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No, now is just the start of a chance to limit the damage in the negotiations re the Brexit details.

But difficult to be optimistic with who is on our side of the table. Can but hope that a certain pragmatism comes with unchallenged power.

All the best, Bob, hope things do work out for you with as little hassle as possible.



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Mr dearest tennis friends. Last night, I slept better than I have done in a long time. Why was that ?

On Monday of this week I got a call from my lawyer to say that she had been able to get me another appointment with regard to my residency application. So yesterday morning, bright and early, I visited the National Police station in Alicante and presented my documentation. The "desk clerk" informed me that all my documentation was in order and that it would be passed up the line for assessment.

Mid afternoon yesterday, my lawyer phoned to tell me that my application had been successful and that I was now officially resident in Spain. I should have celebrated hard but in truth the main emotion was relief and I am not ashamed to admit I shed a tear or three.

I know there are some who were always convinced that I would "be OK" and maybe I have over-dramatised the situation, but the stress levels had built up over the lengthy period of uncertainty as each "Brexit Deadline" came and passed with still no solution to my situation.

So thank you to everyone on here for your support. I do consider posters here as part of my "extended family" - even the ones I disagree with occasionally wink

I will no doubt feel even better tomorrow when I visit my lawyers office to physically collect my Residency ID Card which I believe is valid for 5 years and then I will find a way to celebrate over the weekend.

You friend

Bob the Spaniard.

 

PS  Just got to hope that they don't change the system now and force us all to reapply biggrin



-- Edited by Bob in Spain on Thursday 13th of February 2020 08:15:45 PM

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Thrilled for you, Bob

Put that card somewhere safe !

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Great news Bob - and what a relief !

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Really pleased for you Bob! As you say, what a relief. 



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Bob in Spain wrote:

Mr dearest tennis friends. Last night, I slept better than I have done in a long time. Why was that ?

On Monday of this week I got a call from my lawyer to say that she had been able to get me another appointment with regard to my residency application. So yesterday morning, bright and early, I visited the National Police station in Alicante and presented my documentation. The "desk clerk" informed me that all my documentation was in order and that it would be passed up the line for assessment.

Mid afternoon yesterday, my lawyer phone to tell me that my application had been successful and that I was now officially resident in Spain. I should have celebrated hard but in truth the main emotion was relief and I am not ashamed to admit I shed a tear or three.

I know there are some who were convinced that I would "be OK" and maybe I have over-dramatised the situation, but the stress levels had built up over the lengthy period of uncertainty as each "Brexit Deadline" came and passed with still no solution to my situation.

So thank you to everyone on here for your support. I do consider posters here as part of my "extended family" - even the ones I disagree with occasionally wink

I will no doubt feel even better tomorrow when I visit my lawyers office to physically collect my Residency ID Card which I believe is valid for 5 years and then I will find a way to celebrate over the weekend.

You friend

Bob the Spaniard.

 

PS  Just got to hope that they don't change the system now and force us all to reapply biggrin


 That is fantastic news , Bob, really pleased for you. How does it actually work, once you have residency could you, in due course, apply for say dual nationality and would that in turn make the issue go away in 5 years time? Or doesnt that interest you? 

 

Either way, it must be a massive relief!

 

As an aside, we are spending a few days next week in Palma, Mallorca, over half term - weather is tracking at around 16-18 roughly ,which would be nice although it has been around 19 or 20 recently. We will raise a glass of cava to you!  



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Very, very happy for you Bob. Great news



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Thanks for the messages, everyone.

In answer to Jon's question, as I understand it I renew in 5 years time and that renewal gives me permanent residency. As for citizenship, I don't think Spain do "dual nationality" and I would have to drop my British nationality completely. But as I can not apply for citizenship until I have been a formal resident for a minimum of 10 years, I have a bit of time to make that decision. wink



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Very pleased for you Bob.

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Great news, Bob 



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Felicidades Bob smile



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Congratulations Bob! I can only imagine what a relief you must feel just now.

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Relieved that you have finally been able to resolve this - great news Bob.

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Bob in Spain wrote:

Mr dearest tennis friends. Last night, I slept better than I have done in a long time. Why was that ?

On Monday of this week I got a call from my lawyer to say that she had been able to get me another appointment with regard to my residency application. So yesterday morning, bright and early, I visited the National Police station in Alicante and presented my documentation. The "desk clerk" informed me that all my documentation was in order and that it would be passed up the line for assessment.

Mid afternoon yesterday, my lawyer phoned to tell me that my application had been successful and that I was now officially resident in Spain. I should have celebrated hard but in truth the main emotion was relief and I am not ashamed to admit I shed a tear or three.

I know there are some who were always convinced that I would "be OK" and maybe I have over-dramatised the situation, but the stress levels had built up over the lengthy period of uncertainty as each "Brexit Deadline" came and passed with still no solution to my situation.

So thank you to everyone on here for your support. I do consider posters here as part of my "extended family" - even the ones I disagree with occasionally wink

I will no doubt feel even better tomorrow when I visit my lawyers office to physically collect my Residency ID Card which I believe is valid for 5 years and then I will find a way to celebrate over the weekend.

You friend

Bob the Spaniard.

 

PS  Just got to hope that they don't change the system now and force us all to reapply biggrin



-- Edited by Bob in Spain on Thursday 13th of February 2020 08:15:45 PM


 Great news Bob. You can celebrate over the weekend with a Leeds win over Bristol City.......MOT



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Bob in Spain wrote:

Mr dearest tennis friends. Last night, I slept better than I have done in a long time. Why was that ?

On Monday of this week I got a call from my lawyer to say that she had been able to get me another appointment with regard to my residency application. So yesterday morning, bright and early, I visited the National Police station in Alicante and presented my documentation. The "desk clerk" informed me that all my documentation was in order and that it would be passed up the line for assessment.

Mid afternoon yesterday, my lawyer phoned to tell me that my application had been successful and that I was now officially resident in Spain. I should have celebrated hard but in truth the main emotion was relief and I am not ashamed to admit I shed a tear or three.

I know there are some who were always convinced that I would "be OK" and maybe I have over-dramatised the situation, but the stress levels had built up over the lengthy period of uncertainty as each "Brexit Deadline" came and passed with still no solution to my situation.

So thank you to everyone on here for your support. I do consider posters here as part of my "extended family" - even the ones I disagree with occasionally wink

I will no doubt feel even better tomorrow when I visit my lawyers office to physically collect my Residency ID Card which I believe is valid for 5 years and then I will find a way to celebrate over the weekend.

You friend

Bob the Spaniard.

 

PS  Just got to hope that they don't change the system now and force us all to reapply biggrin



-- Edited by Bob in Spain on Thursday 13th of February 2020 08:15:45 PM


 Great news Bob. You can celebrate over the weekend with a Leeds win over Bristol City.......MOT


I will be looking to relax, not stress out LOL.  My blood pressure can't take it wink



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