The Withdrawal Agreement provides a transition period until 31 December 2020.
During this transition period, United Kingdom nationals and their family
members who are nationals of third countries residing in Spain shall maintain
their rights arising from the application of EU law.
After the end of the transition period, the Withdrawal Agreement sets out
that their rights of residence, work, studies and social security will be
It should be kept in mind that registration certificates and residence card to
family members of a Union citizen obtained before the end of the transition
period will serve to prove legal residence in Spain afterwards and to benefit
from the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement.
However, as from 6 July, you may apply for the issuance of a residence document, explicitly mentioning your status as beneficiary of the Withdrawal Agreement. It will be very helpful to the holder as it is a physical card containing biometric elements and will facilitate both administrative formalities and the crossing of the external border.
Having a certificate of registration in force is a guarantee of your rights as a
resident in Spain.
We can help you and your family whether you are already a Spanish resident or you arrive before the end of the transition period.