If your thinking of moving to Spain its likely your main priority will be to find your dream home, perhaps a villa with a pool, or secure a new job. It’s important to know in the early stages the Importance of Obtaining your NIE Number and all the reasons why you may be asked to present it.
Why do I need a NIE Number?
The Main reason people find from reading the endless blogs, websites and forums is that it is required for Buying, Selling and Renting property. Regardless of whether you plan to live in Spain permanently, rent for a short period of time or just buy a holiday home you must first obtain your NIE number. Usually it helps to know that wherever taxes are to be paid – it is required!
It makes no difference if your coming to Spain To Study, a Work Placement, Start at a new job or are planning to Set up your Own Business you must get your NIE number.
Once our living here in Spain you will find that the list of things to sort out is never-ending at first.
Everybody needs a bank account so one of the first places to visit is the Bank. Which ever bank you choose is likely to request a copy of your nie certificate when opening up a new bank account for you, setting up a Mortgage Offer or approving your request for a Loan.
All Loan and Mortgage agreements have to be written and signed in the presence of a Notary. It’s here at the Notary that the Notaire will request to also see your NIE Certificate!
Another item you might have top of your list when moving to Spain is Buying a Car. When purchasing a new or second hand vehicle the garage will need your nie number in order to legalise your car documentation and transfer the ownership into your name. If you buy privately it is usually agreed between the buyer and the seller as to who will be responsible for the transfer of ownership, either way your nie certificate is one of the documents that the Tráfico department will require to complete this request.
In the meantime organising Car Insurance (and no doubt Household Insurance too) will be a priority too so yet again, have your NIE number close to hand.
Once your settled in your new dream home you will want to set up your household utilities. We all need Electricity, Water, Telephones and Internet.
Each provider will need your NIE Number to set up a new supply contract. When getting a Mobile phone either on a contract or Pay as you Go – and lets be honest; however did we manage without one? – You will need to show your NIE Certificate at the point of order. In this case it is also quite common to also be asked for your Padrón. To apply for a Padrón you will also need your NIE.
During these times the Police stations will be closed and you will not be able to obtain your NIE Number.
Spain’s National holidays are celebrated on the same date each year, regardless of whether they fall on a weekend or a week day when the whole of Spain will be on holiday unlike the Regional holidays when it will only be the that particular province.
It is important to take these dates into account because most Government offices and some Police Stations responsible for issuing your NIE numbers/Certificados will be closed. They may also close for what the Spanish call their “Puente” days or as we would say, a “bridge” day.
This is when the holiday falls for example on a Tuesday or Thursday and the Monday or Friday is then taken as holiday as well, giving a nice long weekend! Only in Spain!
As well as the Police Stations and town halls , shops, banks and many other businesses will close for the National Holiday. The majority of restaurants and bars will remain open.
Check out our list of National Holidays below before booking your NIE Number appointment to avoid disappointment.
1 Jan New Year’s Day (National)
6 Jan Epiphany (National except Basque Country & La Rioja)
7 Jan Epiphany (Holiday Andalusia, Aragon, CanaryIslands, Castile and Leon, Ceuta, Extremadura,Madrid, Melilla &Navarre)
28 Feb Andalusia Regional Holiday
1 Mar Balearic Islands Regional Holiday
19 Mar St Joseph’s Day Basque Country, (Castile-LaMancha, Murcia, Navarre)
Are you Thinking about buying a property in Spain? Maybe a villa with its own outdoor pool, or a central flat in a high rise building? where should you start? The first thing you will need is a Spanish NIE Number. Here at MY NIE number Spain making your you have your NIE Number in place so you can apply for your Mortgage is our number one job.
By completing us one simple NIE Number application form in English we can get you booked in at the police station in Spain, and get all the relevant paperwork ready for you to take.
Buying a house is a huge step so proper planning at early on will help you in making the best decisions in the future as well as giving you an idea of what you have available to spend on your new dream property in the sun.
Getting a mortgage in Spain does not have to be a complicated and arranging this early on may save you some hassle and frustration later when you have found your dream property.
Interest rates in Spain are still reasonably low and there are many different packages available. Usually mortgages in Spain are arranged by mortgage brokers or lenders and the different types available include repayment, interest only, low start and construction/self build to name but a few.
So now you’ve decided you’re going to be getting a mortgage in Spain, what next? At this stage it’s a good idea to make sure you have all of the necessary documents in order. One of the first things you, and any other party to be named on the mortgage or property deeds (escritura) will be asked for is your Numero de Identificacion de Extranjero (NIE Number). This is basically your identification number and you will need it when getting a mortgage in Spain as your mortgage cannot be processed without it.
When getting your mortgage in Spain you will usually be asked as a minimum to provide your last three payslips, your latest income tax return, details of any other loans/mortgages, your contract with the seller and proof that property tax is up to date and the Escritura. What you are asked for may vary bank to bank and you may also be asked for your work contract or records of your assets. Self employed applications also require additional documentation and your individual broker will better advise you on what is required for each individual case.
Your lender will require a valuation of your chosen property as this will assist them in assessing the loan amount and term. Terms can vary from ten to twenty five years. Make sure you are aware of all the fees you may incur when getting your Spanish mortgage including the valuation fee, mortgage arrangement fee and mortgage insurance, Notary fees, Translator fees, mortgage tax and land registry fees. You don’t want any unexpected shocks later on.
When you have agreed your mortgage terms with your bank and are proceeding with your purchase, you will then visit the Notary to sign your mortgage agreement and your purchase agreement. This can be a novel experience! Now all that is left to do is to enjoy your new home in Spain!
