UK nationals who may struggle to complete their own residency applications will be helped simply by measures announced by the UK Authorities. Up to £ 3 million has been provided for organisations who will notify UK nationals who live in EUROPEAN UNION member states including Spain, regarding the need to register as resident plus support them as they complete their particular applications. The Government wants to support people who may find it harder to complete all of the paperwork – focusing in particular upon pensioners or disabled people, these living in remote areas or along with mobility difficulties, and those needing help with language translation or interpretation.

British Consul Charmaine Arbouin said: “ The UK will be making the EU on 31 Oct and we want to help UK nationals living in Spain to be fully looking forward to Brexit, whatever the circumstances. This financing will ensure people get the assistance they need to protect their residency legal rights and access to services. ”

Organisations working with people who could be affected and who might require extra support can apply for project financing from the Foreign & Commonwealth Workplace from 19 September at gov. uk/fco. The fund’ s program team, based in London, will be managing a series of webinars to provide bidders having a fuller understanding of the fund plus an opportunity to ask questions on the bidding procedure. Interested organisations can find further details at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/3-million-grant-to-help-uk-nationals-in-eu-for-brexit. Organisations can also get in touch with their nearest consulate for an preliminary conversation.

Individuals wishing to access support with their residency apps will be able to contact those organisations that are successful in their bid, once the financing has been awarded. We will provide information on the providers for Spain within due course. Meanwhile, UK nationals living in Spain should continue to prioritise registering as a resident by thirty-one October.

Advice on residency for UK nationals living in The country can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/living-in-spain.

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