Your NIE number in Spain.

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Your NIE number in Spain

Your NIE number in Spain.

The NIE is a personal, unique and exclusive number that is assigned to foreigners who, for economic, professional, or social reasons, are engaged in activities related to Spain and require identification in this country.

Red Rose Property Spain and our lawfirm in Malaga can help you with obtaining your Spanish NIE number.

Obtaining a NIE number in Spain.

  • A NIE may be requested directly in Spain or at the Consular Office of the applicant’s country of residence.
  • The request may be made in person or through a duly accredited representative.
  • The physical presence of the applicant or of their representative is mandatory in every case. 

Documentation required to apply for a NIE number.

Important information about the NIE number.

  • EX-15 standard application form (original and one copy), completed and signed by the applicant or representative.
    The form should preferably be completed online and printed.
    The application form must indicate the economic, professional, or social reasons that justify the NIE application.
  • Original of the applicant’s valid passport and a copy of the passport’s biographical data page.
    Nationals of Member States of the European Union may identify themselves with their identity document (original and one copy, front and back).
    If the application is presented by a representative, only the certified copy of the document should be provided.
  • If the NIE is requested via a representative, the original and a copy of the representative’s identity document or passport must also be presented, together with a power of attorney in which it is expressly stated that this representative is empowered to present the NIE application.
  • If the applicant is a minor or is incapacitated, a copy of the family record book or the birth certificate or the guardianship document must be presented. In addition, the valid passport or ID of the parent or guardian must be shown.
  • Document proving residence in the Consular area.
  • Form 790, code 12, duly completed, and payment of the corresponding fee.

The NIE is a personal, unique and exclusive number that is assigned to foreigners who, for economic, professional, or social reasons, are engaged in activities related to Spain and require identification in this country. 

A NIE obtained via the Consular Office identifies the bearer to all levels of the Spanish public administration, but does not entitle the holder to reside in Spain or prove residence there. 

Foreigners who wish to become residents in Spain must be aware of the possible need to obtain a visa beforehand. Citizens of the European Union, once established in Spain, must register at the Central Registry of Foreign Nationals.  

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