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British residents urged to swap their green certificate for a TIE

British residents are now being encouraged to exchange their green certificates for TIEs.
British residents are now being encouraged to exchange their green certificates for TIEs. / SUR
  • The UK and Spanish governments are now strongly recommending the change, although there is no deadline

The British Embassy said this week that both the Spanish and British authorities are now strongly recommending Britons living in Spain to swap their old, green certificates or cards that show their residency to the newer TIE photo ID cards.

While there is no deadline or requirement to do so, the UK ambassador said in a video message on the embassy's Brits in Spain Facebook page that both governments now recognised that having a TIE card is going to make day-to-day tasks in dealing with Spanish authorities and border crossings easier.

Many thousands of UK residents in Spain have already swapped their green documentation to the TIE cards, which show they benefit from the Withdrawal Agreement from the EU.

The ambassador said more online appointments to make the swap at National Police stations are now available.