TIE appointments can you still get them - Brexit and the EU: living, holidaying and moving to La Marina - La Marina forum - Costa Blanca forum in the Alicante province of Spain
Torrevieja Property Services
Advisors Costa Blanca
Jennifer Cunningham Insurances SL
Gran Alacant Insurances
Safety Expert Ltd
James Spanish School
Inner Positioning
interior building work
ASSSA Insurance
AA Free English TV
HEALTH INSURANCE ADESLAS
Harmony FM
Expat Services

Join the La Marina forum

Join the La Marina forumMy name's Alex and this is my website all about La Marina in Spain. Register now for free to talk about Brexit and the EU: living, holidaying and moving to La Marina and much more!

TIE appointments can you still get them

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:02pm
7 replies406 views3 members subscribed
Yogited

Posts: 106

49 helpful points

Location: La Marina

Joined: 16 Apr 2019

A month on from the transition period ending and we are still unable to find availability for a TIE appointment in Alicante. Are they still running appointments with the current restrictions in place? Although we have the green residency card we are hoping to travel in Europe later this year.we understand it will be much easier with a TIE card so have been trying every day to try and get one. It is becoming frustrating but if someone told us not to bother for a few months and to try at that point it would make more sense. Is there any way of finding out why these appointments are still not available? Is there anyone to ask? 

elinspain

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:10pm

elinspain

Legendary helpful member

Posts: 2203

2906 helpful points

Location: La Mata

Joined: 4 May 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:10pm

Hello Yogited

Are you doing this yourselves & do you have all the forms,  documents, photocopies, photographs etc ready to take to Alicante? If yes, then you can only keep trying for an appt. by phone, they are still available, just hard to get.

If not, here is a detailed guide of the process & whats required. . . . Hope you find this helpful

Guide to exchanging Residencia for a TIE card (Form EX-23)

Cheers

Elinspain

walkjivefly

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:22pm

Posts: 54

10 helpful points

Location: Torrevieja

Joined: 16 Apr 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:22pm

Just keep trying, Yogited. It took me literally 6 months to get an appointment to complete my wife's application. 

Appointments are still happening, you just have to be very lucky to be online at the right moment (no particular time of day seems better than any other) to get one.   

Kimmy11

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:35pm

Kimmy11

Legendary helpful member

Posts: 5846

10902 helpful points

Joined: 8 Aug 2017

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:35pm

Hi Yogited,

Just keep trying at different times of day - apparently, Comunidad Valenciana has a 3 month backlog, so if you're lucky enough to get an appointment before then, it's likely to be a cancellation.  Good luck!

Kind regards,

Kim

Advertisement - posts continue below

Yogited

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:36pm

Yogited

Original Poster

Posts: 106

49 helpful points

Location: La Marina

Joined: 16 Apr 2019

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:36pm

We are doing this ourselves and have had everything ready for months. We didn't know you could phone them as you suggest. Do you know the number? Thanks

elinspain

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:14pm

elinspain

Legendary helpful member

Posts: 2203

2906 helpful points

Location: La Mata

Joined: 4 May 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:14pm

Yogited wrote on Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:36pm:

We are doing this ourselves and have had everything ready for months. We didn't know you could phone them as you suggest. Do you know the number? Thanks

Hello

I'm sorry, my mistake, the phone number is only for checking  the Lote No. to see if your TIE is ready for collection

(current posters suggest it now takes about 7 weeks for this. Hope you get an appt very soon

Cheers

Elinspain

Yogited

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:19pm

Yogited

Original Poster

Posts: 106

49 helpful points

Location: La Marina

Joined: 16 Apr 2019

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:19pm

Thank you to everyone for their interest and the people who took the time to reply. The 3 month delay(thanks Kim) has led me to adopt a 'Manana' approach to this now. I expect the police have  enough to do during a pandemic than taking fingerprints and filling out forms. If and when it becomes compulsory to have a TIE in the future I hope they will manage this at the nearest police station and the whole thing will become easier for everyone (unless it involves the EU commission of course)

In the meantime I will continue to carry my Spanish residency green card which includes my NIE number and my Spanish Padron and my Spanish driving licence and my Passport as a means of identification here. Hopefully that will be enough if and when we get to travel again. All that my dogs need is a plastic microchip and the odd injection.  Maybe that's the way we are heading?

forampaleo

Posted: Sat Aug 6, 2022 11:36am

Posts: 50

7 helpful points

Location: Calp / Calpe

Joined: 28 Oct 2019

Posted: Sat Aug 6, 2022 11:36am

Yogited wrote on Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:19pm:

Thank you to everyone for their interest and the people who took the time to reply. The 3 month delay(thanks Kim) has led me to adopt a 'Manana' approach to this now. I expect the police have  enough to do during a pandemic than taking fingerprints and filling out forms. If and when it becom...

...es compulsory to have a TIE in the future I hope they will manage this at the nearest police station and the whole thing will become easier for everyone (unless it involves the EU commission of course)

In the meantime I will continue to carry my Spanish residency green card which includes my NIE number and my Spanish Padron and my Spanish driving licence and my Passport as a means of identification here. Hopefully that will be enough if and when we get to travel again. All that my dogs need is a plastic microchip and the odd injection.  Maybe that's the way we are heading?

the microchip is a great idea! so simple!

Sign up for free or login to reply to this topic

Want to reply to this topic? Login or register for free to post your message:

Find more Brexit and the EU topics from a particular area:


Register for free!

Login to your account

AA Free English TV
interior building work
Expat Services
ASSSA Insurance
Advisors Costa Blanca
Torrevieja Property Services
Safety Expert Ltd
Jennifer Cunningham Insurances SL
Gran Alacant Insurances
HEALTH INSURANCE ADESLAS
James Spanish School
Inner Positioning
Harmony FM
Advertise your business here
Advertise your property
Help with my computer