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Does having a NIE Number in Spain mean I have to pay tax in Spain?

The simple answer to this question is: NO. Although a NIE Number is refered to as a tax reference number sometimes, applying/having a NIE Number does not automatically mean you should or have to pay tax in Spain.

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Tax in spain can be a complicated issue because if you fail to make a declaration or don’t pay the correct amount you can end up with a severe fine. The Spanish government frequently change their tax regulations, which makes if very difficult for both residents and non residents to keep up to date.

The key points when thinking about tax matters in spain are:

  • The Spanish tax year runs from January to December.
  • In spain both residents and non residents are required to pay tax.

Every non resident must make their annual non-resident tax declaration by December 31st.

Am I a tax resident in Spain now I have my NIE Number?

You are a resident for tax purposes in Spain if:

1.) You spend more than 183 days in Spain in any calendar year , regardless of it you are registered or have a NIE Number.

2.) You are self employed or otherwise employed in spain

3.) Your spouse or children live in spain and you are not legally separated even though you may spend less than 183 days in Spain.

This is a basic guideline and MY NIE recommend seeking professional tax advice.

Spanish tax residents are liable to pay income tax on tier world wide income, which is split into two category’s.

1.) Income from general activities- This includes incomes from employment, pension, and rental income

2.) Income from savings- This includes interest from savings, Dividend payments, income from life insurance policies, and gains made from the disposal and sale of assets.

Tax allowances with and without a NIE Number

Tax allowances- As a resident you will receive your personal allowance for your Spanish income tax. (from both savings and general income). These allowances include age allowance, married couple allowance and disabled allowance.

Since 2013, If you are a tax resident in spain and own assets in access of 50,000 euros outside spain, you are required to declare these assets under Spanish law.

An example of this assets include:

  • Assets held in any bank account
  • property
  • Shares
  • life insurance policys

Non Residence with a NIE Number Tax

If you own a property in Spain you must pay two taxes:

  1. IBI or council Tax-This is a council tax based on the rateable value of your property
  2. National income tax or rental income tax. income tax is paid by non residents who own a property heater rented out or not.

NOTE: The Spanish tax office does not send notifications on IBI tax addresses outside of Spain. It is therefore advisable for a non resident who has a property in Spain to appoint a fiscal representative. Click here to read more about the tax authorities in Spain.

Points to keep in mind

  1. You will not necessarily be reminded that you owe tax in spain.
  2. It is your responsibility to make sure all your taxes are paid.
  3. Any overdue taxes must be settled before you sell or inherit a property
  4. Failure to pay taxes on time can result in late payment interests and sanctions.

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Is a ETIAS the same as A NIE number?

How to get a NIE Number in Tarragona, Spain.

Tarragona city can be found on the Mediterranean coast, some 60 miles southwest of Barcelona, in the region of Catalonia. Tarragona is the smallest of the four province capitals of the region, yet it has the historical and cultural appeal of a larger city.


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If you have just arrived in Tarragona to work or live one of the very first things you will need is a NIE NUMBER. Here at My NIE our main priority is to get you sorted out with a NIE Number as soon as possible. continue reading or click the book now button below to order our NIE Number service today.


In Tarragona you must get your NIE Number in the police station that covers the catchment area of your address. See which catchment area your town is in below:

To obtain your NIE NUMBER in the central Tarragona police station you must live in one of the following towns: 


To obtain your NIE NUMBER in the Rues, Tarragona police station you must live in one of the following towns:


To obtain your NIE NUMBER in the Tortosa, Tarragona police station you must live in one of the following towns:


Apply for your NIE Number in just 2 minutes by completing our simple online form on our NIE Number booking page and we will provide you with the whole NIE Number Spain process from start to finish for just £29.99 + IVA (Spanish VAT)

We will book your NIE Number ‘Cita Previa’ Appointment at the Police Station in your nearest town on the dates your available, fill in and check the relevant forms and paperwork (EX-15/EX-18 & 790) and forward to you to print.

Your only job is to arrive at the police station at the time and date we provide and hand in your paperwork and show your passport to collect your NIE Number.

No Hidden Charges, No Extra’s, FREE Support 9am-9pm 6 days a week

We can normally confirm your NIE Number Appointment and have all your documents emailed over to you the same day as your order *pending appointments being available at the police station.


