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Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 5:08pm
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If you have obtained Certificado de Registro de Ciudadano de la Union, do you still need to apply for residency ?

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Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 9:54pm

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Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 9:54pm

Hi Boca J,

Do you mean the small, credit-card sized, green certificate?  If so and you're a European citizen, the answer is no, you do not need to apply for residency.  EU citizens only have to "register" their presence if they intend to stay in another European country for more than 90 days, but this is often referred to as "residency".  

If you're a UK citizen, Spain has still not officially stated a deadline for exchanging the green certificate for a TIE photo-ID card; however, some government departments have decided that we've had plenty of time to do it, with some examples of people experiencing difficulty when showing their green certificate - so if you're a UK citizen, it makes sense to get on and make the exchange.

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Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 10:14pm

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Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 10:14pm

Kimmy11 wrote on Fri May 13, 2022 9:54pm:

Hi Boca J,

Do you mean the small, credit-card sized, green certificate?  If so and you're a European citizen, the answer is no, you do not need to apply for residency.  EU citizens only have to "register" their presence if they intend to stay in another European country for more than 90 days, but ...

...this is often referred to as "residency".  

If you're a UK citizen, Spain has still not officially stated a deadline for exchanging the green certificate for a TIE photo-ID card; however, some government departments have decided that we've had plenty of time to do it, with some examples of people experiencing difficulty when showing their green certificate - so if you're a UK citizen, it makes sense to get on and make the exchange.

Kind regards,

Kim  

Yes, the small green card, I thought this was proof of residency, but my accountant says it is not because of Brexit. She says I need to get residence card from Extranjeria, but I don't know what I need to ask. What do I exchange it for ?

Is Extranjeria same as policia nacional ? What do I need to pay ?

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Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 10:40pm

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Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 10:40pm

Boca J wrote on Fri May 13, 2022 10:14pm:

Yes, the small green card, I thought this was proof of residency, but my accountant says it is not because of Brexit. She says I need to get residence card from Extranjeria, but I don't know what I need to ask. What do I exchange it for ?

Is Extranjeria same as policia nacional ? What do I need to pay ?...

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Details of what’s required are in this thread. Cost is 12€

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

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Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 11:09pm

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Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 11:09pm

Boca J wrote on Fri May 13, 2022 10:14pm:

Yes, the small green card, I thought this was proof of residency, but my accountant says it is not because of Brexit. She says I need to get residence card from Extranjeria, but I don't know what I need to ask. What do I exchange it for ?

Is Extranjeria same as policia nacional ? What do I need to pay ?...

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Hi Boca J,

Your accountant is incorrect, Spain has not issued a deadline for UK citizens to exchange their green registration certificate.  However, as I said previously, it is starting to cause people problems with government departments, so it makes sense to do it, especially as your TIE will protect your Spanish residency rights under the terms of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.  A couple of years ago, I wrote a step-by-step guide on how to do the exchange yourself:

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

rr you can employ a gestor to do it on your behalf.

Kind regards,

Kim

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Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 11:14pm

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Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 11:14pm

Many thanks.

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Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 1:37pm

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Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 1:37pm

We used a Gestor, much easier and on top of the 12 Eu fee she only charged 20 Eu each, 

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