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Complete guide to residency in Spain 2021

AlexPosted by Alex on Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:27am in Padron, residencia and passport advice
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One of our helpful members Marcliff on our Talk Quesada website has written a guide to residency in Spain on the following link:

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Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:14pm

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Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:14pm

Thanks for your article. We have been resident for 2 years and have the green card. We are a little concerned about wether we would have to prove income or savings at our next renewal stage. Also not sure when that should be as we didnt think it would need to be updated. Hoping this will not be necessary under the terms of the withdrawal agreement. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks 

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Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:14pm

Hi Yogited,

To exchange your green residency card for a TIE, you need to follow the EX-23 application process, which does not require you to prove income again.  Here's a link to the guide I wrote on how to do it yourself:

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

There is currently no deadline for making the exchange, but it's been suggested that Spain will not want to have two different types of residency document indefinitely for UK citizens covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, so it may be worth looking into doing this sooner rather than later.

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Kim

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Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:09pm

Hi Kim we tried getting appointments in October with no luck but then stopped to let urgent cases get in first. That's good news we will not be asked to prove income after obtaining TIE as we are nowhere near the threshold for annual income that is required now. So I will try again soon hoping the queues for appointments have gone. I wonder how long the TIE card lasts before we would all have to renew again? Thanks for your help. 

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Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:43pm

Hi Yogited,

The expiry of the TIE will depend on how long you've been resident in Spain - less than 5 years and you'll receive a Temporary card lasting 5 years; 5 years or more and you'll receive a Permanent TIE lasting 10 years.

If you achieve 5 years' permanent status before your Temporary TIE expires, you can swap it for a 10 years' Permanent TIE without having to wait until the Temporary card has expired.

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Kim

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Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:35am

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Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:35am

Thats easy to understand thanks Kim. Sounds like we can go for permanent TIE in 3 years time. Of course we have to get the temporary one first and there are still no appointments when I tried yesterday.  Be nice to get it sorted but will

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