- Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:52 am
I spend a lot of time in Spain, but their red tape for visas is onerous, plus they require registering an address, making me subject to their taxes. The Schengen Visa is even worse.
As an American, I can go ninety days in any consecutive 180 without a visa, but the other ninety cannot be in Schengen.
I’d like to find a country that would allow me to take advantage of the EU free access rules without requiring me to put more than half my time in that country. I am retired, so I don’t have to worry about working and my income is much more I need (been roaming four years without a problem) and even more than Spain’s excessive €25K/yr requirement.
Need a place that either (1) will not require me to register a residence address, or (2) where I can rent a shack with a mailbox cheap enough to justify keeping it while I am absent for a long time.
Bonus if I don’t have to do a ton of paperwork to make it legal.
Bonus if I don’t have to sit on my butt in USA a long time waiting for it to be granted.