If you need assistance in obtaining your NIE number Fast in order to speed up getting your mortgage in Spain then please contact us immediately for free advice.
Answer in simple terms: The Padron, known in Spain as the empadronamiento is similar to the electoral register in the Uk. It allows the local town hall to monitor how many people live in each town/city and directly affects the funding that town receives from the government. The British Embassy advises that it is obligatory by Spanish law to register on the padrón at the Town Hall where you reside.
Registering at your local town hall, also known as the “Ayuntamiento” in Spanish benefits your town because your local government receives funding depending on how many are registered on the Padrón. The Padrón is a good way for the Town Hall to know how many people are living in the area. Some town halls may also ask you to complete a census form which allow you to vote in local elections.
On the Padrón will be all the names of people living at the address. You can still be on the Padrón for a certain address even though your name is not on the escritura (title deeds) or rental agreement.
If you wish to apply for your certificado, register your child for school, register at your local medico (doctor), transfer an imported vehicle to Spanish plates or buy a Spanish car then you will likely need a padrón.
How do I get a Padrón?
First of all you will need to visit your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). You need to take with you your valid and in date passport, a recent utility bill, a copy of your escritura and your NIE number (Numero de identidad de Extranjero). If you don’t already have a NIE number then MY NIE can arrange this for you. Visit our homepage to read more about NIE Numbers in Spain
In some Town Halls they now charge a fee for processing your Padrón. It will not matter if your NIE number shows a different address however your escritura/rental agreement should be your correct address.
You will receive a certificate showing your property details as well as the names of all who reside there. This is a quick process and you will be given your certificate to take home with you.
Do I need to renew my Padrón?
You may be asked for an up to date padrón ie dated within the last three months, by certain services or authorities eg the medical centre, Trafico, Social Services and if you are then it is simply a case of asking your Town Hall to reprint your padrón. Some local authorities are currently checking the accuracy of their padrón registers so you may be sent a letter enquiring as to whether you wish to remain on the padrón. If you do not answer to this, you may find yourself being removed from the padrón.
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Just Moved to Marbella? Or thinking of buying or renting a Home in the Area? Perhaps starting a Business? The First thing you will need when you arrive off the plane in Marbella is your Spanish NIE Number.
How to get a NIE Number in Marbella
Here at MY NIE SPAIN getting you sorted out with your NIE Number,(Número de Identificación de Extranjero), the equivalent of a Spanish citizens Número de Identificación Fiscal (NIF), in superfast time is our Job.
By completing just one single NIE Number booking form on our website we can organise everything from your appointment at the Marbella Police station to Your paperwork and NIE Number Tax. Your only task is to arrive at the Marbella Police station at the time and date we provide you to hand in your NIE Number paperwork and show your passport.
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More information about Marbella
Marbella is situated in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca, on the Costa del Sol, in the province of Malaga. A model Mediterranean resort and huge favourite with holidaymakers from all over the globe.
Since the 1970s, Marbella has been renowned as a playground for the rich and famous. Yet underneath all the swagger, there is so much more to Marbella. It boasts a wonderfully cosmopolitan atmosphere and exudes charisma; attracting visitors for its many attractions: amazing beaches, warm weather, leisure facilities, including some of the best golf courses in Europe, restaurants, world-class nightlife and International luxury shopping brands.
Marbella is a charming, warm and welcoming town. So it’s no surprise that time and again, it tops the most visited city in Spain list (also tops our chart for the most NIE Numbers requested in 1 week). Who wouldn’t want a piece of the action in Marbella?
Marbella’s motto is “a way of life”, if you are looking for a holiday that offers great beaches, wonderful all-year round climate, unique leisure facilities, gastronomy and entertainment, then choose Marbella, its way of life will enchant you.
The beaches and enclaves of east Marbella through to the western municipal of San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella offers so many activities and facilities, visitors have no need to venture away from the area to enjoy a full and active holiday.
In the famous Plaza de Naranja ’Orange Square’, you can while away hours, sipping sangria, taking in the beautiful surroundings and people, visiting the charming boutiques and gift stores.
The labyrinth of tiny streets and alleys that surround Orange Square will reveal further tiny shops selling all forms of trinkets, fashion and souvenirs and there are some excellent restaurants and bars for a young and trendy crowd.
Cross the road from the Old Town and you find yourself in La Alameda Park, filled with exotic plants and trees, leading down to an open exhibition area; where you can enjoy a permanent exhibition of Dali sculptures and temporary art and media exhibitions during the year.
Down from the park is the Paseo Maritimo (Promenade); this is one of the favourite places for locals and visitors. The boulevard is filled with restaurants of all gastronomies, with terraces facing out to the beautiful Mediterranean.
Marbella’s beaches: The Marbella coastline stretches from Cabopino through to San Pedro de Alcantara. 26 kilometres of golden sandy beaches, shelving down to the calm Mediterranean Sea.
To the east, Cabopino port and beach are home to a couple of laid-back and economical Chiringuitos (Beach Restaurants), the beach right next to the port has sunbeds for hire and is a popular kite surfing spot. As you move west away from the port, the beach becomes a nudist spot. Head west to the popular area of Elviria and the famous Nikki Beach and then on to one of the most beautiful and natural stretches of beach, which joins Elviria and the urbanisation of El Rosario.
Funny Beach just outside of Marbella, is an amusement park on the beach, with go karts, parasailing, water scooters and a restaurant bar.
