Residencia and TIE

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Residencias and TIES

A change in September 2020 means when you obtain Residencia now you will be issued with an identity card called a TIE, rather than the previous small green card or certificates. There are two new processes, one for obtaining your first residencia in the form of the TIE, and a further for people who wish to change their current documentation to the new TIE cards. We will deal with changes in a separate post or you can contact us directly regarding changing. Currently there is no formal requirement for this to be done.

What is the TIE?

The TIE is a Tarjeta de Indentificación de Extranjero and is the new residency document for foreigners. The Foreign Office in Alicante are the only office in this region now issuing these for the British. Whilst we are aware of the requirements to obtain this until 31st December 2020, as yet there have been no formal announcements for what the criteria will be after this date.

TIE First Application

Documents Required

  • Passport
  • NIE
  • Padron dated within last 90 days
  • If name has changed – Marriage or Birth Certificate
  • Passport Photo

If you are not working or a pensioner

  • Single amount in bank for last 3 months 9000€ for single person and 18000€ for married couple
  • Private Health Cover for 1 year
  • Pension must be paid into Spanish Bank account and be 850 euros per month minimum, with proof of this going into account for 3 consecutive months.
  • Pensioner proof of S1

Employed

  • Income after tax of around 850 euro per month into your Spanish bank account, with evidence of this amount being paid in for 3 consecutive months
  • Valid signed work contract
  • Payslips
  • SIP card

Self Employed (Autonomo)

  • Self Employed for a minimum of 3 months with proof of contributions, and proof of income of 850 euro per month into Spanish Bank account
  • SIP card or Private Health Care

All of the above are what we have been advised by Alicante on this date but we are aware that these are subject to change, and differ per region, we will always update you when we are completing your application.

Process

  • For the initial application you will attend the Foreign Office with us in Alicante to present all the documents including a form EX20, or we can submit this online on your behalf. After this you will hear within 1 month by post if your application has been successful. If you have a Digital Certificate, then you can also apply online. We can help you with all of this process.
  • The next appointment (which needs to be in person) you will attend the Foreign Office in Alicante, again providing all the documentation including a form EX23. (Don’t worry about this as we will guide you through all the necessary documentation, copies needed etc.) You will have your fingerprints taken and receive a Justificante (a paper document which you must keep for the next appointment).
  • Around 3 weeks later you will take your Justificante and collect your new TIE card (this again has to be in person as fingerprints are taken again). We can assist you through the whole process, making sure you have the right documentation, make the appointments, accompany you etc.

Please contact us with all your enquiries on Residencia/TIE issues. We are experiencing high volumes of enquiries at the moment so please give us a few days to respond, or call our office and we can make an appointment for you to start the process.

Thank you,

The Spanish Solutions Team

(Updated 10th November 2020)

206 Comments

  • Dorothy

    Will the new TIE have a photo on them, I hope so

    • Ian C.

      Hello Dorothy,

      Yes, the new residencia will have a photo but funnily enough, the authorities have advised us to tell our clients to bring their passport with them for official meetings etc.
      It is all very much up int he air with Brexit!!
      Keep in touch,
      Ian

  • Patrick Perkins

    Hi do I need a six month Rental contract or a 12 month Rental contract in order to apply for residency/ TIE?

    • Ian C.

      Hello Patrick,
      A six month rental contract is fine-Strictly speaking you dont actually need one at all. It is more important to prove purchases in Spain. You only need to live in Spain for three months before you apply.
      We can take care of all of this. regards, ian

  • Garry

    Hi there,

    Is there a different process for Barcelona? I have a job offer but am finding it impossible to figure out the correct steps to be able to start work and to open a bank etc without the option of the NIE. Can you help?

    • Ian C.

      Hi Garry
      The Government process is the same, but different Foreign Offices can sometimes have different interpretations. We have a local contact in Barcelona who can help you further please let us know and we will send you his contact details.
      Regards
      Jane

  • Susan

    I am a resident I now need to include my husband on a family residence card which forms do I need to fill in or does he apply and fill the forms in himself ?

    • Ian C.

      Hi Susan

      We would need more info on your work situation and country of citizenship to respond. I will e mail you for further detail.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Alison Barrass

    Do we need a cita previa to collect NIE in Alicante province? We were given a telephone number.

    • Ian C.

      Hi Alison

      You need a cita previa to request NIE, and you can collect at same appointment. An appointment can be made online.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Hannah

    Hello, I currently have a green card but I am moving to a different area in Spain. I will need to change my address, can I do this with my green card or will I have to make an appointment to get a T.I.E. Card?

    • Jane

      Hi Hannah

      As the TIE process is now implemented you will require to get a TIE card and change address.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Rachel Cunningham

    Hi, I have been advised that at Alicante you can chage from green Residencia to TIE online. Only having to make the second appointment to visit in person for fingerprints and confirmation. Do you know whether this is true and where to send the documents?
    Thank you

    • Jane

      Hi Rachel

      You will need to attend in person the process cannot be completed online. You need to attend twice once for the fingerprints etc and again to collect card. Should you wish us to help you with the process please contact.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Anne Gaunt

    To exchange green residencia for TIE do I need a new padron?
    Thank you

    • Jane

      Hi Anne

      You will require a padron which has been obtained in last three months.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • cady

    Hi,

    is Alicante offering TIE/ Residencia appointments again now to people from the UK?

    • Jane

      Hi Cady

      Yes appointments are available let us know if you wish us to help you with your application.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • cady

    Hi Jane

    Can you advise how much you charge for the appointments? or could someone email me with the price.

    Thanks

    • Jane

      Thanks Cady I will get an e mail sent to you.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Hannah Rose

    Hello I have a green card (nie) and have been living in Spain since January 2016. What are the advantages of ex changing for Tie card? I will be living in Cordoba for the forseeable future and after five years can apply for permanent residency. Is it easier to apply for permanent residency already having the tie card of 5 years. What are the best options for me? Is it advisable to exchange for TIE?

    • Jane

      Hi Hannah

      At the current time there is no advantage of transferring to TIE and as yet no date for this to be done. This may change in the future so please keep an eye on our website for updates.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Chris Jackson

    I’m retired and own a house in Lorca but haven’t applied residencia because I’ve been spending less than six months a year in Spain. I understand that this will become more difficult next year – no EHIC health card, only stay for 90 days etc. – so I’m now considering applying for residencia. Problem is I’ve been stuck in my UK property since lockdown began and it may not be safe for me to return to Spain until November or December. If I came over then, could I start the application process, even though I would not have been continuously living in Spain for three months before the 31 December deadline? Also, how much more difficult would it be if I had to wait until next year before applying? And finally, do you think the S1 health arrangement is likely to be replaced by a similar bilateral UK-Spain health care arrangement. Many thanks.

