News from the British Consulate

Residency applications and TIE exchange:

We confirmed that we are aware of issues around getting appointments for the TIE exchange in Alicante. If anyone is having difficulty getting their green residency certificate accepted, they can show this document which the Spanish authorities have produced: https://www.inclusion.gob.es/ficheros/brexit/nota_aclaratoria_green_certificate.pdf

For anyone who is applying for residency for the first time, if they cannot get an appointment they can apply online, either with a digital certificate or by using a gestor. You can obtain a digital certificate from your local town hall.


We confirmed that everyone in Spain will receive the vaccine but it may take time for this to happen. British nationals on private healthcare can register at their local health centre. If they try to do so and are told to wait, this may be because the vaccine roll out has not yet reached their age group. As soon as we hear anything further on vaccines, we will let you know. 

Contacting the Consulate:

If someone wants to make a  general enquiry, they can  fill in an online contact form so they get the answer directly. If someone is vulnerable and unable to call the Consulate, they can also fill in a contact form and ask for someone to contact them. The online contact form is www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-alicante


Healthcare in Spain:

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Residency requirements moving forward:

British nationals moving to Spain from now on will fall under the “regimen general de extranjeria” which is the main immigration rules for non-EU nationals.

More information can be found on these websites:

Note that the British Consulate cannot advise on whether someone may meet these requirements or help with any applications.

In the Comunidad Valenciana, most town halls have an office that supports non-EU national immigrants. These are called PANGEA offices. There is a list of all PANGEA offices in the Comunidad Valenciana on this link: http://inclusio.gva.es/documents/610754/169859438/Contactos+Oficinas+Pangea+2020_Alicante.pdf/e7247a3c-0734-4123-a6eb-29a7e393c493






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 Annual General Meeting

As a result of the current Covid restrictions within the Valencian region, the Elective Committee have taken legal advice and  inform you that the AGM scheduled for  February 2021 has been postponed until we are once again permitted to hold a gathering of sufficient numbers. 

The Elective Committee will remain in post and continue working to support people within the community.

Thank you for your understanding.

Michele Masson, President. 

Important Links

Age in Spain Newsletter

Are you confused about all the various links for both TIE and Covid information? This may help


How to exchange your existing residencia for a TIE card


How to obtain an appointment for exchange to a TIE card


How to pay for your TIE ( Modelo 790 )


How to complete the Application Form Ex23


How to Contact Association Babelia for support through the process