Residency Appointments From March 30th 2019

Various provinces, like Málaga and Alicante, have introduced a new procedure to the list of Extranjería Cita Previa options for UK nationals applying for residency as of March 3oth 2019.


It appears that if you choose an option for a residency appointment after the 29th of March, for Certificados UE, in some regions you are likely to receive an email (sample kindly received from one of our members), with the following text (translated from Spanish).

“If you are a national of the United Kingdom, you should: request a new appointment for the “Procedure for the documentation of nationals of the United Kingdom” in the Immigration Office of your province, cancelling the appointment for the procedure “EU Certificates first.”

ATTENTION: If the departure date of the United Kingdom will finally be extended, the new requested appointment will be kept in the Immigration Office of your province, indicated in the previous section. Only the procedure to be carried out will change, which would be “EU Certificates”.

We’ve checked the Cita Previa system for several provinces, in Alicante and Málaga the new procedure comes up, in Granada, Murcia, Valencia, Mádrid and Barcelona it does not, as yet.

When you choose the new procedure from the drop down menu, a new screen will come up, informing you that if you have been residing in Spain prior to the 29th of March, but haven’t registered as resident before that date, this is the option for you.

And that in the course of the following weeks, information with regards to requisites re documentation to provide, will be added. Depending on how the UK will exit the EU on the 29th of March, of course. Advising you to make the appointment, and to come back regularly to the page to check.

Note: you will probably not be able to choose from several National Police stations in your area, the only one that popped up for Málaga and Alicante, is the specialist Immigration Office ´Extranjería´, normally only used for non EU citizens, in the province capitals.


Please note: The information provided is based upon our understanding of current legislation. It is not legal advice but is provided freely to enable you to be properly informed. We recommend that if you are considering taking action, you should seek professional advice.

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