It has been published today in the Official state gazette (BOE) that in addition to the residency permits, the residence and work authorizations that have expired during the State of Alarm or during the 90 days prior to the start of the confinement (March 14, 2020) will be automatically extended for 6 months from the state of alarm.
1. Temporary residence, student TIE cards and / or work authorizations and residency authorizations:
If they have expired during 90 calendar days prior to March 14, 2020, or during the State of Alarm, they will be automatically extended without the need for any resolution by the Immigration Office. This extension will start from the day after the authorization expires until 6 months after the end of the State of Alarm.
If the renewal has been submitted, but has not been resolved, the automatic extension will still apply. Once a resolution is issued the starting day of the effects of the permit will be the next day after it expired.
2. Residence Card for Relatives of European Union Citizens and residence card for Long term residency:
The cards will be automatically extended up to 6 months from the end of the State of Alarm when they have expired during the 90 calendar days prior to March 14 or during the State of Alarm.
3. Short-term Visa – for stays of up to 90 days:
For people who had arrived in Spain with a short-term Visa for a stay of less than 90 days, and if that period has expired during the State of Alarm, they will be automatically extended to stay for 3 more months after the end of the State of Alarm.
4. Long-term Visa:
The long-term visas for Youth Mobility Program, as well as the visas for studies longer than 180 days, will be automatically extended to stay for 3 more months after the end of the State of Alarm.
5. Entry into Spain:
Foreigners holding any of the above authorizations who are abroad may enter Spain with the presentation of their valid travel document and the expired foreigner identity card (TIE).
6. Absence from Spanish Territory:
Absences from Spanish territory, as a result of the impossibility of returning to Spain by COVID-19 will not be taken into account to prove continued residence in Spain.
If you need any information on how to extend your TIE card while COVID contact us.