    • Jane

      Hi Chris

      You can start the application process when you come over if before 31 December 2020, but will need to show 3 months bank statements of living in Spain before appointment. We do not have any details of what the process will be after Brexit on residency or S1 unfortunately at the current time.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Clare Gwynne

    How long a rental agreement is required for residency please? 3 or 6 months? And do you need to prove you have BEEN in Spain for 3 months or can you apply as soon as you have tenancy agreement?

    • Jane

      Hi Clare

      Yes you need proof of living in Spain for 3 months for your application. A 6 months rental agreement is preferred. Please let me know if you need any help from us for your application.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Ashley

    Hi, I’ll be moving to Madrid soon for a year as a language assistant, and will need to apply for a TIE. We’ve been told than one requirement to apply is proof of adequate health insurance. I have an EHIC, but I believe that will no longer be valid after December 31. I’m planning on taking out travel insurance for the year (that should cover all medical costs as well); do you know if that would be suitable to meet the TIE requirement. Many thanks!

    • Jane

      Hi Ashley

      You will either need private healthcare for first year or you can apply for SIP card with your employment contract.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Keira

    Hi , I have my green document and have been living here for over 20 years, Im trying to book an appointment on line to go and change my Residency for a TIE but on the drop down on the web page i dont know what appointment to ask for. is it the one that says appointment for finger print?

    • Jane

      Hi Keira

      For initial appointment it is Policia – Exp tarjets asociada al aluerdo de retirada ciudadanos britanicos y sus familiares.
      For 2nd appointment for fingerprint it is Toma de huellas (expedicion tarjeta) y renovacion de tarjets de larga duracion.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • David Clark

    Does anybody know how long it takes to review the documents?
    Our solicitor uploaded our TIE application on line for us on 21st July, it’s now the 27th August!?!?

    • Jane

      Hi David

      We have been advised between 1 to 3 months, hopefully you should hear shortly. May be worth your solicitor giving the office a call to check current timescales.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Clare Gwynne

    Hi I don’t have any proof of address as I am staying with a friend. My friend is renting… Can she come with me to the office and will that be ok if she brings her tenancy agreement? It says we have to apply WITHIN 3 months of being in Spain so I don’t understand why some are saying we need 3 months proof of BEING in Spain and what proof would that be as I’ve been staying with a friend with no proof? What is the web site that I book appointments? Could you advise me of your fees for helping with the application?

    • Jane

      Hi Clare

      You need to be registered on padron at your friends address, she will need to attend with you. You will also require 3 month Spanish bank statements showing you are living in Spain. Please call the office and we can arrange an appointment and advise you of the charges.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Stephanie Saint Remy

    I had the residency appointment in August (tramite para la documentación de nacionales del Reino Unido EX20) having no form of residency prior to this, and was approved and received a letter stating to book a huellas appointment. I’ve been told by a lawyer that I should be attending a ‘trámite documentación nacionales terceros países familiares de nacionales del Reino Unido’ EX23 appointment first. Surely the official letter is the correct one? I’m confused.
    Also, I’ve been trying all day, every day for a week for a huellas appointment with no avail. I don’t need help at an appointment as I’m fluent but I’d consider paying for someone to get me an appointment quickly if you can send costs for that.

    • Jane

      Hi Stephanie

      Can you call the office and confirm where you live so we can look at how we can assist?

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Bee

    If you live in Alicante Province can you get your TIE in Murcia?

    • Jane

      Hi Bee

      You require to get your TIE in Alicante.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Ashley

    I wasn’t able to receive my TIE due to COVID-19. But, I have a spanish student visa that expires the middle of this month. I am currently in the United States and I have a document that includes my NIE. Would I be able to return to Spain with my NIE?

    • Jane

      Hi Ashley

      Your NIE is nothing to do with travel. Dependant on your country of origin and when you are returning to Spain we can’t fully comment, please provide further information.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Yasmin

    Hello,

    Do you offer your services to people who are applying for residency Lugo or Santiago De Compostela?

    • Jane

      Hi Yasmin

      We can try to find a contact for you, are you looking to obtain residency before end of this year?

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • John Goddard

    I have dual nationality U.K. and Irish if i ener with my Irish nationality and my wife as U.K. what income do we need to obtain a TIE each

    • Jane

      Hi John

      Until the end of the year the criteria is the same for both. After this time the criteria for your wife will change. We cannot comment on amount as it differs between provinces. Please call us if we can be of any further assistance.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • martin

    Do you need 1 appointment per person? The appointment says ”
    POLICE-EXP. CARD ASSOCIATED WITH THE WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT OF BRITISH CITIZENS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS (BREXIT)” Which I assume means all Family members can be under one appointment?
    If separate appointments what about minors? We are a family of 2 adults and a child.
    Will be a bit silly if we all have to go on different dates.

    • Jane

      Hi Martin

      You do need one appointment per person, if you go back in quickly you should be able to get appointments on same day.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Sarah

    Hi Jane
    I got the new TIE card last month but will be moving to a different address in the same town. Please can you advise whether I need to register the change and if so which online options I choose?
    Thank you in advance
    Sarah

    • Jane

      Hi Sarah

      You will need to make an appointment online for change, then go in person as you will need to do prints etc for new card.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Lyn Mcnichol & peter mcnichol

    Hi there we will get the padron 6th january 2021. We do meet this years criteria. I know you cannot get the TIE until you have the padron. Could you possibly help us with this. If they change the criteria we will meet it and pay your fees for this service. We live in punta prima.

    • Jane

      Hi Lyn

      We are happy to help if you wish to call us. We cannot apply for your TIE until you have your padron, and you are right the next appointments for new padron are now in January.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Bharat D

    Hi, I’ve had a property in Spain for almost 7 years. From next year we wish to spend on and off up to 6 months in Spain. Have no intention of moving here permanently for another good few years.
    So my query is do I need to do anything or be aware of anything if we just want to carry on as before visiting our property as and when we like.
    I’m sure I don’t require a Padron nor a Residencia as our permanent abode is the UK.
    Please advise.
    And lastly is it advisable to have a Spanish will.Thankyou

    • Jane

      Hi Bharat

      As long as you split your 6 months to 90 days in any 180 then you do not require to do anything else. I would suggest if you own a property in Spain you get a Spanish will drawn up. Please let us know if you wish us to assist on this.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Lesley Buchanan

    Hi there! We have been living in Spain for just over 5 years now and have been residents all this time. We want to change to TIE card from Residencia, but before I realised I shouldn’t, I laminated my residencia card. Will this make a difference when going to Alicante for the application process, or should I report it to the police?

