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Hi, does anyone know if you have to wait the 3 months to apply for Residentia in Spain, or can you apply as soon as you arrive, knowing you will be staying here, with evidence of having purchased a house, or a long term rental agreement.?
If it is your intention to become a resident in Spain then you have up to 3 months to apply for it. You don't have to wait the 3 months. We applied in the first week we came over and, although it was easier then, it was done and completed within the first month.
In some cases when applying for residencia you need to prove you are living here therefore they may ask for proof of this by requesting 3 months Spanish bank statements showing movements both in and out. When it came to ours they didn't even ask for them but we had got them from the bank and all signed up.
What I would suggest is as soon as you move over, if you are not here already, is start using your bank card for supermarket shopping and petrol if you have a car and even restaurants which will give your account the movements which they may require.
Do you happen to know how long it takes to process currently please? If you are there and it's still being processed, do you have to leave, or are you OK to stay as long as it is the system?
Any advice appreciated.
Your location for Spain will help for some of the info given. I wouldn't worry about having to leave while the process is going on as there was such a back log of applications last year they were not even taking anymore appointments. I would also avoid getting your resiencia appointment in Torrevieja use Eche or Orhiuela.
No. You are a UK resident, not a Spanish one. To apply for Spanish residency you need to spend more than 3 months a year in Spain (6 months to become a fiscal resident and pay income tax in Spain) and show you have enough income coming in to Spain to live on and that you have independent healthcare.
UK is your main residency and area of financial concern so you remain a UK resident.
Doesn't matter. You can't be resident in two different countries so you remain an Irish resident.
There would be no benefit in becoming a Spanish resident unless you intend to live here for more than 6 months every year.
You will have the benefit of remaining a EU citizen so won't have to apply for visas etc.
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