Sorry to those of you who aren’t auxiliares, this post will probably bore you and make no sense. But I’m documenting it here for future auxiliares because clearly the junta can’t just make it easy for us and put some instructions up on a website somewhere.
For those who don’t know, this is my 2nd year as an auxiliar. I live in the Cádiz province, so I’m only speaking on behalf of 2nd year American renewing auxiliares in Cádiz.
So first of all, I took the bus to Cádiz, arriving bright and early (wasn’t actually bright, it was dark most of the bus ride) to the bus station. Los Amarillos bus station in Cádiz is at the train station, which I found out today. Anyway, for renewals, you have to go to the Oficina de extranjeros and NOT the COMISARIA DE POLICIA. Bueno. The extranjería is on C/ Acacias, right near the entrance to the old town center. If you’re walking towards the center (the old town) down avda. de Andalucía, c/ Acacia is parallel on the right side, just one street over. If you reach the giant stone arch entrance to the old town at the end of avda. de Andalucía, you’ve gone to far. The office is in a building that belongs to the government… I thinkkkk it was the ministerio de trabajo or… ministero social…. or something like that. Enter through the front door, and after passing through a metal detector you’ll be directed to the right where the extranjería is.
Once you go in you need to press a button to get a number. They gettin’ all fancy up in Cádiz. I think for anything related to getting your NIE you’ll press the green button which will result in you getting a B number rather than an A number which is great because mostly everyone has A numbers. Then when you are called you need:
– a photocopy of every single page in your passport
– a photo copy of your TIE
– Modelo Solicitud ex-00 (you can just get one there and fill it out, or print it from online and bring it with you)
-carta de nombramiento that documents your pay and health insurance
You give all those things to the person at the desk, they type a bunch of stuff in the computer, you sign some things, and then he gives you 3 papers to take to any bank along with your money. You take the papers to the bank, sign them, give the bank the money, they stamp your papers, and you bring the papers back to the extranjería, y ya esta. You have up to 10 days to pay the tasa and return the stamped papers, but just git’r’done that day if you can, much easier.
Don’t do what I did and forget your passport. Que tontaaaa. Now I have to go back to show them my passport ASAP cause I think they won’t start to process my renewal without it. So I’m going back sometime soon (bye bye 13 euros of bus fare) because of my stupid mistake.
That’s basically it! I was done by 9:30am (I was the 3rd one in line after arriving at the office 20 minutes before it opens at 9:00am). So I walked around the center, had un cafelito and of course a tostada con tomate cause its effing delish, and then met up with my friend to walk around a bit more. Then caught the bus back home at 12:15 to get back to Arcos to prepare for my first day of classes at the academy. This is gunna be a long year.