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Need to get yourself a foreign tax ID number? It unlocks all the services you need in Spain!

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You’ll need an NIE number in Spain for things like buying a house, setting up a business, or opening a bank account.

With an NIE number, you can pay taxes and get social security benefits in Spain.

Plus, an NIE number smoothens everyday tasks – like getting utilities or a phone plan.

What is a NIE and why do i need it?

The NIE, short for “Número de Identidad del Extranjero”, is an ID number for anyone from outside Spain who’s living, working, or studying here.

It’s given out by the Spanish government to keep track of foreign residents. If you’re planning to stay in Spain, you’ll need the right residence permit and a NIE. Need a Foreign ID Card? Let our partners help you out!

How can a lawyer help me?

Our partnered lawyers can assist you in various ways when it comes to NIE procedures in Spain:

  • Eligibility Clarity: We’ll break down the visa requirements for you, ensuring you understand what’s needed.
  • Application Prep: We’ll help you get your application in tip-top shape, ensuring every required document is on point.
  • Handling Hiccups: Run into an issue? We’re here to navigate challenges, whether it’s employment gaps or other concerns.
  • Appeal Assistance: In case your application faces any hurdles, we’re ready to represent you and guide you through the appeal process.
  • Stay Updated: Throughout your application journey, we’re here to answer questions and keep you informed.
  • Comprehensive support: Our collaborations with health insurance providers, certified translators, and international schools will enhance your initial Spanish experience. We provide comprehensive support in Spanish, English, French, and Italian.

If you’re abroad, we can guide you on getting your NIE at your local Consulate or Embassy. And remember, an NIE is not just a number. It’s your key to buying property, signing leases, banking, setting up a business, and even estate planning in Spain.

Ready to dive in? Our Lexidy team is here to help, from providing POA to submitting your NIE application. Let’s get started!

What is the Spanish NIE for?

The NIE is like your golden ticket in Spain if you’re a foreigner or ex-pat.

Think of it as a special ID number you’ll need for nearly everything – like buying a house, opening a bank account, starting a business, renting a place, working, and even doing your taxes.

The cool part? Once you get an identity card or your EU Certificate in Spain, you’ll find your NIE on it. It’s super important, so make sure to keep it safe!

The NIE is like your golden ticket in Spain if you’re a foreigner or ex-pat.

Think of it as a special ID number you’ll need for nearly everything – like buying a house, opening a bank account, starting a business, renting a place, working, and even doing your taxes.

The cool part? Once you get an identity card or your EU Certificate in Spain, you’ll find your NIE on it. It’s super important, so make sure to keep it safe!

Just fill out the online form called EX-15 (but make sure to do it in Spanish, they won’t accept it in English).

Once that’s done, you’ll need to book an appointment before heading to any office in person. If you’re not in Spain, head to your nearest Spanish Consulate. Depending on where you are, you might have to wait a bit, usually between one to three weeks.

Once all is done, your NIE will show up on your EU Certificate, a neat green card for EU folks living in Spain.

Feeling lost? Don’t fret! Our partners team team up with immigration offices in Spain to simplify things. Just chat with one of our immigration lawyers to guide you through. Book a free call here!

  • Draft the Power of Attorney (POA): Our partners will help you with this, defining what you’ll be allowed to do, like handle money. It’s a quick one-day job.
  • Sign the POA at a Public Notary: Another one-day task.
  • Get it Stamped: If you’re signing from abroad, you’ll need an official stamp. Depending on where you are, it could take a couple of days or up to two weeks.
  • Send the Docs to Us: Once you’ve got everything, send it our way! This might take between two days to a week.
  • We Get Your NIE: Leave it to us from here. In about three business days, we’ll have your NIE sorted. We’ve got your back with any official stuff.

And hey, if you’re not from the EU, there’s an extra form (Form 790) to fill. If it seems tricky, give us a shout, and we’ll help you out!

FAQs

Good news! Once you get your NIE, it’s yours forever. But remember, for certain tasks, you might be asked for a recent non-resident NIE certificate or a residence permit.

Simply put, the NIE is your foreigner’s ID number, while the NIF is for taxes. All NIE numbers can be used as NIFs, but not the other way around. Even though it’s not an official ID, many people use the NIE as one.

Unfortunately you cannot work in Spain without a NIE! To work in Spain, you need an NIE and the right permits. If you’re from the EU, you can get these permits in Spain. If not, you’ll need to apply from your home country. Not sure about your work status? Chat with a lawyer to understand better. Our partners do free calls for this!

You can rent using just your passport. But, some landlords might ask for your NIE. Legally though, it’s not a must-have.

Having an NIE doesn’t mean you can just move to Spain. To live there long-term, you’ll need a residence permit. Want to know more about living in Spain? Look up info on Spain’s residence permits.

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  • Let our partners help assess your business intent and secure your entrepreneurship visa!

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Our legal experts will have a light chat with you to assess your request and understand your situation.
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Our legal experts will walk through your situation and cover everything that you will need in order to solve your situation
✅ We will also go over any outlying legal, tax, administrative and bureaucratic needs you may have that we can solve for you
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Once eligibility and next steps for your case have been accepted from the Deep-Dive Call, we’ll immediately get to work in starting advice and legal submissions
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