Residencia to TIE exchange

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We are receiving many enquiries about if there is an obligation or not to exchange Residencia to TIE

Obligation to change the Green Residence for the TIE

If you applied for residency before the 1st July 2020 you will have a green residency card or A4 Green residency document.

If you have green residency, you are not legally obliged to obtain the new plastic TIE card.

Recommendations

In conclusion, the Spanish government invites you to apply for the TIE, although it is not mandatory. The new card is a plastic TIE CARD with your photo and fingerprint and is far superior to the paper green card. You can use the TIE as the ID in Spain.

We have also had reports recently that airlines etc are looking for this as proof of residency, although they should accept this in the previous form too.

Here at Spanish Solutions, we provide 3 levels of assistance on Residencia to TIE

  • Confirm documents required, complete the forms for you and obtain the appointment
  • All of the above and attend the initial appointment with you
  • All of the above and attend the collection appointment with you

If you need more information about Residencia to TIE exchange contact us at enquiries@spanishsolutions.net. or call us on +34 966761741

47 Comments

  • Denise Burrows

    Hello, we have been residents since march 2013 and are interested in changing to the tie. Can you tell me what you charge for this service please?

    • Jane

      Hi Denise

      I have emailed you with our prices.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Victor Gregory

    I have been resident since 2015. Please advise costs for all options.

    • Jane

      Hi Victor

      I have sent you an e mail with the details.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Matt Lancaster

    Hi, can someone please tell me where (or if) in Alicante I should apply for the TIE card? I’ve lived here since 2006, am married to a spanish woman and have had the NIE since 2006. Regards, Matt

    • Jane

      Hi Matt

      I see from our records that Tracie has e mailed you the information.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Sue Wright

    please send your price for this service

    • Jane

      Hi Sue

      Tracie will e mail the prices over later.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Roy Parker

    I have Green A4 Residencia. Please quote to change to TIE . Thank you.

    • Jane

      Hi Roy

      Tracie will e mail them over later.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • David Woodham

    Please email me your costs for this service

    • Jane

      Hi David

      Tracie will e mail the prices over later.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • derek brian marchant

    Interested in the various prices please.

    • Jane

      Hi Derek

      Tracie will e mail you with prices.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Carla

    Could you email details cost to change to tie card thank you.

    • Jane

      Hi Carla

      Tracie will pop the prices to you by e mail.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Broxton

    Tie

    • Jane

      Hi

      Tracie will be in touch directly with prices.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Lynda pawley

    Can you give me price to change green residenture to tie for myself and husband thanks

    • Jane

      Hi Lynda

      I have sent you an e mail with the prices.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Steve Thompson

    Can you advise your prices for the process please. We have been tesident since March 2014

    • Tracie

      Hi Steve

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      I have emailed you directly.

      Kind regards
      Tracie

  • Geoffrey Shockledge

    Please can you email me with costs for my wife and myself.

    • Tracie

      Hi Geoffrey

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      I have emailed you directly.

      Kind regards
      Tracie

  • Spencer

    I can demonstrate Spanish residency (via bank statement transactions) pre 31st Dec 2020.
    Since 2021 (January!) can also demonstrate both adequate private healthcare cover & financial income; can i still legally apply for Spanish residency [TIE card] up until March 2021 {as a British citizen} ? [Padrón registration was not done until January 2021 but i’ve been told it’s not a legal requirement to of registered pre 31st Dec under EU Law to prove residency]
    Do i have a legitimate legal case for residency [TIE card] application please?..

    • Jane

      Hi Spencer

      We believe that is you have proof before this year and are on padron, then you can submit your application. Please contact us if you wish us to assist.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Alan

    Interested but would like to know the price for my wife and myself thanks.

    • Tracie

      Hi Alan

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      I have emailed you directly.

      Kind regards
      Tracie

  • Nigel Lake

    Hi, I have been a resident in Madrid for 10 years and I am keen to obtain the new TIE Card to replace my green, A4 residency card. I am very interested in your service to assist with this process and would like to know your charges to do so, please.

