Making the Move


The good news is that in spite of Brexit, retiring to Spain is still a completely viable, achievable option. There are now a few bureaucratic hurdles to be jumped, but Blevins Franks’ new European Emigration Advisory Service can take you through the legal and financial issues and help you achieve your dream of living in Spain.

As the leading tax and wealth management adviser to UK nationals living in Europe, Blevins Franks has been helping British clients make this move for over 40 years – We know exactly what you need to do.  With 9 offices in Spain, including 4 here in Andalucía, we provide a local expert service.

Financial planning for Spain

If you are planning a move to Spain or have recently arrived, you need to understand how the Spanish tax and succession regime affects you and your family, as well as what opportunities are available to improve your situation and protect your wealth.  You may also need to review and adjust your savings and investments to suit your new life in Spain and consider the options for your pension funds now you’re no longer UK resident.

Our Blevins Franks advisers can guide your through the various aspects of preparing for life as a British expatriate in Spain, from residence and Brexit, to tax and estate planning, to how best to structure your investment capital and pensions for a Spanish resident.  We get to know you and your situation and provide personalised advice and solutions.

European Emigration Advisory Service

Now that the UK has fully left the EU, automatic freedom of movement no longer applies and the UK is regarded as a ‘third country’ in terms of citizens’ rights. As a result, UK citizens visiting the EU are now restricted to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period, and any Briton who wants to stay longer will need to apply in advance for a visa and/or residency permit. You will be required to satisfy specific requirements which vary from country to country and visa to visa.

We have produced a series of visa and residency permit guides. These free guides are available to download from our website and provide an overview of the visa and residency permits relevant to UK nationals moving to Spain, France, Portugal, Malta or Cyprus to retire and live off their pensions and investments. This includes:

Contact your local adviser at our Estepona office:

David Bowern

+34 952 809 212



Blevins Franks Wealth Management Limited (BFWML) is authorised and regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority, registered number C 92917. Authorised to conduct investment services under the Investment Services Act and authorised to carry out insurance intermediary activities under the Insurance Distribution Act. Where advice is provided outside of Malta via the Insurance Distribution Directive or the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II, the applicable regulatory system differs in some respects from that of Malta. BFWML also provides taxation advice; its tax advisers are fully qualified tax specialists. Blevins Franks Trustees Limited is authorised and regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority for the administration of trusts, retirement schemes and companies. This promotion has been approved and issued by BFWML.

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