    • Jane

      Hi Lesley

      As you are giving up the card I would assume it is ok but may be best to call them in advance and ask before your appoinment.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • David

    I’ve applied for and received my TIE because I want to live in Spain for 5 months a year. I drive my U.K. registered car here and have an U.K. driving licence. As I spend more time in the U.K. what licence should I have here in Spain?

    • Jane

      Hi David

      As you are now a Spanish resident you will require to swop and apply for a Spanish licence. You will also require to swop your car to Spanish plates. Please let us know if you require any help with the process.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Graham

    Handing in my A4 permenant residence for a 10 year renewable TIE card means I will be given a different NIE number and I shall have to carry a justification of my old A4 NIE number so perhaps I should not change at least for the time being. Will administration really be difficult without a TIE or does the Spanish government just want to collect the 12 euro tax. TIE is only a residence card and I still have to move around Spain with my Passport I believe, please correct me if I am wrong.

    • Ian C.

      Hi Graham

      Your NIE number will remain the same when you swop to new TIE. We cannot comment on the other points.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Katrina Vale

    If I swap my green certificate for a ten year TIE, what time can I spend out of the country without losing my residency?

    • Jane

      Hi Katrina

      This is dependant on if you are a temporary resident or have had your green certificate for more than 5 years.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Rosalba Randall

    WE live in the UK.We have had a property in Spain for 4 years. We do not live there but spend some months here and there. WE do not have a residence but NIE. My husband is retiring next July and planning to live there for good. We have our bank account and all the documents but not evidence that we have lived there for the last three months apart from a short holiday . How possible is it for us to get the residence?. Thank you for your advice

    • Jane

      Hi Rosalba

      If you have been using your Spanish Bank account for last 3 months this should be the evidence required. Are you registered on the padron?

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Rachel

    Hi,I’m British citizen who is going to move to Spain in Alicante , I’m not working and I’m not studying , can I still apply for residancy ? Or if I need to show self sufficient how much money needs to have in my account , I have money in my bank in Iran, is that acceptable ?

    • Jane

      Hi Rachel

      This can very per region but around 9000 euros if a lump sum. It would require to be in your Spanish account.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Alan

    Hi, I have had the old green EU residencia since June 2017 and this month (October 2020) changed it to the new TIE card. This still has temporary residence on it as haven’t been here for 5 years yet, and under the withdrawal agreement I can only leave Spain for 12 months without losing it.

    However….In June 2022 I can demonstrate I have been here for 5 years permanently via a combination of the old and new cards and assumed I could then apply for permanent residency which means I can leave Spain for up to 5 years without losing it (which I want to do for tax reasons for a couple of years and then come back).

    HOWEVER!! My lawyers (who have always been very good) are telling me that (under the current legislation) now I have to wait until this new TIE card expires in 5 years FROM THE DATE OF ISSUE (Oct 2020) before I can apply for permanent residency in 2025!!!

    This seems crazy as these TIE cards were only supposed to be voluntary if you already had the green EU residencia card,and its cost me an extra 3 years before I can apply for permanent residency if this is the case???

    Any one here know the correct answer to this?

    • Jane

      Hi Alan

      As these cards are fairly new we are all learning. I believe that if you can provide evidence of your original date of obtaining your green residencia you will be able to have your TIE updated. I suggest you contact your local office where you obtained the new TIE to confirm this.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Martin lawton

    Hi my wife and I have lived in Spain alicante region for almost 14 years we’ve had residencia certificate for most of that time. We have worked for about 10 years in Spain we have the padron, we are both pensioners now and so not working. Do you advise us to apply for the TIE card as soon as possible and how much would it cost us both
    Thank you

    • Jane

      Hi Martin

      Currently there is no need to swop, this may change. I will e mail you direct with our prices should you wish us to assist.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Rachelle Harel

    Is it possible to have residencia vía TIE and retain this over a few years period without being a fiscal resident. I plan to spend 6 months in UK due to work commitments and 6 months in Spain however I want to be able to spread it and not be held to the 90 days each 180.

    • Jane

      Hi Rachelle

      The TIE is you stating your habitual residence is Spain and can be revoked if you leave for more than 6 months in a year. After 183 days in a calendar year you will become a fiscal resident, if the tax office see you are a Spanish resident they will look for your tax return. In short the answer is no if you do this you could become liable for Spanish taxes and this could be up to 4 years to be identified.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Sharon haley

    Hi there….Thinking of applying for the TIE card even though not necessary as I have a green permanent paper….In this case do I have to present a recent Padron certificate or not as most advice I have read is conflicting…Thankyou.

    • Jane

      Hi Sharon

      Each area seems to have different criteria but our experience is you need an updated padron within last 3 months when going for the swop to TIE.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Shaun

    If a non-retired UK national arrives in November 2020 and starts renting a property can they apply for T.I.E in February 2021 (After transition period ends) or is it required to submit T.I.E before December 31? Arriving in November means I won’t be there long enough to have 3 months bank statements.

    • Jane

      Hi Shaun

      Yes you can apply next year, however at this time we do not know what the criteria will be. Please keep an eye on our website for updates.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Alex

    Hello, I have a property in Alicante and have plans to move there in future as a non retiree, possibly starting a business.My main concern is access to free health care after Brexit. Although I’m British, I also have Italian citizenship but never lived in Italy. Would residence be a solution in this case or I could wait until Brexit becomes more clear and if necessary apply as an Italian citizen.Would I qualify for free health care even though I’ve never contributed in Italy? Thank you in advance.

    • Ian C.

      Hi Alex

      We are unable at this time to comment on anything after end of year as it has not been announced. With regard to Italian healthcare I suggest you contact the Italian Embassy for guidance.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Gill

    I want to change my permanent NIE to a TIE; when making the appointment with the Policia on line which appointment do I select ? Is it this one? POLICIA-TOMA DE HUELLAS (EXPEDICIÓN DE TARJETA) Y RENOVACIÓN DE TARJETA DE LARGA DURACIÓN).

