If you are a non-EU student studying in Spain and as you may already know, the “TIE”(Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero) is an important residence document that not only confirms your right to stay in Spain during your period of study but also enables you to travel in and out of Spain and the Schengen area with ease.

Due to the lockdown imposed by the State of Alarm (Estado de Alarma) in Spain from 14 March 2020 to 21 June 2020, immigration offices (oficinas de extranjería) and police stations (comisaría de  policía) were closed throughout Spain and only gradually started accepting appointments after the State of Alarm was lifted. This, combined with reduced staff working at immigration offices and police stations, means that TIE appointments are very difficult to get at present and in addition, due to COVID-19, there is now an additional step involved of having to make another appointment to collect your TIE.

Here at Live and Study in Barcelona we present a step-by-step guide on how to make your TIE appointment in Barcelona depending on your situation as a student.

DOCUMENTS

First, get all your documents in place (though you may choose to make an appointment first before getting your documents together).

If this is your first TIE application:

You will need to submit the following documents at your appointment:


If this is a TIE renewal application

You will need to submit the following documents at your appointment:


STEPS FOR MAKING YOUR TIE APPOINTMENT (to submit fingerprints and documents)

Go to police station website and select Barcelona within the drop down menu under PROVINCIAS DISPONIBLES and then click on ‘Aceptar’.

 

Under ‘TRAMITES CUERPO NACIONAL DE POLICÍA’ select ‘POLICÍA-TOMA DE HUELLAS (EXPEDICIÓN DE TARJETA) Y RENOVACIÓN DE TARJETA DE LARGA DURACIÓN’ from the drop-down menu. Once selected, click on ‘Aceptar’.

 

This will bring you to the appointment booking page for your TIE application listing out the documents that you will need to submit and conditions of your appointment. Read the instructions and scroll to the bottom of the page and select ‘Entrar’.

 

Enter your details as indicated below:

 

Check your name and identification number and select ‘Solicitar Cita’:

 

Follow the instructions to select your appointment at an available police station (you can select any police station in the province of Barcelona). Once you select a police station, follow the instructions to confirm your appointment and print out the appointment confirmation (you will have to bring the appointment confirmation with you to your appointment).

 

If there are no appointments available, you will see the following (keep trying until you see an available appointment):

 

 

COLLECTION OF YOUR TIE

Once you have attended your first appointment you will be given a document with instructions on when to make an appointment to collect your TIE and from which police station. Your TIE should be ready for collection in a month.

STEPS FOR MAKING AN APPOINTMENT FOR COLLECTING YOUR TIE

Go to the police website and select Barcelona within the drop down menu under PROVINCIAS DISPONIBLES and then click on ‘Aceptar’.

 

Under ‘TRAMITES CUERPO NACIONAL DE POLICÍA’ select POLICÍARECOGIDA DE TARJETA DE IDENTIDAD DE EXTRANJERO (TIE) DURACIÓN) from the drop-down menu. Once selected, click on ‘Aceptar’.

 

This will bring you to the appointment booking page for your TIE card collection listing out the documents that you will need to submit and conditions of your appointment. Read the instructions and scroll to the bottom of the page and select ‘Entrar’.

 

Enter your details as indicated below:

 

Check your name and identification number and select ‘Solicitar Cita’:

 

Follow the instructions to select your appointment. Take note that you will have to select the police station indicated in the document given to you after your first appointment (for fingerprints). Once you select the police station, follow the instructions to confirm your appointment and print out the appointment confirmation (you will have to bring the appointment confirmation with you to your appointment).

 

If there are no appointments available, you will see the following (keep trying until you see an available appointment):

 

HOW WE CAN HELP

We offer services in scheduling appointments to submit fingerprints and for collection of TIEs including completing all the necessary paperwork and accompanying you to your appointments. For more information, contact us.

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