TIE Card Spain.Com is the Sister website of MY NIE, the award winning EX-PAT NIE Number service.
This website solely deals with the issuing of TIE Cards for British citizens post 1st January 2021.
Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, Spain has allowed British citizens to continue to apply for residency under the old system (green residency card). From now on British citizens will be given a TIE Card not a Green NIE Card. If you legally lived in Spain before January 1st 2021 you can still apply for the Article 50 Brexit TIE card.
The new TIE card system for UK passport holders to apply for residency in spain was launched by the Spanish government on the 6th July.
How the new TIE CARD system works…
The new TIE CARD system is broken into two categories. The former Certificate EU (Green Card) system can no longer be applied for by UK passport holders.
THE TWO SYSTEMS ARE:
1.) Those who had applied for residency before the 1st July 2020 and are already in receipt of a green residency card or A4 Green residency document. For people in this category you will require a single appointment at the police station to obtain your TIE CARD.
If you have the green residency document you are not legally obliged to obtain the new plastic TIE Card, but you are invited to apply for one by the Spanish government if you would like one.
The new TIE CARD is a plastic biometric card with your photo and finger print and is far superior to the paper green card previously issued to UK passport holders before July 2020. It can also be used as ID in Spain so there is no need to carry around your passport.
2.) Customers starting from scratch with no residency documents will require two appointments. Firstly at the foreigners office (Extranjeros) to obtain a residency certificate, which is your right to apply for a TIE CARD under the Brexit withdrawal agreement. *Appointment one can now be done online without attending the police station.
On the day of this appointment you will be issued with a temporary Residency document and your NIE Number. The officer taking your application will have a look at your paperwork and will tell you if they need anymore information. If they do you have 10 days to take this back. Once the officer is then happy with your documents he or she will provide you with a code for a website. You can log into this website to see when your application is approved.
There is a police tax of 12.00 euros for this first appointment.
Once you are approved we then book you a second appointment at the police station to apply for your TIE Card. There will generally be a period of around month between the two appointments. You will need different paperwork for each appointment which we will be completing and providing you via email.
How TIE CARD SPAIN can help you
We will book your appointments at both the foreigners office and the Police station in Spain and guide you though the whole TIE CARD process. We complete all the required application forms and tax decelerations for you and provide you with our handy guide on what you need to take with you and do on the day of your appointment. We offer free Telephone support for all applicants.
Our offices are based in Altea Spain, but we cover the whole of Spain, including:
Alicante, Coruna, Alava, Albacete, Almeria, Asturias, Altea, Calpe, Avila, Badajoz, Balearic Islands, Barcelona, Benidorm, Benalmadena, Biscay, Burgos, Caceres, Cadiz, Cantabria, Castellon, Ciudad Real, Cordoba, Estepona, Gipuzkoa, Granada, Gaudalajara, Huelva, Huesca, Jaen, La Rioja, Las Palmas, Leon, Lleida, Lugo, Madrid, Malaga, Marbella, Murcia, Mijas, Navarre, Palencia, Seville, Soria, Tarragona, Torremolinos, Valencia, Valladolid, Zamagoza, Ibiza, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canarias and Fuerteventura… Basically anywhere in Spain!
Ready to get your TIE RESIDENCY CARD IN Spain?
What is the difference between the old Green residency card for EU Citizens and the new TIE Card for British citizens?
The original residency issued to British citizens July 2020 was a paper green card which showed your NIE Number, address and date of birth. The New TIE/TUE Residency Card is plastic and has biometric details such as a photo and finger print on. It is a superior quality card to the old Green Residency card which was impossible to maintain in good condition.
Do I need to apply for the new TIE/TUE Card if I already have a valid green residency paper card?
No, if you already have residency in Spain, issued in the last 5 years, there is currently no need to renew this to the TIE Card. This may change in the future or if you loose your current card, but for now you don’t need to do anything.
Do I need to meet certain requirements to get a TIE Residency card in Spain under the brexit withdrawal agreement?
Yes, for a more in-depth look into the requirements please visit our ‘TIE CARD REQUIREMENTS‘ page for more information.
Do Children need A TIE Card?
Yes, in the royal decree issued on the Spanish BOE it set no minimum age for applications for TIE cards. Everyone including children who wish to continue to reside in Spain after the 31st December 2020 must have a TIE Card.
Can I have a family appointment? Do I need to make separate applications for each person?
The police/spanish government have not made provision for family appointments. Everyone must have their own appointment including children. there is no way currently to have a group appointment.
Each person applying on the TIE Card Spain website need to have their own order.
What is the final date to apply for the TIE Card under the Brexit withdrawal agreement and receive the benefits that come with that?
Applications must be made to the Spanish police by the 31st December 2021 to be able to obtain the rights under the Brexit withdrawal agreement. Please be aware the police station is likely to be very busy in the lead up to the end of the year so don’t leave it to late….
I have heard there maybe an extension to the amount of time British people can apply for residency in Spain upto June 2021. Is this correct?
We have heard this MAYBE a possibility, however this is not currently confirmed and the final date of December 31st 2021 is currently our main date.
Do you offer a discount if I’m booking my whole family?
TIECARDSPAIN.COM is an already heavily discounted service in comparison to solicitors in Spain and other online services who can charge upto 500 euros per person. Due to the complexity in multiple appointments and the amount of documents that are required to be completed for the NEW TIE Card we are unable to offer a further discount.
Do I need to be in Spain to use the TIE CARD service?
Yes, you need to be in spain on the date and time of your appointments. Ideally you need to be living in Spain full time and available to go to appointments once they are obtained.
I have never had a Green residency card so I am booking for the double appointment system. Can both appointments be made within a few days so I can get this done quickly?
Simple answer…No. On your first appointment you will be given a code and a link to a website to check the process of your application. Once your application says approved, then and only then can you come back to us to book the second appointment. We are unable to give any guarantees what the time will be between the two appointments.
There is no way to speed up this process.
I have lost my Green residency card, can I still use the one appointment TIE CARD system?
If you have lost your Green Residency card you will need to have a police report to supplement your TIE Card application at the police station. Go to your nearest police station to report your card lost/stolen and ensure you get a copy of the police report.
I have the white NIE Number certificate. Does this help my application?
No, if you only hold the white NIE A4 document you need to use the two step process. Your white NIE neither helps or hinders the process.
NEW! You can now submit your TIE CARD ex-20 application form online and not visit the foreigners office. If you would like to use this option please select it after you have completed the booking form.