Here at My NIE Number online one of our main jobs is to ensure the paperwork we provide you for your NIE Number appointment is correctly completed so you don’t run into problems on the day.

If you don’t already have a NIE Number appointment and your forms completed please visit our home page to get your NIE Number today.

If you require additional NIE Number forms please feel free to download from the List Below.

  • Modelo EX00 – Solicitud de autorización de estancia y prórrogas.
  • Modelo EX01 – Solicitud de autorización de residencia temporal no lucrativa.
  • Modelo EX02 – Solicitud de autorización de residencia temporal por reagrupación familiar.
  • Modelo EX03 – Solicitud de autorización de residencia temporal y trabajo por cuenta ajena.
  • Modelo EX04 – Solicitud de autorización de residencia para prácticas.
  • Modelo EX05 – Solicitud de autorización de residencia temporal y trabajo Tarjeta Azul-UE.
  • Modelo EX06 – Solicitud de autorización de residencia temporal y trabajo cuenta ajena de duración determinada.
  • Modelo EX07 – Solicitud de autorización de residencia temporal y trabajo por cuenta propia.
  • Modelo EX08 – Solicitud de autorización de residencia temporal y trabajo en el marco de prestaciones transnacionales de servicios.
  • Modelo EX09 – Solicitud de autorización de estancia o residencia temporal con excepción de la autorización de trabajo.
  • Modelo EX10 – Solicitud de autorización de residencia o residencia y trabajo por circunstancias excepcionales.
  • Modelo EX11 – Solicitud de autorización de residencia de larga duración o de larga duración-UE .
  • Modelo EX12 – Solicitud de autorización para trabajar .
  • Modelo EX13 – Solicitud de autorización de regreso:
  • Modelo EX14 – Solicitud de Informe previo para desplazamiento temporal de menores extranjeros.
  • Modelo EX15 – Solicitud de Número de Identidad de Extranjero (NIE) y Certificados.
  • Modelo EX16 – Solicitud de Cédula de Inscripción o Título de viaje.
  • Modelo EX17 – Solicitud de Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero (TIE).
  • Modelo EX18 – Solicitud de inscripción en el Registro Central de Extranjeros_Residencia ciudadano de la UE.
  • Modelo EX19 – Solicitud de tarjeta de residencia de familiar de ciudadano de la UE

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Spain plans to give residency to 400,000 British Expats in no deal Brexit scenario

Spain’s national government have drawn up plans to grant residency to the roughly 400,000 British ex-pats living in Spain, subject to the UK giving similar help to Spanish Citizens living in the Uk.

The measures come as part of contingency plans being drawn up by Madrid to soften the effects of a possible no deal Brexit. They were unveiled following a council of ministers cabinet meeting today (1/03/19)

British ex-pats will be required to apply for a foreigner identity card before January 2021 under the plans. They will have to prove there legal residency status, with British citizens who have permanent residency set to switch over automatically to the new scheme.

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Is a ETIAS the same as A NIE number?

And will I need one to work and Live In Spain?

ETIAS is a new Visa entry system into The EU area due to be launched in 2021. It is unclear at present if the British will need a ETIAS to holiday, work or live in Spain.

A ETIAS is not a NIE Number, nor does it entitle the holder to Spanish Residency.

There are many countries who are not in the European Union (EU) whose citizens can enter the EU Schengen Zone without needing a visa. Specifically, there are currently 61 countries who are not in the EU, but are visa free.

Citizens of these countries are allowed to go into countries in the Schengen Zone for business or travel purposes for up to 90 days. During these 90 days, these visitors are not allowed to work or study, but can engage in business and tourism activities.

In addition, recent security concerns with terrorism and the migrant crisis have called for a better management of who is entering EU borders. The EU has continuously declared its goal of making travelling within its borders a more secure experience.

To reduce procedures and wait times, as well as address the security concerns, the European Commission (EC) has come up with a solution – ETIAS.
This article will contain all the information you need regarding this new system and whether you qualify for it.

What is ETIAS?

ETIAS stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System. It is a completely electronic system which allows and keeps track of visitors from countries who do not need a visa to enter the Schengen Zone. In a way, it resembles the U.S Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), which serves a similar purpose. The legal procedures to pass the ETIAS have started in 2016, and the system is expected to be in place by 2021.

