TIE(NIE) Application Procedure for non-EU students

In order to conquer the world, the Kingdom of Spain requires us to obtain TIE card, which can be accomplished with the help of this guide. For the remainder of this post, I'll be Bruce Wayne.

Yella, Sandeep
IESE Class of 2020


  1. Obtain an appointment, to submit TIE application, at a police station in the Barcelona city – at your desired date and location
  2. Obtain all the necessary documents that you need to submit on the date of appointment (guide to fill application form, tax form, etc are all included)
  3. Submit the documents and give fingerprints
  4. Collect TIE card after ~1 month from the day you finish step 3

1. Obtaining an appointment

Visit here(opens in new page) and proceed as following:

Screenshot_2018-08-13 Proceso automático para la solicitud de cita previa
fig. 1

Once you choose Barcelona at PROVINCIAS DISPONIBLES (fig. 1), you’ll be able to see 3 new links and click on “Expedición de Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero.”

In the proceeding page, choose the last option for “TRÁMITES DISPONIBLES PARA LA PROVINCIA SELECCIONADA” and your screen should look like the following (fig. 2)

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fig. 2

Click “Acceptar” and then in the proceeding page, click “Entrar”.

In the proceeding page: choose “PASAPORTE” as your “Tipo de documento”; enter your passport number in the box below; enter your name (given name + family name, in that order) at “Nombre y apellidos”; choose your nationality at “País de nacionalidad”; leave the “Fecha de Caducidad de su tarjeta actual” field empty; check the box at “No soy un robot”; your page will look like the following (fig. 3)

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fig. 3

Click “Aceptar” and we have the following page (fig. 4)

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fig. 4

You have 3 options here: 1) Solicitar Cita: to book an appointment, 2) Consultar Citas Confirmadas: to verify/confirm your appointment, 3) Anular Cita: to cancel your current appointment – in case you came to know that there’s new appointments available at an earlier date, you could cancel your current appointment and try to obtain appointment at an earlier day.

So, click “Solicitar Cita” and you’ll see the following page (fig. 5)

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fig. 5

Use the touchdown menu at “Oficina” (fig. 5) and pick the location that suits you best and click “Siguiente”.

In the proceeding page, fill out your information. “Teléfono” can be any number that has 9 – 12 digits. Fill your Spanish number if you happen to possess one, or else, you might as well fill in a random number here – no harm in doing this. “email” is important and has to be correct – in order to receive a confirmation mail of your appointment.

Your page should look like the following (fig. 6) and click “Siguiente”.

Screenshot_2018-08-13 Proceso automático para la solicitud de cita previa(9)
fig. 6

In the proceeding page, you’ll have some options to choose a time that’d fit you best. You’ll have 5 mins to pick one of the options. Choose one and click “Siguiente” (fig. 7).

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fig. 7

Click “ok” on the pop-up window and your reservation will be confirmed and you will receive a mail stating the details of your appointment – Location, Date & Time.

In the proceeding page, check both the boxes at the bottom of the screen and click “CONFIRMAR” (fig. 8) to finish the appointment booking procedure. Please note that “Mesa” column in this page is usually auto-filled by the system and turns out that it can be anything. So, do not worry if yours doesn’t say “HUELLAS1”.

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fig. 8

Voila, you have an appointment. No preview of the confirmation screen because Bruce Wayne doesn’t want to blow his cover.

The 1st step is done.

2. Obtaining necessary documents

You’ll need to collect the following documents:

  1. Application form, available here(opens in new page), filled – 1 original and 1 copy. Kindly see the following screenshots of an example form filled by me, with a bit of help from IESE office or access the official example form here (how to fill application form).
    Screenshot from 2018-08-13 16-39-05
    page 1
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    page 2
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    page 3

    Print this form at a photocopy shop and sign at the bottom of 2nd page. Take a photocopy of the original 3 pages after you signed.

