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  • Any news from Dept of Transport re our EU driving licences not being valid to drive in the UK when we reach 70 or when the licence expires whichever is the sooner (if Uk leave EU without agreements)?

  • Vince posted an update 7 months ago

    Any chance of joining the meeting in mijas today? Didnt know you had to register 2 of us

  • Change of Address notification

    I e-mailed extranjeria today to see if we could do the change of address electronically as I have a digital certificate

    they replied in the afermative

    Buenas tardes,

    Deberá comunicar el cambio de domicilio mediante la comunicación que le ajunto y que podrá presentar en el registro electrónico común de la AGE,…[Read more]

  • I’m interested to see that so far all the British Embassy events have been either Alicante province or Malaga. Tere are many of us living here in Almeria who would welcome the opportunity to hear from them. Does anyone know if there are any events planned in our locality.

  • ColinG posted an update 9 months ago

    Just found out that once you become a resident your tax free draw down on any UK pensions doesn’t apply in Spain.
    I have had this confirmed with independent pension advisors and our Spanish solicitor. So now I am a resident I have lost access to a considerable amount of tax free money. So I do the right thing and lose out financially. Maybe t…[Read more]

    • ColinG – so what tax rate is paid on UK pensions as a resident? If one has State and Occupational it would be a big deal!

      • Hi Chris
        In the uk you are entitled to draw down 25% of your private pension tax free.
        Over here once you are a resident you cannot take that element tax free so quite a significant loss.
        If I hade known about this I would have taken my tax free drawdown element before applying for residencia

        • Hi Colin
          Gotcha! I was thinking tax allowances and tax rates so I can calculate the impact of becoming a resident.

  • Graham posted an update 9 months, 1 week ago

    Just joined after yesterday’s forum with the British Consul in Dénia where we live. Slightly encouraged by the quote shared by the Spain Prime Minister. At least he is a PM to be trusted, unlike our own! Trouble is a subsequent change of government, very likely it seems, may well produce a change of policy?

    • To be trusted???? Sanchez is the worst ever lier, whatever he says today, you can be sure of the opposite tomorrow…..

  • Just joined Brexpats after a visit with the British Consul. Didn’t know about it before then!
    Things aren’t going very well Brexitwise are they? Not good for the people of the UK. What a shambles it’s been from day one and it’s not getting any better. I think we’ll still be OK here in Spain but it needs sorting very soon even if it means ditching Brexit.

  • Hello. Just joined. Feels good that there are other British migrants out here that care about this. Thanks to the admin for making it possible. X

  • Broadbent posted an update 11 months ago

    Newly joined, anyone from Barcelona interested in meeting up?

  • FRESKOO posted an update 1 year, 1 month ago

    Compre calidad impecable de mariscos a través de una tienda en línea confiable

    El marisco es algo que ha conseguido cariño de las personas de todo el mundo. Tiene un sabor que puede permanecer en la boca durante mucho tiempo. Seafood tiene una diversidad de preparaciones que no solo sacian la sed de sabor sino que también brindan amplios nut…[Read more]

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