Many foreigners who want to start living in Spain have doubts about this important part of the process. What is the fee you need to pay to get the fingerprints? Where is the 790/012 model presented, and how? But now, doubts are over. In this article we will answer the most frequently asked questions about the fingerprints in the process to get your residence card.
The immigration process to get the Spanish residency and establish yourself legally in the country has several phases. The first one being obtaining the visa in your country of origin.
With this visa (passport stamp) you can travel and enter the Spanish territory. Then, one of the first procedures once you are in the country will be to get your residence card.
This card is called TIE (not to be confused with the NIE, which is the foreigner identification number you will receive when entering Spain). It is a plastic that contains your NIE and the type of residency you hold.
One of the fundamental steps to finally receive this residence card or TIE is the registration of your fingerprints.
But, in addition, you will have to pay a fee, whose monetary amount will depend on your specific type of residence.
In this article we will explain everything you need to know about this part of the process.
Which is the fee you need to pay in order to get your fingerprints taken?
The fee to be paid is the 790 fee. But this fee has three different models: 006, 012 and 026. In the case of the fingerprints to obtain the TIE, the model you need to use is the 012.
Since issuing a foreigner’s identification card is the responsibility of the police, that fee will be filled out and downloaded on their website.
Why do you need the model 790/012?
As we have just mentioned, the payment of the 790/012 fee is essential in order to take your fingerprints.
That is, it is the mandatory step that you must follow as a foreigner to get your TIE or residence card.
More precisely, what exactly is this fee for and in what processes will they ask you to pay it?
- In order to get your initial residence card in Spain
- In case you want to renew your residence and work card (or residence card simply)
- To get your card as a family member of an EU citizen
- In case of requesting the registration certificate as a citizen of the European Union
- To request the student card
- Finally, if your residence card was valid but it has been lost, you will have to pay this fee again to get a new one.
How much does it cost? The exact amount according to your residency type
Once you start filling out the form to make the payment for the 790/012 fee, you will automatically see (at the bottom of the page) exactly how much you will have to pay.
However, here you will find a brief summary.
To renew the temporary work residence or to extend a stay for study purposes, the price is € 18.92.
In order to apply for your initial residency card (you have just arrived in Spain), roots procedures and student visas, the price is € 15.75.
The fee to be paid for long-term residency and long-term EU permits is € 21.44.
In the case of the card as a family member of an EU citizen, the price is just € 12.00.
And finally, for the authorization to come back you must pay an amount equal to € 10.50.
Where should you pay the 790 fee?
Paying this fee for the fingerprints is completely simple. In addition, you have different options to do it, so finding an option that works for you is easy.
You can make the payment at any bank, cooperative or savings bank.
You will simply download the fee model; which you will previously fill out online (using the link we gave you above), sign it, and take it to any bank to realize the outlay.
There, they will give you a receipt confirming that you have paid the corresponding amount.
Can I pay online?
No, it is not possible to pay the fingerprints fee online.
You must go in person to a bank or any of the other credit institutions allowed to make the payment.
In which bank do I need to pay?
In that sense, there is no specific bank to make the payment: all of them will be valid.
Also, keep in mind that in some banks you can make the payment directly at the ATM, without the need to enter their offices.
Where should I submit this fee? Step by Step Process
You have two different options to present the paid fee: the immigration office and the police station.
We always refer to the immigration office that corresponds to you according to your address.
Keep in mind that in most cases (especially if you live in cities like Barcelona or Madrid), you must get an appointment beforehand.
Once you go to your appointment, keep in mind that you must provide the following documents:
- Form EX-17, corresponding to the TIE application
- Model 790-012 with the corresponding payment receipt
- Your passport (original) and copy of it
- The positive resolution in case you are getting an initial residence authorization
- Census (“empadronamiento”)
Thus, by the day of your appointment, you must have filled out the online form 790 that we have attached above. Once filled, you must print it. And with that document, you can realize the corresponding payment.
If you need help throughout the legal procedure, do not hesitate to contact us. Our team of immigration lawyers will be happy to help you out.