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Old Jun 8th 2023, 1:20 am
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I am trying to help out a distant relative, who has just had to leave Spain and go back to the UK due to family situation.
he has been in receipt of UK pension for over 2 years and now can claim a Spainish pension.
My question is can he claim his Spanish pension from the UK, although at this moment he is a Spanish resident.

Also how does one give up Spanish residency, does the office that deals with TIe cards in Alicante ( where the card was obtained) process the paperwork.
Will he have to attend in person?
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Old Jun 8th 2023, 2:11 am
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Hola,
I have just left Spain and taken up residency in the UK; my solicitor has an all encompassing power of attorney and has filled in form 030 for me which has changed my tax residency.

Most "bookwork" is timed so things like my driving licence will expire naturally, as will my padron. My solicitor recommends this route as the easiest and cheapest way of achieving the objective.

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Old Jun 8th 2023, 2:42 am
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Info from UK Gov

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-i...ning-to-the-uk

Dxf - Surely you will have to exchange your Spanish DL for a UK driving licence...
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Old Jun 8th 2023, 3:21 am
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Actually No, because at 76, I have given up driving; I now live in London with free public transport as in buses, trams, tube, trains so have no need for a car. Plus my family live nearby and have indeed helped me with runs to the tip of the inevitable cardboard packaging which one gets when moving into a different property

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Old Jun 8th 2023, 4:19 am
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OK good well done - enjoy London.
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Old Jun 8th 2023, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by hughandi
I am trying to help out a distant relative, who has just had to leave Spain and go back to the UK due to family situation.
he has been in receipt of UK pension for over 2 years and now can claim a Spainish pension.
My question is can he claim his Spanish pension from the UK, although at this moment he is a Spanish resident.

Also how does one give up Spanish residency, does the office that deals with TIe cards in Alicante ( where the card was obtained) process the paperwork.
Will he have to attend in person?
As far as I know.
A Spanish pension can only be paid into a Spanish bank Acc, so make sure that that is kept running.
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Old Jun 8th 2023, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by VFR
As far as I know.
A Spanish pension can only be paid into a Spanish bank Acc, so make sure that that is kept running.
I had no idea.
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Originally Posted by VFR
As far as I know.
A Spanish pension can only be paid into a Spanish bank Acc, so make sure that that is kept running.
I'm not in any position to say if that is true or not, but there is a form on the INSS web site precisely to relocate a pension to be paid into a foreign bank account. What the rules are, I have no idea!

General guidance here:
https://www.seg-social.es/wps/portal...tionPago/33673
And the form is here:
https://www.seg-social.es/wps/wcm/co...df?MOD=AJPERES
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Old Jun 9th 2023, 6:04 pm
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Originally Posted by hughandi
I had no idea.
Note I said “as far as I know”, so please check it out first as if correct it would be very hard to re-open another bank account.
This is for a Spanish Gov pension (or part off) not a private / company pension.

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Just add a couple more issues as a non-resident receipient of a Spanish pension you will need to :

1. Provide a "Proof of Life" every year
2. Provide a "Certificate of Tax Residency " every year.

I do this every January to Malaga SS office. Sometimes they charge me tax anyhow but if I complain I normally get it back a couple of months later.
That way you can get your pensioon paid tax-free into a Spanish bank account ( have not tried to get it paid abroad but believe you can do ) .
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