Since it’s launch in November of last year the British Consular network “Brits Living in Spain” facebook page has been ‘liked by over 4000 people delighted at the easy access to information it gives them.
Unsure how to report a crime to the Spanish Policía Nacional in English? What are your healthcare rights? Know how to renew your passport or get one in an emergency? The answers to these and many other important issues can be found on the page, and, according to the Embassy, “the secret to its popularity is that it offers both factual information and a lively forum for sharing experiences and reliable information about life in Spain.” Some of the comments posted on the page include: “Brilliant..keep up the good work” , “Great page…excellent idea and comments for ex-pats here in Spain”, and “It’s an interesting way to get in touch with other Brits in Spain – and the passport and legal info is good.”
The British Consular network also says, “we encourage British nationals to keep in touch with their local Town hall and our new Facebook page is a way for us to share relevant content from town halls and other organisations more widely”, which makes so much sense for all of us ex-pats living in whatever part of Spain we find ourselves. Here on the English Time site we are always delighted to share information and news from the Embassy and the Consulate, and they are also very helpful when we need information. Everybody wins!
Brits Living in Spain is run and moderated by the British Consular network. It is a sister channel to the British Embassy’s UKinSpain facebook channel, which focuses on institutional and political information.
Residents who are Twitter fans and want to keep up with the latest news from the Consular network can also follow @BritsliveSpain , as well as the comments and thoughts of the British Ambassador on @SimonManleyFCO.
How to: Go to www.facebook.com/BritslivinginSpain and “like” us. If you don’t already have an account you will be prompted to create one. If you are already on Facebook, then search for the “Brits living in Spain” Facebook page and once on it, click on “like”.