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Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business - Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper. Born a "Norverner", she then spent most of her life "Dann Saff" before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle's loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine - although not necessarily in that order.


  1. Nick Gill
    May 29, 2021 @ 9:16 am

    Hi Elle

    Don’t think it’s available for Android yet, as just tried, and was told that!


    But I’ll try following your instructions later on the laptop to see how we get on there 😁



    • Elle Draper
      May 29, 2021 @ 11:35 am

      It can be done on Android, according to the Spanish Tax website. But I haven’t tested it myself, to be fair (nor have any desire too).
      This link talks about it.
      Enjoy your jaunt out later with Alan. Happy “drone-ing”
      E x


  2. Gerry Shanks
    June 16, 2021 @ 2:38 pm

    Love my new country and the people BUT their admin ! im loosing the will to live.

    Brilliant informative site . Keep up the great work guys


    • Elle Draper
      June 16, 2021 @ 3:24 pm

      Hi Gerry – and thanks for the kind words about the website.
      Yes – we feel (and share) your pain! We’ve asked lots of Spanish friends if they find it any easier than we do… and the answer almost always consists of eyerolling and swear words – so it’s not just a language barrier.
      Enjoy what’s left of your week!
      Elle x


  3. Gerry Shanks
    June 23, 2021 @ 3:37 pm

    Elle , Thank you for your reply . Just my style of humour also : keep up the good work.

    Quick question please ?.

    I am a non working pensioner with both my Spanish driving licence plus my T I E.

    Do i need also the certificate discussed above ?



    • Elle Draper
      June 24, 2021 @ 10:40 am

      Ha ha ha – my pleasure!
      You don’t “need” the certificate above. It’s just a “nice to have”. So far, I’ve used mine to access tax records, print off my Vaccination certificate… and I’ll be printing off a new Empadronamiento certificate too. It’s certainly not a legal requirement for anyone – just a way to access info without having to trek to the Ayuntamiento or other official offices which can save time.
      Have a good weekend!
      E xxx


  4. Dom G
    September 21, 2021 @ 10:59 am

    Hi Elle,

    brilliant website (very handy)

    I just have one question: can I move my digital certificate to another device, without having to carry out the whole process again?

    I’ve just bought a new laptop!


    Dominic :)


    • Elle Draper
      September 21, 2021 @ 11:22 am

      Hi Dominic – and thanks for your kind words!
      It seems that (according to the paperwork) it is possible. However – we have heard of so many issues with transferring it. That’s why in the early paragraphs of this article we recommend you get a new one (it’s easier than moving the existing one believe it or not).
      However – if you want to give it a bash:
      1. Follow this info first to make a backup of your certificate
      2. Then follow the steps here.
      Good luck and do let us know if you manage to do it.
      E xx


  5. Gerry
    October 12, 2021 @ 2:10 pm

    Elle, ive just tried the digital certificate onto my smartphone again. Your advice is great but their system says it does not yet recognise Android .

    I will try again next week if i still have the will to live. Im going for a beer, its easier to order.


    • Elle Draper
      October 12, 2021 @ 2:52 pm

      You may have more luck in 2068… the Smartphone stuff does seem to be taking its sweet time, eh?!
      Enjoy that beer. Have two!
      E x


  6. Pris
    November 8, 2021 @ 5:38 pm

    Fi-nal-ly been able to download the digital certificate after attempting myself for days, without succeeding…
    Great instructions and screenshots!!!! Thx so much!


    • Elle Draper
      November 9, 2021 @ 10:51 am

      Our pleasure! So pleased that it helped you.
      Elle x


  7. Sandra smith
    February 18, 2022 @ 4:47 pm

    Do we know when it comes out on Android, as need to pay non tax bill as closed Spanish bank act due to fees? Be easier to have on phone.


    • Elle Draper
      February 18, 2022 @ 5:54 pm

      Unfortunately, it’s still too “hit and miss” and fails to work on most devices. If it settles down, we’ll be sure to write instructions for it.
      Deep breaths! ;)
      E xx


  8. Mike Macro
    April 12, 2023 @ 7:13 pm

    I was successful and all I need to do now is visit the office with my NIE and passport.

    However, I followed some guidance and tried to delete the FMNT software so that I could re-do the process for my wife’s application.

    It keeps saying that the software has already been downloaded (from my application) so I can’t proceed with my wife to create a unique password to allow her to proceed.


    • Elle Draper
      April 13, 2023 @ 7:02 pm

      I don’t think you need to delete it Mike – you should be able to add your wife too. But grab yourself a local IT specialist – they should be able to help. x


  9. Fran
    June 11, 2023 @ 4:12 pm

    Hello. The website no longer looks like your screenshots and the options are no longer available. Do you have to be a citizen now perhaps?


    • Elle Draper
      June 20, 2023 @ 10:38 am

      Hi Fran. Thanks so much for flagging this – we weren0’t aware it had changed.
      We are actually on holiday at the moment, but I’ve made a note to revisit this article once we are home again.
      Elle x


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