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HMA Hugh Elliott sends a video message to UK Nationals in Spain 

With 100 days until the end of the Transition Period on 31 December, HMA Hugh Elliott has recorded a video message for UK Nationals living in Spain. You can view the video here.

Speaking about the continuing negotiations on the future relationship
between the UK and the EU, the Ambassador said: “I want to
reassure you that your rights as UK nationals living in Spain are already
protected under the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU. And that
both the UK and Spanish Governments are fully committed to implementing the
citizens’ rights provisions in the Agreement.”

The Ambassador reminds UK Nationals of the need to register as a
resident as soon as possible, but acknowledges that there are difficulties with
getting appointments in some places. UK Nationals will still be protected by
the Agreement, as long as you can prove you were legally living in Spain before
the end of 2020, so the Embassy’s advice is to make sure you have documentation
(eg. padron certificate, rental agreement, utility bills) to demonstrate you
were living here before the end of the year. 

If you have difficulties completing your residency application,
the UK Government has provided funding to three organisations – Age in Spain,
Babelia and IOM – to answer questions and provide practical support. For
details of the help they can provide and how to contact them visit
gov.uk/livinginspain.

The Embassy and Consulates are also running a series of Facebook
Live Q&As on different topics related to living in Spain and the actions UK
Nationals may need to take. All sessions take place on www.facebook.com/britsinspain
and are available to watch afterwards. The current schedule is as follows,
although please note that this is subject to change. Keep an eye on our
Facebook page for further details:

6 October: 18:00        
Pensions, benefits, working and driving

13 October: 13:00       Healthcare

27 October: 13:00       Travel

10 November: 18:00   Education – studying and teaching

24 November: 18:00   Swallows

1 December: 18:00     Residency

8 December: 18:00     General Q&A

For further information for UK
Nationals in Spain visit:

gov.uk/livinginspain
facebook.com/britsinspain
https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/brexit/howtoprepare/Paginas/190108residence.aspx