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Hi, my wife is Russian and is a legal resident of Spain. Our interview will be in Madrid but we live in the South of Spain. Thus we must fly to Madrid and back.

My question is:: here in Spain even when flying domestically...when you check in for a flight, they ask for her resident's card _AND_ her Russian passport. Being the Embassy will keep her passport and send it to us via courier, how will she be able to check in to our return flight home??

Not sure how to deal with this, can the embassy offer us any kind of document that will certify that they have her passport that will allow her to get on the flight?

There is no way we can drive to Madrid and avoid flying.

Thanks for any help

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Can you take a train or bus?


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Hi, my wife is Russian and is a legal resident of Spain. Our interview will be in Madrid but we live in the South of Spain. Thus we must fly to Madrid and back.

My question is:: here in Spain even when flying domestically...when you check in for a flight, they ask for her resident's card _AND_ her Russian passport. Being the Embassy will keep her passport and send it to us via courier, how will she be able to check in to our return flight home??

Not sure how to deal with this, can the embassy offer us any kind of document that will certify that they have her passport that will allow her to get on the flight?

There is no way we can drive to Madrid and avoid flying.

Thanks for any help

She just needs her NIE (DNI for foreigners in Spain) for domestic flights


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She just needs her NIE (DNI for foreigners in Spain) for domestic flights

Respectfully disagree::

Russian citizens - even if legal residents of Spain, with NIE card - also need to show Russian passport.

If I am wrong, do you have a link that can display what you say.

Thanks

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Respectfully disagree::

Russian citizens - even if legal residents of Spain, with NIE card - also need to show Russian passport.

If I am wrong, do you have a link that can display what you say.

Thanks

I am not totally sure about that. She might need to show the Russian passport for traveling abroad Spain.

I am Spaniard and my spouse (American) got the NIE/TIE card as permanent resident (no Schengen) when we lived in Spain and we traveled by plane (domestic flights) without showing his American passport.

Have a look here http://www.policia.es/documentacion/no_comunitarios/tar_concepto.html maybe you can find something (it is in Spanish).

If not, what I would do is to make a copy of the passport previously; go to the police station and try to get an official stamp on the copy ("compulsa" in Spanish) and if they require the passport at the check in counter / boarding gate show the NIE/TIE along the passport copy stamped by the police and maybe the NOA of the American Embassy telling you left the original one there to get a visa


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2016-08-31 I-751 form sent to USCIS
2016-09-02 NOA 1
2016-10-13 Biometrics appointment

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2017-08-31 Filed N-400 online

2017-08-31 Receipt Notice

2017-09-18 Biometrics Appointment

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I am not totally sure about that. She might need to show the Russian passport for traveling abroad Spain.

I am Spaniard and my spouse (American) got the NIE/TIE card as permanent resident (no Schengen) when we lived in Spain and we traveled by plane (domestic flights) without showing his American passport.

Have a look here http://www.policia.es/documentacion/no_comunitarios/tar_concepto.html maybe you can find something (it is in Spanish).

If not, what I would do is to make a copy of the passport previously; go to the police station and try to get an official stamp on the copy ("compulsa" in Spanish) and if they require the passport at the check in counter / boarding gate show the NIE/TIE along the passport copy stamped by the police and maybe the NOA of the American Embassy telling you left the original one there to get a visa

I have checked with Iberia, and you may be correct, they say what you have said, however when we have flown on RyanAir they have asked for her passport also.

I will stick with you opinion, though.

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