Most of the British ex-pats here will be well aware that post-Brexit if you are a UK citizen you can only stay in Spain for 90 days in a 180 day period unless of course, you have residency or residencia as it is called here in Spain.
At Just Law Solicitors we have helped a number of clients from American, Canada and the United Kingdom come and live in Spain usually under the non-lucrative visa. However, there are other ways of course such as the golden visa or the work visa.
A question that is often asked is what happens if I overstay here in Spain, or my application for residency has been declined? Well as a lawyer I have first-hand experience of citizens of the United Kingdom being deported.
However, there is some hope for people who find themselves in this situation. If you entered Spain illegally or legally and you can prove that you have been here in Spain for at least 3 years you can apply for residency here in Spain. Of course, anyone who has been here for less than 3 years runs the risk of being stopped by the police and potentially being deported, so it is not without its risks.
If you have a query re residency in Spain it is important that if you choose to seek legal advice you do so from a qualified regulated professional lawyer. At Just Law Solicitors we have more than 30 years of experience and we cover the whole of Spain. As we do our due diligence re your personal circumstances prior to the application we are proud to say that we have a 100% success rate in residency applications. However, you are of course free to act for yourself.
As always this isn’t legal advice and if you are thinking of moving to Spain or retiring to Spain contact us at [email protected] before you make the move and we can advise you on residency and act as your independent lawyer for your property purchase.
Marisa Moreno lawyer and Consul for Denmark
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