Marbella town’s beaches are well equipped, with water sports facilities, beach restaurants line the golden sands, cooking sardines on the spit, the waters are calm, ideal for family beach days. Head further west into Puerto Banus and you have a mix of family beach zones and hedonistic beach clubs, where you’ll likely bump into a few celebrities and paparazzi.
Finally, you reach San Pedro de Alcantara, at the western limits of Marbella. Here the wide, palm-fringed beaches are more laid-back, backed by a beautiful promenade and restaurants.
Shopping in Marbella: If you want to combine a beach holiday with a shopping trip, Marbella is an excellent choice. Between Marbella town and Puerto Banus you have an impressive mix of independent boutiques, luxury brands and international Spanish high street brands, such as Zara and Mango.
The luxury Puerto Banus is crammed with designer boutiques, if you have a few hundred pounds to spend on a tshirt, bikini or pair of shoes, then this is the place to shop. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, then Marbella Old Town is a good shopping destination and La Cañada Shopping Centre on the highway above Marbella, is home to chain stores, boutiques, supermarkets, DIY stores. Here you’ll find the largest Apple store in Spain, Habitat and Marks & Spencer!
History of Marbella: Although Marbella is a fairly modern town, it still has an interesting history and a significant architectural heritage.
Some experts believe the first settlement in the Marbella area dates back to the Phoenician occupation in the 7th century, although there is no conclusive evidence of this. The Casco Antiguo (Old Town) dates back to the Roman occupation and was originally called Salduba (Salt City).
Festivals: Starting around June, the summer season in Marbella gets going and with it comes a host of festivals and parties. Events include a weekend of pure luxury, at the Marbella Luxury Weekend and the annual Marbella Feria, a week of flamenco, flounce and frivolity. The summer solstice is celebrated on the beach for La Noche de San Juan, where bonfires are lit all along the beaches of Marbella. These three events take place in June. The world-renowned Starlite Festival comes to Marbella in August, bringing together musicians and artists from around the world in a series of concerts to raise money for charity. Finally, the eco-holistic Arte Sano festival, which takes place in July and November in San Pedro de Alcantara is a fun, free and sunny weekend of healing arts, eco market, children’s workshops and music.
Museums in Marbella: Marbella might not be a big city, but it has its fair share of cultural attractions. If the day is overcast and you don’t fancy shopping, then we recommend a trip to the Bonsai Museum (Museo de Bonsai), which houses a wonderful collection of Bonsai trees from all around the world, in it’s fantastic garden-museum.
Art lovers have the choice of the Ralli Museum, a contemporary art space, with works from Latin American artists; the Poligono Gallery, a wonderful space created to emulate the art district in Beijing. The Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo houses exhibitions of engraving and art works from national artists.
Golf in Marbella: There are 10 golf courses in the Marbella area alone and over 50 in the region of the Costa del Sol. Local courses include: Rio Real, Los Naranjos, La Quinta, Marbella Club and Aloha Golf.
Places to visit in Marbella: In the famous Plaza de Naranja ’Orange Square’, you can while away hours, sipping sangria, taking in the beautiful surroundings and people, visiting the charming boutiques and art galleries.
The labyrinth of tiny streets and alleys that surround Orange Square will reveal further tiny shops selling all forms of trinkets, fashion and souvenirs and there are some excellent restaurants and bars for a young and trendy crowd.
Cross the road from the Old Town and you find yourself in La Alameda Park, the park is filled with exotic plants and trees and you will feel like you have arrived to a tropical forest in the centre of Marbella. During many weeks of the year there are exhibitions on show in La Alameda.
Down from the park is the Paseo Maritimo (Promenade); this is one of the favourite places for locals and visitors. The boulevard is filled with restaurants of all gastronomies; all look to the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
There are heaps of activities to keep a family occupied in Marbella, but if you want to venture out of town, pop down the road to Puerto Banus, making sure you stop off to visit some of the cool cafes and restaurants on the Golden Mile (Milla de Oro). Puerto Banus is notoriously known across the globe for its glitz and glam, chic and showy boutiques, clubs and yachting port. And it’s not far off the mark. If you have the cash to dash for a shopping spree, then here you can shop Gucci, Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, the designer list is endless.
If you don’t have a spare couple of grand to go shopping, you still need to experience the port. During the day you can enjoy a stroll to the end of the portside, rhapsodize over the luxury yachts and then enjoy a Cosmopolitan cocktail at one of the portside bars, where you can sit on the terrace, watching the world glide by in their Ferrari.
The neighbouring town of San Pedro de Alcantara combines a traditional old-town, with a more modern seafront. There are some superb restaurants and a long, clean stretch of family-friendly beach.
Head up into the mountains behind Marbella to enjoy day visits to some of the inland, whitewashed pueblos of the region. The closest village is Ojen, around 10 minutes drive from the coast, nestled between the Sierra Blanca and the Sierra Alpujata and just five minutes from the stunning Sierra de las Nieves natural park. A charming town, small but perfectly formed. Slightly further inland you have the villages of Monda and Coin, and Istan is reached heading inland from the Golden Mile. Many foreign residents have settled in these parts, but the villages still retain an air of the past and are worth a visit. You can spend a day out visiting several of the local interior villages, to get a feel of Andalucian life.
Gastronomy & Nightlife in Marbella: Whether you enjoy fine dining or traditional tapas, some of the best restaurants on the Costa del Sol can be found in Marbella, East Marbella, Puerto Banus and San Pedro de Alcantara. Traditional tapas bars, jostle with fish and seafood restaurants, beach bars, Michelin-star establishments and international diners. Whichever way you turn in Marbella, you’ll come across a restaurant. Head to the old fishing port for a plate of fried fish, clams sardines. The Old Town combines budget tapas with some real fine dining establishments.
