How to prepare non-UK Certificates for a UK-based visa application

When it comes to a visa application, Certificates are absolutely vital proof of who you are, and that you meet the criteria for the visa. The Certificates that are applicable to the vast majority of visa applications are: Marriage Certificate Birth Certificate  Police Certificate (Criminal Records Check) Health Certificate (Doctor’s letter)  The articles in the…

Top tips – Medical Letter for non-lucrative visa application in the UK

Need a Health Certificate/Medical Letter for your non-lucrative visa application in the UK?  Get it ‘right first time’ with these top tips. Applying for a visa for Spain requires resources, determination, persistence and patience, especially as the process is so new for UK passport holders. At Upsticks, we’re learning all the time too and here…

To exchange to the TIE or not, that is the question

Well, actually it’s not really – although the green residency documents are still theoretically valid, there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence that the TIE card is now the “residency proof of choice” for increasing numbers of Spanish processes – from banks, to Trafico to Health Centres. True – There is no deadline to exchange in Spain…

New card for UK tourists to access emergency healthcare in Spain – the GHIC

Sunny Spain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with the British making up the largest proportion of visitors, reaching a peak of over 18 million sunseekers in 2019. Up to the end of 2020, the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) granted UK passport holders access to emergency health care during…

5 important things to consider before registering your UK vehicle in Spain

If you’re a UK passport holder planning a relocation to Spain, one of the main decisions you’ll need to make is whether (or not!) to import your vehicle into Spain as part of your “change of residence”. Here are 5 important things to consider before you decide to register your UK vehicle in Spain. 1.)…