Spain confirms UK residents status in Brexit “No-deal” scenario

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Spain has confirmed it will allow British citizens to stay in the country if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.

Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said more than 300,000 registered expats would gain residency rights in a no-deal scenario.

Under the new rules however, they would have to wait until next year for identification cards to prove their right to stay.

Mr Borrell said the measures “of temporary nature” were aimed at protecting the interests of Spanish and British citizens as well as trade between the two countries.

The UK is due to leave the EU on the 29th March at midnight CET

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