31 Oct, 2020 @ 21:00
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DEAR JENNIFER: Do I really have to get a TIE/Residencia card if I’m still unregistered in Spain?

Jennifer Cunningham  2

As I suspected, the demand for TIE/Residencia appointments is increasing very quickly.

It is vital that if you have not got a Residencia already and you wish to legally stay in Spain after December 31, that you should get your TIE card sorted right now under the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement.

Unfortunately, if you do not do this, the laws will be changing and you will need a vast amount of money held in your bank account and a proven monthly figure of income.

I have heard a number of times: “I am British and therefore I am not panicking as there will be different rules in place for us after Brexit.”

What a very silly and naive idea, because being British will mean even less than it does already after January 1 2021, especially within the EU!

We will just become normal immigrants and have the correct papers in place just to visit and live in Europe.

With all this dreadful COVID situation, Brexit is also going to take its toll, both here but especially in the UK.

I feel very fortunate to live in Spain because the news from the UK is worrying.

That makes me determined to make sure that I and all my staff are in possession of all the required paperwork within the timescale allocated, so we can continue to give exactly the same, excellent service to our clients.

For your TIE/Residencia application, you will require health insurance and if you are thinking to cancelling it at the end of the first year, you would be very foolish to do so.

That´s because you may find yourself with no health cover at all and paying privately is not an option as it can be very expensive.

ASSSA health insurance provides the correct certificate for your application.

I do appreciate that many are not used to having private health insurance but life changes and you will require it to continue living in Spain unless you are already benefiting from the state system.

You will be very surprised at the premium, as in comparison to British private health prices, it is remarkably inexpensive.

If you need any further information or an appointment to discuss your requirements, please contact one of my offices, visit the website www.jennifercunningham.net or email [email protected].

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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