MIJAS council assisted 1,000 Britons during October in Brexit-related consultations
The Councillor for Foreigners, Arancha López reported that her department was helping to resolve doubts and queries of people about the process.
At the time October 31 and then January was supposed to be the exit date, although this still remains uncertain.
After the election results in Britain, the council is preparing to receive another surge of residents needing to be informed about developments that may arise from this new political situation.
Lopez said: “In the department, we are always up to date with everything that happens around this issue to give our users the latest information and resolve their doubts. We can also help them complete the formalities they need. We anticipate that at the beginning of the year the consultations will intensify again.”
In addition to the number of consultations, the councillor reported an increase in the number of Britons on the municipality’s ‘padron’ or residents’ register, in the past three months.
She said: “We have registered 227 new residents, which demonstrates the interest of this community in wanting to continue living with us and forming part of Mijas society.”
A total of 8,978 Britons are registered in the municipality, one of the highest percentages in the province of Malaga.
In addition to the information offered in the municipal offices, the council has organised talks and informative tents in collaboration with the British consulate.
Among the uncertainties that most concern residents in the city are the problem of health coverage, the approval of driving licenses and how the process will affect their purchasing power and their residence in Spain.