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Old Apr 14th 2018, 10:19 am
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With Brexit drawing ever closer,wonder if the Spanish Government are putting any plans in place to reinstate the far more useful photo version?
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Old Apr 14th 2018, 10:54 am
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The original residency photo card was never discontinued and are given to non EU residents or non EU resident members of an EU citizen. So it's definitely a possibility.
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Old Apr 14th 2018, 1:44 pm
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I have found most will accept photo driving license ID
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Old Apr 14th 2018, 3:32 pm
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Why would Brexit cause that change? Surely if they wanted they would change it Brexit or not?
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Why would Brexit cause that change? Surely if they wanted they would change it Brexit or not?
Because as a non-EU country, we should then follow the rules for other non-EU countries
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Old Apr 14th 2018, 5:12 pm
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Why would Brexit cause that change? Surely if they wanted they would change it Brexit or not?

Because the EU rules on residency state that you CANNOT issue a residency card to EU residents - thats why they went over to the green form/card.
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Old Apr 14th 2018, 7:24 pm
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Because the EU rules on residency state that you CANNOT issue a residency card to EU residents - thats why they went over to the green form/card.
Thanks Fred I get it now. However I would doubt they would change just for UK expats in Spain plus surely those it would apply to would surely still be resident from acquired EU rules set out in the Brexit negotiations. I may well be wrong I often am.

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You’re probably right - they probably won’t be bothered to change anything, unless they need the €10 that they will charge you for the privilege.

As for residents with previously earned right to permanent residence, that won’t change the fact that they are no longer Eu citizens and would be required to have the card rather than the old Eu form/card under Eu residency rules. Of course, any unilateral arrangement between Spain and the Eu could change that.

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Old Apr 15th 2018, 11:04 am
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I wouldn't mind paying 10 euros to get back the little plastic card.It would mean we wouldn't need to carry our passports.
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Old Apr 15th 2018, 6:19 pm
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That is not strictly true. The only legal form of ID is either a passport or ID card issued by the authorities of the country of which you are a citizen.

That said, as already mentioned, a Spanish driving licence is usually acceptable, as would be a residency card.
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I wouldn't mind paying 10 euros to get back the little plastic card.It would mean we wouldn't need to carry our passports.
One way is to apply for Spanish nationality, I did and now have the photo DNI card, saves a lot of faffing about.
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Old Apr 17th 2018, 1:51 pm
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Some of us don't now have a driving licence.I was a member of the British Forces & swore allegiance to the crown some years past.So I don't feel right at taking on another nationality at this late stage of life.Maybe different for younger people I imagine.
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Some of us don't now have a driving licence.I was a member of the British Forces & swore allegiance to the crown some years past.So I don't feel right at taking on another nationality at this late stage of life.Maybe different for younger people I imagine.
That I can understand Dougal, we thought long and hard about taking on nationality, however the U.K. consul advised us that no matter what we did, we would retain our U.K. nationality. We could see that the U.K. would leave the EU,
every thing we have is here in the Canary Isles, we rarely return to England, so to safeguard our long term interests, we made the application. I am now English by birth Spanish by choice, I am also an old git
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You’re probably right - they probably won’t be bothered to change anything, unless they need the €10 that they will charge you for the privilege.

As for residents with previously earned right to permanent residence, that won’t change the fact that they are no longer Eu citizens and would be required to have the card rather than the old Eu form/card under Eu residency rules. Of course, any unilateral arrangement between Spain and the Eu could change that.
I think the near 300,000 X10 euros would make a compelling case for the Spanish Govt.My memory might be letting me down but I think it was an ex-pat pressure group that forced the Spanish (and French) Govts to stop issuing photo ID residence cards.
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Originally Posted by dougal03 View Post
I wouldn't mind paying 10 euros to get back the little plastic card.It would mean we wouldn't need to carry our passports.
And to travel through other EU countries.
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