The British Embassy aims to cover every eventuality of the looming Brexit D-Day.

Here are just two of the many questions arising lately with a link to each for the full information.

Accessing healthcare: The Convenio Especial

WHAT IS THE CONVENIO ESPECIAL?· The Convenio Especial is a pay-in scheme which allows you to access state healthcare in Spain.HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?· You will pay a monthly fee of 60 euros (under 65 years old) or 157 euros (over 65 years old).· Be aware that your prescription costs aren’t subsidised on this scheme, so you will pay full cost for prescription medicine. You won’t be eligible for a European Health Insurance card…

Exchanging a green residencia certificate for a TIE

Easier than you may think….People continue to ask whether you need to exchange your green certificate for a TIE and we know there have been lots of rumours going around on this. As we have said before, both the green paper certificate and the new biometric TIE will be valid in proving your residence status and rights in Spain. The Spanish Government has highlighted that there are advantages to obtaining the TIE, such as facilitating admin procedures and crossing external borders. If you decide you do want to exchange your certificate, this video explains the process… 

Exchanging a green certificate for a TIE

Many of you continue to ask us whether you need to exchange your green certificate for a TIE and we know there have been lots of rumours going around on this. As we have said before, both the green paper certificate and the new biometric TIE will be valid in proving your residence status and rights in Spain. The Spanish Government has highlighted that there are advantages to obtaining the TIE, such as facilitating admin procedures and crossing external borders. If you decide you do want to exchange your certificate, this video explains the process. And for further information visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/residency-requirements-in-spain#uk-nationals-who-registered-before-6-july-2020.

Posted by Brits in Spain on Wednesday, 14 October 2020