NIE application process  >
(for EU citizens residing in Spain)

The citizens who must apply for the Green Card are those who, coming from a member country of the EU, from any state that is part of the Agreement on the EEA or from Switzerland, are going to reside in Spanish territory for a period of more than three months. These individuals are required to request their registration in the Central Registry of Foreigners.

The popularly called Green Card, is the document that certifies the registration, and with its obtaining, foreigners may operate in Spain, complying with current legislation.

  • If you do not have a NIE: The citizen who processes the Green Card will not have to process the NIE, since this document carries its automatic assignment.
  • If you have a NIE: The citizen who processes the Green Card must provide his NIE to be able to associate both documents.

The origin of the citizens who can choose to obtain the Green Card are:

Germany Austria Belgium Bulgary Cyprus
Croatia Denmark Slovakia Slovenia Estonia
Finland France Greece Hungary Irland
Iceland Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania
Luxembourg Malta Norway Netherlands Poland
Portugal United Kingdom (*) RCzech Rep. Romania Sweden
Switzerland

(*) Transitional period for leaving the EU.

At your branch or on 91 832 98 98 we will help you manage it without leaving your home and at advantageous prices.

Conditions to enjoy the service

  • Service hours:
    Monday to Thursday from 09:00 am to 02:00 pm and from 04:00 pm to 07:00 pm. Friday from 09:00 am to 03:00 pm
    July - August: 09:00 am to 03:00 pm
  • Cost of the service with fees 72,50€ (VAT included) (*)


(*) Subject to change by the Government of Spain or equivalent body

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