U3A Dénia Homepage

The purpose of the U3A is to encourage life long learning and enable people who are no longer in full-time employment to share their knowledge, skills, interests and experiences. The U3A is open to everyone in the community. No qualifications are necessary, nor any awarded.
Why not join U3A Dénia now. We have a range of over thirty specialist groups, ranging from Card playing groups, Backgammon, Mahjong groups, some gym based groups, Petanque, a Quiz group, Genealogy, a Discussion Group and two Walking and Cycling Groups for members to enjoy.

Our monthly meetings are held every third Thursday of the month, starting at 11am and feature a speaker, updates from Group Leaders and news of relevance to the members.

We also have a fortnightly Drop-In coffee morning at the Cafe Soles Restaurant. Come along and introduce yourself and join in the interesting conversation. An invite is sent to all members by Email a few days before the event - come along and introduce yourself and meet members of your committee. If you wish to pay for membership or travel, please bring your barcoded membership card to speed up the process. Membership subscriptions are usually due before the end of March but because of the Covid pandemic we are being flexible about renewing subscriptions owing to the difficulties of travel between the UK and Spain

The main home page has a number of sections which can be reached by clicking on the links below. Look for the and and icons for new and updated sections.
  • Urban Speed Limits
    Don't forget, new speed limits apply from next Tuesday 11th May 2021 on urban roads. These new limits apply regardless of any speed limit signs already present.
    This link explains the details
  • Getting a TIE
    This link helps with the process of getting a TIE
  • Support in Spain
    A new website in English and Spanish has just started which provides useful help for UK nationals living in Spain Support in Spain
  • Corona Virus
    This is a link to the home page section on the Corona Virus/COVID-19 situation and regulations. We will keep this updated as circumstances change.
  • Newsletters
    If you missed one of our newsletters they are listed here
  • Quiz Answers
    If you're looking for NoNewsletter quiz answers they're here
    The Brexit transition period has now ended and the UK is now a Third Country as far as the EU is concerned. This will inevitably affect certain rights you previously enjoyed as part of the EU. Please follow this link to find any updates from the UK government and British Embassy in Madrid.
  • If you have any problems using the U3A Dénia website please follow this link for possible solutions


Changes to UK citizens due to Brexit

This section contains information about changes to the status of UK citizens as a result of Brexit.
Access to healthcare after transition period
Future EU-UK Social Security Arrangements
Brexit and State Pensions

Corona Virus

This section keeps you up to date on what is happening in Spain on Corona Virus. It is ordered by latest event first. I've included a number of documents in Spanish as translating them in full is a time consuming process.
Latest Coronavirus Restrictions
The graphic below is an English translation by N332.com

Vaccination program
Vaccination in Spain Executive Summary.

Links to Past Newsletters

List of recent Emails

New speed restrictions

Don’t forget the changes in some speed limits in Spain from next Tuesday! 🚗 🏍 These new limits apply regardless of any speed limit signs already present.
SPEED LIMITS: On May 11th, 2021 speed limits in Spain will change, as 6 months have passed since this new law’s publication in the #BOE by Royal Decree 970/2020, of November 10th that modifies the RGC.
2️⃣0️⃣ km / h on roads that have a single carriageway and path/sidewalk.
3️⃣0️⃣ km / h on single lane roads per direction of travel.
5️⃣0️⃣ km / h on roads with two or more lanes per traffic direction.
These apply within towns / villages / cities, urban areas.
FINES for EXCEEDING the SPEED set by the road, depending on how much the imposed limit is exceeded, can be either SERIOUS or VERY SERIOUS, thus differentiating the amount of the penalty.
The margin for mistakes will always be applied to the corresponding speeds of course. You will not be fined for going exactly 1km over the speed limit! Don't forget they allow space for mistakes.

Here is some advance warning of another change to traffic regulations replacing red triangles with flashing beacons.

Help with website and Email problems

We continue to improve and update our website and Email system to make it more appealing and informative and to comply with regulations that are in force. Please click here to update yourself with more details.

Problem with password change
There is a problem with the change password program which seems to have been caused by a change in the host system. I am looking for a solution at present and will fix as soon as I have one.

Several members appear to have accidentally unsubscribed from the Email system. I cannot reinstate youbecause of the rules of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). If you follow this link it will guide you through the process to resubscribe.

The GDPR allows Emails users to limit the Email they receive but unfortunately it is quite easy to unsubscribe accidentally. Please look at the link for a description of how it can happen.

Some time ago our website host provider made a major update to the database that supports our website. Most of the resulting issues have been fixed but occasionally one will pop up that has not yet been found. We are effectively relying on you the users to test some of the less used features.If something unexpected occurs please let the Webmaster know via Email supplying as much information as you can on the error and how it occurred. A screenshot would be welcome.

If you have trouble logging in, try getting a new password by clicking the forgotten password link on the bottom left of the home page.
If you click this link and follow the on screen instructions you will be sent a new password to your registered Email address. The system sends out mail a few minutes after the hour so you may have to wait for the password to arrive.
Unfortunately I cannot change your password and it is encrypted so I cannot tell you what it is if you have forgotten it.
In the interests of security you will automatically be connected to the secure home page https://www.u3adenia.com/ so that your passwords are encrypted when they are sent. If this causes any problems, please email me at Webmaster

If you are using the Apple Safari browser you may have problems with the U3A Dénia website and I would suggest Chrome or Firefox browsers which don’t show this problem. I am trying to resolve the Safari problem with our service provider.

