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15-year rule scrapped: Long-term Brits in Spain gain right to ‘votes for life’ in UK elections

British citizens who have moved abroad will be given 'votes for life' as the UK Government scraps the arbitrary 15-year limit on the voting...

How the fight for the rights of British citizens in Spain continues after Brexit

From concerns about healthcare and residency to problems regarding work and keeping families together, a new European Affairs Committee this week heard from Bremain in Spain's Sue Wilson, about the biggest troubles faced by British residents in Spain after Brexit.

Expat in Spain or immigrant: Is there a difference?

The term ‘expat’ is loaded. It’s time we moved on, argues Carrie Frais.

CONFIRMED: Brits COULD be asked for official letter of invitation if visiting friends and family in Spain

THE British Embassy in Madrid has given their official word on the Carta de Invitacion situation surrounding British tourists that has been circulating the...

British residents in Spain rejected for driving licence exchange DESPITE meeting all requirements post-Brexit

DOZENS of British expats in Spain are being told they can’t exchange their driving licences and will have to take a Spanish test because...

EXCLUSIVE: British expats in Spain warned over ‘fraudulent’ residency applications amid police probe

A GROUP of British expats have been questioned by police after their padron certificates proving they lived in Spain appear to have been doctored. At...

WHAT WE KNOW: Could Carta de Invitacion apply to Brits visiting friends and family in Spain?

NEWS has been circulating over the past two days of Spain's Carta de Invitacion possibly applying to UK nationals wanting to visit family and...

Zoom conferences to be held on post-Brexit issues just for British expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO online advisory talks aimed specifically at foreign residents are being organised by Orihuela City Council in June. The first will deal with ‘Post Brexit’...

The EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement

The result of the terms on which the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 is the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the...

BREXIT ANSWERS to come for Brits on the Costa Blanca in Spain thanks to special ‘Zoom’ sessions

BRITISH residents in Alicante Province can join a series of 'Zoom' webinars to ask questions about living in Spain in the post-Brexit era. The events...

‘MARIA’ SET FREE: Young woman from Spain’s Valencia who was sent to an immigration clearing centre in the UK...

According to her friend, Maria was aware of the mistake she had made by failing to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme before travelling back to the UK to work.

How to celebrate ‘Europe Day’ this Sunday (Brits welcome despite Brexit!)

PEACE AND UNITY across the continent is being celebrated this Sunday, as Europe Day is held online. Commemorated on May 9 every year, the Schuman...

BREXIT TRAVEL HELL: 25-year-old woman from Spain’s Valencia, kept for three days at UK immigration centre for lacking EU...

Reports suggest that she had already been working in the UK for several months in 2019 and has family in the capital.

BREXIT: Brits unite in fight to extend 90-day allowance in Spain

BRITS living in homes in Spain between 3 and 6 months have launched a campaign asking the Spanish government to reconsider the post-Brexit rules. Since...

BREXIT: Spanish imports from UK plummet during first two months of the year

BREXIT has seen Spanish imports from the UK slashed during the first two months of 2021 with food products hardest hit. Spain’s imports of products...

EXPLAINED: What Spain’s new population stats tell us about British expat residents

NEW data revealing a boom in the number of British nationals registering as residents in Spain has been published by the Spanish government. And the...

BREXIT: Brit in Spain slams “exorbitant” charges on birthday gift package sent by mum from UK

THERE are so many ways that Brexit has impacted the lives of British nationals in Spain from limiting second home owners to a maximum...

BREXIT: More help promised for Brits applying for residency in Spain

THE UK Government is extending Spanish residencia support for potentially at-risk groups including pensioners, disabled people and those with language difficulties.  Those Brits who need...

Pensioners forced to return home from Spain due to Brexit slam UK govt after Covid test blunder

A BRITISH couple arriving back from Spain has criticised the UK’s testing system for returning citizens as being ‘not fit for purpose’ after its...

REVEALED: The contrasts between UK and Spanish rules for foreign travel and who has the final say

AMIDST dozens of Brits being flown back to the UK and others being refused journeys by UK airline staff, the Olive Press can report...

EXCLUSIVE: Brits turned away at UK boarding gate by staff “acting on behalf of Spain”

BRITS travelling from one UK airport are now being subject to “arbitrary rules made up on behalf of another country”, according to one Olive...

EXCLUSIVE: Brit involved in “living nightmare” of mass deportation from Spain’s Alicante Airport speaks out

THE BRITISH expat told by Ryanair that he fulfilled “legitimate requirements” to enter Spain but was put on a plane back to the UK...

“No plans to deport British citizens”: Authorities in Spain urge calm over 90-day rule

SPANISH authorities have said they will take “a pragmatic approach” to those who overstay 90-day rule. Thanks to Brexit, March 31 marks an important deadline...

‘Fury’ at Spain’s Alicante Airport as 40 Brits deported back to UK after flight from Manchester

DOZENS of Brits arriving at Alicante-Elche airport yesterday were refused entry to Spain and sent back to Manchester on the SAME PLANE. Border guards had...

OPINION:“Brexit has brought complications and uncertainty to my business in Spain”

The end of March marks three months since the transition period ended and Brexit rules kicked in. The Olive Press spoke to people around...

EXCLUSIVE: Spain-UK bilateral agreement pending over post-Brexit driving licence exchange

Spain and the UK are holding high level discussions to allow Brits to continue to exchange their driving licences for Spanish ones without the...

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