Spain plans to grant residency to UK citizens if there is a hard Brexit

The Spanish government is putting plans in place to grant the 400,000 British in Spain residency including those that do not have it already if there is a no-deal Brexit.

Under the proposals, British residents will have to get a foreigner identity card before January of 2021.

Those UK citizens who already have permanent residency will not have to do much as “the process will be nearly automatic.” For the ones who do not there will be additional steps to take.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez of the governing Socialist Party (PSOE made the announcement yesterday during the last session of Congress ahead of the general election to take place on April 28th.

The deal Spain is offering is conditional on the UK offering the same residency rights to Spanish citizens living and working in the UK.

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