If you want to eat and then party, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Marbella. Glamourous beach clubs, stylish cocktail bars, rowdy tapas until the early morning. You choose.
Travel Tips in Marbella: Marbella has an exceptionally mild micro climate, protected by the impressive Sierra Blanca mountain range, the winters are mild and the summer months reach 32-35 degrees. You don’t need a car, but if you want to get out of town and visit some of the region’s beaches and villages, then it’s advisable. Click here to check the weather in Marbella.
Have you just Moved to Tenerife? One of the first things you will need is a Spanish NIE Number. You will need your NIE Number (Número de Identificación de Extranjero), the equivalent of a Spanish citizens Número de Identificación Fiscal (NIF), to be able to rent or buy property, work, connect to important services such as electricity, water and internet and pay taxes.
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Here at My NIE Number, Spain’s no.1 NIE Number online service, getting your documentation and NIE Number booking in place is our Job.
We will book your appointment at the Police station in Tenerife and complete the forms you require. Your only job with be to arrive at the Police station at the time and date we provide you to hand in the paperwork we provide you along with your Valid Passport.
Before you attend your appointment in Tenerife you will be required to pay the applicable local NIE Number tax of 9.64 euros in advance at any mayor bank. (We will provie you with the tax form for this)
The island of Tenerife is the largest of the Canary archipelago and is known as the island of eternal spring because of its all year round excellent climate. The island is full of stark contrasts and has a variety of scenery which changes through the regions.
A mountain chain runs through its centre from Anaga to Teno and on both of its slopes there are large, exuberantly fertile valleys, among them especially La Orotava and Gumar. In the heart of the chain there is a gigantic, natural crater, called Las Cañadas del Teide, which is 29 km across and has officially been declared a National Park.
It lies over 2,000 m above sea level. North of the crater stands El Pico del Teide (Mount Teide), a 3,718 m high mountain, which is the highest point in Spain. It is snow covered in the winter and marks the island with its unique silhouette.
Like the rest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife dates back around to 8-11 million years ago, when its volcanic mountains developed in the Atlantic.
It is thought that there were originally three islands, with the mountain ranges of Anaga, Teno and Valle San Lorenzo, but at some point, with massive volcanic activity, the areas merged together and became Tenerife as we know it today.
The original inhabitants of the island, were known as being the most fearless of all the Canary Island inhabitants; it is believed that the first people were aboriginal and of the northwest African origin, they were named Guanches. They were conquered by the Spanish over 500 years ago, not without putting up a great fight.
Tenerife has an extremely varied plant and wild life; large, wooded mountains, extensive areas where banana, tomato, potato and other agricultural products are grown. Its coast is rocky and lined by cliffs in some places, while in others there are beaches with soft, clean sand, which are sometimes black and sometimes golden.
Tenerife’s Resorts Tenerife’s all year round agreeable climate brings thousands of tourists every year to the popular seaside resorts of the island.
The resort of Playa de las Americas, popular with the younger tourists, has developed into a vibrant playground of clubs and bars, and is definitely not for the fainthearted! Its neighbour Los Cristianos, however, offers a slightly more laidback destination, although it is still bursting with attractions and amenities for the holidaymaker.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital city of the island is also an upbeat and buzzy holiday destination; whereas the resort of Puerto de la Cruz is definitely a destination for the more discerning holidaymaker; a lot more peaceful and more popular with an older crowd.
The coastal village of Adeje has been described as “heaven on earth”, in an article written for the British newspaper, Daily Telegraph. The area has a rugged be
Playing golf on Tenerife The all year round warm weather makes Tenerife a popular destination for golf holidays. There are a host of excellent courses across the island, including the Playa Las Americas course, Golf del Sur, Los Palos Golf, Golf Adeje, Amarilla Golf and Golf Club Real.auty, with beautiful clean beaches and ample facilities.
Beaches on Tenerife Due to its volcanic nature, many of Tenerife’s beaches are not natural, but man-made. Those that are natural have their characteristic black sand.
However, the increasing popularity of the island as a tourist resort, led to the development of Tenerife’s man-made golden sand beaches.
Climate On Tenerife The Canary Islands enjoy practically all year round good weather. They are nicknamed the Islands of Eternal Spring and temperatures rarely drop below 16ºC and rise to around 30ºC in the summer. The climate is influenced by the island close proximity to North Africa.
Cultural Attractions on Tenerife The town of La Orotava, which is set within a valley of banana plantations, is a wonderful historical old town, which houses some interesting monuments and has been designated a monument of artistic national interest.
La Laguna is the old capital of Tenerife, and the island’s cultural and religious epicentre; situated in the Aguere Valley in beautiful natural surroundings, La Laguna is full of outstanding architectural buildings and monuments.
Outdoor pursuits on Tenerife Tenerife is a great destination for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits. The mountainous and volcanic island has many interesting routes, normally heading up a mountain, and you don’t have to be a skilled mountain climber to tackle Tenerife’s mountain ascents.
In the town of Adeje you can take a boat trip to see whales and dolphins or visit the Black Pyramids of Guimar, in the town of Guimar, which is located 26 kilometres from Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
In Corralejo there is a professional dive centre where you can enjoy a scuba diving experience to the underwater volcanic rock formations. Here you can take PADI Certificate courses.
Food and Cuisine on Tenerife Fish plays an important role in the gastronomy of Tenerife, naturally being an island. Especially delicious are Langoustines, Mussels, Octopus, Atlantic Mackerel, and Sardines.