    • Jane

      Hi Gill

      If you are swopping a current Residencia green card it is 2nd from last on bottom box. Exp Tarjeta Asociada.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Eilish

    Because I have not had my pension transferred to my Spanish bank account I cannot apply for residency for another 3 months. I’m Irish so what form do I need to complete the EX18 or the EX 20

    • Jane

      Hi Eilish

      It is the EX18 you should complete.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • salvador catsis

    Hello,

    I am getting quite confused over conflicting information online about the TIE application.

    I have a job contract for 2 years and I will get the certificado de empadronamiento on Friday but from the comments and from speaking to one your advisors yesterday, it seems like I also need proof that I have been living in Spain for 3 months.

    Could you please send me the documentation that states this is the case because I could not find this written anywhere and the people at work trying to help me with the application don’t believe this to be the case.

    • Jane

      Hi Salvador

      The criteria has been subjective and we do suggest it is best to have proof of residence of a few months prior to application, however, if the funds are in the Spanish account for a short time we ask for the UK statements so the foreign office can see where the money came from.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Phil Murray

    Hi, I am planning to apply for residency and have a padron appointment in 9 days. I’d like to book an appointment for Toma de huellas but the cita previa site isn’t offering any dates at all (I am in Alicante).
    Is there anything else I can do? As each time I try there are never any appointments on the website.

    Thanks in advance!
    Phil

    • Jane

      Hi Phil

      You will just need to keep trying at various times of the day, they do release them if you keep trying. If you wish us to do this for you please contact the office.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • helen fothergill

    Do I need an original copy of my green residencia certificate to apply for the new tie?Mine is a photocopy as I must have given the original to an official 8 or nine years ago

    • Jane

      Hi Helen

      Yes you need the original. You will need to go to the Police station and report it is lost and then apply for a replacement.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Sarah

    Hi Jane,
    I am in Spain From the US on a NL Visa, entering the country late September. I am apprehensive to go to Huesca for my appointment in December due to the recent COVID cases there. My visa has an expiry date of 3 January 2021. If I do not have a TIL by then, will I have to leave the country? Thank you for your help!

    • Jane

      Hi Sarah

      I would suggest you contact the US Foreign office to ask, as it may be that as you have let the visa lapse you will be unable to remain in the country.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Alasdair

    I am outside the UK and I plan to fly to Gran Canaria on Dec 3rd because I am trying to complete ‘legally resident’ in Spain process before the January 1st Brexit deadline for myself as a Scottish citizen with unfortunately only a British passport. When I was on holiday in Cadiz in Jan 2018, I made sure then to apply for an NIE number- which I have a digital copy of with me now. The actual NIE page is back in UK and if I fly back in to UK to collect such paperwork, then current UK lockdown rules mean that I probably cannot then fly out of UK.

    In Jan 2019, I gave power of attorney to a Spanish lawyer as I made a commitment to purchase a property in Malaga, Spain worth 160K ( so under the 500K investor visa). The property is not due to be completed until Dec 2021 but my name appears as the future owner on purchase contract. I intend to live in Malaga for half the year exactly from Dec 2021 onwards.

    I plan to fly to Gran Canaria from Dec 3rd as it’s currently not yet locked down unlike rest of Spain. I intend asap to sign a 6 months tenancy contract to rent a place there. I will be looking for local employment but I don’t need it for my legal residence status as I am a UK limited company sole director with adequate savings to fulfil financial circumstances of legal residence. Obviously I need to apply for padron local registration and for private health insurance before I can then apply for TIE legal residence status.

    My question for you is if I arrive on Dec 3rd and sign rental tenancy say Dec 4th and then immediately apply for padron, do you think with your company’s assistance, I can ensure that my paperwork is processed by government in time?

    By the way, tonight I am trying proactively to get a TIE appointment scheduled via this URL link below but I cannot complete the process as it requires me to disclose a Spanish phone number- something I do not have!

    • Jane

      Hi Alasdair

      We are based in Costa Blanca so could not attend your appointment with you etc. It sounds like you have everything in hand but will need your NIE certificate, could you perhaps have it couriered out? You may have a problem obtaining padron by end of year.

      You should contact a local gestoria or contact us direct and we will look to find one for you.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • maddi

    Hi there. I have the NIE which I am planning to update to the TIE – my NIE hasn’t (or doesn’t) expire by they are recommending to do the TIE. I wanted to know if it is possible to travel once I have done my fingerprints for the TIE, before picking up my card.

    • Jane

      Hi Maddie

      Do you haver residencia as well as a TIE, as it is what you need to swop. You pick up your card around 4 weeks after the appointment, we have been advised they only keep the cards for a few weeks after this but may be worth you confirming at appointment.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • FT

    I am renting a room from AIRbnb, I tried to get on the padron but they require an NIE and I dont have it yet, so I am stuck,
    Is the tenancy agreement to prove I have been living here for at least 3 months, can a plane boarding pass suffice?
    I have been to the office where I am supposed to have my first interview in las palmas 3 times now, and they keep giving me incomplete answers, telling me all will be told to you on the date of the apointment! what kind of time wasting non-sense is this?
    what should I do?

    • Jane

      Hi Farhad

      You will require to be on padron for your application. It may be best for you to contact a local gestor for advice before your next appointment.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Maureen

    Hi have been living in Spain since 2013,
    With Green Residencia do I need to Chang to a TIE

    • Jane

      Hi Maureen

      At this moment in time there is no need to change, this may however change in the future. Please keep an eye on our website for updates.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Mel Abbott

    Hello,
    I have handed all of the correct documentation to the relevant authorities and I am waiting to be approved before I have my fingerprints taken, it is now over 2 months and I haven’t heard anything and I am not getting concerned, is this time period normal?

    • Jane

      Hi Mel

      The time can vary per region. If you used a gestor for your application I suggest you contact them to see if this is the average time they are seeing for all their clients.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Jim Wasserman

    We moved from Granada to Alicante. We have valid NIE/TIE, including a new padron from Alicante, but do we need to get a new TIE card with the new address? Can we wait until we renew our NIE next year and do it all then? Thank you.

    • Jane

      Hi Jim

      It is best to have the correct address on everything, especially just now with border restrictions as you may need to use TIE to show address. Please contact us if you wish us to assist with the changes.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Tyler

    Hi, I have applied for my TIE but won’t be here on the 45 days they said to pick it up. Do you know if I can pick it up later than the date they said on the paperwork, can I make an appointment for a future date to pick it up? Any help would be great, thanks!

