and I are planning a move to Valencia and are keen to complete the residency application before 31st December. After next year you say we will only be able to stay 90 days in any 180 if we are a UK res­id­ent. Monthly rent costs: $617 per month. I’ve already gotten my working holiday visa (in 2017), but unfortunately didn’t get to take advantage of the full year (only stayed 3 months). Visit but beware. Will we need a Visa to stay for the extra days after the 90 days or if we go to the local town hall would they give us a residents permit.We will be staying in the same property for the duration. This is important. Firstly, how does the taxation rule apply to me, as I already pay tax in the uk on my pension Hello, We have owned a house in Spain since 2014 and both have NIE numbers to allow payment of non-residents tax. I have been staying in Spain since October 1st coming from the UK. Kind regards Your email address will not be published. I recall applying for residency in Ibiza within weeks of arriving in 2010 and having no problems, but that has long since expired and things may have changed since then? Hello, Thankyou. Please see a link below discussing the documents required, pre brexit, https://www.spanishsolutions.net/blog/legal-paperwork/spanish-residency/how-to-get-a-spanish-residency-card/, Hi – I have been reading all the comments here and your replies which are really very useful. 8:28 . I was single when I registered as resident. Many thanks for your feedback. You can email us at [email protected] with your requirements and we ll help you with anything you may need. Hello, As stated by someone else, car rentals are cheap. We would strongly recommend securing your residencia prior to Brexit as applying for residencia as a non EU citizen is a longer and more complicated process. Hello Brian, Our children are attending school… All the burocracy seems unnecessarily complicated. Another question, please, would an Irish citizen with an Irish passport be restricted to move in and out of Spain after Brexit? (if you don’t want to get the monthly Spanish solutions newsletter, just let me know) If you become a Spanish resident you would need to give up your Portugese residency. I have read that I get 70% relief against this profit so am I right in thinking I will only pay 19% of the £300 profit every month ? my name is John from nigeria, i have been in Madrid since June , 2019 for Technical training which is related to my job back home and departing spain come september and i have fallen in love with spanish culture and her people and i wish to relocate in the nearest future to spain. Kind regards As we as yet do not have details of exactly what the rules will be for UK after end of year we cannot comment at this time on how easy it will be for your wife to join you. Hopefully something new but it may be the existing Non Lucrative Visa but this actually makes you temporarily Resident and maybe fiscally I say maybe! A single person costs: $1,400 per month. View on Map. 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