Update 26 May 2021: UK Ambassador recommends exchanging Green Residence Certificate for TIE card
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT BRITISH CITIZEN HOLDERS OF AN EU CITIZEN GREEN RESIDENCE REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE EITHER A4 SIZE OR GREEN PAPER CREDIT CARD SIZED HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO DO ANYTHING AT THE MOMENT UNLESS THEY SO WISH. THE GREEN DOCUMENTS ARE COMPLETELY VALID FOR THE TIME BEING. Having said that at local level some officials are now refusing to accept the green paper. 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 British Residents of Spain to exchange their Green Residence Certificates for the TIE plastic residence card and says extra staff and appointments are being arranged at the Extranjerias across Spain.
Link to appointment system here
Chose your province then the office – exchanges can only be done at CNP (Police offices) New Applications only at Extranjería offices
After you chose location, select the “Brexit” option
Links to application forms
If you require assistance with the changeover of your Green certificate please make contact
- via Facebook or
or complete this form to request an appointment