The ETIAS will undergo a detailed security check of each applicant to determine whether they can be allowed to enter any Schengen Zone country. Since citizens of countries who do not need a visa for travel purposes of up to 90 days in the EU do not need to go through a long process of applying for the visa, the ETIAS will make sure that these people are not a security threat.

This travel authorization system will gather, keep track of, and update necessary information regarding visitors to determine whether it is safe for them to enter Schengen countries.
The ETIAS, besides being used for business and tourist purposes, will also allow people to visit the Schengen countries for medical and transit reasons.

In addition, it will be mandatory for all countries who are Schengen visa-free.
Why ETIAS Authorization?

In his 2016 State of the Union Address, President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker has said the following:  We need to know who is crossing our borders. This way we will know who is travelling to Europe before they even get here.

Which countrys in the Schengen area

The main reason for the approval of the ETIAS authorization is security. With the increased risk of travelers worldwide, the EU wants to ensure safe travels in its countries. The ETIAS will decrease security concerns substantially through its information and data gathering systems.

What this means, is that the ETIAS will detect if a person is a threat in any way to the security of Schengen countries. This will lead to the person being denied entry and avoiding the threat from being present inside EU borders. It will basically deal with a problem before it is even there


However, besides making travelling more secure, the ETIAS authorization will also assist the EU countries and all travelers in the following ways:

-Reduce procedures and application times
-Improve the management of EU country borders
-Assist in detecting and decreasing crime and terrorism
-Impede irregular migration
-Reinforce the visa liberalization policy of the EU
-All in all, the ETIAS authorization will make travelling to the EU less of a hassle -and a much safer experience.

Who will need ETIAS?

As mentioned, the ETIAS targets citizens of countries who can enter the EU zone visa-free. As such, the following 61 countries will need to get the ETIAS authorization:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia
Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras
Hong Kong S.A.R, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao S.A.R*, Macedonia, Malaysia
Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova,Monaco,Montenegro
Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua,Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Samoa, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Timor Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu
Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu

Until the launching of the system by 2021, more countries might be added to the list, but at the moment, all citizens of the above mentioned countries, will be obliged to obtain ETIAS authorization before entering any EU country.

How much will ETIAS cost?

The ETIAS will not burden your finances a lot. It is planned to have the ETIAS cost only €7 for each application. This is only valid for adults over 18 years old, as those under 18 will not have to pay any fees. You can pay the fee by debit or credit card. Immediately after you complete the payment, the ETIAS authorization will start processing.

How long is the ETIAS valid?

If approved, the ETIAS might be valid for 3 years or until the end of validity of the travel document registered during application, whichever comes first. Whether you will get the first period of validity or the second depends on the system’s evaluation of your information and risk.

What if my ETIAS application is denied?

Within minutes of your submission of the application, you will get a response on the status of your ETIAS. If it is approved, congratulations! If not, though, you will get the denial message. In the denial message, you will also have a reason as to why the ETIAS was denied. You could appeal to this decision or based on the denial reason, you can adjust your application and try again.

What documents do I need for the ETIAS authorization?

The only document you will need to apply for the ETIAS is your valid passport. Your passport might be required to have this information:
Your digital photograph which is not glued on the passport
A machine readable passport – which is found below your passport picture and has two lines of numbers, letters, and symbols
Electronic passport chip – which is not necessarily mandatory, but would be an advantage. This chip can be found in the cover page of your passport at the bottom.


Can I enter into any EU country with the ETIAS authorization?

To use the ETIAS authorization correctly, you must first pass through the first country you stated in your application. If you were planning to go through Germany, Belgium, and Austria, and you stated in your application that the first country you will visit is Germany, you must go through it before you visit Belgium and Austria. After you enter your first country, you can visit any other country in the Schengen Zone for 90 days.

However, just because you have the ETIAS does not necessarily guarantee you entry into the EU countries. This is at the discretion of the border authorities.
There are countries in the EU, which are not in the Schengen Zone, and you cannot enter them with the ETIAS authorization.

How does ETIAS check my information?

ETIAS will be connected to many databases which can verify your information within minutes. That is why it’s important for all applicants to give honest responses and not try giving false information. If you are caught giving fraudulent information to the ETIAS system, you will be denied the authorization. In addition, if your ETIAS is approved, but you are later found with incorrect or false information, your ETIAS will be revoked.

How long can I fill the ETIAS application?

