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I have recently met a partner who is a Gran Canaria Canary

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I have recently met a partner who is a Gran Canaria Canary Island resident and wish to know if he can move to the uk and live with me in the future. What are the rules please?

What nationality is he please?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I believe he is Spanish if a Canarian but am checking.


Thanks for your patience.

If he is Spanish then he is an EEA national. That means that he can simply travel to the UK on his passport. Provided that he exercised his EEA treaty rights by working, studying or otherwise being self-sufficient then he could stay as long has he likes.
He would not need to apply for a visa before he travels and if he exercises his treaty rights for a period of 5 years then he can apply for Permanent Residence here, which is a right to remain in the UK permanently without exercising his treaty rights

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