What to do after receiving a non-lucrative visa? (NLV)
In this previous post we listed some of the characteristics of the NLV and discussed its main requirements such as economic means and health insurance.
If you are applying for the first time for this residency, this permit is granted for one year and it is renewable twice for two-year terms each time.
When you apply from abroad and your application is successful, the embassy or consulate issues a visa that will enable you to enter Spain. Normally, this visa is issued for a period of 90 days in which you are expected to enter the country.
But if the initial permit is granted for 1 year, why is the visa issued only for 90 days?
The non-lucrative visa is a national visa and as such, by general rule, they are issued for a maximum period of 90 days.
Other national visas can be issued for a longer period because the law established this exception in their specific cases e.g.: Student’s visa can be issued up to 180 days.
How do I get my permit for a year from the 90 days visa?
Once in Spain, you are expected to apply for a TIE which is an ID card. This card is the final step and once issued, it will display your details, address and the duration of your permit.
How to apply for my TIE?
To apply for your TIE you need to book an appointment online with the office in the locality you are living in to submit the application.
In the selected date, you must attend in person to the appointment with original and copy of your passport, correspondent signed form (EX-17), paid fees and photos size 26x32mm.
On some occasions, you will be requested to present your registration in the town hall (empadronamiento) to prove you are living where you stated. We recommend to always look to register prior to the appointment.
At Extranjeros Hoy we can help you book your appointment; prepare the forms and fees you need to bring along to the appointment and guide you on the town hall registration. Contact us if you are interested.
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