How to get a NIE Number in Malaga

How to get a NIE Number in Malaga 2023

Congratulations on moving to Malaga! Your new life in the sun is almost set and ready to go. But have you got your Spanish NIE Number?

You will need a NIE Number in Malaga to open a bank account, rent or buy a property, connect to internet or get a contract phone in Spain.

All area’s of Malaga require you to have a NIE Number, including: Marbella, Malaga central, Estepona, Mijas, Ronda, Fuengirola, Nerja, Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Antequera, Torrox, Velez Malaga, Manilva, Benahavis, Frigiliana, Casares.

How our NIE Number service works

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By completing just one simple form on our website we are able to provide all your required paperwork and make your NIE Number appointment at the police station.

Your only task will be to arrive at the police station you are designated on the correct date and time and show your passport to collect your NIE Number.

Click here to read more about our NIE Number service for the Malaga area

More about Malaga

Here at MY NIE Number we like to go traveling around. This week we visited Malaga. Check out our guide below for useful tips for holidaying or living in Malaga.


You dont need a Spanish NIE Number to visit Malaga.  Malaga is a Spanish City on the Costa del Sol on the Mediterranean sea, in a region called Andalucía in the South of the country. The popular tourist resort is  the 6th Most popular city and Spain and the second most popular city in its province of Andalucía. Tourism is hugely import for the economy in Malaga.

Famous as the birth place of Artist Picasso and for its fine Architectural assets, Malaga also boasts impressive Mediterranean cuisine, fine Spanish wines and some of the beast beaches in the world.

Attractions in Malaga

The city of Malaga is its own little world of magic and you don’t need your Spanish NIE Number to discover it. It was once described by the famous poet Vicente Aleixandre as ‘paradise between the sky and the earth’.

Malaga has 3 main beaches to visit, Torremolinos Beach, El Palo Beach and La Caleta Beach. The weather is generally good and is sun drenched most of the year.

It has numerous parks, including the Malaga Park, Crocodile Park and the Montes de Malaga Natural Parke. Malaga also boasts interesting landmarks and plenty of places for sightseeing which makes it an ideal place to spend a family vacation. You wont need a Spanish NIE Number to visit any of Malaga’s theme parks.  You won’t need a NIE Number to use the beaches or theme parks.

Transport in Malaga

Public transport in Malaga is world renowned, comfortable and safe. In the main city centre you can find basically all the main sights by walking, as they are all mostly found around the historic old town. You wont need your Spanish NIE number to jump on a bus or hail a taxi.

The main bus station in Malaga can be found next to Malaga train station. This is where busses to many places in the whole province can be found.  Malaga’s  buses run from 6:45 AM to 23:00 PM. There are also 3 night buses in the summer to help you get home after a few drinks or a night at the theatre.

Malaga’s train service is run by RENFE, which is the main Spanish Railway Company. In many of Malaga’s new train Stations such as  Maria Zambrano, travellers can purchase train tickets to most places in Spain including Seville, Madrid and Alicante. The central train station boasts an enormous underground carpark and a shopping centre. 

It is helpful to have a NIE number for buying bus passes and discounted travel but it is not always required. Check direct with the bus/travel company.

Hotels in Malaga

Malaga offers a wide range of hotels and accommodation to suit all budgets. Click here to book a hotel in Malaga.  If you have traveled to malaga to get your NIE number you might need to stay a few nights in a hotel while the police produce your NIE number certificate.

Would you like more information about obtaining your Spanish NIE Number in Malaga? Give us a call or use our live help to contact us!

Need more information about getting your NIE Number?

While your in Malaga why not take one of the Many Tapas tours? You wont need a NIE Number and its tasty!

In the main Tapas tour you visit 4 of malagas most famous tapas resturants on a 3 hour tour, tasting upto 20 different plates of tapas, of course all served up with a large glass of wine or a chilled Mahou beer.

Benefits of going on a Tapas tour

-Excellent value for money
-Free drinks included
-Free snacks included

You Meet your tapas guide near Plaza de la Constitución in the central area  Malaga. Your guide will then walk you to your first tapas bar of the evening.

As you walk along the streets of Malaga, your Tapas guide will chat to you about Spanish foods and the surge in popularity for tapas all over the world.

While the best place to eat tapas is a subject of strong debate, It is well thought that Malaga  is one of the best places to discover it.

