Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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Expat in Spain or immigrant: Is there a difference?

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

BREXIT UPDATE: Driving licence validity for Brits in Spain extended until end of February

IN a last minute reprieve, Brits living in Spain have been given another two months to exchange their driving licences with a further extension...

BREXIT: British ambassador in Spain requests ANOTHER extension for driving licence exchange

THE British ambassador in Madrid has requested another extension to the deadline on the validity of British driving licences for expats in Spain insisting...

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss flies in to Madrid to boost ties with Spain and “support 400K British expats”

THE UK’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss arrived in Madrid for a two day trip designed to build “closer economic, tech and security ties” with...

BREXIT: Do British expats resident in Spain need a new life insurance policy?

NO longer part of the EU, the UK is now a ‘third country’ and operates outside of the EU’s economic structures. Following Brexit, the...

Top ten reasons why you need a TIE card, as figures show over a third of Brits in Spain...

BIOMETRIC ID cards holding important information about residents, have now been issued to over a third of Brits living in Spain. In little over a...

British Embassy warns expats against submitting fraudulent residency applications – even through third parties

THE BRITISH EMBASSY has taken to social media this week, warning Brits against submitting fraudulent residency applications – either directly or through a third...

Moving to Spain is starting to get easier again as COVID rates lower and new rules become clearer

IT was recently announced that Spain’s Covid transmission rates have taken it into the ‘low-risk’ category for the first time since July 2020.  The cases...

Adventures in Brexitland: How a bid for Spanish nationality turned in a Kafka-esque nightmare

A bid for Spanish nationality leads to a Kafka-esque scenario involving inaccessible authorities and missing documents of an undefined nature, write Heather Galloway.

ANALYSIS: Are Brits really leaving Spain in droves because of Brexit?

BRITS are leaving Spain in droves according to reports in the British tabloid press this week, but is there any evidence that this is...

Spain joins EU-funded taskforce to tackle fraud and help protect €800 billion Covid-relief fund

OPERATION SENTINEL was launched this week, October 15, by Europol in a bid to combat an anticipated wave of fraud as almost 807 billion...

Estate agent predicts ‘record year’ for Brits buying property on Spain’s Costa del Sol

SPAIN'S property market is booming and in contradiction to tabloid reports that Brits are leaving in droves, British buyers are in fact back in...

British Benevolent Fund extends help to expats on Costa del Sol amid twin challenges of Covid-19 and Brexit

A MADRID charity set up to help Brits in Spain who find themselves beset by financial difficulties has expanded to the Costa del Sol...

Gibraltar treaty talks could begin within days to determine post-Brexit relations after threat of no-deal scenario

AFTER a rocky start, negotiations over future relations between Gibraltar and the EU-bloc are set to begin within weeks. The negotiating mandate was approved by...

BREXIT: 150,000 Brits in Spain have applied for TIE residency card. And here’s why you should too

THE British Embassy in Madrid has revealed that 150,000 Britons living in Spain have been issued with TIE cards since it was introduced in...

EXCLUSIVE: “Time to get out of Dodge” – meet the Brexit refugees making a new life in Spain (part...

Continuing on from our recent feature on Brits that have left their homes in the UK to start new lives in sunnier climes here...

INTERVIEW: UK’s Europe Minister flies into Madrid for talks with Spain over issues affecting British expats post-Brexit

In an interview at the British Embassy in Madrid, Europe Minister Wendy Morton told the Olive Press that “citizens’ rights remain really really important” to the British government.

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Brexit refugees who fled Britain for a new life in Spain

BRITISH expats living in Spain watching events unfold in the UK in recent days may be forgiven for feeling a certain Schadenfreude as critics...

BREXIT SURVEY: What are the issues that most affect Brits in Spain? 

THE British Embassy in Madrid wants to understand more about the key issues affecting Brits living in Spain since the UK’s withdrawal from the...

Scaremongering! Spanish Wealth Tax – your Pensions & Investments.

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Without fail, every time there’s a new piece of legislation or an update that may affect...

BACK TO SCHOOL: Brits in Spain urged to remember that children also need to register as residents

AS we move into September, families have been making sure that their children are prepared for the school year ahead.  But one important issue is...

Over a third of a BILLION euros lost in business between UK and Spain during Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit trade...

SINCE the first of 2019, the value of Spanish exports to the UK has dropped £200 million, according to the UK Food & Drink...

Post-Brexit UK government forces British drivers in Spain to make changes to show “unity as a nation”

BEFORE Brexit, British number plates would feature the circle of EU stars with the letters ‘GB’ underneath it, simplifying and standardising travel abroad with...

Number of Brits buying property in Spain drops to historic low

THE number of Brits buying property in Spain has dropped to an historic low thanks to Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic. But Brits do still...

Brexit: British students heading to universities in Spain face visa delays

Brexit is derailing plans made by British students to spend their year abroad at universities in Spain, it has emerged. Just weeks before thousands of...

Taxing matters: How tax residency works for UK nationals in Spain

WITH Brexit still fresh in everyone's minds, and a number of changes surrounding visas and the end of freedom of movement between the UK...

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