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Hi, so we (my wife Polish) and me (English) have been in Spain for nearly a month and settling here. I will apply for resedencia on basis of wife's Polish EU membership as I suspect Brexit will happen in less than 4 months.

But am I correct that after Brexit I wont be able to travel freely to France or indeed any EU country without a Visa? I mean getting resedencia does NOT convey EU membership for me ? Would need 3 years or more here for that privilege?

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No, residencia doesn't make you an EU citizen. An EU citizen means you are a national of a member state. You would have to get Spanish (or Polish) citizenship, i.e. change your nationality, to remain an EU citizen after Brexit.

However, as things stand you will still be able to travel freely within the EU after Brexit, you'll only need a visa if you plan to stay more than three months.

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PS you should apply for residency NOW, as a British citizen in your own right.
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PS you should apply for residency NOW, as a British citizen in your own right.
great! dont have to wait 3 months?

we have NIE and purchasing house on Thursday, so can apply then?

Is "as things stand" can travel freely according to the T.May brexit plan? Not hard brexit?


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great! dont have to wait 3 months?

we have NIE and purchasing house on Thursday, so can apply then?

Is "as things stand" can travel freely according to the T.May brexit plan? Not hard brexit?
You can register as resident the day you arrive if you have all the paperwork (& an appointment) in hand.

You're supposed to register within 90 days if you plan to live here, not wait 90 days before registering.

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great! dont have to wait 3 months?

we have NIE and purchasing house on Thursday, so can apply then?

Is "as things stand" can travel freely according to the T.May brexit plan? Not hard brexit?
Do it NOW!

And the 90 day visa-free travel should still be available if there is no deal - unless BoJo (or *unt) pisses off Brussels so much they change their minds.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a8757901.html
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The main advantage for me was the Spanish language

I was struggling to learn it so opted for residency which instantaneously gives you excellent command of the lingo

I was very impressed or " muy impresionado" as I extolled to the doorman as I left my residency interview
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The main advantage for me was the Spanish language

I was struggling to learn it so opted for residency which instantaneously gives you excellent command of the lingo

I was very impressed or " muy impresionado" as I extolled to the doorman as I left my residency interview

omg there is spanish test?

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AV, do not worry, there are only language tests for Citizenship. You will get used to Rabbitcat and his sense of humour.
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