Effects of the coronavirus on immigration procedures
If you had an appointment with the immigration office to renew your TIE or residence card, as well as any other type of scheduled activity, those are now cancelled .
Return authorizations are not being issued , nor are fingerprints being recorded . The same with any type of interview appointment, such as those required for the arraigo . All these face-to-face procedures are suspended.
While the state of alarm lasts, all immigration procedures are mobile number list paralyzed . You cannot process any file or have an appointment in person.
In addition, all deadlines are suspended, both in procedural and administrative matters . And that is also true for the time frames in relation to the immigration appeals (appeal or response) that were active.
However, the applications in process will be resolved, and renewals are possible electronically . Until today there was already a wide variety of procedures that you could carry out online . All of them are still active.
But let's answer all the specific questions we constantly get from our customers.
Possibility of using the resolution of the procedure as TIE
The immigration offices are collapsed. Trying to get an appointment for the TIE seems to be an impossible mission.
However, the Ministry of Justice has implemented a new measure by which, from now on, favorable resolutions issued by the immigration office will have the same effects and validity as the foreigner's identification card .
In this way, once you receive said resolution, you can use it instead of the TIE , not having to wait until you get the appointment without being able to carry out any important legal management.