Withdrawal Agreement Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjeros TIE for British UK Nationals Resident in Spain Before Brexit
The Withdrawal Agreement TIE is the residency card for British Nationals who were living in Spain before the end of the Brexit transition period 31st December 2020. If you were living in Spain before this date and do not have the green EU citizen residency certificate and didn’t apply for the Withdrawal Agreement TIE, you may still be able to apply for this card if you can provide sufficient proof that you were legally residing in Spain before 31st December. If you cannot prove that you were living in Spain before 31st December 2020, you must first obtain a residency visa via the Spanish Consulate in the UK, before applying for the standard TIE foreigners ID card.
If you have the the green EU residency certificate, you do not need to apply for the TIE, but you can exchange the certificate for the card.
What Is the Process for a British UK National to get The Withdrawal Agreement TIE?
Applying for residency in Spain for for the first time, the application process 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.
The second part is relatively straight forward, however the initial application requires up to date knowledge of the Foreigners Office requirements.
What Do I Need To Get a Withdrawal Agreement TIE?
Eligibility and requirements are the same as those for EU citizen residency application. However as all applications are now retrospective, they must be submitted with clear proof of living in Spain prior to 31st December 2021.
Withdrawal Agreement TIE for British UK Nationals application requirements
- Sufficient income or savings to support oneself in Spain.
- Access to healthcare can be through the state system or private medical insurance.
- Proof of living in Spain prior to 31st December 2020
Preparing your Withdrawal Agreement TIE Application Stage 1
If you meet the eligibility criteria, then you’ll need to get all your supporting documents ready to present along with your application at the ‘extranjeria’.
General Guide To Supporting documents for the First Stage of the Withdrawal Agreement TIE for British Citizen UK Nationals
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.
Proof of Living in Spain
In the list below are some examples of things that can be used to prove that you were living in Spain before 31st December 2020.
- transactions with establishments in Spain in bank statements
- proof of attendance at medical consultations
- dentist or doctors appointments/vet appointments
- contracts of any nature entered into in Spain
- receipts for utilities paid for (electricity, water, gas, telephone …)
- receipts for fixed or mobile telephony at your address in Spain
- documents from public or private entities that demonstrate having received a service in Spain
- plane ticket/boarding card from entering Spain showing arrival in Spain
- certificates with public or private entities stating a relationship with them in Spain (with associations, training centres, gym …)
- income tax returns in Spain
- tenancy agreement
- shopping receipts bearing name and address
- school fees / reports
- vehicle ownership documents
- car servicing and repair bills
Preparing your Withdrawal Agreement TIE Application
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 Withdrawal Agreement TIE Application
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