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As you know, all those UK citizens wanting to move permanently to Spain for the first time or all those living here without having a green residency card in force could apply for residency permit with virtually the same requirements as European citizens until the end of transition period.


The main difference since 6th July 2020 is based on the process, which has been split into 3 steps:

  1. You or your representative will submit all documents proving you comply with all requirements (mainly having full health coverage in Spain and being financially solvent to live here). This may take up to 3 months to be solved.


  1. Once your file is approved, you will need to go personally to the Foreign Office within a month and complete the process of identification (photograph, finger print and paying the administrative fee).


  1. The residency card will arrive within approx. another month and you will need to go and collect it in person.


It is quite important to proceed before the end of transition period, otherwise the EU requirements for UK citizens would no longer be valid and you would need to apply for residency with strict conditions for non-EU citizens.


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