Civil Identity documents

Almost as numerous as in France, official documents keep a very strong legal value in Spain and it is advisable to always carry with you, at least your DNI or NIE.


Important clarification: This article was written in April 2020 and deals with regulation at the time we mention it!

DNI/NIE/TIE : What is it really?

In Spanish territory, the National Identity Card (CNI) is a document in the format of a credit card (tarjeta).
There are 2 cases:

  1. For local people :
    The "Documento Nacional de Identidad" (DNI), which is a white, plasified card that identifies its owner by an unique and personal number.
    It is an official document with photo that, like the Spanish passport, proves its spanish identity. Add a comment

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