FOREIGNER IDENTITY CARDS

LA TARGETA D'IDENTITAT D'ESTRANGER (TIE)

A foreigner identity card is a document that identifies foreign people and by means of which they can prove that they are legally present in Spain. As a foreign citizen, you have the right and duty to apply for such a card if you have been authorised to stay or reside in Spain for over 6 months. You must apply for the card within a month of entering Spanish territory or of receiving such authorisation.

Foreigner identity cards are personal and non-transferable, and have the same period of validity as the authorisation granted.

If your card is lost, destroyed or disabled, you should ask to be issued with a new one. Having your card replaced in such a manner does not mean that it has been renewed. See
http://extranjeros.empleo.gob.es/es/InformacionInteres/InformacionProcedimientos/Ciudadanosnocomunitarios/hoja092/index.html