Exchange of Green Residence Certificates for new Biometric TIE cards for British Nationals

It is important to note that British Citizen holders of an EU Citizen Green Registration Certificate either A4 size or green paper size have no legal obligation to do anything at the moment unless they wish to. The green documents are completely valid for now. Having said that at local level some officials are now refusing to accept the green paper as it states that the holder is an EU citizen. So it may make sense to exchange now for your own convenience. Spanish Migration Minister (Ministerio de Inclusión, Seguridad Social y Migraciones) Hana Jalloul has spoken out to encourage …

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“Swallows” after Brexit, the 90 day rule.

Following the UKs departure from the EU, UK passport holders are now Third Country Nationals and therefore must adhere to the rules of stay in Europe within the Schengen limits. These rules have been in place for decades and are nothing new except for the fact that they now apply to UK passport holders as well as all other Third Country Nationals such as Russians, Chinese, Venezuelans etc. Non-Residents i.e. tourist who do not hold either of the above and are visitors using a UK passport are governed by the 90 days in any 180 days rule. There are Schengen …

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European Travel Information and Authorisation System

British citizens may have to apply online and pay to travel to Europe , under plans being drawn up by the bloc for a visa waiver programme similar to the US system. The proposed scheme would cover entry to the passport-free 26-nation Schengen zone – of which Britain was not a member even before Brexit,   from citizens of those countries that are designated as not needing a visa to enter. THIS DOES NOT CURRENTLY APPLY TO BRITISH CITIZENS and Brexit negotiations will ultimately decide whether this will apply to them after the UK leaves the EU, but regardless of this, the …

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