Good morning. I have seen that, in order to travel from an Italian airport to a Spanish one it is necessary to fill out the following form:


There is a part about the national ID card:

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My question is, what do they mean with the "by" and "resident" section?. The spanish national ID card contains the following information:

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  • That form seems to be for arrival into Italy? For arrival into Spain there’s a link from jet2.com/flights/safe-travel/travel-requirements to spth.gob.es
    – Traveller
    Commented Aug 3, 2020 at 11:31
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    Without further instructions from the airline: 'BY' would be the issuing authority of the ID. 'Resident' should be the town you are registered in. Commented Aug 3, 2020 at 11:57

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As noted in a comment, this is apparently the form for travel to Italy and not from Italy to Spain. That's why it seems modelled after the Italian national ID card and the information it contains.

In case you still have to provide the information, “By” is the authority issuing the document, for example a municipality or embassy. Italian identity cards and the documents issued by many other countries mention it but it seems your Spanish ID card doesn't. You could just write “Spain“ in that field.

“Resident“ is the place where you live or your address. I would just use the “lugar de domicilio” mentioned on your card.

This is highly unlikely to have any serious consequences, simply put something reasonable on the form.

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    As Italian I can confirm, nobody really cares about that field specifically.
    – STT LCU
    Commented Aug 4, 2020 at 10:29

"By" means who the passport or document was issued by, meaning the country (or state, region etc.) that issued it. "Residence" means where you are resident, i.e. where you live.

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    Not the country, but the name of the authority that issued the card. This can be anything between a city district to a country depending on the jurasdiction. Sample: BA TEMPELHOF-SCHÖNEBERG BÜA 2 Commented Aug 3, 2020 at 16:28
  • @MarkJohnson If it's a passport, then the issuer is a country. Same as any other form where you give your passport details. Commented Aug 3, 2020 at 20:33
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    @AsteroidsWithWings My Passport: 9. Authority BEZIRKSAMT TEMPELHOF-SCHÖNEBERG VON BERLIN ; 11 Residence BERLIN, so you write what is written on the ID or passport where such a field exists. As you can see here, it is not always a country. Commented Aug 3, 2020 at 21:37
  • On most Dutch passports it reads "Burg van [City]", which means "Mayor of [City]".
    – Tonny
    Commented Aug 4, 2020 at 8:25

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