Got your visa? What you need to do first when you arrive in Spain

Getting a non-lucrative visa in your Passport is no mean feat, and it’s the start of your new journey in Spain. Find out more about what comes next and what you need to do first when you arrive in Spain. VERY IMPORTANT: make sure you get an entry stamp in your passport. Pretty straightforward if…

Photographs for identity documents – how to get them right first time

The Upsticks guide to all things photos “A picture is worth a thousand words”, especially when applying for visa and identification documents. The photograph on any ID document is critically important, that’s why it’s essential that you make the effort to get the correct specification and format. Whether it’s for a new passport, visa, driving…

CNP National Police Station Almeria – Foreigner’s Office

If you live in Almeria  and surrounding areas and need to apply for your NIE number, EU residency, TIE card exchange (GB) or to register your NLV visa, your appointment will be at the Foreigner’s Office (Extranjeria) of the National Police Station (Comisaria de Policia) in Almeria. The address is: Dirección:  Calle Marruecos, 1, 04009…

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…