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Old 8th August 2019, 11:46 AM
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How does Spanish immigration and police know when a Brit non resident overstays? I think my neighbours are doing this; they have been here 8 years.

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Since Britain is in the EU, there is no such thing as an overstay. They have the freedom to live in any member state.
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How does Spanish immigration and police know when a Brit non resident overstays? I think my neighbours are doing this; they have been here 8 years.
At the moment they don't. It's highly unlikely that they would be caught, unless they came to the attention of the police for something else.

They haven't overstayed per se. They have failed to register, if indeed they haven't registered.


When or if Brexit happens that will all change of course.
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Of course the easy way for the police, hacienda etc to prove how long one has lived here is to ask a neighbour.

Then of course if one has used say a credit card, bank transfers, utility accounts, driven a vehicle ( Automatic vehicle recognition cameras ) left some sort of trail, etc. then again simple

I believe if the authorities say you have overstayed / not declared income / not paid taxes / failed to conform with regulations, etc then it is up you prove otherwise.

I understand from a gestor friend there are many people who have not registered and not paid their dues. Brexit may mean problems for some !
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Of course the easy way for the police, hacienda etc to prove how long one has lived here is to ask a neighbour.

Then of course if one has used say a credit card, bank transfers, utility accounts, driven a vehicle ( Automatic vehicle recognition cameras ) left some sort of trail, etc. then again simple

I believe if the authorities say you have overstayed / not declared income / not paid taxes / failed to conform with regulations, etc then it is up you prove otherwise.

I understand from a gestor friend there are many people who have not registered and not paid their dues. Brexit may mean problems for some !
You are talking about non-EU citizens. It isn't illegal for any EU citizen to live in Spain without registering as resident, in the sense that you can't be deported.

Failure to declare income, pay taxes, re-register vehicles etc is another matter of course, and that's the case whether you are registered or not.

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Sorry I thought my post made it apparent that living here without abiding by the law / regulations can carry many more potentially serious problems than failing to register as an U.K.Citizen resident here

I was answering the question of how the authorities could establish that they have stayed 8 years

Without knowing more about the OPs actual situation it is impossible to say if they may have serious problems or not

This may help the OP

https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizen...n/index_en.htm


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Sorry I thought my post made it apparent that living here without abiding by the law / regulations can carry many more potentially serious problems than failing to register as an U.K.Citizen resident here
Yes, but the OP was specifically asking about "overstays".

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At the moment they don't. It's highly unlikely that they would be caught, unless they came to the attention of the police for something else.

They haven't overstayed per se. They have failed to register, if indeed they haven't registered.


When or if Brexit happens that will all change of course.
I did not know there was no thing such as overstay. I was not asking about the if’s and but’s of BREXIT. I did not know everyone is guilty unless you can prove innocent. I did state clearly Brits so don’t know why non EU citizen has been brought into the subject. They are Scottish does that make a difference?

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Sorry mate I just read your original post again. I had failed to notice you were concerned about your neighbour and not yourself. Had I seen that I would not have posted anything. Within reason I believe what my neighbours do is none of my business.

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How does Spanish immigration and police know when a Brit non resident overstays? I think my neighbours are doing this; they have been here 8 years.
A--- mind your own beeswax.
B---drop a dime on them, knowing full well it is what you really want to do or why ask on here?
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