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Old Feb 20th 2018, 7:05 am
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Hi
Usually frequent Italy forum but had a question there which may get a more definitive answer here.
Remember reading and hearing some months ago that Spanish Govt would, post-Brexit, require residing Brits to take Spanish citizenship, incl tests etc, and give up their British passport .
Could someone offer an up to date accurate picture of the situation?
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Old Feb 20th 2018, 7:24 am
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I think what you heard was a really good example of False news, was it by any chance on Facebook or the Daily Wail that you heard this
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I think what you heard was a really good example of False news, was it by any chance on Facebook or the Daily Wail that you heard this
no; my usual source for "False" news is the FT, Guardian, or BBC News. I remember the story doing the rounds for a period last year some time.

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Originally Posted by britaly00 View Post
no; my usual source for "False" news is the FT, Guardian, or BBC News. I remember the story doing the rounds for a period last year some time.
You probably mean this: It's more to do with dual citizenship
https://www.ft.com/content/172d4660-...a-903b21361b43
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Unfortunately that link only works if you have an FT subscription.
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Originally Posted by britaly00 View Post
Hi
Usually frequent Italy forum but had a question there which may get a more definitive answer here.
Remember reading and hearing some months ago that Spanish Govt would, post-Brexit, require residing Brits to take Spanish citizenship, incl tests etc, and give up their British passport .
Could someone offer an up to date accurate picture of the situation?
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British passport or British citizenship? Not that either are likely, but they are very different requirements.
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Old Feb 20th 2018, 10:17 am
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Spanish nationality law and Brexit are unconnected. Currently Britons becoming Spanish citizens have to 'renounce' their British citizenship for the purposes of Spanish nationality law but this has zero legal effect on your British citizenship as far as British nationality law is concerned. The FT isn't most the reliable source for unbiased Brexit coverage.
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Load of rubbish.We non-Spanish have had to make out new Wills stating we want it under the regulations of our home country which I have just done,& the Notario made sure that clause was included.I have Spanish relatives & they cannot denounce their immediate relatives as I believe is usual in France & other places.So it would be a pointless exercise if true.BritInParis is correct.
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