The information below has been collected by the Citylife team via intense research in collaboration with Proyecto Océano, one of Barcelona’s most known legal associations. Please keep in mind that we are not directly related to any legal or government departments and the information may be subject to change.

Are you a citizen from a country outside the European Union (Non-EU citizen) in the process of getting all your legal documents sorted out to live, study or work in Barcelona? Check out this article where we outline all you need to know about the TIE, Empadronamiento. Only in select cases will you be required to get your Social Security Number.

If you are a citizen of the European Union, please click here to follow the instructions that apply for you!

You will stay in Spain LESS than 6 months and you will either study or do an unpaid internship? These are the documents you need:

  • Luckily for  you, there is no further paperwork required. Your visa is sufficient.

You will stay in Spain LESS than 6 months and you will either work or do a paid internship? These are the documents you need:

  • Empadronamiento: This document will make you a citizen of the city in which you reside.
  • TIE: You will need to apply for the TIE within 30 days of your arrival in Spain!
  • Social Security Number (“número de afiliación”)

Click on any of the following links, to find out how to obtain the EmpadronamientoTIE and Social Security Number.

You will stay in Spain MORE than 6 months and you will either study or do an unpaid internship? These are the documents you need:

  • Empadronamiento: This official document will make you a citizen of the city in which you reside.
  • TIE: You will need to apply for the TIE within 1 month upon arrival in Spain! You won’t have to apply for the physical card (TIE).

Click on any of the following links, to find out how to obtain the Empadronamiento and TIE.

You will stay in Spain MORE than 6 months and you will either work or do a paid internship? These are the documents you need:

  • Empadronamiento: This official document will make you a citizen of the city in which you reside.
  • TIE: You will need to apply for the TIE within 1 month upon arrival in Spain! You won’t have to apply for the physical card (TIE).
  • Social Security Number (“número de afiliación”)

Click on any of the following links, to find out how to obtain the Empadronamiento, TIE and Social Security Number.

Do you still have questions or other legal topics you need answered?

Simply fill out the form below and your query will be sent to us as well as to our friends at Proyecto Océano, one of Barcelona’s most known legal associations, who are also here to help you out! Please note: By sending the form below, you automatically agree that we can forward your data to Proyecto Océano.

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