As stated, the ETIAS application is expected to only take about 10 minutes to fill. After 10 minutes, you will receive a notification that your session has timed out and you might be asked to start from the beginning. To avoid this, try to go through the application carefully and save your information.

What if I am not eligible for the ETIAS?

All citizens of countries in the table above (countries which can enter the EU without visas) are eligible to apply for the ETIAS. If you are not eligible for this travel authorization, it means that you are not a citizen of those countries. This means that you must obtain a Schengen Visa to enter the EU countries.

Do I need ETIAS if I have a Schengen Visa?

No, if you have a Schengen Visa, then you will not need an ETIAS authorization. You can present your visa to the border authorities when you enter the Schengen Zone countries. When your visa expires, you can apply for the ETIAS if you are eligible.

Will British citizens be required to have the ETIAS authorization?

Since the UK is going through the Brexit procedures, it is still unclear of what the conditions for Britons wishing to enter the EU will be. However, the British are very likely to fall under the ETIAS program.
As the negotiations for the UK leaving the EU proceed, the situation will be clarified and British citizens will understand whether they have to get the ETIAS or not.

How many times can I enter the EU with an ETIAS?

You can enter the Schengen member states for as many times as you want, for as long as your ETIAS is valid, and you have not stayed more than 90 days in a 180 days period.

Are ESTA and ETIAS the same? What are their differences?

ESTA is the US equivalent of the EU ETIAS. While ETIAS stands for European Travel Information and Authorization , ESTA stands for Electronic System for Travel Authorization.

You will not be able to enter the US with an ETIAS, just the same like an ESTA holder is not permitted to enter the EU without having an ETIAS or Schengen Visa. US citizens, who are permitted to enter Europe visa free, after 2021 will have to obtain an ETIAS prior to their trip to the Schengen Zone.

What is the difference between a Schengen visa and an ETIAS travel authorisation?

A Schengen visa is a sticker affixed to your passport, which specifies the amount of time you are permitted to remain in the Schengen Zone, whereas a travel authorization is an electronic permit which serves for the same purpose. While you will have to follow a weeks-long procedure, which includes gathering a lot of documents and attending an interview, you will be able to complete the application process for an ETIAS within minutes.

Do I also need an ETIAS if I have a Schengen Visa?

If you have a Schengen Visa, that means you are not part of the list of the countries, which are visa-exempt. Therefore, you will not need an ETIAS authorization. You can present your visa to the border authorities when you enter the Schengen Zone countries. When your visa expires, you can apply for the ETIAS if you are eligible.


Do I need an ETIAS visa if I already have a long-term visa from one of the Member States?

Since a long-term visa issued by one of the member states gives you the right to move throughout the whole Schengen, you will not need to obtain a travel authorization for as long as you have the visa. An ITIAS is not the same as Apply EU Settled Status.

Do infants and children need ETIAS?

Every traveler, even infants and elders will need to present a travel authorization upon their arrival in Schengen in order to be permitted to enter. However, people under the age of 18 are exempt from paying the fee.

Can a travel authorization be revoked?

Yes, a travel authorization can be revoked or annulled if the conditions for issuing the travel authorization no longer apply, or if the travel authorization holder is found to have violated any of the ETIAS rules.

What is the ETIAS watchlist?

This is a list that consists of data on people who are suspected to have committed, or been part of a criminal offence (as terrorism). The ETIAS watchlist will be established based on the information provided by Member States and Europol.

When will ETIAS be implemented?

It is believed that the ETIAS will be operational in January 2021.

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Why is a NIE Number important?


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.

Other reasons for needing an NIE number are: Inheritance, To become a Resident in Spain, To Register at the Doctors. Children may be asked for it when Enrolling at their local School.

How to get a NIE Number in Spain

NIE Number offices closed on National and local Holidays 2019 Spain.

If you are starting to plan dates for coming to Spain to obtain your NIE Number in 2019 (which would involve applying for your NIE number/Certificado at the National Police Station/Comisaria de Policia or Foreigner’s Office/Oficina de Extranjeria) it is wise to remember that Spain has an above average number of both National and Local Holidays.

