How to Pay Spain's Model 790 Fee for Administrative Processes

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What is it?

Model 790 is a fee that must be paid to the Spanish government for various administrative processes, such as obtaining a NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero) or handling other official documentation.

Who needs it?

Individuals who are dealing with immigration procedures, residency documentation, or other official matters that require a payment to the Spanish authorities.


  1. Access the Official Form:

    • Visit the official Spanish Government website to access the Model 790 form (usually the link is provided in the specific governmental department handling your procedure).
  2. Fill Out the Form:

    • Complete the form with required personal details such as your full name, passport number, and current address. Make sure all details are accurate and match your official documents.
  3. Select the Code:

    • Depending on the specific service you are applying for, select the appropriate código (code). For instance, “Código 012” is commonly used for NIE applications.
  4. Print the Form:

    • Once the form is filled, print it out. It is usually required to have a hard copy for payment processing.
  5. Pay the Fee:

    • Pay the fee at a compatible Spanish bank. Take the printed form to the bank, where you can pay the fee in person. Banks such as BBVA, Santander, and CaixaBank usually handle these transactions.
  6. Obtain a Receipt:

    • After payment, the bank will provide you with a stamped receipt or proof of payment. This is crucial as it must be presented during your application process.
  7. Submit the Receipt:

    • Include the proof of payment with your other application documents when you submit them to the relevant governmental office or during your appointment.

Required Documents

  • Completed Model 790 form: Available online from the official Spanish Government website.
  • Identification (Passport or ID): Your valid identification documents.
  • Proof of Address: A document showing your current residential address.
  • Receipt of Payment: Stamped by the bank upon paying the fee.

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Additional details

  • Some users have mentioned that it might be possible to pay the fee online via specific banking apps if you have a Spanish bank account.
  • If you are not in Spain, it might be helpful to contact the nearest Spanish consulate for guidance or specific instructions applicable to your situation.


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