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Updating Recidencia

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:09pm
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Chris49

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Hi All

We have been quoted 200 Euros each to update our Residencia in Almeria. Has anyone done this recently and were the fees around this amount?

Any information would be appreciated.

DarioMartin

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:12pm

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Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:12pm

Just changed from Green Residencia card to TIE - cost us 130€ per person.  Between 110€ and 130€ is about right; 200€ each is really very expensive ... you doing it through a lawyer perchance?

Martyme

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:16am

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Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:16am

12 euros each ! ?

DarioMartin

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:12pm

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Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:12pm

Martyme wrote on Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:16am:

12 euros each ! ?

If you do it yourself, yes

Martyme

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:30pm

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Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:30pm

DarioMartin wrote on Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:12pm:

If you do it yourself, yes

Exactly! Not hard... four of us went together and it seems, 

saved nearly 500 squid!

Thats a lot of meat and veg..       and wine👌

Carwyn99

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:26pm

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Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:26pm

No legal requirement to change to TIE from residency card so unsure why you would want to waste your money whether 200 euros or 12 euros.

DarioMartin

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:45pm

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Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:45pm

Carwyn99 wrote on Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:26pm:

No legal requirement to change to TIE from residency card so unsure why you would want to waste your money whether 200 euros or 12 euros.

A variety of reasons, not the least of which is the TIE is more durable and is an ID card so no need to carry passport around to validate the green card.

Plus, should you leave the country, I’ll give a cast-iron guarantee that crossing back into Spain will be less fraught than if you have the still-valid green Residencia card.  Still wayyyyyyy too many oficiales and funcionarios believe that for a UK citizen they are invalid after 31/12.  The message from government just doesn’t seem to have filtered down to all branches .....

So, personal preference.

Martyme

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:08pm

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Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:08pm

Carwyn99 wrote on Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:26pm:

No legal requirement to change to TIE from residency card so unsure why you would want to waste your money whether 200 euros or 12 euros.

If your c!.,.y  green residentia card looked liked mine after but one year then a change needed.

Starting to get trouble with anyone needing info off of it... 

if unreadable, you ain't getting anything or going anywhere.

chrisso50

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:14pm

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Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:14pm

It cost us €12 each. It's easy, no translator or Gestor required if it's a straight exchange of green residency slip for TIE.

Chris

DarioMartin

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:07pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:07pm

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If you get your TIE before 31/12 then it is endorsed that it is issued in accoordance with 18.4 of the Withdrawal Agreement, so safeguarding your rights.  The only real difference is that it falls into line with the Spanish DNI card in terms of validity; a permanent residents card is valid for 10 years, if you have been here less than 5 years, it's valid for 5.  You just then need to renew.

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