Do I need a NIE number in Spain ?


THE NIE NUMBER (Foreign Identification Number) is an identification number required for any official transaction in Spain  such us buying a property in Spain, opening a bank account, getting  an insurance or renting a car etc.  If you are thinking in buying a property in Spain is one of the first things you will need. It will  be required by the Notary at the formalization of the the Purchase sale Deeds.

You could apply for NIE number either personally or through a Power of Attorney.You could give a special Power of Attorney to your to your Spanish property Lawyer and he will get it on your behalf.The applications must be made at local National Police office. ( extranjería Department). You could  also use the Spanish Consulate in your country . It is necessary to make an appoinment in any case.

Notice documents you should to present it migth be different depending on the reason you need the NIE number or depending on the local police you are applying for the NIE . It is normally required:

– NIE application form

– photocopy of your passport.

– passport picture

–  State Fee: 9, 69.-€ aproximately

– Documents that justify the reason you are applying for the NIE number . (The purchase sale contract in case you are buying a property in Spain, etc ).

If you need to apply for a NIE  number or in case you are not sure if your need a NIE number in Spain, you could contact Fernández Abogados- Lawyers and we will explain you on details the way to proceed.

Lourdes Fernández, Partner at Fernández Abogados- Lawyers based in Orihuela Costa

 0034 966730264. 

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Fernández Abogados - Lawyers is a full- service  Law Firm located in Orihuela Costa, Playa Flamenca, Alicante.

The Law firm is widely experience in Family Law and Inheritance Law, Civil Law and Criminal Law. We are also jurist specializing on international Law.



 +34 966 730 264

Pablo Picasso, 1-2º local 10 
Playa Flamenca 03189 (Orihuela Costa)