New residence cards being introduced.

New residence cards being introduced.


A British woman, who had an appointment to collect her new TIE residence card in Palma, was turned away this morning with officials saying "that the card hadn´t arrrived yet...." She was asked by police at the Foreigner´s Department to book another appointment at a later date because of some distribution problems.

However, another Bulletin reader said that she had collected her card ontime and with few problems last week.

"There was a long queue and the policeman told us that the card was not ready yet and that we should return at a later date...." The roll-out of the TIE card had been largely problem free but it now appears that there are some teething problems.

The TIE card is being introduced for British citizens to replace the "green residence certificate" after Britain left the European Union.


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Richard Borland Hodson / Hace about 1 year

The photograph used is of the old format card which has never been issued to UK citizens. All TIEs issued under the withdrawal agreement are of the new format.


Gill / Hace about 1 year

This is probably due to people booking appointment to pick it up before they have even put their paperwork in !