UK citizens living in Spain.

The registration certificates and residence cards for family members of EU citizens will therefore certify their legal residence in Spain in the future, allowing them to benefit from the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement. However, obtaining this residence document, which complies with a model established at a European level and which expressly mentions the holder’s status as beneficiary of the Withdrawal Agreement, is very useful, as it is a physical card that includes biometric elements that will allow many administrative procedures to be carried out, including crossing foreign borders within the European Union.

For those who arrive in Spain after 6 July, a procedure has been designed for issuing residence documents under the Withdrawal Agreement during the transition period. This avoids duplication of applications for certification of the registration of a Union citizen and the residence document. Once this procedure is operational (6 July), applications for registration certificates or residence cards for family members of EU citizens presented by the beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement will be processed as applications for residence documents pursuant to Article 18.4 of the Agreement.

Deadline to request the TIE card.

The right to change from the green card to the TIE card. has to be done before 31st December 2020.

UK nationals moving to Spain from 1 January 2021

People who arrive after the conclusion of the transition period, i.e. after 1 January 2021, and who are not covered by it, will be subject to the general rules governing foreign nationals, unless conditions for mobility are established under the framework of the agreement on future relations being negotiated between the UK and the EU.

What can ABC Solicitors do for you?

From ABC Solicitors, we will be more than happy to assist you in this change. We deal with the required documentation and the appointments at the Foreing Affairs Office, to make this process easier for our clients.

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