The Spanish government is introducing a new residency document for those UK nationals who are protected by the Withdrawal Agreement , the “Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero” or TIE. We understand that this will be introduced shortly and instructions are being issued to local authorities in the next few days.
This will mean a revised appointments process for UK nationals, at the moment all appointments have been temporarily suspended but we expect details to be published soon.In some areas there may be a gap of about a week between the current system and the introduction of the new one, where no appointments will be available. This is a change in the system and doesn’t affect your overall rights.
Whether you have the green A4 certificate, the green credit card-sized version or whether you are issued directly with the TIE – all remain equally valid in demonstrating your rights as a beneficiary of the Withdrawal Agreement, even after the end of the Transition Period.
You may choose to exchange your current certificate for a TIE in due course, but it is not obligatory.
We will update this post with further information as soon as it is available.
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