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.
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 email@example.com. or call us on +34 966761741