    • Jane

      Hi Tyler

      You are not able to make an appointment. It depends on the area as to the current weeks until collection as some are slightly longer just now. It would be best to call the office to check on this as legislation states they only keep for a limited time but they will be able to confirm.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Jacob

    Your site has been vey helpful so far. I was wondering if you need to make an appointment to pick up your residency card? Or can you just go an pick it up after 30 days or more? What is the window you have to pick up your processed card before they toss it more or less? Is it really only a few weeks? Also, do you have any idea if anyone else can pick it up for you or are you required to do fingerprinting again? Any insight would be really appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

    Jake

    • Jane

      Hi Jacob

      Thanks for your feedback. You must go in person to pick your card up. You do not need an appointment. When you went for initial appointment they should have gave a timescale around 4 weeks usually but can vary.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Carla Toppin

    Hi, I have applied for the TIE via a gestor for myself, husband and daughter but still haven’t had approval a month later. If it hasn’t been approved before the end of the transition period does this mean we have missed the boat? Or are we considered to be ‘in the system’. Unfortunately we tried doing it last year but didn’t meet the criteria at the time.

    • Jane

      Hi Carla

      Without knowing what your gestor has submitted I cannot answer. You must ask them to push this forward to ensure it is in the system before the end of this month.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Syed ali

    Hi my wife British and I have a Pakistani passport I get marry with her and we got it TIE resid­ancy can I travel to uk with TIE residency or I need visa..thanks

    • Jane

      Hi Syed

      The TIE is for Spanish residency you will need to contact the British Embassy with regard to required visas.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Len Attreed

    We are UK citizens. We have owned a rented property in Lanzarote for 16 years. We have had residencia for approx 6 years (when we used to spend more time in Lanzarote). We pay tax in Spain on the rented property but the UK is our tax residence. We stay in Lanzarote for 3/4 months of the year. We also own a river/canal boat that we use to tour Europe (mainly Holland) for 4/5 months of the year. Will our current staus allow us to carry on as we are? Or would we need/would we be allowed to become Spanish Residents paying tax in Spain? Would this allow us to continue to travel in Europe outside of the 90/180 rule?

    • Jane

      Hi Len

      I am unsure the question as you state you have residencia. If this is the case you can stay outwith the 90 in 180, if not you will be bound by this unless you are a Spanish resident.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Paul Holmes

    Hi, my wife and I have been approved for TIE and are waiting for the first fingerprint appointment. We are going back to the UK before Christmas to finalise our UK house sale and have a flight booked back early February, our gestor has issued us with a copy of the approval for TIE, will there be any issues getting back into Spain without the full TIE card?

    • Jane

      Hi Paul

      We cannot confirm on this, best to check with your airline or the Spanish Embassy.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • David

    Hi, I’m trying last minute to start a TIE application as we intend to move to Spain in the New Year. I am UK passport holder, my partner and kids all Spanish passport holders. I have no Spanish bank account but do have an employment contract at a UK university in excess of the requirements and tax returns proving additional self employed income. In terms of residency we would be living with my Mother in Law, she could provide a letter or we could prepare a contract. Any suggestions on what the minimum documentation they might accept would be. Would my family book with the kids on help?, I read somewhere that if the process could be started pre Brexit it would count as long as I could then satisfy the requirements even if I haven’t yet moved. This assumes I can still get an appointment for someone to submit the information on my behalf before the 31st.

    • Jane

      Hi David

      As most office are closing next week it may be hard for you to be able to have everything as you need a padrón, bank account and you would have to be in Spain to sign the forms.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Nicki Hutchman

    Hello,

    I have successfully applied for my TIE on an Autónomo basis. My husband has not yet applied for his because he has a work contract to finish, which ends in March.
    We were told that he is able to piggy back on mine until he applies for his as I am Autónomo,
    We are currently in U.K. and due to travel back early Jan. We are looking for legislation on what he is covered for as my partner. Can you advise us where we can find any official documentation.

    • Jane

      Hi Nicki

      Whilst your husband will be able to piggy back on health care from your autonomo he will still require to supply the necessary financial requirements. No official guidance has been released for after Brexit as yet. Please sign up for our newsletter to watch out for developments.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Elliot

    Hi, thanks for the article.
    Me and my girlfriend got the certificate for our TIE´s but really struggling to access an appointment to go and collect them and our 45 days is now up! Do you know if they will still let us collect our TIE cards?
    Many thanks

    • Jane

      Hi Elliot

      Not sure where you live but in areas such as Alicante no appointment is required, you just go after the days with your paper you were given and collect.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Gabrielle

    Hi, my visa expires at the end of the month, and I’ve tried for the last three months to get an appointment for my TIE. The only appointments I’ve been able to get are a few weeks after my visa expires. Will this be an issue when I do apply for my TIE? Will I be in the country legally?

    • Jane

      Hi Gabrielle

      You will need to check directly with your own consulate office regarding the expired visa , proof of an appointment booked may suffice but they will need to answer this.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • SueG

    I have TIE but circumstances have changed & I want to revert to non resident.
    What is the formal process for rescinding the TIE please?

    • Jane

      Hi Sue

      You will require to contact your Town Hall to be removed from padron and contact the local police to baja for residency.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Karan

    Hi. Thank you for the insightful article.
    I did my fingerprinting for TIE last week in Barcelona. I plan to go back to India next week. Could you confirm if it is necessary for me to collect the TIE myself or is it possible for me to let my friend pick it up for me on the basis of an authorisation letter?
    Thanks

    • Jane

      Hi Karan

      You will require to attend as you need to give your fingerprint as ID at collection.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Hazel Donegan

    Hi, I have been living in Alicante and registered on the pardron since October 2020. I have all my documentation in place but it has been impossible to get a TIE appointment. Each time i tried it said no appointments available. It is now January 2021, do you know if we can still apply if with meet the criteria but appointments weren’t available prior to December 31. Thanks

    • Jane

      Hi Hazel

      Have you submitted your documentation and just waiting on appointment, if so all should be fine if they have your documents. If we can assist please give us a call.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • George Cook

    I said the online application 3 weeks ago. How long does it take? How do I check?

    I ask coz my latina wife is here on a 6 month visa so we need to get her residency before that runs out in 4 months time. Do you know if the Spanish government have clemency with people on this situation, or will they just chuck her out the country and leave our kids motherless if they can’t get my tie card processed in 6 months. Any advice?

    • Jane

      Hi George

      Go to sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es. Then select INICIO . Select extranjería where you will find informacion sobre el estado de tramitación de los expedientes de extranjería and scroll down to red box , click this , choose ‘consultsar con formulario’ and key in your data. They have up to 6 weeks to respond . You will need to check with consolate about your wifes visa expiring.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Donna Chester

    Hi Jane..

