The Foreigner Identity Card is the unique and exclusive document intended to provide documentation to foreigners in a situation of legal permanence in Spain, for which purpose the recipients of the same must complete the actions established for its delivery.
Said Card certifies the legal permanence of foreigners in Spain, their identification and that the authorization or recognition of the right to remain in Spanish territory for a period of more than six months has been granted, in accordance with current regulations.
The Foreigner Identity Card is personal and non-transferable, the custody and conservation of the document corresponding to its holder. However, underage children or representatives who are not emancipated or incapacitated may appear on the Card corresponding to the father, mother or legal representative, if so requested by them, without prejudice to the fact that they may be holders of an independent document.
The foreigner who is in Spanish territory has the right and the obligation to keep, in force, the documentation that proves his identity, issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin or provenance, as well as that which proves his situation in Spain. He may not be deprived of his documentation except in the cases and with the requirements set forth in Organic Law 4/2000, of January 11, and in Organic Law 4/2015, of March 30, on the protection of citizen security .
Failure to comply with the obligations relating to the Foreigner Identity Card will entail the application of the sanctioning regime provided for in Organic Law 4/2000, of January 11, on the rights and freedoms of foreigners in Spain and their social integration.