TIE, that is, Tarjeta de identidad de extranjero is a Foreigner Identity Card that includes your photograph and NIE. Read further to know how to apply for TIE once in Spain.
It is advisable to request the card as soon as you gather all your documents. However, you have 90 days of timeline from the day of your arrival in Spain.
Documents needed for the application are:
Empadronamiento, Carta de nombramiento, Passport, a recent photograph, TIE request form (Modelo Ex 17) and a fee of 15.92 Eur that can be paid at a bank or ATM through ‘TASA Modelo 790 código 012’. Guide to pay the TASA through ATM is here. Click here to get help to fill your TASA form.
This is the official link to request your TIE appointment and also to check if you need to go to Police or Extranjeria department to apply for it. (Links updated: Nov 2022)
Download Modelo EX 17 (Solicitud de Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero (TIE)) from the following link: Modelos Generales
GUIDE TO FILL MODELO EX 17 (How to apply for TIE):
Section 1) DATOS DEL EXTRANJERO/A
NIE : (the one mentioned in your visa stamp. In some cases, it is issued by your authorities after entering your city)
2nd Surname: Blank if none
Date of birth: mm dd yyyy
City of birth
Country of birth
Address in Spain: The one where you are empadronado or registered at the townhall census. You can also provide your school’s address.
City in Spain
Section 2) DATOS DEL REPRESENTANTE A EFECTOS DE PRESENTACIÓN DE LA SOLICITUD
Leave this blank. (This is filled if someone else is submitting your application on your behalf)
Section 3) DOMICILIO A EFECTOS DE NOTIFICACIONES
Your full name
Address in Spain
City in Spain
Tick the check box to give your consent if you want to be notified through email. (I did this but never received an email from them.)
Section 4) DATOS RELATIVOS A LA SOLICITUD
4.1 TIPO DE DOCUMENTO (art. 210) (Type of document requested)
Select the first option that says ‘Tarjeta Inicial’
All done. Now print this document. Mention the date and sign it. (pg. 2). Everything ahead in the form needs to be left blank.
Now, all you need is to fill TASA Modelo Codigo 12 to pay the fees for the TIE application. Click here to get help in filling the TASA MODELO 790 CÓDIGO 012
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Note: This page is an extract from the guide I wrote for all the chosen and aspiring Indian Auxiliares coming to Spain. The book ‘AUXILIAR DE CONVERSACIÓN – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR INDIANS‘ is a detailed guide that contains all the sample forms filled and also tips on packing, what to bring, what to expect and how to manage in Spain. Written to help Indians coming to Spain through the language exchange program. Click here to get it.