    • Tracie Miles

      Good morning Nigel
      Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately we are unable to assist you as you are in a different province. You need to speak to a Gestor in your local area to assist you with the change over. We wish you all the very best.

  • Ross

    Hi there,

    I was wondering something about the TIE:

    I got my TIE under the Withdrawal Agreement. It is valid for 5 years. Does this mean I can leave Spain for 2-3 years and come back and then apply for a new one?

    I understand that to apply for continuous residency, I need to remain in Spain for 6 months of any 12 month period, and after 5 years I can make an application.

    However, that’s not important to me right now. The freedom to come and go (as I often take contracts 6+ months for work) is far more important. Possibly after 3-4 years, I would return with the intention of remaining in Spain.

    Any advice would be immensely appreciated.

  • S. mitchell

    Hello, is it possible to apply online for the exchange of the A4 green paper for the plastic card. I had a plastic card years ago and it was repalced with the green paper version 10 years ago, so they already have my finger print. I know in France this can be done .

    • Jane

      Hi Stefanie

      The process to change the residencia to TIE must be done here in Spain as you require to attend and give a fingerprint both at application and collection. Please contact us if you wish us to assist with your swop when you are in Spain.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Dave

    I have a 10 year green card-sized NIE with “caracter permanente” on it, due to expire in 2023. I spent more than two years out of Spain. Can I return and exchange for a TIE, or is it now invalid? If so, can you help me to exchange it if I move to Alicante? How much would it cost?

    • Jane

      Hi Dave

      If it is an NIE then that is not a residency card. If it is a residency card you first need to check it has not been revoked.

      Please contact us at enquiries@spanishsolutions.net if you require us to assist.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Joanne

    Can you please give me a price for changing green residencia to TIE for myself and my husband

    • Jane

      Hi Joanne

      I have e mailed you with the various prices dependant on which service you require.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • JAMES LEIGHTON

    We have Green A4 Res­id­en­cia. Please quote to change to TIE for 2 . Thank you.

    • Tracie Miles

      Good afternoon James
      Thank you for your enquiry.
      We can assist you if you live within the Alicante & Murcia provinces. If you do, please email me under separate cover at – enquiries@spanishsolutions.net
      Kind regards
      Tracie

  • Marie Mcdonagh

    Please can you tell me how much it would cost to exchange my green residence card for a tie for Spain

    • Nicola Ryan

      Afternoon Marie,

      Yes, of course, we will contact you directly to discuss this matter further.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Mr John R Leech

    Could you please advise me of the cost of changing the green residencia certificate for a TIE card for both myself and my wife. Also, is it correct that now you can go to the Police station in Torrevieja rather than Alicante.
    Thank you

    • Tracie Miles

      Good morning John
      Thank you for your enquiry. I have emailed you with prices etc.
      Thanks
      Tracie

  • Evelyn ruby ortega

    I have lived in Spain for 18 year, Im on the pardon in my town hall, I have the green plastic card which is out of date, but it has photo plus fingerprint but was then given the green A 4 paper, I have proof of paying my taxes, my husband is Spanish so can accompany me to police station,,, only thing is not very computer-literate so not able to make appointment and pay the fee beforehand help please and your cost,

    • Nicola Ryan

      Good Morning Evelyn,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      Can we confirm if you are talking about the change to TIE please. We can help you with the paperwork and paying of the taxes, no problem. We will contact you to discuss this matter further. We look forward to speaking with you.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Ron Kerry

    How long do you have to be resident in spain for a 10 year tie card and how. Much does it cost thank you

    • Nicola Ryan

      Good Morning Ron,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      To obtain a 10 year residencia/TIE card, you firstly have to have your residencia/TIE for 5 years, When you renew your residencia/TIE card after 5 years, you will be given a TIE card valid for 10 years. We will contact you directly to discuss this further as we need to know what type of passport you hold ect.

      Kine regards
      Nicola

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