This number (“Número de Identidad de Extranjero”) is the basic NIE number Spanish identity for foreigners living in Spain, identification with which you will be able to conduct any kind of legal procedure in the country, such as opening a bank account, buying a house or car, starting your company or getting your residence permit.
Who needs an NIE in Spain?
1. Any foreigner who becomes a resident for tax purposes in Spain needs an NIE number in Spain.
2. Any non-resident foreigner who buys property in Spain. If a couple buys a property in Spain together, and they register the property in both their names, then both of them must obtain an NIE number in Spain.
3. Anyone who wants to work in Spain, or start a business in Spain.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO GET THE NIE
The necessary documentation to receive the Spanish
NIE number is the following:
● The official NIE application form.
● Passport photo.
● A document certifying the reason to be applying for an NIE.
● Identity document or Passport, the original and a photocopy of all pages.
TIME SCALE TO OBTAIN AN NIE IN SPAIN?
It takes 3 to 5 working days to obtain the Spanish identification number for both EU and Non-EU citizens.
How to get the NIE number in Spain as fast and as easily as possible?
WHERE IS THE APPLICATION PRESENTED
In Spain: at the Government Delegations and Sub-delegations via their services and the Provincial Immigration Office (“Oficina de Extranjería”)
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