External Email provider, MailChimp
Owing to problems with the website Email server, mainly related to spam or unwanted Email, when sending Emails to all members we are now using an external provider, MailChimp, for these mass Emails. The new Emails are more colourful and informative.
The service will only send one email per registered Email address so if two members share the same Email address they will only get one Email. Only members who are up to date with subscriptions are included in the list. The MailChimp database is updated when I complete the membership application for new members.This server is only used for mass Emails to all members. We still use the internal mail server for Emails targeted on a smaller number of members, for example information to those members going on a travel group trip, as this is integrated with our website internal database.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)
You will see the acronym GDPR often with respect to Emails. This is a protocol introduced by the EU to, among other things, try to prevent you from receiving unwanted Emails. We comply with the requirements of the GDPR, both with our internal Email server and via our external mass Email provider. This mainly affects you with respect to unsubscribing from Emails.

External Email provider, MailChimp
If you choose to unsubscribe on the MailChimp Emails there is a link at the bottom of the Email with which you may unsubscribe. You will thenceforth receive no more mass Emails from us.
If you accidentally unsubscribe from MailChimp please Email me and I will send you a link to resubscribe or you can use this link. I can no longer resubscribe for you , this is required by MailChimp.Please click here for a step-by-step procedure to resubscribe.

Internal Email server
Unsubscribing from MailChimp will only stop mass Emails to all members from reaching you, more targeted Emails from the internal server will not be affected. If you wish to unsubscribe from these Emails, click unsubscribe and your Email address will be removed. If you wish to resubscribe, please send me and Email from the Email address on which you want to receive them explicitly telling me that you want to receive targetted Emails from our internal server and I will add that Email address to our database and send a reply confirming what I have done.

Other Email problems
If you have not unsubscribed but are not receiving Emails from us it may be your spam filter intercepting the mail. Please add info@u3adenia.com to your contacts which will often prevent the spam filter operating on our Email address. Unfortunately info in an Email address does trigger some spam filters. In any case, please check your spam/junk mail folder from time to time in case anything gets there by mistake.
Other website issues
If you have any other issues with the website please email me at Webmaster

When you unsubscribed you may have seen the following screen.

If not, don't worry, it does not always appear.
You should have clicked this link to resubscribe. What follows is a step-by-step description of what should happen. If anything goes wrong or doesn't follow this sequence, please Email me at Webmaster.
The first screen you will see is

I have filled this one in as the webmaster. Don’t forget to check the Email box under Marketing Permissions. Now click Subscribe and you should see the following screen. This screen asks you to click the "I'm not a robot" check box.

A spinning icon will appear and then a green tick as shown in the next screen.

Now click on the "Subscribe" button and you should get a confirmation screen to say that you have resubscribed successfully.

Good luck!

The picture below shows the bottom of our Emails. If you accidentally click or tap the link circled in yellow you will be unsubscribed and then have to resubscribe yourself as explained above. The link circled in green allows you to change your Email preferences. It's best to not update your Email preferences unless you know what you are doing.

How to get your TIE

We know that some of you have been having difficulties getting TIE appointments in Alicante province. The Spanish authorities have confirmed with us that they have opened up TIE appointments for UK nationals in the following areas:
• Alicante - CNP Campo de Mirra
• Alicante - Ebanistaria office
• Benidorm
• Torrevieja
• Elche

You need to visit the office twice, once to submit your forms, photos and have fingerprints taken and again to pick up your TIE. You will need your passport, your residencia card and the paper they give you at your first appointment with you on the second visit.
This section is a step by step process you need to follow to exchange your existing Residencia document (green A4 page or green credit card sized).
There are two forms you must fill in online before you apply for your appointment. One is the EX23 which is the actual application for the TIE and the other is the Modelo 790-12 which pays for part of the process. The cost is 12€ per person.
To fill in the EX23 click this link The images below show you how to fill in the form. You only need section 1, the Nombre y apellidos del titular line in section 3 and section 4. Most of our members will be category 2

You need to download a copy of the form when you have filled it and and print it.
To fill in the Modelo 790-12 which you use to pay for the process you need to click this link You need to select the option

which will fill in the amount of 12€ for you.
To get an appointment you need to click this link and then follow the instructions below. IT'S BEST TO TRY EARLY IN THE MORNING OR LATER IN THE EVENING TO GET THE BEST CHOICE OF APPOINTMENTS.
The screen shots of each page and selection needed, with the list of documents needed
As you go forward on the link each of the below screen shots appear on the screen
On the one explaining the documents if you click on the red bits Ex23 ( this has to be printed and then filled in) and the 790_12 ( this has to be filled in o line and then printed) it opens the screen with the forms on.
For further information on how to apply for the TIE please see the Spanish government FAQ document: here
If you need additional support completing your application, Babelia are able to help UK nationals in Alicante, Valencia and Castellon areas of Spain.

Here are the screen shots - they may be a bit small on some screens, try landscape orientation to make it a bit easier to read.
The last screen shot is the same as the third but in English.

In case you can't read the screen shots, on the second one, in the drop down menu labelled "TRÁMITES CUERPO NATIONAL DE POLICIA" select the option “POLICÍA-EXP.TARJETA ASOCIADA AL ACUERDO DE RETIRADA CIUDADANOS BRITÁNICOS Y SUS FAMILIARES (BREXIT)” and the available offices will appear on a drop down menu and you can select the office that is best for you. Appointments will only appear where there is availability so if your chosen office does not have any availability at the time you look, you can either choose another available office or try again at a later date.

For further information on how to apply for the TIE please see the Spanish government FAQ document: https://www.inclusion.gob.es/ficheros/brexit/guia_brexit_2020_en.pdf

If you need additional support completing your application, Babelia are able to help UK nationals in Alicante, Valencia and Castellon areas of Spain.

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