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Posted: Fri Feb 9, 2024 7:40pm
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Keith564

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If you hold a NLV do you que with non EU passport holders at Alicante Airport of can take a short cut

John123456

Posted: Fri Feb 9, 2024 9:35pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 9, 2024 9:35pm

As an non EU/EEA passport holder you cannot use the EU/EEA entry points. The NLV only certifies you are resident in Spain but does not provide you with citizenship. Therefore you have to pass through the non EU/EEA line.

This link will provide you with more information:

https://m.murciatoday.com/which-line-should-i-queue-in-at-the-airport-in-spain-as-a-british-citizen_1788953-a.html

Darro

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:17am

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Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:17am

I believe non EU spouses of EU citizens still have to queue as non EU.

Also, from that link:

"Being a resident in Spain, and having either the old paper-style NIE (Número de

Identificación de Extranjero) document or the new TIE ID cards (Tarjeta de Identificación

de Extranjero) to prove it, allows you to remain in the country for more than 90 days out

of every 180 without a visa – a rule that came in after Britain left the EU"

Since when did an NIE represent residency?.

Kimmy11

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:09pm

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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:09pm

Hi Keith and welcome to the forum.

Unfortunately, it's your British passport that determines you as a Third Country National and, as such, you have to join the non-EU queue, despite having Spanish residency via an NLV.  I have permanent Spanish residency, via a pre-Brexit, Withdrawal Agreement protected TIE, but I also have to join the non-EU queue 🙂

Kind regards, 

Kim

Keith564

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:14pm

Keith564

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Location: Villamartin

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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:14pm

Kimmy11 wrote on Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:09pm:

Hi Keith and welcome to the forum.

Unfortunately, it's your British passport that determines you as a Third Country National and, as such, you have to join the non-EU queue, despite having Spanish residency via an NLV.  I have permanent Spanish residency, via a pre-Brexit, Withdrawal Agreement protected TIE, but I also have t...

...o join the non-EU queue 🙂

Kind regards, 

Kim

Thanks for all the helpful rep

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