Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjeros TIE for British UK Nationals Taking Up Residency in Spain
Following the Spanish Governments announcement on 4th July 2020, the Tarjeta de Indentidad de Extranjero, or TIE as it’s known, is now issued to UK Nationals applying for residency.
The application process for new applicants has two stages. In the first stage an application is presented to the main Foreigners Office (extranjeria) in the province that you live in. The second stage is completed at the National Police Station that serves your locality.
Both parts are relatively straight forward. If you follow the process and have the correct documents your application will be approved.
We’ve prepared and presented hundreds of applications for both EU citizen residency certificates, and non-EU TIE’s, so we’re familiar with procedure at both the (Oficinas de Extranjería), and police stations, (Comisarías de Policía).
We can guide and advise you on all aspects of your Spanish residency and TIE application, so you can get it right and accepted with no fuss.
What Do I Need To Get a TIE as a British UK National?
The eligibility criteria has not changed and will remain the same as that for citizens of EU countries until the end of 2020.
British UK National TIE application requirements
- A single person must have either an annual income of at least €5,500 (monthly €460), have held the same amount as an average balance in a bank account for 6 months, or otherwise have a bank balance of €26,000 or more.
- Access to healthcare can be through the state system or private medical insurance.
Preparing your British UK National TIE Application Stage 1
If you meet the eligibility criteria, then you’ll need to get everything ready so you can present your TIE application at the ‘extranjeria’.
General Guide To Supporting documents for the First Stage British UK National TIE application
If You Are Working
Employed in Spain – work contract stamped and signed by the company, your most recent payslips / bank statements showing your pay
Self employed in Spain – autonomo registration document, most recent return and proof of social security payment.
Employed elsewhere – work contract, payslips and bank statements showing income and proof of private medical insurance.
If You Are Retired
Private pensions – letter or statement to show the source of income, bank statements showing income and proof of private medical insurance.
State pensioner – letter showing that you receive state pension, and S1 form confirming your entitlement to state healthcare.
Other Income or Means
Rental income – contract plus bank statements showing the income going into your account
Savings in Spain – an average balance certificate from your bank (Certificado de Saldo Medio)
Savings elsewhere – statement showing the current balance meets the amount required and has done so for the last 6 months.
Private Medical Insurance
If you are not paying employed or self-employed in Spain, and not otherwise entitled to state healthcare via the S1, a fully comprehensive medical insurance policy without copayments (sin copago) is required. Along with the certificate of cover, you’ll need to provide proof that the policy is paid up to date.
Preparing your British UK National TIE Application Stage 2
If for any reason your first stage application is not accepted, you will be given 10 working days to supply any additional information, that may be required.
Once your application has been approved, written confirmation of this will be sent to you. You must then within 1 month, make an appointment at your National Police Station to complete the second stage.
The second Stage British UK National TIE application
Need Some Help Getting Your British UK National TIE?
We can help you with any part of your Spanish residency TIE application or take you through the process from start to finish.
We’ll complete an initial assessment of your situation so we can provide you with guidance on your application and supporting documents. If you need private medical insurance, we’ll help you arrange it.
If you need full assistance with your application, our service fee to help you get your TIE starts at €195 (+IVA) per applicant.
Complete service British UK National TIE Packages from €295 +IVA
Spanish Residency & Tax
When you use our residency services, we also provide you with information about the things you’ll need to do and consider when taking up Spanish residency, this includes information about Spanish tax.
Planning and understanding tax in Spain is an essential part of Spanish residency. In all cases we’ll cover off the basics, however if you’re not sure about your tax position once as a resident in Spain, you can speak to a qualified adviser specialised in change of residence tax planning for the UK and Spain.
Your questions about Spanish taxation will be answered and you’ll get a clear understanding allowing you to confidently proceed with this part of your transition to Spain.
Here’s what our customers who have to say:
‘I used Lifestyle Group’s services to obtain my Spanish Residency. After hearing some horror stories from individuals who tried obtaining this themselves, I decided to use a professional company. It was a simple process because they had it all under control and all the paperwork in order’ GC
‘My advice to anyone looking to get residency is however easy it looks, don’t do it yourself. They have expert local knowledge and with the ever-changing landscape around Brexit, they can ensure you are given up to date advice over the requirements. Plus, having a fluent Spanish speaker with me for the appointment was invaluable’ PH
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