Meat dishes are popular, but most meat tends to be imported in, as there is not much livestock on the island. The exception to this is rabbit, which is reared in Tenerife: a speciality rabbit dish is Conejo al salmorejo (Rabbit in Salmorejo sauce).
If you are visiting the seaside resort of Adeje then you should try the local speciality of Spicy Canarian Chicken.
A special accompaniment to many dishes is called Papas Arugadas, which literally translates to Wrinkly potatoes. The potatoes are boiled in their skins with sea salt, which leaves a fine crust and served with delicious Mojo sauce.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE PAYING YOUR NIE NUMBER TAX UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. PLEASE ENSURE THIS IS PAID AT LEAST ONE DAY BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT.
For each new NIE Number application, or replacement NIE Number application there will be an applicable tax payable in advance to the Spanish Government.
The amount owed will be shown on your Form 790 we sent you via email. You need to take this form, which comprises of 3 pages (two identical), to a bank to pay the Tax. This needs to be done before your NIE Number appointment.
You may need to try several banks before you will find one which will allow you to pay your NIE Number Tax. Some banks will only accept payments if you hold an account with them, but most national banks will accept your form and payment without an account.
Recently we have found that due to the long ques that processing many NIE Number tax certificates causes some banks will only accept payment on certain days of the week, for example Tuesdays and Thursday.
NIE Number tax Questions and Answers
Q: How much is the NIE Number Tax?
A: Each region of spain is able to set its own fees for your NIE Number tax. This amount will appear on your form 790 and on average is between 9-13 Euros per person.
Q: I’ve gone to the bank but they have said you have completed the form wrong. They say my NIE Number should be on the form.
A: We complete this form over and over again, day after day. We can confirm your form has NOT been filled in wrong. Not all cashiers are trained in what should be on your form. If you have problems try another bank and another cashier.
Q: I paid my NIE Number Tax, but when I arrived at the police station they said it was the wrong amount and sent me back to the bank to pay more. Why didn’t you tell me?
A: Each region has the ability to set its own Tax Rate. Where possible we try and issue forms with the correct tax rate, however, since the time we issued you the paperwork the police may have changed this amount, which they are not required to notify us or anyone about. The amount may be as little at 10c. This will not affect your NIE Number application but in certain circumstances may require you to revisit the bank to pay the extra amount owed.
Q: I seem to be going around in circles, the bank will not accept my form 790 tax without a NIE Number and the Police will not give me a NIE Number without paying the form 790 NIE Number Tax. What do I do?
A: Welcome to Spain! This type of situation is not uncommon in Spain. The only answer is to keep trying different banks until one says yes. Crazy? Absolutely!
Q: I have been refused a NIE Number. Have I lost the Tax I paid or can I use it for my new appointment?
A: If your application for a NIE Number was not successful you can still keep the paid form 790 for 1 year from the date you paid the fee and use this at another appointment.
Q: My region only offers joint NIE and residency applications. Why have you still sent me a 790 Tax Form?
A: If you are lucky enough to live in one of the regions which offers a joint NIE Number and residency application system your tax will be slightly higher. The police station will issue you with a new form 790 to pay on the day if this is the case.
Being Autonomo in Spain is the equivalent of being self-employed or a freelancer in the UK. Any person carrying out business in Spain is required by law to legalise them self with respect to registration, paying taxes and charging IVA (VAT).
How to Register as autonomo in Spain once you have your NIE Number.
Registering as autonomo in Spain is a two step process:
1.)Registering as self-employed with the tax office (Agencia Tributaria)
2.) Joining the autonomo social security system (Regimen Especial de Trabajadores Autonomos RETA).
Both are straightforward and the main requirements to register as Autonomo are:
A NIE Number
Bank account (for the social security charges)
work permit if your coming from outside the EU
You are not required to show a business plans, proof of funds or prove professional qualifications to become autonomo in Spain, although you must show your NIE Number.
Joining the autonomo social security system RETA does require that you are already in the social security system and this involves another fairly simple registration process. Similarly the Agencia Tributaria would expect you to be registered as a resident taxpayer which involves completing a another form (Modelo 30).
That are bare minimum requirement for registering as self-employed in Spain but there may be other steps to go through, depending on the type of business.
For example anyone opening premises to the public will require an opening licence called a “licensia de apertura”. This is obtained from the local town hall and will be granted according to local by laws, after passing an inspection by a municipal expert (“tecnico”), payment of fees, presentation of other documentation and certificates and undertaking any other remedial work demanded by the town hall (e.g. sound proofing, emergency exits, hygiene facilities).
If you are taking up a course in Spain as a Student one of the first things you need is a Spanish NIE Number. You will need a NIE Number to get a part time job during your studies.
What is a Student NIE Number?
As a student in Spain you will need a NIE Number (Número de Identificación de Extranjero), the equivalent of a Spanish citizens Número de Identificación Fiscal (NIF), is a Spanish tax identification number given by the Spanish authorities/police to any foreigner/Ex-pat. Your Spanish NIE number will start with a letter, followed by seven numbers and another letter in the end (an example of how a NIE Number might look: Y – 7654321 – A). Each NIE number is unique to one person and it is neither transferable nor does it expire. If you are planning on working in Spain or staying for longer than 3 months you are required to have one.
Have you recently moved to Lanzarote and now discovered you need a Spanish NIE Number to be able to work, or buy a property? Getting your NIE Number in Lanzarote Fast is Our Job.
Using our friendly NIE Number service we will book your CITA PREVIA appointment in Lanzarote, and complete your NIE NUMBER FORMS. Your only job is to arrive at the Police station at the time and date we provide you to hand in your NIE Number Paperwork and show your Valid Passport.
