Saturday, 24 September 2016

Spanish College Course to Help Expats Become Spanish Citizens


Spanish College Course to Help Expats Become Spanish Citizens

While the panic that followed the Brexit vote has largely disappeared over the summer there are still plenty of British expats living in Spain who aren’t sure what comes in their future.

With Brexit causing so much uncertainty, some
expats are wanting to be come Spanish citizens 
It’s becoming increasingly apparent that things are unlikely to change much for Brits living in Spain and there are a number of way their concerns are being addressed. One of these is the Parnell Academy in Mijas in the Costa del Sol. This week they announced they were running a “Brexpats Spanish Nationality Course.”

The course is designed to help Brits currently living, or planning on moving to, Spain learn more about the customs, history, politics and language of the country. The main aim of the course is to help these Brits pass a Spanish citizenship test.

The Brexpats in Spain group, formed during all the hubbub of the Brexit vote in June, are helping the college run the course. They decided to help out after they received many questions from British citizens who were unsure about their futures in the country.

It’s not easy to pass the Spanish citizenship test and some are not suited for it at all, but it is one way for Brits who love Spain to ensure that they can live there as long as they want.


The Parnell College say that the course should cover everything that Brits would need to know if they want to pass the Spanish Nationality Exam. The College said that this Spanish Nationality Exam covers questions on topics such as the legal business hours in Spain, the national holidays of the country, and the different climates one can find in the country.

Natasha Parnell, director of the Academy, added that people taking the test will also be quizzed on their sporting knowledge and their understanding of the Spanish political system.

Anne Hern├índez, the founder of Brexpats in Spain, says that many Brits both in and around the Costa del Sol have plenty of unanswered questions about what rights they have following the UK leaving the EU. Things are unlikely to change much until the UK triggers Article 50 and even after the split is made official there is a 2-year “divorce period” where the terms of the UK’s exit from the UK are discussed and any deals are made.

Brits living in Spain are likely to be granted permission tostay in the country, though this could depend on the UK agreeing that EU citizens already living in the country can stay there. No matter what the rhetoric is it looks likely that the British government would actually choose to get rid of all of the European citizens contributing to British society.