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TIE, the Spanish government’s new residency document, will be introduced shortly

Laura | July 1, 2020

The British Embassy says the Spanish government’s new residency document for those UK nationals who are protected by the Withdrawal Agreement, the TIE, will be introduced shortly.

Instructions are being issued to local authorities in the next few days and this will mean a revised appointments process for UK nationals.

The Embassy said that in some areas there may be a gap of around a week between the current system and the introduction of the new one, where no appointments will be available.

They stressed this is a change in the system which does not affect our 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 will remain equally valid 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.

Written by Laura