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)

18 Apr     Maundy Thursday (National except Cantabria,Catalonia & Valencia)

19 Apr     Good Friday (National)

22 Apr     Easter Monday (Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Castile-La Mancha,
Catalonia, La Rioja, Navarre & Valencia)

23 Apr     Aragon Regional Holiday

23 Apr     Castile and León Regional Holiday

1 May      Labour Day (National)

2 May      Madrid Regional Holiday

15 May   San Isidro (Madrid)

17 May   Galician Literature Day

30 May   Canary Islands Regional Holiday

31 May   Castile-La Mancha Regional Holiday

9 Jun      Murcia (Regional Holiday)

10 Jun    La Rioja (Regional Holiday)

13 Jun    San Antonio

20 Jun    Corpus Christi, (Castile-La Mancha)

24 Jun    St John’s Day (Catalonia & Valencia)

25 Jul     National Day of Galicia (Galicia)

25 Jul     Saint James’ Day (Basque Country)

28 Jul     Day of the Institutions (Cantabria)

5 Aug     Our Lady of Africa (Ceuta)

12 Aug    Eid al-Adha  (Ceuta & Melilla)

15 Aug    Assumption of Mary (National)

2 Sep      Day of Ceuta Ceuta

8 Sep      Asturias Regional Holiday (Asturias)

8 Sep     Extremadura Regional Holiday  (Extremadura)

8 Sep     Our Lady of Victories (Melilla)

9 Sep     Our Lady of Victories Holiday (Melilla)

9 Sep     Extremadura Regional Holiday   (Extremadura)

11 Sep    National Day of Catalonia  (Catalonia)

15 Sep    Cantabria Regional Holiday  (Cantabria)

17 Sep     Day of Melilla (Melilla)

9 Oct       Valencian Regional Holiday (Valencia)

12 Oct    Fiesta Nacional de España (National)

1 Nov     All Saints’ Day (National)

9 Nov   Virgin of Almudena  (Madrid)

3 Dec   San Francisco Javier (Navarre)

6 Dec  Constitution Day (National)

8 Dec    Immaculate Conception National (except Basque Country, Canary Islands,Catalonia, Ceuta & Navarre)

9 Dec    Immaculate Conception Holiday (Andalusia, Aragon, Castileand Leon, Extremadura,La Rioja, Madrid& Melilla)

25 Dec  Christmas Day National (except Murcia)

26 Dec    St Stephen’s Day (Catalonia)

Please note: Your Local NIE Number office will be closed on National and Local Holidays so please plan your trips around these dates.


Common NIE Number questions:

How to get a NIE Number

NIE Numbers and Mortages

The differences between a NIE, TIE, NIF, DNI in Spain

How to become Autonomo in Spain

Do I need a NIE Number to get a Mortgage in Spain?

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.

You will probably be organizing your bank account at this time and will need your NIE number for this also. Read more on how to pay your NIE Number tax at the bank.

How to get a NIE Number for a Morgage in Spain

How to get a Mortgage in Spain

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.

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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.

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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.

Other Common NIE Number questions

Do i need a Padron to get a NIE Number?

How to get a NIE Number in Tenerife

Can i get a NIE Number without an appointment?

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What is a Padron and do I need one to get a NIE Number?

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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NIE Number Marbella

Have you just Moved to Marbella? Or maybe 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.

NIE Number Marbella

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 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

How to get a NIE Number in 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.

Things to See & Do in Marbella

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.

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How to get a NIE Number in Tenerife

NIE Number Tenerife

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.

NIE Number Tenerife


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)

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More information about Tenerife

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.

History of Tenerife

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.

Natural Tenerife

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.

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How to Pay your NIE Number Tax

how to pay your form 790 NIE Number Tax


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.  In general all bank sabadells will accept your form.

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.

Do i need a NIE Number to be autonomo in Spain

NIE Number required to be Autonomo in spain
You will need to get your Spanish NIE Number to be able to register as Autonomo in Spain

If your thinking of Moving to Spain and Becoming Autonomous the first thing you will need before you can register and start working is your Spanish NIE Number.

Getting your Spanish NIE Number, also known as your Número de identidad de extranjero is easy using our service.

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What is Autonomo  in Spain?

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).

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Student NIE Number Spain


Students in Spain need a NIE numberIf 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.

How do I Get a Student NIE Number?

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Get a NIE Number in Lanzarote


NIE Number in Lanzarote

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?

Example of a 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.

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More information about Lanzarote

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.

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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.

