In addition, if they had a green card, they had to make the transition to this special permit.
However, a new instruction published recently allows Britons to move to this new type of special permit in 2021 (really easy application) or have their green card validated as long as they can prove they mobile number list were in Spain before the start of this year. And this also applies to their relatives.
Residence for English citizens after January 2021
There are two possible situations you may find yourself in.
This makes the process longer and entails higher requirements.
On the other hand, if they already resided in Spain or were in the country during 2020, they can still apply for the temporary residence permit under the withdrawal agreement . This allows them to avoid a long process, and get residence as if they were from the EU even in 2021.
However, there is another group of people who are not UK nationals but who may experience the same consequences of Brexit in Spain.
These are the relatives of British citizens, who can obtain their residence card through their family relationship with them through the visa as relatives of a community member .
This situation applies to:
Those married to a British citizen.
Those who have registered a domestic partnership with a British citizen.
Those who have a child in common.
And here exactly the same thing happens. If your British family member was already in Spain, they can now benefit from this situation in 2021 and easily obtain their card .
On the other hand, if the British citizen must start the process from 0 as a non-EU citizen, then the community card is no longer an option for them.
Legal advice on immigration matters on the consequences of Brexit
As you can see, the current situation allows you to easily regularize your situation even though we are already in 2021.
More information can be found on the government website . But if you have any other questions and need personalized legal assistance from our team of lawyers, do not hesitate to contact us.