How do I Get my NIE Number in Lanzarote?
Getting a NIE Number Fast in Lanzarote easy with our simple online NIE NUMBER BOOKING FORM. We will complete your NIE Number forms (EX-15/790) and send to you in email format to print off.
All you need to do is turn up at the Police station in Lanzarote at the time and date we give you to collect your NIE Number.
Lanzarote, the most eastern of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean is about 130 km off the African coast and 1,100 km from the Iberian Peninsula. Covering 736.9 km2 and it stands as the fourth largest of the Canary Islands.
The first recorded name for the island, given by Angelino Dulcert, was Insula de Lanzarotus Marocelus after the Genoese navigator Lance Lotto Malocello from which the modern name is derived. The island’s name in the native language was Titerro(y) gatra, which can mean “the red mountains”
Lanzarote is 12 km northeast of Fuerteventura and just over 1.2 km from Graciosa. The island is 59 km from north to south and 24 km from west to east.
Lanzarote has 213 km of coastline, of which 10 km is sand, 16.5 km is beach, and the rest is rocky. Its dramatic landscape includes the mountain ranges of Famara (671 m) in the north and Ajaches (608 m) to the south. South of Famara is the El Jable desert, which separates Famara and Montañas del Fuego.
The highest peak in Lanzarote is Peñas del cache rising to 670 metres above sea level. ”Tunnel of Atlantis” is the largest submerged volcanic tunnel in the world.
In 2010, a total of 139,000 people lived on the island of Lanzarote, which is an increase of 9.4% from 2006 (127,000). The island’s government (Cabildo Insular) is based in the capital, Arrecife, which has a population of 59,000.
The majority of residents (73.9%) are Spanish, with a sizable number of residents from other European nations, especially the United Kingdom (4.0%), Germans (2.6%) and Irish (2.5%). Other populous groups include immigrants from Colombia, Morocco, Ecuador, West Africa, China and India, which account for a large part of the remaining 15.6% of the population.
There are 500 different kinds of plants, of which 17 species are endemic. These plants have adapted to the relative scarcity of water, the same as succulents. Plants include Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis), Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis), ferns and wild olive trees (Olea europaea). Laurissilva trees that once covered the highest parts of the Risco de Famara and are rarely found today. After the winter rains, the vegetation turns to a colourful bloom between February and March.
Lanzarote has 35 types of animal species, including birds and reptiles. Some interesting endemic creatures are Gallotia lizards, and the blind Munidopsis polymorpha crabs found in the Jameos del Agua lagoon, which was formed by a volcanic eruption. It is home to one of two surviving populations of threatened Canarian Egyptian Vultures.
The vineyards of La Geria (a subzone of Lanzarote’s Denominación de Origen wine region), with their traditional farming methods, is a protected area. Some vines are planted in a 4-5 m wide hole that is 2-3 metres deep, with small stone walls surrounding each hole. This agricultural technique is designed to harvest rain and night dew and to protect the plants from the wind.
The vineyards are part of the World Heritage Site along with other places on the island. UNESCO Biosphere Lanzarote was designated as UNESCO Biosphere in 1993, not only because of its unique landscape, but also because of its commitment to preserve and maintain the wonderful natural environment.
What The word expat is a contraction of expatriate, which derives from the Latin word expatriatus. In medieval times, an expatriatus was someone who had left his or her home country to live somewhere else.
In today’s world an expatriate is exactly what is says on the tin; a person who lives in a different country than that which they were born and brought up in.
It is generally thought expatriates are considered to be people who are residing in their host country temporarily, with the ultimate intention of returning home at a later date.
In recent times, more and more Ex-pats have left their home country and found that they can experience a higher standard of living and a better of quality of life abroad and, for this reason, many of them never return home.is an Ex-Pat? Are you an Ex-pat and need a NIE Number?
Applying for a NIE Number through our company is simple and cost effective. For just £20 we will book your CITA PREVIA NIE Number appointment at the Police station in Spain, and complete your NIE Number forms. But do you need to provide proof of health cover to get a NIE Number in Spain?
Once you have made your Online NIE Number booking on our NIE Number booking page one of our staff will make your appointment and complete all the necessary paperwork. You will need to print this and take this to the Police station with you on the date of your appointment.
Have you just moved to start a new life in Benalmadena, Spain? Starting a new business or maybe buying an established one? Buying a house in Benalmadena? One of the very first things you will need is your Spanish NIE Number.
Getting a NIE Number in Benalmadena, Spain NIE Number formsis easy using our service. All you need to do is fill out one simple NIE Number application form on our booking page and our NIE Number experts will get to work, booking you into a CITA PREVIA appointment and completing your.
Where is the Police station in Benalmadena to apply for my NIE Number?
Once we have booked your NIE Number appointment you will need to take the paperwork we send you to go and collect your NIE Number. The police station can be found at: Avenida Juan Luis Peralta, S/N, 29639, Benalmádena (Málaga) Google Maps Link to Benalmadena Police station
Benalmadena, found 19 kms west of Malaga, sits between Fuengirola and Torremolinos and is one of the most popular beach resort’s on the Costa del Sol. There’s plenty to do in Benalmadena even if you don’t have a NIE Number.
The most Famous parts and best views can be taken in from the upper parts of Benalmedena. At the picturesque Pueblo area you get a fantastic views to sea and of the mountains which has encouraged a rapid growth in holiday homes and investors from around the world with the British citizens being the biggest buyers over the last five years.
