The ordinary Spanish passport is a public, personal, individual and non-transferable document, issued by the competent bodies of the General State Administration.
Outside of Spain, it accredits the identity and nationality of Spanish citizens and also within the national territory.
All Spanish passports are biometric. They contain an RFID chip embedded in their back cover, capable of identifying their holders without the need for contact with the readers. In addition, it has the digitized image, biographical data and fingerprints.
To request the issuance of a passport, the presence of the person to whom it is to be issued and the presentation of the following documents at a police station will be essential:
The first obtaining, renewal, loss, theft, advance or deterioration of the passport are: 30 euros. They can be paid in cash at the issuing office or by prior payment online on the website by appointment
In the case of belonging to a large family, obtaining or renewing it is free.
In general, the passport will have a non-extendable validity of:
When passports are issued to minors or the disabled, the indicated validity may be limited at the reasoned request of the persons or institutions that have been assigned their parental authority or guardianship.
To request an appointment in a police station, you can choose two ways:
If the deadlines do not meet the dates of the scheduled trip abroad, the interested party must find out which are the offices in the province where the passport can be obtained without a prior appointment. In this case, it must be taken into account that it is not certain that one will be attended to and that it may even be necessary to go several hours before the opening of the branch.
You can check all the issuing offices in Spain on the DNI and Passport portal of the National Police Force.
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