How to get an NIE number in Spain?
Many people often wonder what does NIE mean, and the answer to this is quite simple. An NIE number, which stands for Número de Identificación Extranjero, is an identification number that everyone, who is not a Spanish citizen or resident, must obtain in Spain if you just wish to open a business or a bank account in Spain or when buying a property.
The process of getting NIE is relatively simple. Obtain the following documents and bring them to a Spanish police station, the Oficina de Extranjeros in Spain or the local Spanish embassy in your home country:
- The completed NIE application form, which can be printed off online or can be picked up from the Spanish Embassy in your country of origin
- Notarized, supporting documentation explaining why you require an NIE number
- A copy of a valid passport
- A copy of the Resident Registration Certificate as proof of where you live
- A printed confirmation of your appointment time
Also note that you cannot apply for a NIE number Spain online, however we are able to do it on your behalf by a power of attorney.
The difference between a Resident and Non-Resident NIE
When getting an NIE number in Spain it is important to know that there are two different types of NIE numbers that can be applied for. The first is a Resident NIE number which is required for all EU members who plan on living in Spain for a period of 90 days or longer. This type of NIE number is called Certificado de Resgitro UE and will require you to pay taxes. When applying for NIE number Spain for a non-EU resident (Asignación de NIE), as this you are able to own property and perform business activities, however this type of NIE number does not permit you to reside or work within the country and you are not required to pay taxes.
The process of how to obtain an NIE number in Spain can be made much simpler and the NIE number Spain cost can be reduced, by allowing Lusa Legal to assist you or even represent you before the authorities as mentioned through the corresponding power of attorney.
Our legal team can handle everything when it comes to getting you an NIE number and can save you the time, travel and the money associated with this task. Call us today to find out how we can help:
+34 682 085 432.