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Old Aug 1st 2021, 9:15 am
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Does anyone have any update re current practice upon arrival?

While the rules are clear, there doesn´t seem to be any anecdotal evidence that the carta de invitacion is being demanded of UK family members visitng in Spain?

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Old Aug 1st 2021, 9:40 am
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No there is not - I saw that although it exists the Spanish are happy to look the other way if the Brits relax with it.

But I can't find that link now...
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Old Aug 1st 2021, 10:18 am
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Thank you...as I thought
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A young relative arrived in Malaga last week from UK, staying a month with us. Was never asked anything, and they just stamped the passport.
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I suspect immigration officials have got better things to do then interrogate obvious tourists.

I also suspect that the cops will be adopting a pragmatic approach to the ridiculous new speed limits.
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I agree with the first line but doubt the second.
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I doubt they will be asked, but .......
To save any problems, I would send an invitation. It costs nothing to e mail and may save worry, stress and possibly heartache.
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I doubt they will be asked, but .......
To save any problems, I would send an invitation. It costs nothing to e mail and may save worry, stress and possibly heartache.
Thought i read somwhere that is an official invitation form that has to be filed with Guardia and cost 80euros or somesuch. Of course i may have imagined it.
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Thought i read somwhere that is an official invitation form that has to be filed with Guardia and cost 80euros or somesuch. Of course i may have imagined it.
I had not heard that. If it is, I would wing it.
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Info here https://www.immigrationspain.es/en/i...-letter-spain/

Only 74euros... Appointment at the police station yada yada yada..
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I had not heard that. If it is, I would wing it.
Unfortunately it is but I would guess final part of your comment is the best way forward.
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In our case, for our young relative, I drew up a letter in English and Spanish briefly explaining our plan and family relations, and attached a copy of TIE, passports and rental contract. It was never asked for but there was something that could be shown when necessary.
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