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Mijas Foreign Residents department expects Brexit enquiries to shoot up

Several information points have been set up around the town.
Several information points have been set up around the town. / SUR
  • Now with a path to Brexit seemingly a lot clearer, the department's chief anticipates that January will be a busy month

Mijas town hall is expecting a marked increase in enquiries regarding Brexit in the wake of the Conservative victory in the UK general election last Thursday.

According to the head of the Foreign Residents department, Arancha López, in October alone, her department dealt with enquiries from more than a thousand residents seeking clarification about their future position when the UK's departure from the EU is finally ratified.

Now, with a path to Brexit seemingly a lot clearer, López anticipates that January will be a busy month for her department. "Our department always keeps up to date with all of the latest developments so that we can best help those that come to us for guidance and help with administrative processes," she said.

Once such process is getting foreign residents registered on the 'padrón': "We have had 227 people registering as resident [in the last three months] which shows the interest in continuing to live here and form part of our community," she said.