A change in September 2020 means when you obtain Residencia now you will be issued with an identity card called a TIE, rather than the previous small green card or certificates. There are two new processes, one for obtaining your first residencia in the form of the TIE, and a further for people who wish to change their current documentation to the new TIE cards. What is the TIE?
The TIE is a Tarjeta de Indentificación de Extranjero and is the new residency document for foreigners. The Foreign Office in Alicante are the only office in this region now issuing these for the British. Whilst we are aware of the requirements to obtain this until 31st December 2020, as yet there have been no formal announcements for what the criteria will be after this date.
TIE First Application
- Padron dated within the last 90 days
- If the name has changed – Marriage or Birth Certificate
- Passport Photo
If you are not working or a pensioner
- Single amount in the bank for last 3 months 9000€ for a single person and 18000€ for a married couple
- Private Health Cover for 1 year
- Pension must be paid into the Spanish Bank account and be 850 euros per month minimum, with proof of this going into account for 3 consecutive months.
- Pensioner proof of S1
- Income after tax of around 850 euro per month into your Spanish bank account, with evidence of this amount being paid in for 3 consecutive months
- Valid signed work contract
- SIP card
Self Employed (Autonomo)
- Self Employed for a minimum of 3 months with proof of contributions, and proof of income of 850 euro per month into Spanish Bank account
- SIP card or Private Health Care
All of the above is what we have been advised by Alicante on this date but we are aware that these are subject to change, and differ per region, This information is valid up to November 20th, 2020.