    I applied for my residency in December 2020 and I have received an email to say that it is in progress. How long will it take to get an answer to say that I have been accepted. And will i receive a email to confirm that.
    I live in castalla,allicante.

    Thank you
    Donna

    • Jane

      Hi Donna

      It is impossible for us to say we are waiting on a few from same time. If you used a gestor you should ask them for update. Or you can Go to sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es. Then select INICIO . Select extranjería where you will find informacion sobre el estado de tramitación de los expedientes de extranjería and scroll down to red box , click this , choose ‘consultsar con formulario’ and key in your data.They have up to 6 weeks to respond.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Donna Chester

    Hi jane.
    If I receive an email to say that my residency has been successful can I use that email to get back into spain from the uk if I show them prove of residency by email.

    Many thanks

    Donna

    • Jane

      Hi Donna

      I believe you could only use this until 11th January and now need TIE card or residency document. Here’s hoping that changes soon so you can come back and collect your card.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Hilary

    I am in Barcelona and got my fingerprints taken at the station at Rambla Guipuscoa but have been unable to get an appointment there, or anywhere else. An appointment finally showed up today for the other police station at Menorca 213. Am I able to pick it up there?

    • Jane

      Hi Hilary

      I would imagine you can only attend where the paperwork is for but suggest you call them and ask.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Joanne Reid

    Hello, I have a denuncia for a lost residencia and a copy of my residencia(Green) but need a duplicate.

    • Jane

      Hi Joanne

      You will require to apply as you would for a swop to TIE and take the denuncia with you. Please contact us if you would like us to do the application for you.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • lynn

    Hello, My tie will expire on the 19th Of February 2021 and i need to stay in Spain till the end of march and then leave to my country. Is is to possible to stay in Spain after one month of the expiration date without renewing my TIE? Thank you!

    • Jane

      Hi Lynn

      Is it your TIE or NIE?

      Without knowing which country you are citizen of is difficult to fully answer.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • jaideep singh

    I am from barcelona. I was applied community card in November … can you tell me please how long processing time they take for pass my paper

    • Jane

      Hi Jaideep

      Sorry I am unsure what you refer to as a community card, can you provide more detail?

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Meg

    Hi!

    I moved to Spain at the beginning of 2017 and got a temporary work contract soon after. Since the contract was only for 3 months, I received my NIE on a piece of white paper. I continued working and eventually got my green NIE card at the end of 2018. I will be picking up my TIE in February 2021. My question is, did my residency begin when I got my first job/first got a NIE, or did it begin when I got my green certificado in 2018? I’m wondering when I will be able to apply for permanent residency.

    Thanks for any insight!

    • Jane

      Hi Meg

      It will begin when you received your green residency card.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Graham

    I have been issued with a TIE valid until December 2025. I believe I read somewhere that I would lose the right to reside in Spain if I were absent for a period of more than 183 days in any calendar year. Is that correct? If so, is there a link to the Spanish Government website?

    • Jane

      Hi Graham

      We have been advised if you are absent for more than 6 months in the calendar year in first five years you may lose your residency. https://www.boe.es/buscar/act.php?id=BOE-A-2011-7703

      With a temporary card
      Article 162.2 of Royal Decree 557/2011 establishes the maximum period of absence allowed with those cards.

      In order to know the maximum time you can be out of the country with a temporary residence, you must take into account two different conditions

      Firstly, you must not be outside Spain for more than 6 months within a period of one year.
      In the case of sporadic departures (in your first year in the country 1 month, in the second 3 months, etc.); the sum of these periods outside Spanish territory during the last 5 years may not exceed 1 year.
      If you comply with these two requirements, you may keep your residence card and renew it (as long as you comply with all the other renewal requirements, which are different according to the type of residence).

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • miles allen

    hello :-)
    Can you get a TIE without having an NIE?

    • Jane

      Hi Miles

      Yes you should obtain an NIE, we can assist with this if you wish to contact us.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Lynne OConnor

    I’m thinking of converting my permanent NIE green card to a TIE as the airline staff in the UK refuse to believe it is still valid (issued 2013) but am confused about the process. I have lived in Spain for 25 years and do not work, with my husband now being the sole breadwinner, so cannot apply in my own right on income grounds. However as he is Irish (EU member) and I am a UK passport holder I’m assuming we do not come under the same departments when applying. Additionally, he is self-employed and with lockdown, his income has been greatly reduced. Am I better off waiting for everything, including income to get back to normal post Covid, or is it still possible to apply

    • Jane

      Hi Lynne

      Is it a green residency card you have or an NIE. If a green residency it is a straight forward process to swop to TIE. If you are not resident then the process has changed since Brexit and would be best for your husband to apply, then add you as dependant.

      Please get in touch if you wish us to assist.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Norm MacLoud

    Hi, we have been residents since 1989. I am retired but my wife is autonoma. My son is currently unemployed.

    Can you tell me what is the amount of the tasa that we need to pay?

    Thank you in advance – an excellent article.

    • Jane

      Hi Norm

      Is this for a residencia swop to TIE, or what tasa do you refer to?

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Lana

    Hi,

    My husband applied for TIE in December 2020. Can i (his wife) and the kids attach our docs to his application and make it a family application?

    • Jane

      Hi Lana

      It is dependant on which country you are a citizen of as Brexit has changed the process for UK residents, and also the stage your husbands application is at.

      Please give us a call if we can assist. Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Gail Tranter

    Hi. My partner has just left for the UK as his mother has died & he needs to attend the funeral & sort out affairs. We are in the process of obtaining TIE card – he has had his fingerprints taken & has an appointment to pick up his card. If the rules on Spanish nationals / residents only allowed add still in force when he returns will he be allowed to enter. He has taken copies of his residency acceptance, receipt & appointment confirmation with him – is there anything else we can do? Thanks

    • Jane

      Hi Gail

      So sorry to hear this sad news. Your partner should contact the Spanish Embassy as we believe they can make exceptions and give a letter confirming this.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Adam

    Hi. I have my resolución de concesión and booked my appointment for huellas and I am from the UK with only UK nationality. If I leave Spain for the weekend and go back to the UK, would I be able to enter Spain again as resident? under current COVID rules only EU nationals or residents can enter Spain. Or am I not yet officially resident yet under the law until I give huellas?

