Reply To: EU family regrouping (Marriage visa)


Hi Mark,

My partner is Spanish and I have therefore done a lot of research into the ‘benefits’ of being married to an EU citizen and what that means for us enjoying our second home in Spain.

While you are correct that being married to an EU citizens allows you to avoid the 90/180 days rule that ONLY applies when the EU citizen is exercising their right to free movement in ANOTHER EU STATE. It DOES NOT apply when we travel to Spain as Spanish law would apply as my partner is not covered by EU free movement laws in his home country.

So, the 90/180 would not apply to me in Portugal, France, Germany but it WOULD apply in my partners’ home state – Spain.