NIE / TIE: Information & Registration

Many students are moving to Madrid to stay more than three months. If this is your plan then you are legally required to get a Foreigners Registration Number (NIE). The process of obtaining an NIE (or TIE) is different form a normal Visa application, so it is important to understand the process. Smart Insiders is here to help students apply and obtain the NIE.

Not sure what’s the difference between a NIE and a TIE?

Check out our blog posts that dives deeper to understand which you’ll need and how to register for an appointment.

I am an EU Citizen and need a NIE:

  1. Request an appointment.
  2. Gather all the documents you need for your appointment.
  3. Download and complete the Modelo 790-012 form.
  4. Go to your appointment.
  5. Pick up your NIE.

I am a Non-EU Citizen and need a TIE:

  1. Request an appointment.
  2. Gather document for a fingerprint appointment.
  3. Pay the fee.
  4. Go to your fingerprint appointment.
  5. Pick up your TIE.

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.

Useful Links:

  • Procedure Information here
  • Application Forms here
  • Appointments here
  • Foreign Office Addresses in Madrid here
  • General Directorate of Police here