Category: EEA

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

What is the Schengen Agreement?

History and Development of the Schengen Agreement On 14 June 1985, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands signed the Schengen Agreement on the gradual abolition of checks at their common borders in the small town of Schengen in Luxembourg, on the border to France and the Netherlands. The agreement has since then led to…
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Brexit: British Nationals Refused Entry in Spain

A group of British nationals who arrived in Spain without the needed documentation were sent back to the United Kingdom as they failed to present proof of residency. Based on Spain’s local media reports, the travellers claimed that they had not been informed regarding the requirement of residency proof applied at airports. British nationals not…
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Brexit: How Long Can You Stay in the UK Without Losing Your EU Residency?

The economic and social disruption caused by the global pandemic has been devastating. A lot of British nationals resident in the EU opted to return to the UK to bide their time until things are sort of back to normal. British nationals ‘waiting out’ COVID-19 health situation in the UK could lose their rights to…
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Brexit: British Nationals Have to Leave EU Countries by 31 March

March 31st marks 90 days since the end of the transition period, the date when the UK effectively left the EU and therefore the last day that UK nationals who were in the EU before 1st January can stay in the EU without taking up residency or having a visa. UK nationals who don’t have…
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Brexit: Documents to Prove UK National’s Residency in Spain

The British Embassy in Madrid on 18 February, posted an update on travel to Spain for UK nationals resident in the country before 1 January  2021. Because of the COVID-19 situation, currently only travellers from the EU and other Schengen Area countries can enter Spain unless for essential reasons, as well as Spanish citizens and…
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