BREXIT: Brits in Spain offered help with residency applications

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BREXIT: Brits in Spain offered help with residency applications
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The British Foreign Office has announced funding for organisations to provide practical support to UK nationals who may have difficulty completing their residency application or registration in Spain.


The UK government has allocated £3 million for charities and organisations to provide practical support for UK nationals living in Spain as well as France, Germany, Cyprus, Italy and several other EU countries.

The funding from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office is meant primarily for those who need additional help.

This may include pensioners, disabled people, people living in remote areas or who have mobility difficulties as well as Brits who don't speak Spanish and need language translation or interpretation support.

The services available for people who need this additional support include:

- Answering questions about residency applications, such as the documents required and application procedure
- Guiding individuals through the process, if necessary
- Supporting people facing language barriers or difficulty accessing technology.


In Spain, this support is being provided by three organisations: The International Organisation for Migration will cover Andalusia, Madrid and Murcia, Babelia will cover Alicante, and Age in Spain will cover Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.


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If you or someone you know may have difficulty completing the paperwork, you can contact them using the details below to discuss how they may be able to help you.

IOM – The International Organisation for Migration (Andalusia, Madrid and Murcia)

Visit the IOM Spain website here

Email: [email protected]

Helplines: Andalusia: +34 650 339 754, Madrid: +34 699 581 855, Murcia: +34 648 642 543, all available Mon to Thurs, 3.30pm to 5pm

Babelia (Alicante)

Visit the Babelia website here

Email: [email protected]

Helpline: +34 865 820 229 available Mon to Fri, 9am to 2pm

Babelia contact form here

Age in Spain (Catalonia and Balearic Islands)

Visit the Age in Spain website here

Email: [email protected]

Age in Spain contact form here

Helpline: +34 932 20 97 41 available Mon to Fri, 11am to 1pm


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