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Navigating Bureaucracy: Obtaining our Temporary Spanish Residency

A stack of paperwork, tiny photos, fingerprinting, and several appointments later (and still scratching our heads as to why this vital government office is located on the outskirts of the city with no useful public transit access), we’re officially temporary residents of Spain! We received our Targeta de Identificación de Extranjeros (TIE) cards which grant foreigners the legal right to reside in Spain beyond six months. We have the option to renew these for up to five years.

Good timing as this TIE process was completed just in time for our visit back to the US for Thanksgiving, so with these cards we’ll be allowed to get back into the country. 😅 

Muchas gracias again to our relocation helper @moving2valencia for making yet another complicated and bureaucratic process here very straightforward and smooth for our family.