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TIE, how to apply step-by-step

After you activate your Visa (cross the border) you will have 30 days to obtain a residency card (TIE). To apply for the TIE it is necessary to make an appointment online with the Oficina de Extranjeros - cita previa- here.

You will have 5 minutes to complete the application before it is timed out and asks you to start again. If you need help with applying for your appointment and completing the forms you can apply here

Scroll down the page until you see the button "Acceder al Proccidimiento" - click


In the drop-down menu choose your province, click "Aceptar"

choose your nearest office (you can choose any in your province, if the nearest doesn't have appointments check the other ones)

In the "TRÁMITES POLICÍA NACIONAL" choose "Policía-Toma de huella (Expedicion de tarjeta)" if the police station that you selected doesn't have this option you will need to choose another police station. Click Aceptar.

Download and complete forms EX-17 and TASA-790-12

Scroll down to the end of the page and click "Entrar"

Type in your NIE number, Name and Surname and your Nationality "Reino Unido" for British Citizen, and click "Aceptar"

Click "Solicitar Cita"

Add your Spanish phone number and email address, click "Siguente"

Choose the date and time of your appointment (if you need 2 appointments or more, usually the next timeslot on the same day is released after you book a timeslot for yourself, so if you book an appointment for 11:10 on 20/10/2023 when you go back to book 2nd appointment the next slot at 11:30 will be released and you will be able to book 2 appointments on the same day), click "Siguente"

You will be shown the address, date, time and the window of your appointment. You will be sent a 6-digit code to your phone from CitaWebAAPP, which you will need to type in "Codigo", tick both boxes confirming that your information is correct and that you agree to receive information about your appointment. Click "Confirmar"


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