LAST DECEMBER 2020, AFTER THE END OF THE TRANSITION PERIOD, THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT REPORTED THAT THE ID WOULD NO LONGER BE VALID FOR ENTRY INTO THE COUNTRY.
From October 1, Spanish citizens who want to travel to the United Kingdom and have not been granted residency in the country will have to do it with a passport, since the ID will no longer be valid for entering into British territory.
Today’s blog post is going to talk about the British Government’s measures following the breakup with the European Union last December 2020.
Travel to the United Kingdom from October 1, 2021
As of October 1, Spanish citizens who wish to travel to the UK and who have not been granted residency in the country will need their passport in hand and their trip may not exceed a more than 6 months.
But, these measures are not exclusively for Spain since any citizen of the other united nations of the European Union, of the Single European Space and Switzerland will not be able to enter into the country without the Passport document.
Maximum stay of up to 6 months without visa
The British Embassy in Madrid has explained that Spanish citizens can travel to the United Kingdom for a maximum period of 6 months without needing to apply for a visa, as long as the purpose of the trip to the UK is for sightseeing, visiting family and friends, short-term study and business activities such as conferences.
When will I need to apply for a visa to travel to the UK?
Here are some of the reasons why it is necessary to apply for a visa to travel to the United Kingdom:
- Visa for working: Any Spanish citizen wishing to travel to the United Kingdom in order to stay in the country to work must apply for a visa in accordance with the new immigration system.
- Visa for students: Any Spanish student wishing to travel to the UK for the purpose of long-term studies will be required to apply for a student visa in order to remain in the country for the duration of their studies.
If you would like more information about how to apply your visa to travel into the United Kingdom, our specialized immigration advisors will be delighted to analyze your situation in a personalized way in order to finally obtain the requested visa.
Here is also the official website of the UK Government, in case you want to take a look at it.
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