TIE Renewal in Madrid


In this post Smart Insiders is going to cover all the important information you need to know about renewing your TIE! If you’re planning to renew another year as a Language Assistant you will need to register for a TIE renewal. This is a crucial step for returning another year, and if not done correctly will be costly and time consuming.

What is a TIE? Why do you need to renew it?


TIE Tarjeta de Extranjero is your identification card that contains your NIE number. It is necessary to either have it, be in the process of applying, or renewing a valid TIE. You will always have the same NIE, but unfortunately your TIE expires when your contract is up. Similarly, if you are a Language Assistant you’re issued a Student TIE. Once you’ve renewed your TIE you have legally applied for an extension to carry out studies in Spain, non-work placements, or volunteer services. If you haven’t applied for your TIE you can find information on how to do so here.

When should you renew for the TIE?

Step 1: Gather documents for your fingerprint appointment.


First, you will need to start collecting all the paperwork you’re going to need.

  • EX-00: Impreso de Solicitud en Modelo Oficial: Original completed and signed, plus a copy. Download here.
  • Physical Passport: Photocopy of Visa and page with your photo.
  • TIE: Photocopy of front and back.
  • Letter of appointment (Carta de Nombramiento) of the current year (2018-2019)
  • Letter of appointment (Carta de Nombramiento) of the upcoming year (2019-2020)
  • Approval letter from your school (Certificada de Aprovechamientofor the current year. Provided by the Director of your school.
  • Modelo 790 – Código 052 (Tax Form) Fill out a copy here.
  • Proof of Medical Insurance: Original and a copy.
  • 3 Recent Passport Pictures

Step 2: Pay the bank fee. (Modelo 790-052)


Next, you will need to complete the tax form. It is important to not copy these forms from a friend. Each document has a specialized barcode that is assigned to you and your payment.

Modelo 790 – Código 052 (Tax Form) Download a copy here.

  • Step 1: Identificación: Put your personal information.
  • Step 2: Autoliquidación: Principal should be checked.
  • Step 3: Go to this section: Autorizaciones y Documentos Para Extranjeros and mark box 1.3 (TIE que documenta la primera concesión de la autorización de residencia temporal, de estancia o para trabajadores transfronterizos).
  • Step 4: Declarante: (Localidad: Madrid / Date: Day of Payment in the Bank)
  • Step 5: Forma de Pago: En Efectivo should be checked. This will automatically input the amount due in the payment box.
  • Step 6: Enter the security code and then click Descargar impreso rellendo
  • Step 7: Finally, print out the form (3 copies) that you will take to the bank with the amount due in cash.
    • IMPORTANT: Above all, when getting this form authorized by the bank you need to go between the hours of 8:00 and 10:00 am. Banks will not process this after these times.
    • Most Noteworthy: 1 copy is for the Administration, 1 copy is for the bank, and 1 copy is for you to keep in a safe place.

Step 3: Drop off your documents.


Finally, you need to drop off your documents. This process is different than applying for the TIE because you cannot request an appointment. As a result, there are a few ways to submit your documents and we’ve listed them here.

  • On the internet through the Mercury Platform. This option is a little tricky since you have to obtain a digital certificate. To find out more information click here.
    • You can get a digital certificate here.
  • Any Public Registry, General State Administration, or City Council.
    • Registry Office: Calle García de Paredes, 65 (Metro Gregorio Marañón)
    • Public Registry: Gran Via, 3
  • Any post office where you need to have your documents addressed to the Immigration Office; Student Section. If you’re instructed to hand in other documents at a later date they should also be addressed here.
    • Address: Calle Silva 19, 28004 Madrid

Step 4: Apply for a Regresso. 


Finally, if you’re traveling out of Spain you will have to apply for a Regresso. You cannot do this until you have turned in your documents and received a receipt after successfully turning in your documents. You can make an appointment here.

  • Choose Madrid
  • Enter your information.
  • Choose an appointment time.

IMPORTANT: Due to the fact there might not be appointments before your travel dates, you should choose a date and make an appointment regardless. Then you will be able to go to the office a few days before traveling and get your document. But keep checking back because appointments will open up.

Need help from a lawyer specialised in immigration?

If you wish to put the whole process in the hands of a lawyer specialised in immigration you can request a quote for each of the following services.

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