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Wrong travel Docs

Postby jonbar.1 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:14 am

Has anyone any idea why a Btitish expat returning home to Spain,was prevented from flying from Heathrow because she had only her green Residency card, not a new TIE ?
( this was a video item in Sky News,so no details)
I understood that the green Residency was still valid.

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Re: Wrong travel Docs

Postby jonbar.1 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:21 am

Sorry!
Re my posting: I have discovered another thread with more details.
No need to respond now. :)
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Re: Wrong travel Docs

Postby gerryh » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:33 am

Here is an article about the problem.
https://english.elpais.com/brexit/2021- ... spain.html
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Re: Wrong travel Docs

Postby costakid » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:47 am

It was a mistake. Spanish government have confirmed and it won't happen again apparently.

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Re: Wrong travel Docs

Postby jonbar.1 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:52 am

Thanks Gerry & Costa Kid.

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Re: Wrong travel Docs

Postby Paddy Pumpkin » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:42 am

jonbar.1 wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:14 am Has anyone any idea why a Btitish expat returning home to Spain,was prevented from flying from Heathrow because she had only her green Residency card, not a new TIE ?
( this was a video item in Sky News,so no details)
I understood that the green Residency was still valid.
Just an idea...maybe it's because she thinks of herself as an expat rather than a permanent immigrant resident . A BBC article defined the differential as follows

“Immigrants are usually defined as people who have come to a different country in order to live there permanently, whereas expats move abroad for a limited amount of time or have not yet decided upon the length of their stay,”

Maybe she should show some commitment and go the full hog and apply for a Spanish passport?

I jest of course .......but the comment does bring up the age old question is why British are expats and Romanians are immigrants and Sengalese are illegal Immigrants. I wonder how many British are illegal now is Spain. Will they become 'illegal expats'?

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Re: Wrong travel Docs

Postby costakid » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:38 pm

Bizarre reply

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Re: Wrong travel Docs

Postby katy » Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:14 pm

costakid wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:47 am It was a mistake. Spanish government have confirmed and it won't happen again apparently.
In the small print it says those without the correct documents will be given 7 days grace so not long.


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