The Association “Babelia” has been awarded grant funding by the UK Government to be one of the organizations that will support UK nationals to secure their residency status in Spain under the Withdrawal Agreement. Babelia is providing guidance and practical support to UK citizens living in the provinces of Alicante, Valencia and Castellón who may struggle to complete the administrative procedures during the transition period following the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union. This group may include the elderly and people with disabilities for example.

If you are a UK National struggling to apply for residency, whether is it for yourself or for a family member, please contact us using the following enquiry form and a member of our team will contact you shortly. If you find any difficulties filling the form, we also offer support over the phone. You can call us on +34 865 82 02 29, any business day, from Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 14:00 CEST.

Useful Information for UK Nationals in Spain

AUGUST 2020

  • Asociación Babelia in l’Alfàs del Pi: Informative talk for UK nationals willing to apply for residency in Spain

Asociación Babelia is delighted to announce that, with the support of the Concejalía de Residentes de l’Alfàs del Pi and Pangea Office, we are holding an informative talk in l’Alfàs del Pi on Wednesday 12th of August at 10 AM for those UK nationals who have not yet applied for residency. We would especially like to extend this invitation to those who may struggle with the paperwork… Continue reading…

JULY 2020

 

  • Meeting with Asociación Babelia in Torrevieja

Asociación Babelia is delighted to announce that, with the support of the Concejalía de Residentes Internacionales del Ayuntamiento de Torrevieja, we are holding a public event in Torrevieja on Tuesday 28th of July at 10 AM for those UK nationals who have not yet applied for residency in Alicante. We would especially like to extend this invitation to those who may struggle with the paperwork.
Please confirm your assistance:
  • by email to: pangea@torrevieja.eu

or

  • by phone: 682009319

The event will take place at the ‘Centro Cultural Virgen del Carmenin Calle del Mar esquina con Calle Ramón Gallud (see map) and will consist of the following:

  1. Presentation of the UK Nationals Support Project
  2. Question and Answer session about the residency process in Alicante
  3. Assistance filling out individual forms related to the residency application

Very important: 

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the number of attendees is limited, masks must be worn at all times and social distancing must be observed.

 

  • Latest Updates on GOV.UK Living in Spain Guide

The GOV.UK Living in Spain Guide has now been updated to include information about how to access the UK Nationals Support Fund for those who may struggle to complete their residency application. For more information, check the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-spain?fbclid=IwAR1hm709Nkv5dPhaEqDG9ZQq744UjKRCaLQm5cH3f7g1G1i9A6dCR4PcxKs#visas-and-residency

 

  • Switching from the (Green) Certificate of Residency to a TIE

For UK Nationals holding the ‘Green Certificate’ (Certificado de Registro de Ciudadano de la Unión or Certificado UE), there are currently appointments available to ask for the new TIE (Tarjeta de identidad de extranjero) at: https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/icpplus/
Choose option: ‘POLICÍA-EXP.TARJETA ASOCIADA AL ACUERDO DE RETIRADA CIUDADANOS BRITÁNICOS Y SUS FAMILIARES (BREXIT)
All you will need to bring to the police are:

* Receipt of payment of the fee 790 (012) available at:
https://sede.policia.gob.es/Tasa790_012/ImpresoRellenar
Choose option: ‘Certificado de registro de residente comunitario o Tarjeta de residencia de familiar de un ciudadano de la Unión’.
* Form EX 23, available at:
http://extranjeros.mitramiss.gob.es/es/ModelosSolicitudes/Mod_solicitudes2/23-TIE_RU_JUNIO_2020.pdf
* Passport and photocopy of the identification page.
* Recent photo, Spanish ‘DNI’ size.
* If you are living at a different address from the one that appears on your ‘green certificate of residency’, you will also need to provide an updated certificate of empadronamiento.
* Your ‘Green Certificate’.

For more information, check the following link (in Spanish): http://www.consultor.com/oue/brexit.html

 

 

  • Spanish Government Guide For UK Nationals

 

The Spanish Government has recently issued a guide for UK Nationals and family members who wish to apply for residency in Spain. To access the document, click on the following link:

https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/brexit/Documents/GUIDE%20BREXIT%20eng.pdf