How can I trace my lost NIE Number in spain?

Have your lost your Spanish NIE Number in Spain? Need it to buy a car, rent a house or get connected to the internet or for work reasons?

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Tracing your Spanish NIE Number is easy with our booking form.

Unfortunately there is only one way to get a replacement copy of your Original NIE Number certificate and that is to unfortunately go through the whole process again from the start.

It maybe a bit easier at the police station if you have a photo or have your NIE Number written down somewhere.

To trace your lost Spanish NIE Number visit our book now page. Unfortunately although you have already given all these details to the Spanish Police before we will need all the details again. The reason for this is: If the police search their database and can not find you, it will be treated as a new application. To save time and not risk you being pushed to the back of the que its best to go with all the paperwork completed for a new application.

Once you have placed your order and sent your details via our easy English format NIE Number booking form one of our representatives will be in touch within 24hrs with your appointment date at the police station.

When you get to the police station the process will be the same as applying for a new NIE Number. You may not need it if the police manage to find your application on their system but we recommend taking two passport sized photos with you. You will also have to pay the government fee of (9.75) again at the bank.

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16 thoughts on “How can I trace my lost NIE Number in spain?”

  1. Hi, I need a copy of my NIE Number appointment certificate so I can register a car in Spain. Can you message me a copy?

    1. Hi Simon. Im afraid bad news to get a copy of your certificate you need to make an appointment at the police station and have all the forms filled out again. If you use our easy NIE Number booking form on our main website we will be able to sort this out for you. Many Thanks, Lisa

  2. Hello. I need a replacement NIE certificate as I used power of attorney originally and was never given my certificate.. I do have my number though. When I go online to book an appointment is it in the original police station or local to where I have my apartment? The solicitor that had POA worked in Marbella and has since retired. My apartment is in Estepona.. Thanks for your help

    1. Hi graham

      You will need to have your NIE Number appointment in Estepona where your property is, not in Marbella where it was originally issued. I hope this helps. Lisa

  3. I have my NIE number but I don’t have the paperwork. Can you provide me with a copy. My NIE number is Y-1154249-P
    Does this help !

    1. Hi Philip

      Im afraid the only way to get a replacement paperwork/certificate for your NIE Number is from the police. For this you will need an appointment at the police station and the relevant NIE Number paperwork. We can help you with this is you like. Simply complete the NIE Number booking form on our website and we will get you booked in.


    1. Hi

      Yes we can book you in for your NIE Number. Please use the NIE Number booking form and we will get you booked in as quick as possible.


  4. I have lost my original copy of my NIE certificate but have a photocopy. I am going to go for residency, will I need a new certificate or will my copy do?
    Also do you help with obtaining residency in Spain?

    1. Hi Christine

      Thanks for your message. No, you won’t need a copy of your lost NIE NIE Number certificate to apply for Residency because they already have a copy at the police station online. Yes we can book you in for Spanish residency no problem, Please visit our apply for Spanish residency page for more information.

      Speak soon


  5. Please if a minor is given one year residence and gors for a renewal though he or she is not 18 years will they still give him or her one year or two years..?initial non lucrative residence permit..?

  6. Bonjour
    Comment faire pour avoir une copie de mon NIE que j’ai perdu ? J’ai rempli le formulaire EX-15 : puis je aller au consulat d’Espagne en France pour déposer la demande ou suis-je obligée de me rendre en Espagne ?
    Merci d’avance de votre réponse

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