Common NIE Number Questions and Answers

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I’m a Ex-Pat: What is a Spanish NIE Number and why do I need one?

The Spanish NIE Number, also known as the Numero de identidad de extranjero is a Tax identification number in Spain for non nationals (expats). If your a Ex-pat planning on staying in Spain for longer than 3 months, or wish to buy a property in Spain you will need a NIE Number. If your a EU National you will need a NIE Number but non Eu Nationals will get a TIE number

You will need a NIE Number if you are an EU expat or not.

What is a EX-Pat?

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 an Ex-Pat? Are you an Ex-pat and need a NIE Number?

Reasons why you might want to get a NIE Number in Spain if your an EX-PAT

Work in Spain

Buy a Property in Spain

Inherit money in spain

Open a Bank Account

Start a Business

If you are a british Ex-pat and have a NIE Number the Benefits are numerous.  You will be able to use the Spanish health system free of charge and will not need health insurance.

Ex-pat Resources:

Transitions Abroad Expat website

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Health Insurance and NIE Numbers in Spain?

Do i need Health insurance to get a NIE Number in Spain?Are you in need of a NIE Number but don’t know what proof you require to get A NIE Number in Spain? Do you need Health cover to get 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.

EU Citizens

If your an EU Citizen you wont need health insurance to get your NIE Number in Spain
No Health insurance needed for NIE Number Spain if your an EU Citizen

If you are a EU Citizen and want to apply for a NIE Number you do not need Health insurance cover. If your living in the UK this might change after Brexit. Read more about NIE Numbers and Brexit.

Non EU Citizens 

If you are a NON EU Citizen and are applying for a NIE/NIF/TIE Number in Spain you will need to provide proof of health cover under EU Law.

Below we have put a List of Recommended Health insurance companies to get a NIE Number in Spain:

Get your NIE Number with Aviva health insuranceAviva Health Insurance offers a host of Health insurance products suitable for you to get your Spanish NIE Number. Benefits include:

  • Access to 100s of hospitals
    Including BMI, Nuffield Health and Spire Healthcare networks
  • Hospital charges & specialist fees
    We’ll cover accommodation, meals, nursing care, drug costs and much more
  • Cancer care cover
    Cover for cancer diagnosis, treatment and aftercare as standard

Look for help can help you get Health Insurance to get a NIE Number in SpainLook for Health is an online price comparison portal for health insurance. Input your details and the website will give you quotes from 100’s of Health insurance companies in a blink of an eye.

Do You Need more Information about NIE Numbers in Spain? Search our NIE Number blog for hundreds of answers about NIE Numbers in Spain, Including: Do Children Need a NIE Number, I need a NIE Number Fast, Do NIE Numbers expire?, Getting a NIE Number in Benidorm.

Read more about the regulation of Health care and insurance 

How to get a NIE Number in Benalmadena

Guide to getting a NIE Number in Benalmadena

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 is easy using our online NIE Number 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.


Getting your NIE Number from the police station in Benalmadena
You will need to visit Benalmadena police station to collect your NIE Number

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

Need your NIE Number today in Benalmadena? Use our NIE NUMBER BOOKING FORM and get your appointment within 24hrs.

What to do in Benalmadena if you dont have a NIE Number in Spain
What can I do in Benalmadena if I don’t have a NIE Number?

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?

A: As a general rule Children do not need a NIE Number in Benalmadena. Read more about children and NIE Numbers here.

Q: Can I fly into Benalmadena to get my NIE Number?

A: Yes you can use our Fly By NIE Number service to fly in and get your NIE Number in Benalmadena. Read more about Fly-in NIE Numbers.

Q: Can I get a NIE Number in Benalmadena without an appointment?

A: No. Since 2016 all NIE Number appointments must be made online in advance. You can no longer turn up without an appointment. Read more about having no NIE Number appointment here.

Q: How long does it take to get a NIE Number appointment in Benalmadena?

A: Appointment times in Benalmadena are normally reasonably fast. Read more about how long does it take to get a NIE Number.

Do you need a NIE Number today in Benalmadena? Click here to read more NIE Number information or click here to book your NIE Number appointment.

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Can i use a Fake NIE Number?


Never use a Fake 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.

Pgoto showing what a real NIE Number looks like
This is what a real NIE Number document looks like

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.

Book a NIE Number appointment in Spain NOW.