By Isha Sesay • 13 December 2019 • 14:53
ASSISTANCE: 3 staff members will deal solely with Britons who want to register in Spain.
Credit: Jaume Morey.
FROM next week a special service will be set up by the Spanish Home Office at the immigration office in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, which is to be used exclusively to assist British residents.
In response to the UK general election results and its impeding withdrawal from the European Union, three additional civil servants will be at the disposal of British residents where they will assist those who wish to obtain Spanish residency.
Figures provided by the Home Office indicate a surge in demand for this service this year, and that this number is expected to rise as the January 31 deadline looms near.
The report also revealed that there are an estimated 25,000 Britons living in the Balearic Islands, with only 15,000 registered. This leaves some 10,000 people who are yet to complete their paperwork and could mean that they will lose their right to remain in Spain post Brexit.
The Home Office firmly advises those who do not have their residency in place to make an appointment at the immigration office – a message that the British Embassy has reaffirmed over the past three years.
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