Once again the founding partners of the international law firm Pellicer & Heredia, Ignacio Pellicer and Pedro Heredia, enjoyed the hospitality of Bodegas Monóvar, but this time to speak to Richard Hill, Vice President of Brexpats in Spain.
“It smells like Christmas”
That special smell that only Christmas can offer, were the first thoughts that Richard Hill had, as he enjoyed a glass or two of the very special Fondillon wine. A unique wine that is only produced in the Alicante province, with more than 500 years of tradition.
Accompanied by Bodegas Monóvar’s, Rafael Poveda; the son of the founder of the bodega; Ignacio Pellicer & Pedro Heredia, together with Richard Hill were given a wine tour, where they learned about the history of the wine, the proces by which it is produced and also a taster.
Whilst at the Bodegas Monóvar, the partners were able to ask Richard Hill about Brexpats and the reasons why British people continue to live, work and retire to Spain, even when sometimes the bureaucracy and paperwork, especially since Brexit, can be complicated and tiresome.
Brexpats do not seek to change the outcome of Brexit, merely to understand the issues that could affect the position of British expats here in Spain. They are not a politically biased group. Rather they work closely with the embassies and consulates to gather and impart relevant information and changes in legislation as it happens – to the expat community.
So why is it that British people still come to Spain to live?
The idea of good infrastructure, security, a world class health service, both public and private and a modern transport system. Not to mention tranquility, sunshine, and the sense of “work to live, not live to work” appear to be the most decisive of factors for coming to Spain.
Since Brexit the requirements in terms of paperwork, have become even more exhaustive and the costs higher. There are provincial answers to national issues – in that each autonomous province in Spain has slightly different requirements.
If you have ever thought about living in Spain and you have done some research, there are two names that you will definitely have heard:
Golden Visa and Non Lucrative Visa.
Both visas grant a residence permit, however, the requirements for each one are very different.
The Non-Lucrative Visa is an authorization that allows non-EU foreigners to stay in Spain for a period of more than 90 days without performing labor or professional activity by demonstrating that they have sufficient economic means for themselves and, if applicable, for the members of their family. One of the main reasons that make this permit one of the most desirable for those seeking to reside in Spain is that it is not necessary to make any investment in the country in order to apply for it.
The Golden Visa in Spain a residence permit granted when making an important economic investment in Spain.
This permit allows you and your relatives if they meet the expected age labor regulations to live and work legally in Spain (and also to bring your family), without the need to visit the country more than once a year. In addition, this visa also allows you to move freely you within the Schengen Area
Richard Hill recommended speaking to an experienced immigration lawyer, such as Ignacio Pellicer or Pedro Heredia, when deciding which visa best suited the needs of any individual moving to Spain.
The process of applying for residency, choosing the correct visa for your own particular needs, setting up a business, opening a bank account and making sure that everything is done within the designated timeframe can be daunting, complicated, seeped in bureaucracy and of course the paperwork is without limit!!
By speaking to trusted and knowledgeable immigration lawyers, at Pellicer & Heredia, the transition is no longer daunting….Pellicer & Heredia are here to assist you – in your language – with all your legal needs while living in Spain, offering you and your family peace of mind, so that you can get on with enjoying your life in the sunshine.