Spanish healthcare

30 Dec: Don’t wait until you fall ill to correctly register for Spanish healthcare

If you are from the UK and are living in Spain, are you correctly registered for Spanish healthcare? For example, are you living in Spain, not working (retired), but not yet receiving a UK-state pension or benefit? You should not be using a UK-issued EHIC to access healthcare in Spain. You will need to register for healthcare using the route that matches your circumstances, but these general principles will help guide you.   Make sure that you are registered correctly….


21 Oct: Do I have to apply for a TIE before the end of the year?

You don’t have to, but you might choose to. If you have either the green credit card or the A4 Certificado de Registro (Registration Certificate) you don’t have to obtain the new biometric tarjeta de identidad de extranjero (TIE) card to prove your residency and rights to live in Spain after 31 December 2020. Both the certificate and credit card, AND the TIE card will perform the same function – to prove your resident status and rights in Spain. At…


22 Jul: The latest on Residencia and TIE Applications

Residencia applications The office that looks after residencia and other relocation issues is in Campoamor. The office managed by Mark McMillan & Kate Gill. The address is: Avda. de las Adelfas, 12, Local 6, Urbanización Dehesa de Campoamor, 03189 Orihuela Costa, ALICANTE  Tel: 00 34 965 321 193 Email: or Kate Website: https:


09 Jul: Spain issues new residency card for British Citizens

This is a direct extract from the Brits in Spain Facebook page, managed by the Spanish Consulate in Madrid 1. Tarjeta de indentidad de extranjero (TIE). As I’m sure many of you will have seen, on Monday the Spanish Government introduced a new residency document for UK nationals who are protected by the Withdrawal Agreement – the Tarjeta de identidad de extranjero or TIE. This means some changes to the appointments process and anyone registering from now on will be…


11 Nov: Get your Residencia immediately! – Update

Do you have your RESIDENCIA? time is running out! A Change in Criteria for Alicante Sun Lawyers are the people to go to if you are looking to become a Spanish resident, especially with Brexit looming even quicker around the corner. Don´t forget that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has pledged to get Britain out of the EU, deal or no deal, and that means time is running out! It all may seem a bit daunting, but here at Sun…