What’s a NIE Number?
A NIE (Número de identidad de extranjero) is essentially an ID number for foreigners. You will need an NIE number if you buy a property, if you buy or insure a car, if you want to open a bank account or set up utility bills – i.e., you will need it often during your day-to-day life in Spain. Also, if you do not have an NIE number, tax authorities cannot process annual tax payments such as income and wealth tax.
Do I need to be there to apply for my NIE Number?
Yes, Applications must be made in person. Recent changes in the law have made it necessary for an ID check.
How long does the NIE application procedure take?
On the day of your NIE application we need less than 2 hours of your time.
When do I receive my NIE Certificate?
Usually the same day or within a few days of the application being submitted to the police.
Do I need to be present to collect my NIE Certificate?
No. We will collect this on your behalf and can email a copy to you and any other interested party straight away. We can then either send the original to you.
What paperwork do I need?
Generally just your Passport, Copies of your Passport and Passport sized photographs are required. When you book your appointment with us we shall confirm you have everything you need. For children additional information is needed and also more paperwork is required if your hold a Non-EU Passport.
For more info or to arrange an appointment please call +34 634 32 46 56 or use one of the contact formulars from the web.