NIE – National Identity Number

If you are purchasing a property in Spain or looking to move to Spain for anything other than a holiday, then you will need an NIE Number.

What is an NIE?

NIE stands for Foreigners’ Identity Number or Número de Identidad de Extranjero in Spanish. As a foreigner in Spain you need to apply for this number if you plan to be in Spain for any other reason than a brief holiday.

Why do I need an NIE?

If you intend to engage in with any type of professional or economic services in Spain, you will need an NIE first. This includes, buying a house, getting a loan, opening a bank account etc

Applying in Spain

You can apply in person at the registered police station in your province in Spain. You cannot make an appointment, so be advised to get there as early asspossible to avoid queues.

Applying from abroad

You can request an NIE via your local Spanish consulate, you will need to fill in a form and visit the consulate. In the UK, the consulate is in London.

Let us apply for you…

Our legal team, can apply and collect NIE’s on behalf of our customers, as long as we have POA.

What is the process?

Submit the form below and one of the legal team will contact you within 24hrs to begin the process of requesting your NIE.

How long does it take?

Most NIE number applications can be completed within 7 days.

POA (Power of Attorney)

If you cannot go in person to request the NIE, then our legal team will need POA to perform the request on your behalf. POA can be given in any notary in Spain, or you can do it online. Please select the POA option in the form.

If you would like help requesting your NIE, please complete the form. Thank you.

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