Tapas bars in Malaga are often packed out, but that’s part of the fun! volley for space with the locals and follow the tapas etiquette of your tour guide. Dishes served each evening will vary, but you can expect up to 20 different Tapas from four different resturants.

Here at MY NIE Number Spain we like to meet some of our Valued customers. This week we met up with John and Sandra Bradshaw who moved to Malaga to open a tapas bar.

Q: How are you finding Malaga and how did you get your Spanish NIE Number?

A: We love Malaga. It was a bit of a struggle to start with the get used to the Spanish way of life. The banks closing at 1pm does not help when your running a business.  We used the my NIE number website because we found it cheap and easy to use. We put our details including our passport numbers and Spanish address into the NIE Number booking form and woke up the next day to find our appointments had been made and we had all our paper work filled out.

Q: Would you recommend our NIE Number booking service to other people and your Friends?

A: Yes we would 100% recommend your NIE Number booking service to all our friends in Spain. We found it so simple and easy to use. The Spanish NIE Number booking form was so simple because it was in clear and simple English, No Spanish was required so that was great as we speak very little Spanish Language.

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27 thoughts on “How to get a NIE Number in Malaga 2023”

    1. Hi Jake. Welcome to Malaga sunny Spain. If you use our quick and easy NIE Number booking form we can get you booked in in no time. I hope this helps. Lisa

  1. I hope you can help? My family are moving to Marbella, Malaga next week. the estate agents have just said we need a NIE Number before we can connect the electricity and water? Do you know if this is correct and can you get us our NIE Numbers before 9th February 2020?

    1. Hi Kendra, Thank you for your message. Yes, generally you will need a NIE Number to be able to change the electricity and water into your name. We can get you an appointment in either Malaga city, or Marbella when you arrive. Please use our easy NIE Number booking form and we will get you booked in as soon as possible.

      Kind regards


  2. Hi Lisa, My name is Abigail Norman, I have sent you the form and £47.99 through my paypal account on Tuesday 21st January. I have received an automated response from you and I appreciate that you are probably very busy but I would really like a personal response from you to reassure me that things are going ahead with the booking for the NIE and forms for the Social security No. as I have also sent an email and called and couldn’t get through on the number provided. As I would also like to be able to start working here as soon as possible please, I would be grateful for a rough time estimate? Thankyou
    Kind Regards

    1. Hi Abigail, Thanks for your message. Your booking and paperwork was emailed out to you on the 24th? Please can you check your junk mail/spam folder. If you are unable to find it please give the MYNIE office a call on 0034 665556070 and they will be able to help you 🙂

  3. Urgent. I really need a nie number to start work in Malaga! How quickly can you get
    Me in I need to start work this week?

    1. Hi Oliver. We can normally get you a cancelation appointment in the malaga area within a few days. please use our online NIE Number booking form and we will get you sorted out as soon as possible. Lisa

  4. Ive just arrived in Malaga and was meant to be starting a job on Monday but now I find out I can’t start until I have a NIE Number. How soon can you get me an appointment at the police station in malaga?

    1. Hi Robert

      Yes you will certainly need as NIE Number before you can start work. We can hopefully get you in early next week. please use our easy NIE Number booking form and we will get you booked into malaga police station as soon as possible too get your Certificate.


  5. Urgent, im in Malaga now and was supposed to start working yesterday in a School just outside malaga. Can you help get me a NIE Number fast?

  6. Hello, do you have an email we can contact please? There is no contact form here:

    My fiancé and I both need NIE-numbers as we just moved to Spain, but we don’t have a Spanish phone number so would prefer so get some details via email first. Please email me, thanks!

  7. Hello , I have lived in Palma from 2015 till 2017 and registered with the municipality . In 2017 I have returned back UK for work and been back to Palma 2-3 times . I don’t have residency but I have been issued with NIE number. I am planning to go back and live in Spain before the end of the year. I am planing to live in Grenada , what do I need to do to get residency card and do you provide this service ?

  8. Hi I have a NIE number but has expired I’m buying a new motorcycle so I need to update my NIE number do I have to go through the same process

  9. Hi i need the green N.I.E i have allready the withe N.I.E.And i live here in spain from more 3 years.Can you help me how i can do?Thanks best regards i will pay you commision

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