Step by step guide - how to apply for a Digital Certificate. The Digital Certificate or Certificado Digital in Spanish, is an electronic ID that sits on your computer
The Digital Certificate or Certificado Digital in Spanish, is an electronic ID that sits on your computer. It allows you to perform an increasing number of administrative processes through your own computer such as registering for autonomo, submitting your annual income and registering your documents when applying for your TIE.
It should not be confused with the EU Digital Covid Certificate.
Click on the ‘Configurador FNMT-RCM’ for your system.
The application will download. It should automatically install, if not just right click the download icon and click ‘Install’.
Follow the installation instructions.
You can now apply for your Digital Certificate from the SEDE Electronica website.
Click on ‘Solicitar Certificado’
A new page will open showing a form asking for your details
You need to fill in the following personal information:
Nº del documento de identificación: your NIE
Primer Apellido: your first surname.
Correo electrónico: an active email you wish to use for this process.
At the bottom of the form you will see a link "Pulse aquí para consultar y aceptar las condiciones de expedición del certificado". You must click this link first and accept the terms and conditions before clicking “Enviar petición” to send your application.
A pop up appears on your screen
Another pop up appears asking for your password twice. (You will be using this password so put down something you will remember).
You will receive an email with a link and an application code attached to it.
You now have to physically visit one of the FNMT of Tax Agency Offices.
Take your TIE and/or your Passport.
You will now receive another email with the same link and application code.
Click on the link
A form appears into which you enter your NIE, name and the code supplied in the email
A button will appear
Click ‘Instalar Certificado’
Your Digital Certificate will download to your machine.