How often do you have to renew your ID?
The validity period of the DNI depends on age and other personal characteristics. If you also want to know how often the DNI is renewed and what your case is, we will answer this question below.
The National Identity Document (DNI) is an essential document for any Spanish citizen, a card that must always be carried and necessary to carry out procedures and any procedure in Spain. It is issued by the Ministry of the Interior and the expiration date always appears on it.
And it is that, to this we must add that our National Identity Document has a variable renewal periodthat is, as we become more adults, our renewal period will be longer.
As for the validity periodthese are the following, according to the Ministry.
- Children under 5 years of age: the card must be renewed every two years for children under 5 years of age
- Between 5 and 30 years: in this age range the DNI will be valid for 5 years.
- Between 30 and 70 years: in this period the DNI is valid for 10 years.
- Over 70 years of age or over 30 years of age who prove the condition of great disability, the DNI has permanent validity.
if we want renew the ID before it expires, it is necessary to know that this procedure can be carried out 90 days before its expirationthat is, up to three months in advance.
From the portal of the City Council of the Community of Madrid, they report: “To request the renewal of the National Identity Document, the physical presence of the person to whom it is to be issued, the payment in cash of the corresponding fee or payment by electronic means and the corresponding documentation will be essential.”
You can make an appointment in two ways:
- DNI processing offices, requesting an appointment here.
- Prior telephone appointment: 060.
well it is true that you can renew without an appointment, as long as it is urgent. These causes can be signing before a notary and having an expired DNI, a trip abroad (within the European Community) or for the renewal of the driving license.
The renewal price of the DNI is 12 euros. However, we leave you this link which you can access to find out what you will need to present on the day of renewal. However, if it is the first time you are going to register, we let you this other.