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Chiclana Ayuntamiento has supplied ChiFRA with information from 

15th October 2020

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Luz Photo Group


Luz Photography Group meet on Tuesday mornings, new members are always welcome. To find out more please call Les Rowe on (0034) 647 126 388 




Cycling Group
Find out more about Pago Pedal Pushers cycling club at their website 

ChiFRA Supporters

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ChiFRA Events

AFO Meeting

I have arranged for JA the ChiFRA solicitor to explain about the costs of proceeding with an AFO application on Wednesday 19th February 2020 at 6pm in the Venta El Florín, Ctra Fuenta Amarga, Chiclana.

Any member contemplating an AFO should attend, and of course, all members will be made welcome with the first drink free!


Newly Added

New Items June 2015

Newly added items include: 

- Issue 16 Cadiz Casa Newsletter


- What's on in Chiclana

- Age Concern Newsletter 


Weather Links
These have been updated and now include Chiclana Weather Station and tide tables. Click the button in the public menu to view.
British Consulate Newsletters

Click here In the May edition you can read about important changes to be aware of when applying for your passport from overseas, advice on how to trace a lost pension and other useful information.

Age Concern CLS

Click here to view the latest Age Concern newsletter

Death & Funerals

New in the information section an article about arranging a funeral and the legal steps necessary when someone dies. Click here to read.


Electricity problems – do you need help? 

If you have had to pay large sums of money to an electricity project and still have no supply, or have been fined for electricity you have not used or you are having any other problems with Sevillana Endesa  read how ChiFRA may be able to help you.

CFRA members can now read Juan Antonio's informative and definitive guide on how to contest a fine imposed by Endesa.

Welcome to  the Chiclana Foreign Residents Association for English speaking residents in Chiclana de la Frontera. Membership continues to be free courtesy of our sponsors.

To become a member please email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with your name, Home address, Mailing address (if different), NIE number or passport number and your telephone number. If you wish to use a different email address please include that also. 

Driving Licences
Monday, 05 October 2020

Hi Folks,

Driving Licences.

If you are resident in Spain, then you need to change your driving licence before 31st December 2020 OR face having to take a driving test in the Spanish language in 2021 i.e. after Brexit.

I have just spoken to JA, the ChiFRA solicitor; he has been trying to get appointments for people to change their driving licences and has had to have a meeting with the DGT (Director General Trafico) to ascertain what the problem was.   

Normally to exchange your British licence for a Spanish licence, you would ask for canje; now they are saying that there are only one or two appointments a day for “canje”, they suggest you ask for “Conductores” which is drivers.

However, the DGT suggested that it would be better to have a group that want to change their licences rather than individuals. Therefore, if you need to change your British licence to a Spanish one, please contact JA This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Phone: 956 44 01 72 and he will organise it so you can complete the process with the minimum stress. 



New Blevins Franks articles
Wednesday, 16 September 2020


 Blevins Franks supply us with interesting articles but the latest two have some very wise words. 

Either the green card or the TIE serves as valid proof of legal residence in Spain. However, it is crucial to understand that obtaining a residence document in itself is not enough to guarantee ongoing freedom of movement and benefits in Spain from 2021.

Note also that in becoming legally resident in Spain, you will very likely also be deemed tax resident and liable for Spanish taxation on a worldwide basis, so it is important to get your tax planning in order. For the best results, take specialist advice about the next steps, ideally before you change residence or transfer assets. 


And again, something that had not occurred to me. Please note that UK advisers may not be authorised to continue advising you as an EU resident after the transition period, so please check with your advisor.  


Friday, 01 May 2020

Hi Folks, 

There have been a lot of emails lately; if you need to catch-up then log in, click on "Members Area" and then "Emails" and they are all there to be read 



Lock down & overstaying
Friday, 17 April 2020

Hi Folks, 

Blevins Franks have just written an informative article on the length of time you can stay in Spain without incurring the penalty of having to pay tax in Spain. 

If you are normally resident in the UK but cannot return due to the Coronavirus pandemic, then this article is for you. Please click the word "Finance" on the top banner of this page and you will be taken to the article. 


La Longera coronavirus
Friday, 27 March 2020

Health professionals from La Longuera, in Chiclana, test positive for coronavirus 

The Satse union denounces the delay in carrying out the tests and obtaining the results, something that may have caused more infections and calls for measures to prevent the staff of these centres from continuing to work in these conditions. 

 The Satse Nursing Union, in Cádiz, has publicly denounced "the state in which different centres in the province are located, and among them the La Longuera emergency centre", in Chiclana, facing the current health alert.

 As highlighted by the union, in this centre several professionals have already tested positive for coronaviruses, professionals who, in some of the cases, reported symptoms several days ago and were notified on Wednesday of the positive result of their tests.

 "This delay, both in the taking of samples and in the delay in issuing the results, has meant that many of his colleagues have not been isolated with the necessary haste, in order to break the chain of infections," they continue to denounce, stressing that, according to the  data revealed by the Andalusian Government, 21% of positive cases in our community are healthcare. "

 As Satse laments, "We present the highest rate in the entire state. This is as much attributable to the lack of individual protection means, as to the delay in carrying out the diagnostic tests." 

Blevins Franks
Monday, 16 March 2020

Hi Folks, 

Did you miss the budget? Luckily our sponsors Blevins Franks have given ChiFRA an article on it; they also gave ChiFRA and article on the dreaded word "Brexit". Both articles give information which could affect our lives and make good reading. To read the articles please click on the "Finance" section above    


Emergency Lock down Monday 16th March 2020
Saturday, 14 March 2020

Hi Folks,

FROM MONDAY 16th March 2020

The Royal Decree approved by the Government to implement the state of alarm increases measures to force citizens from all over the country to confine themselves to their homes.  The latest draft of the document, to which Vozpópuli has had access, limits movements to citizens and will only be able to circulate through the streets and highways to acquire food, medicine and basic necessities, attend their work centres and health centres,  and other causes of force majeure.

The document establishes, in particular, that citizens may only circulate along public use roads for the following cases:

Acquisition of food, pharmaceuticals and basic necessities.

Assistance to health centers.

Travel to the workplace to carry out your work, professional or business provision.

Return to the habitual place of residence.

Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.

Displacement to financial entities

Due to force majeure or a situation of need.

Any other activity of an analogous nature duly justified 

In the same way, the circulation of private vehicles is allowed to carry out the activities referred to in the previous section or to refuel at gas stations or service stations.

End of emergency notice 
Brexit News from Blevins Franks
Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Hi Folks, 

Our Sponsors Blevins Franks have written to articles on Brexit.

The first "Countdown on to review UK pension options before Brexit" gives options on what to do with your pension if you are not yet drawing it

and the second "Brexit begins: What UK expatriates need to know about the Withdrawal Agreement" gives us the relief we need if we are already drawing our pensions. 

Both articles are worth reading because there is so much mis-information out there and these articles are exactly how things are and will be. 



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