To obtain the idCAT, according to Law 6/2020, of 11 November, and the conditions of use of the service , it is only necessary:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have one of the following identification documents in force (original and photocopy):
  • Have an email address
  • Contact an idCAT Registration Entity to verify your identity

NOTES on identification documents:

  • Only the identification documents listed above are accepted for issuing the idCAT Certificate.
  • Foreigners can prove their NIE number by providing the following documents:
    • TIE: in addition to the NIE, it has a photograph and is therefore used to issue the idCAT with this card. Please note that according to the applicable regulations, the validity of the TIE card is extended until the resolution of the extension request is resolved, as long as the renewal has been requested up to 90 days after its expiration and is pending. issue the corresponding resolution (Regulations for the development of the Organic Law on the rights and freedoms of foreigners in Spain).
    • Certificate of registration as a citizen of the European Union: it is necessary to provide another official document with a photograph (for example, passport or DNI of the country of origin).
  • Administrations have configured their applications to allow electronic processing with certificates made with NIF and NIE; however, it is not usual for them to allow access with certificates issued from a passport or DNI from other countries. The procedures that can be carried out independently of the supporting document contained in the certificate are those that do not have to do with the public administration, such as the signing of documents.

Model identification documents:

This image has the attribute high empty; its name is dni.png The DNI accredits the identity of the holder, as well as the Spanish nationality of the same. The national identity documents of any of the member countries of the Schengen agreement are also accepted
This image has the attribute high empty; his name is tie.png The foreigner identity card (TIE) is a physical document that accredits the legal residence of a foreigner in Spain.
This image has the attribute high empty; his name is certified.png Certificate of Registration of Citizens of the European Union. Document accrediting the registration of citizens of the Union in the Central Register of Foreigners. This document must always be accompanied by a document with a photograph, DNI or Passport
This image has the attribute high empty; his name is passport.png Passport personal identification document with international validity, which identifies its holder, issued by the authorities of a country.