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The Klev&Vera Law News Update

Life after Brexit: why is so important to have a Spanish will?

Hundreds of thousands of Britons have decided to call Spain home. Many more own property in Spain. With the uncertainty surrounding the changes that come with Brexit, it is important to understand the rules that apply to you and how best to draft a will to ensure that your wishes are respected.The rules of inheritance in the EU are governed by the EU Succession Regulations, also known as Brussels IV. This applies to you whether you have Spanish nationality, property in Spain or your primary residence in Spain. Brussels IV says that the law that will apply to the estate...

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BREXIT: New 2-STEP Procedure to Obtain Residency for British nationals

As of this week, #Spain is introducing a new 2-step procedure to obtain #residency certificates for #UK Nationals who wish to reside in Spain post-#Brexit. The #Withdrawal Agreement between UK and EU sets a transitional period until 31 December 2020, until which UK citizens retain all the rights as if the country were still a member of the EU. However, for all new applications from 6 July 2020, UK citizens will be issued not with a #green-residency certificate as other EU citizens, but with a third-country credit-card type ID called “#TIE” –Tarjeta de Identidad del Extranjero. This card will indicate the...

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Automatic Extension for Residence Permits during the National Emergency in Spain

Since the state of National Emergency was declared on 14 March 2020, many foreigners in Spain have been wondering what would happen to their recently expired or just about to expire residence permit. The Government issued a ruling to automatically extend most of the work and residence permits during the Covid-19 crisis. On the 20th of May, the Ministry of Health published in the BOE its Order (Orden SND/421/2020 of 18 May) under which all authorisations that expired during the state of National Emergency, as well as those that expired in the 90 days prior to its declaration, will be automatically extended....

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10 FAQs on child abduction cases in Spain

1. My child has been taken to live in Spain without my permission. What shall I do?   Action must be taken quickly. Het in contact with an International Lawyer in Spain as soon as possible to initiate the process of child return. An International Lawyer will advise you on all aspects of the Spanish legal system and jurisdiction in relation to your case and offer you immediate answers to your questions.   2. What documents are going to be required to support the request of return in Spain?   All the documents that demonstrate your liaison with the child: copy of child's Birth Certificate, marriage...

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How is your immigration process affected by the COVID-19 crisis?

State of National Emergency in Spain Since Spain declared the State of National Emergency on 14th March to combat COVID-19, many foreigners have got caught in the middle of their immigration procedures, stayed in Spain with a Spain with a tourist visa or without any visa, unable to leave because their flights were cancelled. The first few days were rather chaotic, and travellers and lawyers alike were expecting instructions from the Spanish Government. These came last week from the Directorate General of Migration (DGM). In its Statement, DGM clarified the application of Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14th March in regard to ongoing...

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Consumer rights in Spain as a consequence of the coronavirus (COVID-19)

    In response to the situation caused by the declaration of a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the declaration of a State of Alarm by the Spanish Government, the General Secretary for Consumption and Gambling of the Spanish Government's Ministry of Consumer Affairs has implemented the rights that assist consumers in different situations caused by this health emergency that may be of interest to you: 1.- If your flight has been cancelled as a result of the declaration of a pandemic or flight bans imposed by the Government of Spain or any other...

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