Our NIE Number expert answers questions on Benalmedena NIE Numbers:
Q: How can I get a NIE Number in Benalmedena?
A: Getting your NIE Number in Benalmedena is easy using our online NIE Number service. Fill in one simple English NIE NUMBER form on our website and one of our staff will book your NIE Number appointment, and complete your paperwork.
Q: I need my Benalmadena NIE Number Fast. Can you help?
A: Getting your NIE Number Fast in Benalmadena is our job. Once we have recived your booking one of our staff will call you within a couple of hours with your appointment time.
Q: I need my NIE Number in Benalmadena really Urgently. Can you do that?
A: If you need your NIE Number Urgently head over to our booking form and we will get you booked into your CITA PREVIA appointment as soon as possible.
Q: If I take my Children to Benalmadena do they need a NIE Number?
Fake NIE Numbers are a growing problem in Spain. Time and again we are hearing stories of people who have made up a NIE Number to obtain a job or service is Spain not realising the possible consequences.
What is a fake NIE Number?
An official NIE Number issued by the Spanish Police will start with a letter, followed by seven numbers and another letter in the end, for example D – 758372 – B. Your NIE number is unique to you and is non transferable nor does it expire. A Fake NIE Number is a number sequence made up with has no official use, and has not been issued by the Spanish Government/Police.
We would like to be 100% clear. Using a Fake or illegal NIE Number is not a great idea. Not only could proving a fake number to your employer possibly cost you your job in Spain but it could also lead to criminal proceedings being taken against you for fraud. Read more about fraud on the Law Society website.
Need a Real NIE Number?
Our Company can supply you with the necessary NIE Number paperwork, and book you in at the police station in Spain to get your real NIE Number. Using our easy booking form you can obtain your NIE Number appointment in less than 24hrs.
A ‘FLY-IN‘ NIE Number is quite literally as it says on the tin. You ‘fly in’ especially to get your NIE Number in Spain. If planned properly this can be the easiest and quickest way to obtain your Spanish NIE Number.
If you are planning on Flying In to Spain to get your NIE Number we can assist by booking your CITA PREVIA appointment and completing your English NIE Number forms. We are also able to recommend airlines that offer cheap flights and put you in touch with hotels in the area to ensure your NIE Number costs as little as possible
How do I Fly In to get my NIE Number appointment?
Here at MY NIE NUMBER SPAIN like to shop around for our flights We can recommend the following websites for booking your cheap tickets to obtain your NIE Number in Spain.
Sky Scanner if one of the best websites to book your Fly In NIE NUMBER flights with. They search most commercial airline companies and return the results with the lowest Price first.
If your looking for somewhere to stay during your Fly-in NIE Number appointment we Recommend using Booking.com. Booking.com will search the prices of thousands of hotels, B&B’S, hostels and camp sites to find you the cheapest way of getting your FLY-IN NIE Number appointment.
If your Airport you have decided to ‘fly in’ to is some distance away from the police station we recommend getting a hire car. We Recommend Holiday Autos website to compare prices.
Do you want to ‘FLY IN’ to Spain to get your NIE Number? Use our online NIE NUMBER BOOKING FORM today, let us know the dates you are arriving and we will organise your appointments around those dates.
Refused a NIE Number? One of the most frustrating aspects of the Spanish NIE Number system is that although you have your CITA PREVIA appointment booked at the police station, you have your NIE Number paperwork completed and you arrived on time in the right place, The Police may still Refuse you a NIE Number…
Why was I refused a NIE Number?
The most common reason for being refused a NIE Number in Spain is not turning up on time. We recommend all our customers turn up at least 30 minutes before the appointment time, an hour before is even better. Ensure you know where to park your car before hand.
Fact: 2 in every 10 NIE Number applications are refused on the day
I want to buy a car: You will need a letter from the seller or dealership saying you are buying a car. If you can not prove you are buying a car your NIE Number application maybe refused. Buy a Car In Spain information.
I have a job: You will need a letter from your employer saying that you have been offered work. If you can not prove you have a job offer your NIE Number application maybe refused. Get a Job in Spain information.
I’m Buying a house: You will need a letter from your solicitor or estate agents stating this or your NIE Number application maybe refused. Buy a House in Spain information.
I’m going to retire in Spain: Ideally you will be able to provide proof of funds, bank statement, letter from accountant ect. Retire in Spain Information.
Here at MY NIE NUMBER SPAIN ensuring you do not get Refused your number on the day is our main priority. When we send you your paperwork we will also send you a list of documents you are required to take with you based on your personal circumstances.
Since a change in the law in early 2016 it is now NOT POSSIBLE to get a NIE Number without A CITA PREVIA appointment in Spain. You must attend this appointment in person. You can not attend on behalf of your partner.
Do you need a NIE Number appointment in Spain? Here at MY NIE Number Spain getting your NIE Number Fast is our job.
How? Fill in our easy online NIE Number booking form and within a couple of hours one of our staff will be in touch with your NIE Number appointment and will email over your paperwork.
We have a flat fee of £20 which covers booking your appointment at the police station, completing all your NIE NUMBER FORMS, and emailing you all the documents to print. All you need to do is turn up at the police station on the date and time we provide you to collect your NIE Number certificate.
Why do I need an Appointment to get a NIE Number?
Before April 2016 it was possible to arrive at the Police station in your region that dealt with EU Certificates and get a NIE Number the same day. Because of the huge amount of people who were arriving at the police stations each day the stations were becoming over run.
They only gave out a certain number of tickets each day which left some people who had be queuing since the early hours of the morning Disappointed. In April 2016 the Spanish Police introduced a NIE Number booking System. The bookings are made via the Police CITA PREVIA booking website.