    • Jane

      Hi Adam

      Until you have your physical TIE card at the moment you would not be able to enter Spain.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Callum

    Hi,

    I have received my TIE card but it has the wrong gender and I have moved address since then aswel. Essentually I have to change my details/ get a new updated card. I’m not sure where to go, any advice?

    Thanks

    • Nicola Ryan

      Good Morning Callum,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      This would be a “renovacion” of your existing TIE card. You would need to book an appointment online for your nearest Foreign Office and attend the appointment with the required documents. If you are in the Alicante or Murcia area, we would be delighted to help you, otherwise a Solicitor/Gestoria in your area would be able to help you. We hope this helps.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Lynda Walker

    Hola, I would be grateful for some advice. Can you tell me what is the timeframe for the first fingerprint appointment. Once I (UK national) have received the residency Approval, do you have 30 days to make the fingerprint appointment, or 30 days to HAVE DONE the fingerprint appointment? Or is there a different timeframe?

    • Nicola Ryan

      Afternoon Linda,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      There is no timescale to arrange the fingerprint appointment as we have no control over the appointments that the Foreign Office release for this. Overall new TIE applications for Brits have until June 2021 to finalise the process. We hope this helps.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • carldowdall049@gmail.com

    Got NIE applying for TIE no appointment as yet but once in the system will I be able to travel back and forth to the UK

    • Nicola Ryan

      Afternoon Carl,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      At the moment, if you leave Spain without having your physical TIE card, you will not be allowed back in until the state of alarm ends. being registered in the system is not enough, we hope this helps.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Benedict

    Apologies if this isn’t quite the right thread, but in May 2020 I am due to finish the employment contract which allowed me to get my TIE (which I will be collecting in mid-March). I’m looking at internships in Spain from June onwards, but they all ask for a University Internship Agreement. Do I need this if I already have my TIE? I graduated in 2020 from a UK University (so within the last 2 years), so by reckoning I’m still eligible for a ‘Residencia para Practicas’ via an EX04. Apologies if I’ve conflated some bits of paperwork there, I’m just a bit stuck as to whether I’m eligible to apply for these internships now, or whether I have another procedure to complete. Many thanks for your help!

    • Jane

      Hi Benedict

      We are not familiar with the University Internship Agreements and suggest you contact one of the Internships to ask for information on this. If you are resident then hopefully this will be sufficent.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Adam

    I am in temporary accomodation due to covid so cant get a padron. can I apply without one?

    • Nicola Ryan

      Afternoon Adam,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      The padron is required as part of the residencia/TIE application and would be needed to obtain the residencia/TIE, we are sorry.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Ross

    Hi there!

    I am a Brexit Brit – but got my EX-23 sorted recently, so getting my TIE next month. It said it is for 5 years.

    Do I need to stay in Spain continuously for five years to qualify for permanent residency? Will I lose my rights under the Withdrawal Agreement if I leave Spain?

    Many thanks!
    Ross

    • Nicola Ryan

      Good Morning Ross,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      You do not need to stay in Spain for 5 years but as you have a temporary residencia, if you are out of Spain for 6 months, this will affect your residencia status. We hope this helps.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Isha

    Hi good evening,
    I have applied for my TIE card im a non European how long i have to wait after biometric with police station in Tarragona secondly my Schengen visa is still valid on my passport so can i go back to my home country cause of emergency during the waiting period for tie?

    • Nicola Ryan

      Good Afternoon Isha,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      There are no timescales to proceed with the next stage of the TIE as you need to book the next available appointment within your region. In regard to the requirements of your visa, it would be best to check this with the Spanish Consulate. We hope this helps.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • FT

    Hello
    I went through the first stage of TIE for Brits(Brexit) on 17th of December and was assigned a TIE number, I am still to hear back from them to know if I have been accepted or rejected.
    When I contacted them I was told that I will hear a response within 3 months, however I am not sure if it would actually take longer than usual since there seems to be a huge back log of applicants.
    my question is would I be able to go back to UK and come back at a later point to continue with the next stages of my application or is that not possible?

    • Nicola Ryan

      Afternoon Farhad,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      It would be best to contact your airline to ensure they will accept the documentation provided by the Foreign Office or not, to allow you back into Spain.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Katie

    My husband and I have been living in Spain for 5 years. We’re both British, and have had our NIEs since we first moved here. We got married last September (in the UK) and I changed my surname. I now have my new passport with my new surname (and have received my old passport back with my maiden name), plus a duplicated copy of our marriage certificate and the official translation document to go with it.
    Do you know if I can change my surname AND change my NIE to TIE all in the same appointment? Or will I need to do it separately?
    Thanks in advance :)

    • Nicola Ryan

      Afternoon Katie,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      Yes, the name change and the swap to TIE can all be done at the one appointment at the Foreign Office. If you need any assistance with this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Shawn Caesar

    Hello. I was living in spain on and off for 8 years and have been with my girlfriend who is a Spanish resident for 8 years too. I’m British. I managed to obtain a padron 3 years back to which we opened a joint spanish bank account. I also have a basic NIE and a have an SS number. I’m currently in norway now (25/2/2021) could I travel to spain from norway now so we could be together and make our arrangements for marriage?? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

    • Nicola Ryan

      Afternoon Shawn,

      Congratulations on your wedding.

      It would be best to check this with the Spanish Consulate and also the airlines in which you intend to fly with to be on the safe side.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • FT

    Hello

    I have just came back to UK and as soon as I arrived, I checked my initial stage interview result, this was the interview where I was issued a TIE number. the result now on their website says it is favourable. I have two questions:

    1. what is the next step? I assume I will have to book an appointment at the police station? is there anything else I need to do?

    2. is there a deadline in which I have to book the second apointment?

    3. with the current covid situation, will I be let back into spain using the documentation that was provided to me in the first step, and a print out of the padron empodronemiento, and a print out of the website that my decision has been favourable?

    • Nicola Ryan

      Afternoon Farad,

      When you receive the resolution letter confirming your TIE/residencia application have been accepted, the next stage is to book an appointment to provide a passport picture and your fingerprints. You generally have 1 month to do this, but this will depend on your area and the demand for appointments, sometimes the Foreign Office will extend this time frame.

      In regard to your final question, please check with your airline as previously advised in your initial enquiry. We hope this helps.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Jon

    I received my TIE before i was here 5 years, It says temporal. I want to change this to say permanent and for 10years,
    What kind of appointment do I need?

    • Nicola Ryan

      Afternoon Jon,

      Your TIE/residencia will confirm “permanente” when you have been here for 5 years or over., this is not a choice. We hope this helps.