  2. Passport and photocopy of the information page of passport
  3. Photocopy of Student Visa (D-type visa) and entry stamp to Spain or Schengen area
  4. Photocopy of plane/train/bus ticket if student has entered Spain via another Schengen country
  5. A certificate of admission/enrolment to the MBA Program (containing proof of health insurance) – As of August 13, 2018, the letter (in Spanish) that we get from IESE for VISA application sufficed
    Update (17th August, 2018): For those of you who have appointments at Carrer Riera Basté, 43, you to have your passport number stated on the Admission Letter. In this case, contact MBA office and they should be able to provide you the letter, accordingly.
  6. 3 passport photographs (white background)
  7. Residence certificate (Empadronamiento), the certificate that the city district council office issues stating where you live.
    How to obtain Empadronamiento(prepared by IESE office)
    As mentioned in the above document, you either go to the City Hall Office, in which case, appointment is not needed or you can go to an office somewhere close to you, in which case, appointment is necessary.
  8. Appointment confirmation – printout of the confirmation email
  9. Tax form paid. You’ll have to pay a tax of 15.76€ (might vary depending on the time of application – as of 13th August, 2018, it is 15.76€), which is considered to be the processing fee, as per my understanding.
    How to pay this tax:
    You need to fill out this form online.
    If you click the link above, you’ll see the following (fig. 9)

    Screenshot_2018-08-13 Tasa790_012
    fig. 9

    Click “Rellenar formulario y descargar” and then fill the next page, referring to the following (fig. 10). There’s instructions written in text, below the fig. 10 to help you further, in case it’s necessary.

    Screenshot_2018-08-13 Tasa790_012(1)
    fig. 10

    Note that, after filling your info at “IDENTIFICACIÓN”, you need to choose “TIE que documenta la primera concesión de la autorización de residencia temporal, de estancia o para trabajadores transfronterizos.”, after which, fill the “Localidad” and “Fecha” fields. You have two options to pay: “En efectivo” (by cash at a bank counter) or “E.C. Adeudo en cuenta” (by debit card at ATM). If you choose the second option, you’ll also have to provide your IBAN number at “Código IBAN de la cuenta”. Only choose the second option (payment by card) if you possess an NIE number on your VISA page. If not, you cannot pay at an ATM and it’s better to choose first option.
    Fill in the correct CAPTCHA code (“T3X5” in my case) and then, click “Descargar Impreso rellenado” and you’ll have your tax form that looks like this.

    b) Take a printout of this file and if you chose “En efectivo” (payment by cash) option, take it to a bank, pay the fee and get it stamped. If you chose “E.C. Adeudo en cuenta”, go to an ATM, insert your ATM card, choose “payment of taxes, etc”, insert your pin, “use bar code”, scan your code on the top of 1st page, input “15.76” as “amount” and input your NIE number and click “continue”. Collect the receipt that comes out of the ATM machine – the receipt needs to be submitted along with tax forms. Kindly note that receipt is needed when you pay through ATM. If you paid through cash, the stamp that you get will suffice.
    Update (16th August 2018): If you chose the debit option, you could only pay at a “modern” ATM. Today, after talking to a friend of mine, I realized that “old” ATMs, do not have the option to scan your bar code and so you wouldn’t be able to proceed there.

    With this, you will have finished obtaining the paid tax form.

To summarize, you’ll have to gather the above 9 sets of documents before your appointment time.

The 2nd step is done.

3. Submit the documents

On your appointment day, go to the location specified in your confirmation email and get a token number. Once it’s your turn, go inside and handover all the above documents to the person in charge. The documents will be verified momentarily and you’ll be asked to provide your fingerprints, after which you’ll be given a document, that you’ll use in step 4 – which is to collect your TIE card.

The 3rd step is done.

4. Collect TIE card

After ~30 days, go to the specified location (written on the document you obtain in step 3) with your passport and the document from step 3, and collect your TIE card.

Voila! You’re done and the TIE card will allow you to reside in Spain as a student, for 1 year.

Before your TIE card expires (~1 year), you’ll have to apply for extension of your TIE validity. For now though, sit back and relax! 🙂


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