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How do I get an NIE number in Spain?

A NIE number is crucial for those coming to live in Spain, but how do you get it? HomeFinance Spain provides a service for our clients to help them get their NIE number. Here we answer some of the most frequent questions we get on this topic. Keep reading for more!

How do I get an NIE number in Spain?

First of all, what is a NIE number?

An NIE number, ‘Numero de Identidad de Extranjero’, is a Spanish tax number for non-residents seeking temporary residency in Spain. It is a unique tax number that is assigned to non-Spanish people.

This number is very important when setting up your new life in Spain, we always recommend our clients secure their NIE number as soon as possible.

What do I need a NIE number for?

You will need a NIE number in Spain for anything official. The number is essential if you want to secure a job, buy or sell property, get a mortgage, pay Spanish taxes, buy a car, open a bank account and even sign for a parcel. You must have a NIE number to get a social security number as well.

So, how do I get a NIE number in Spain?

There are a few different ways you can get a NIE number. You can apply in person at a police station in Spain or at your Spanish consulate in your home country.

HomeFinance Spain can apply on your behalf for the appointment for the NIE number. If you grant us Power of Attorney, we can go for you to get your number. Our service also includes filing in all of the required paperwork. Read more about our different NIE services. 

Is it difficult to get a NIE number in Spain?

The process of getting a NIE number in Spain can be stressful and time consuming. In busy towns and cities in Spain, it is common to wait 6-8 weeks to get an appointment for a NIE number. Added with the language barrier, this can be a very difficult time for expats. If you are in a rush to get your NIE to buy a property or to get a job in Spain – we can speed up the process and get your NIE number for you. With our services, you can apply for your NIE number either: from your home country or when you are in Spain.  

How can HomeFinance Spain get your NIE online?

EASY – If you do not have time for the long process of getting your NIE number in Spain – we can help!

There are two ways we help our clients get their NIE number online. 

  1. Booking appointment, advice and filing out required paperwork.

HomeFinance Spain will book your appointment at the local Police Station and fill out all the required paperwork on your behalf.

  1. Complete – Apply for a NIE number from anywhere in the world!

All we ask is that you visit your local notary and sign a document that gives us Power of Attorney. Under Spanish law, it states that a legalised, Spanish Power of Attorney document allows an individual to be represented by another to get their NIE number.

Once we have these documents HomeFinance Spain can apply for your NIE on your behalf without you having to be in Spain. We will then courier the documents over to you safely. 

Can I get a NIE from the UK / outside of Spain?

Yes, you do not need to be in Spain to get your NIE. Once you have granted us Power of Attorney to obtain your NIE number, our team can organize for your NIE to be couriered to your home country when it is ready.

What documents do I need as a European citizen to get my NIE?

If you are a European citizen and would like us to get your NIE on your behalf, we will need a notarised Power of Attorney document and copy of your passport to get your NIE on your behalf.

If you can attend a police station in Spain, we can help you fill out the paperwork and can secure you an appointment.

What documents do you need from me as a Non-European citizen?

To obtain your NIE on your behalf, we will need a notarised power of attorney document, a notarised copy of your passport and document evidence of why you need the NIE number. Document evidence can include a private property purchase agreement, a letter from a mortgage company, a copy of a job contract or a similar type of document. 

Over to you...

So now we’ve explained exactly what a NIE number is and the different services we provide, we hope you have a better understanding. 

For more see – Spanish Residency and NIE number for Frequently Asked Questions and more information. 

Apply for a NIE number with HomeFinance Spain

HomeFinance Spain are experts in securing NIEs for our clients. The waiting times, Spanish forms and administration tasks can seem long and daunting for expats. Let us take the stress away by using our NIE services. 

HomeFinance Spain can help you get your NIE number. Get in touch today by filing the form provided or call us on (0034) 96 682 11 72.

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