      Kind regards
      nicola

  • Pradeep Kumar Bal

    Hi, I am a graduate student in Spain. I have an Indian passport. My TIE expires in October 2022. However, I changed my passport as it is expired. Currently I am in India with my new passport and TIE. With the new passport, Can I cross the immigration of Spain and of any Schengen countries with my new passport and TIE? Where do i need to link my new passport and the TIE

    • Nicola Ryan

      Good Afternoon Pradeep.

      You should not have to link the passport with the TIE. In regard to being able to enter different countries, it is best to contact the Embassy in that country and also the airline in which you will travel with. We hope this helps.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Sonya

    Hi, could you tell me if children aged 17 and 7 need to pay the 12€ tasa for TIE and if they need there own appointment and if they need to attend the appointment in person. Many thanks

    • Nicola Ryan

      Morning Sonya,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      All applications for the TIE, have to pay the taxes and present themselves at the Foreign Office, we hope this helps.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Michael Connelly

    Good day, i have lived here in spain for 20 years, i have the Green A4 NIE, what documents do i need to apply for TIE and how much should it cost, will my new TIE say Temporal or Permanent ? is it possible to have my accountant process the paperwork and make the appointment on my behalf ? Regards

    • Nicola Ryan

      Good Morning Michael,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      You will need the following to change to a TIE card;

      – Passport
      – Residency certificate
      – Padron issued within last 3 months
      – Passport photo (specific size 32x26mm)
      – Application form and tax form (the taxes are 12€)

      In regard to the cost and if your accountant could do this on your behalf, it would be best to speak to them in regard to this or if you are in the Alicante or Murcia region, we would be delighted to help you with this. We hope this helps.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Michelle

    Hi
    I have the white A4 paper NIE. Had it for over a year.
    What form do i need to fill in to receive my TIE. EX23?

    • Tracie Miles

      Hi Michelle are you living in Spain at present ?

  • Greg

    Hello – I am a US citizen married to a Spanish citizen. I am in the last stages of obtaining the TIE (initial), I will physically get the card next month. For the TIE to remain valid for travel (during COVID) back and forth from the US to Spain, do I need to remain in Spain more than six months per year? What are the implications if I am in Spain for less than six months per year? And how long after obtaining the TIE would I have to wait to apply for Spanish citizenship? Thank you!

    • Nicola Ryan

      Afternoon Greg,

      Yes, that is correct, you can not be out of Spain for more than 6 months of the year. If this is the case the best thing is to revoke your residencia. To become a Spanish citizen you have to be resident in Spain for 10 years or more, we hope this helps.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Neil Williams

    Hi, i have a rental place in Spain which i have had for 4 years…i want to apply for the TIE but ive read that you need proof of wages getting paid into a Spanish bank account ? My wages go into a UK account is this a problem. My plan is to reside in Spain more than the uk so would like the TIE, i already have an NIE number and proof of address in Spain. How do i go about this please ?

  • Carlina

    Hello! I am on a Student Visa and have already gotten my TIE. Does my infant, under 2 year old child also need a TIE? For travel in and out of Valencia, or in general?

    • Nicola Ryan

      Good Afternoon Carlina,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      If your son is living in Spain with you, he would also need a TIE. It would be best to discuss this with the Spanish Embassy who will confirm the requirements. We hope this helps.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Caroline

    I have a TIE card and a British passport and been a tax resident in Spain since 2009. I would like to exchange by UK passport for an Irish Passport (my parents were both Irish). My only concern is how this will affect my status in Spain? What is the process and is it easy to register a new passport?

    • Nicola Ryan

      Good Afternoon Caroline,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      Changing your passport to an Irish passport will not affect your status in Spain. You would have to change your nationality at the Foreign Office, for your residencia, NIE ect and also on your Spanish will should you have one. If you are within the Alicante or Murcia region, we can help you no problem. We hope this helps.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Pezhman

    Hi,
    I have applied for the residencia temporal no lucrativa inicial and in the beginning, I was not sure I would get it so as I just finished my PhD I also applied for the AUTORIZACIÓN DE RESIDENCIA PRORROGADA PARA INVESTIGACIÓN NACIONAL. Unfortunately, both of them have been accepted and now I have two resolutions. I went to the police office to apply for the TIE card and they told me that I cant apply for the card without canceling one of the resolutions. So I would like to ask you whether there is any procedure for canceling AUTORIZACIÓN DE RESIDENCIA PRORROGADA PARA INVESTIGACIÓN NACIONAL?

    • Nicola Ryan

      Afternoon Pezhman,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      You will need to cancel one of the applications at the Spanish Embassy, as they were the governing body who dealt with your application. It would be best to contact them directly. We hope this helps and you get the problem rectified.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Douglas MacDonald

    We have completed the process in Málaga, paid and submitted, fingerprinted and surrendered our green NIEs. Forgot to ask how we get contacted and how to collect the TIEs when ready. Will they e mail or write? Or both.

    • Jane

      Hi Douglas

      You will require to check with the gestor that submitted your application or the office you attended as the collection process varies across the offices.

      Kind Regards

      Jane

  • Lorraine Gallagher

    What are the solicitor costs to apply for Residency what should I expect to pay.

    • Nicola Ryan

      Good Morning Lorraine,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      The cost would differ depending on the company you use, the area in which you stay and also the level of service provided. We will contact you directly to confirm how we can be of service to you.

      Kind regards
      Nicola

  • Gillian ancrum

    I have my tie resedencia card but my 3 year old daughter has only an nie number she was born here couldbu please tell me which ex form is to be filled in please

    • Tracie Miles

      Good morning Gillian
      Thank you for your enquiry. The form you need is the EX20.
      If you need any further information or assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.
      Kind regards
      Tracie

  • Angela

    Hi, I have the white paper NIE and applied for my TIE in Murcia on November 4, 2020 – I have heard nothing so far despite the fact that they say it should take up to 3 months. They say the resolution letter will be sent to my residential address but our rental contract finishes soon and we are moving to another autonomous community. What can I do to ensure these last 5 months haven’t been wasted? I’d rather not have to start the process again in another community.

    • Tracie Miles

      Good morning Angela
      Murcia region are still working on applications from last October. If you did your application through a Gestor then contact them and they can check the progress of your application. If you submitted this yourself and have proof that it has been submitted unfortunately all you can do is wait. Different regions work at different speeds and Murcia unfortunately is one of the regions that seems to be working slow.

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