What about my next holidays in Alannia Resorts?
Two thousand twenty is coming to an end and with it, a new horizon for the UK citizens. As you may now, from 1st January 2021, the UK will say goodbye to Europe, and a whole bunch of new rules will come into force.
From Alannia Resorts, we’ll want you to ease this path giving you a short guide with Brexit changes. If you’re planning to travel to Spain or living here, keep reading.
There are two main groups:
- New residents (stays for more than 90 days)
- Travellers (stays for up to 90 days in any 180-day period).
But whatever your plans are, there some common rules for both groups:
- Drive license. You might need an international driving permit (DP) to drive. If you’re taking your own vehicle, you might also need a ‘green card’ or valid proof of insurance and a GB sticker.
- Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will be valid up to 31 December 2020. The institutional recommendation is to get travel insurance before your trip to Spain.
- Pet travel, you will not be able to use the existing pet passport scheme. Instead you’ll need to follow a different process, which takes 4 months. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-after-brexit
Travel to Spain (stays for up to 90 days in any 180-day period).
You’ll need to renew your passport before travelling if you do not have enough time left on your passport.
On the day you travel, you’ll need your passport to both: have at least 6 months left be less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left) If you do not renew your passport, you may not be able to travel to most EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. If you’re a tourist, you will not need a visa for short trips to EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.
Living in Spain (stays for more than 90 days)
If you’re planning to live in Spain, there three scenarios depend on when you’re planning to come:
(2020 Withdrawal Agreement)
- If you’re already living in Spain and registered as a resident before 6 July 2020. you will have a green A4 certificate or credit card-sized piece of paper from Extranjeria or the police. This is still a valid document and will prove your rights under the Withdrawal Agreement, including after the transition period ends. You can exchange your paper residence document for the new TIE but you do not need to.
- If you are living in Spain before 1 January 2021 and register as a resident after 6 July 2020, you will be issued with a biometric residence card called a Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero (TIE). This card will prove your rights under the Withdrawal Agreement.
- To request it, you must go to the immigration office of the province where you intend to reside or to the corresponding police station. To obtain information on the address, telephone numbers and opening hours of the immigration offices, you can consult this: https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/icpplus/index.html For more information on this procedure, as well as on the documentation you must provide, visit:http://extranjeros.inclusion.gob.es/es/InformacionInteres/InformacionProcedimientos/CiudadanosComunitarios/index.html
- If you move to Spain after 31 December 2020, different immigration requirements will apply. If you are considering moving to Spain on or after 1 January 2021 and you are not covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, the rules depend on negotiations with the EU and may change: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/benefits-and-pensions-for-uk-nationals-in-the-eea-or-switzerland
If you are considering moving to Spain on or after 1 January 2021 and you are not covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, the rules depend on negotiations with the EU and may change: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/benefits-and-pensions-for-uk-nationals-in-the-eea-or-switzerland
To help you with all the paperwork, we’ve recently established an agreement with Sanchez Butrón lawyers, a prestigious law firm headquarters in Murcia. From now on, If you say that you go on behalf of Alannia Resorts, the first query is totally free and the following ones have a -10% discount. To make an appointment, please call to 965 123 684 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE USEFUL INFORMATION
Pensions: There will be no changes before 31 December 2020 to the rules on claiming the UK State Pension in the EU, EEA or Switzerland as a result of the UK leaving the EU. If you work and pay social security contributions in Spain, you will still be able to add your UK social security contributions towards your Spanish pension. This will happen even if you claim your pension after 31 December 2020.
HEALTHCARE: If you are living in Spain or move there permanently before 31 December 2020, you’ll have life-long healthcare rights in Spain as you do now, provided you remain resident.
To keep update, We’ll recommend you to consult official sources: