If you are not an EU citizen, in order to study in Madrid and therefore to reside in Spain for more than 6 months, you must apply for your Foreign Identity Number and the physical card (TIE).
If you are an EU citizen you can apply for Registration as a foreigner and obtain a Foreign Identity Number. It is not mandatory but it will allow you to carry out procedures in Spain like signing a work contract.
The Service of Admission and New International Student will take care of:
- -Providing you with the list of documentation you must deliver (adapted to the case and specific nationality)
- -Receiving your documentation and deliver it to the Immigration Police for processing*
- -Paying the administrative fees
*The University will act on behalf of the student in the first step of the process (application). The following steps (only for students who are not EU citizens) must be done by the student, since nobody can act on his behalf (the second step of the TIE is to contribute to the fingerprint).