Here at MY NIE NUMBER SPAIN we can book your NIE Number appointment the same day and email over your completed paperwork. Your only job is to arrive at the police station on the date you have been provided at the right time.
Have you just arrived in Spain and need a NIE Number? This Guide will tell you everything you need to know about living in Spain, and why you need a NIE Number for transactions such as buying property, buying a car or to be able to legally work in Spain.
How do I get a NIE Number now I have just arrived in Spain?
Here at MY NIE NUMBER SPAIN getting you equipped with your personal NIE Number from the Spanish authority’s (Spanish Police station) is our number one priority. We have made the whole process of getting your NIE Number easy and fast.
By completing one simple NIE Number form in English on our website, our staff will book your NIE Number appointment at the Spanish police station in your town and complete all the paperwork you need. The type of documents you will need completed depend if you are a EU OR NON-EU citizen.
One of the options you have is to obtain your Spanish NIE Number from the Spanish Embassy in your home country before you travel to Spain. The Spanish Embassy Generally does not issue NIE numbers unless its a life and death emergancy. It only acts as a “courier” between the applicant and the competent Police Authorities in Spain.
The plus side of this is, if you manage to get an appointment you may can with your NIE Number in hand. Unfortunately the down side is these NIE Numbers are generally temporary NIE Numbers which only last for a period of 3 months. Then once you get to Spain you have to apply again. The Spanish Embassy procedure can also sometimes be slow and require several visits.
Please note if your application is for summer seasonal work the Spanish Embassy will not assist you in getting a NIE Number. You must apply when you arrive in Spain. Here at MY NIE we can organise a NIE Number appointment for when you arrive in Spain, Just let us know the date.
We advice against getting your NIE Number from the Spanish Embassy as you will need to apply again when your in Spain.
Here at MY NIE NUMBER SPAIN we can book you into a CITA PRIVIA appointment for when you arrive in Spain, saving you traveling to a Spanish Embassy in your home country. For just a small fee of just £20 we can book your NIE Number appointment, complete your NIE Number paperwork (ex15-ex-18 NIE Number forms)
Have you just Moved to Magaluf? Do you need a NIE Number to buy a Property or work in a Magaluf Bar? One of the first things you will need is a Spanish NIE Number. Getting your NIE Number in Magaluf is easy using our discounted NIE Number service.
Here at MY NIE SPAIN getting your NIE Number Fast is our job! It takes less than 2 minutes to fill out our easy English NIE Number form. Then just sit back, put your feet up and let us do the work. To get a NIE Number in Magaluf you will need a Cita Privia Appointment which we will book for you. You will also need two completed forms (ex-15 & ex18 NIE NUMBER forms)
Once you have sent your details via our secure booking form your case is handed to one of our NIE Number experts who within a couple of hours will have your Magaluf NIE Number appointment booked, and will send you over your Magaluf NIE NUMBER forms.
Here at MY NIE Number Spain we like to go traveling around, Visit some of the places our customers want their NIE Numbers in, and check out the nightlife. This weekend we visited Magaluf and we can now give you some top tips.
Magaluf NIE Number information
Magaluf, located 186 miles away from Benidorm, is a purpose built resort made up of apartment blocks, hotels and the leisure zones is situated in the Calvia region on the Balearic island of Mallorca along with its neighbouring resort Palma Nova. The good news is you don’t need a Spanish NIE Number to just visit Magaluf as a tourist. Not for the faint hearted in peak tourist season Magaluf is one big party resort. Out of season you will find Magaluf is popular with Family holiday makers and thing seem somewhat quitter.
There are great amenities available in Magaluf such as supermarkets, souvenir shops, etc. The nearest market is in Andratx and for the best shopping facilities then head to the capital Palma, which has excellent shopping opportunities. You don’t need a NIE Number to take part in any leisure activities in Magaluf.
Magaluf beach, a strip of fine, white sand, gently shelving down to the calm seas is a wonderful place to spend your long sunny days here. If your looking for something a little quitter Palma Nova beach is generally less crowded in the high season. There are numerous water sports facilities, showers and restaurants, plus lots of other leisure activities for all the family, including glass bottom boat trips, snorkelling, kite surfing and more. Don’t worry. You wont need your Spanish NIE Number to take part in any of these activities.
Magaluf nightlife, pubs, clubs and dance floors
When the sun goes down Magaluf comes to life. BCM Planet Dance is the biggest nightclub in Magaluf and is a must for the ones who are looking for great clubbing experience. Also there is a great option for the holidaymakers that with a Magaluf Club Pass (MCP), you may enter to five of the other top clubs including Banana’s Disco, Boomerang Night Club, Tokio Joe’s, Carwash and Honeys Lap Dance. You don’t need a Spanish NIE Number to hit the nightlife in Magaluf but you might want to line your stomach with a good meal before hitting the alcohol soaked bars.
Eating out in Magaulf no NIE Number required.
Worry not. you wont be asked for your Spanish NIE Number eating in resturants in Magaluf. Pizza Express, McDonalds, fish and chips, KFC, Pizza Express, dining out in Magaluf is like a home from home. There are of course more traditional options, but fast food is high on the agenda for those wanting to eat and then party.
Weather in Magaluf
You wont need your Magaluf NIE Number to enjoy the amazing weather. The mild climate offers an average temperature of 30ºC in summer and 14ºC in winter. Around 300 sunny days a year light up Magaluf and the sunny coastline of Calvia. Click here to check out the Weather in Magaluf