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Old Mar 21st 2022, 10:07 am
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"As Gibraltar will soon be back into Spanish hands..."
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Old Mar 21st 2022, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by Alpaccaman
Good morning
We have just sold our property in the UK and are looking to retire to Spain at some point this year. We were initially drawn to Menorca as we have friends on the island, however we are flying to Barcelona to recce the coast by car and flying back from Alicante. Having lived in Jersey for a number of years we prefer quieter areas with coves rather that the traditional resorts.

We will be pursuing the NLV route, however we are finding it surprisingly difficult to obtain general advice

We will be requiring financial/taxation advice and advice on the visa process

Any help would be much appreciated
Barcelona is expensive
Valencia is good but airport is rubbish
For me it is down to Alicante or Malaga.
Flight prices to UK from both of these are really low and make regular trips back to the UK affordable.
If u are getting on in years u don't really want somewhere too isolated. Good proximity to healthcare, entertainment and shopping should be high priority.
Location that is serviced by regular public transport good idea.
Isolated properties also have higher security risk.
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Old Mar 21st 2022, 8:11 pm
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Originally Posted by agree_to_disagree
So if you are a UK passport holder can u just move to Gibraltar seamlessly?

Any recommended websites for checking out house prices in Gibraltar?
Yes
https://www.propertygibraltar.com/
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Originally Posted by growinspain
As Gibraltar will soon be back into Spanish hands it might be a choice but it is a very poor section of Spain with drug runners and immigrants from Africa in the waters almost everyday..
You appear to be mistaking the Campo de Gibraltar with the country of Gibraltar.

Anyone with an ounce of intelligence will know that the Campo de Gibraltar is part of lawless Spain.

I very much doubt your assumption that Gibraltar will be back in Spanish hands after 300+ years of being British but even if this was to happen the OP is considering a move to Spain.

The most likely scenario is that it will have a special relationship, but if not it will be treated similarly to the UK in relation to travel etc.
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Old Mar 21st 2022, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate
You appear to be mistaking the Campo de Gibraltar with the country of Gibraltar.

Anyone with an ounce of intelligence will know that the Campo de Gibraltar is part of lawless Spain.

I very much doubt your assumption that Gibraltar will be back in Spanish hands after 300+ years of being British but even if this was to happen the OP is considering a move to Spain.

The most likely scenario is that it will have a special relationship, but if not it will be treated similarly to the UK in relation to travel etc.
Country of Gibraltar? Do they have a representative in the UN?

With all the Queens colonies revolting ( the Caribbean islands) this is the chance for Spain to take it back, along with the Argentinians with the Islas Malvinas
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The OP didn't want to move to Gibraltar and this would only be interesting for someone who doesn't mind overcrowding. Unlike Jersey, you don't have the strict housing laws apart from this it seems https://www.phoenixgib.com/3-year-residency-explained
Unfortunately Jersey is starting to build up too and has seen over 10K more people since the OP left, but the coastal walks, pub food and beaches are still nice.
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Originally Posted by growinspain
Country of Gibraltar? Do they have a representative in the UN?
No, its not a country. It's a British Overseas Territory.
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Old Mar 22nd 2022, 12:59 am
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate
You appear to be mistaking the Campo de Gibraltar with the country of Gibraltar.

Anyone with an ounce of intelligence will know that the Campo de Gibraltar is part of lawless Spain.

I very much doubt your assumption that Gibraltar will be back in Spanish hands after 300+ years of being British but even if this was to happen the OP is considering a move to Spain.

The most likely scenario is that it will have a special relationship, but if not it will be treated similarly to the UK in relation to travel etc.
Originally Posted by Fred James
No, its not a country. It's a British Overseas Territory.
Very surprised that Fredbargate of all people introduced the idea of Gibraltar being a country!!!!

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dictionary.cambridge.org › dictionary › englishCOUNTRY | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary



country
noun
uk /ˈkʌn.tri/ us /ˈkʌn.tri/

country noun (POLITICAL UNIT)


A1 [ C ]
an area of land that has its own government, army, etc.:
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dictionary.cambridge.org › dictionary › englishCOUNTRY | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary



country
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By that definition then all 50 states of the US of A are countries... NOT..
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Originally Posted by growinspain
By that definition then all 50 states of the US of A are countries... NOT..
All under a federal government?

Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are not self governing , therefore not countries

Plus England is part of a collection of Kingdoms, therefore not a country
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Please stop spoiling threads with these types of arguements it is never helpful to other members or the original poster.

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