More than a third of Britons enjoy ‘TIE time’


Just over a year after the TIE (Tarjeta Identidad de Extranjero) residency card was launched, the latest figures from the Spanish government show that 36% of UK nationals in Spain now have the biometric ID that ‘explicitly recognises their rights under the Withdrawal Agreement’.

Commenting on the figures, Ambassador Hugh Elliott said: “Whilst it’s still not obligatory to have one, it has become clear over the last 12 months that the TIE makes people’s lives easier.”

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