In the past, to present the documentation to apply for residence you had to request a prior appointment and go in person to deliver it.
The only prior appointment that you must request is for the fingerprints once your application is approved, at which time you pick up your card.
However, for initial applications or renewals it will not be necessary.
We all know the previous process: go in to see if there is availability for an appointment (usually there was not), once you find it, wait 3 or 4 months until you can go to the office... An endless process.
Now everything has changed. And this is thanks to the next point.
Possibility of submitting your paperwork online
We had already seen in one of our latest articles how the mobile number list vast majority of procedures could be carried out online .
t is a unified model within the entire European Union for citizens of countries outside the Union.
A much safer model that aims to prevent counterfeiting, in addition to unifying the cards of the member states of the eurozone.
This new card contains a chip with the biographical data and image of the foreigner , being a much more modern and secure system.
You can still start the process for each card by downloading the relevant application form through this link .
New residence card for British citizens
The Brexit process certainly raised many questions.
What was going to happen to UK citizens in Spain? Will they lose their residence? What about your relatives who have the community card.