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Residency Documentation required to travel to Spain?

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:28pm
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Cat lady

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Need to get back to our San Miguel de Salina’s property. Does anyone know if one MUST provide the original official green Residency document as we only took a photo before travelling back to the UK mid December 2020. We would be flying with Ryanair but can’t get a reply to this question as only a robot answers!

Many thanks


Carole

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Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:26pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:26pm

I think  that you need the original

Regards Rob

Kimmy11

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:02pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:02pm

Hi Carole,

I've checked both the Gov.UK and Gob.ES websites, and neither specifically say it has to be the original document.  This is from Gov.UK:

"Additional requirements for UK nationals resident in Spain

"If you are resident in Spain, you should also carry the appropriate proof of residency documents as well as a valid passport when you travel. Spanish authorities have clarified that either the A4-size or credit card sized green EU registration certificates, the “Certificado de Registro de Ciudadano de la Unión Europea”, or the new TIE card, the “Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero” are valid proof of residency for UK nationals who wish to return to their homes in Spain.

"The Spanish authorities have not confirmed whether other documents are being accepted as sufficient proof of residence to enable entry to Spain. We strongly advise that you contact your airline before travelling to confirm your proof of residency meets the requirements of your airline."


https://www.inclusion.gob.es/ficheros/brexit/nota_aclaratoria_green_certificate.pdf

Kind regards,

Kim

Cat lady

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:14pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:14pm

Kimmy11 wrote on Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:02pm:

Hi Carole,

I've checked both the Gov.UK and Gob.ES websites, and neither specifically say it has to be the original document.  This is from Gov.UK:

"Additional requirements for UK nationals resident in Spain

"If you are resident in Spain, you should also carry the appropriate proof of residency documents as well as a valid passport when you travel. Spanish authorities have clarified that either the A4-size or credit card sized green EU registration certificates, the “Certificado de Registro de Ciudadano de la Unión Europea”, or the new TIE card, the “Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero” are valid proof of residency for UK nationals who wish to return to their homes in Spain.

"The Spanish authorities have not confirmed whether other documents are being accepted as sufficient proof of residence to enable entry to Spain. We strongly advise that you contact your airline before travelling to confirm your proof of residency meets the requirements of your airline."


https://www.inclusion.gob.es/ficheros/brexit/nota_aclaratoria_green_certificate.pdf

Kind regards,

Kim

Thank you so much Kim,  hubby had read this but handy you couldn’t find anything relating to an “original” as a “must have”.  

I will keep on exploring Ryanair’s “contact us” section until I get a human being interaction via an on-line chat which is really really hard to get to.


thanks again

Robert K

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:27pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:27pm

Kimmy11 wrote on Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:02pm:

Hi Carole,

I've checked both the Gov.UK and Gob.ES websites, and neither specifically say it has to be the original document.  This is from Gov.UK:

"Additional requirements for UK nationals resident in Spain

"If you are resident in Spain, you should also carry the appropriate proof of residency documents as well as a valid passport when you travel. Spanish authorities have clarified that either the A4-size or credit card sized green EU registration certificates, the “Certificado de Registro de Ciudadano de la Unión Europea”, or the new TIE card, the “Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero” are valid proof of residency for UK nationals who wish to return to their homes in Spain.

"The Spanish authorities have not confirmed whether other documents are being accepted as sufficient proof of residence to enable entry to Spain. We strongly advise that you contact your airline before travelling to confirm your proof of residency meets the requirements of your airline."


https://www.inclusion.gob.es/ficheros/brexit/nota_aclaratoria_green_certificate.pdf

Kind regards,

Kim

from my experience of living Spain, the Spanish authorities always insist on the original not a copy ..but if you haven't got it with you. do you have a Sip card or spanish driving licenseyou could use to support your residence certificate.

Cant see the that the airline would know .. maybe the British embassy in Madrid may help


Cat lady

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:41pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:41pm

Robert K wrote on Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:27pm:

from my experience of living Spain, the Spanish authorities always insist on the original not a copy ..but if you haven't got it with you. do you have a Sip card or spanish driving licenseyou could use to support your residence certificate.

Cant see the that the airline would know .. maybe the British embassy in Madrid may help...

...


Hola Robert

Yes, we have both the SIP & driving license so next step would be to contact the British Embassy. I also don’t think the airline would know the answer but do know that they could be fined if they allow a passenger(s) on their plane if all COVID-19 documentation isn’t provided!


Many thanks for your input, much appreciated.


Regards


carole



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Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:47pm

Cat lady wrote on Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:41pm:

Hola Robert

Yes, we have both the SIP & driving license so next step would be to contact the British Embassy. I also don’t think the airline would know the answer but do know that they could be fined if they allow a passenger(s) on their plane if all COVID-19 documentation isn’t provided!


Many thanks for your input, much appreciated.


Regards


carole



Good luck

let me know how you get on ?

Regards Rob

Kimmy11

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:35am

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Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:35am

Cat lady wrote on Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:41pm:

Hola Robert

Yes, we have both the SIP & driving license so next step would be to contact the British Embassy. I also don’t think the airline would know the answer but do know that they could be fined if they allow a passenger(s) on their plane if all COVID-19 documentation isn’t provided!


Many thanks for your input, much appreciated.


Regards


carole



Hi Carole,

Confirmation from The British Embassy in Madrid (6 minutes point in video) that if you have any doubts about the documents with which you plan to travel to Spain, you should contact your airline:

https://m.facebook.com/BritsInSpain/videos/245378777052873 

Regards,

Kim

Cat lady

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:42am

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Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:42am

Robert K wrote on Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:47pm:

Good luck

let me know how you get on ?

Regards Rob

Thanks Rob, will let you know.


Carole

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Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:08am

Kimmy11 wrote on Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:35am:

Hi Carole,

Confirmation from The British Embassy in Madrid (6 minutes point in video) that if you have any doubts about the documents with which you plan to travel to Spain, you should contact your airline:

Friend of mine flying from Manchester to Alicante with Ryanair was not allowed to fly with a photocopy of her residencia. This was told to her at checkin. Fortunately someone was able to get the original to her the next day, so then she could fly. As someone said previously Spain always wants originals.

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