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
So you packed up the house, the Kitchen sink, the Cat, and emptied all the draws in the house. Your on your way to your new life in Spain. But have you forgotten something? You can not work, buy property or access post services in Spain without a NIE Number!
Do you need a NIE Number urgently? Here at MY NIE NUMBER SPAIN getting your NIE Number urgently is our Job.
We can complete all the paperwork for you, and book your Urgent NIE Number appointment at the police station is super quick time. The waiting list for appointments at most police stations can be unto 6 weeks, however, our NIE Number experts can normally get you an appointment the same week if your NIE Number requirement is Urgent.
Need your NIE Number Urgently? Use our Urgent secure NIE Number booking form and one of our NIE Number experts will be in touch within a couple of hours. If your NIE Number application is very Urgent please mark this down in the Extra notes section of our form.
How do you book an Urgent NIE Number appointment?
Its likely we will start by booking you into the very earliest NIE Number appointment in your region. This will be a fall back fail safe in the unlikely event we can not move your appointment forward.
Each day our NIE Number experts check the Cita Previa Police website to look for cancelation appointments. As long as we k now how far you are willing to travel and what days you are available we can normally move your Urgent NIE Number appointment into one of these cancelation appointments.
Book your NIE Number appointment today and get your Urgent NIE Number as soon as possible. Read more on our NIE Number homepage.
Urgent NIE Number Statistics 2018:
January: During the first month of this year we was able to bring forward over 74% of NIE Number appointments.
February: February was a good month with lots of cancelation NIE Number appointments available. Our NIE Number experts were able to bring a staggering 93% of NIE Number appointments forward at least 1 week.
March: With more people moving over for the summer we have seen demand for our Urgent NIE Number service increase 200%. We managed to achieve a 62% satisfaction rate for obtaining urgent NIE Number appointments.
April: April was a busy month for Urgent NIE Numbers. Despite the very hard work our our experts we only managed to amend 43% of NIE Number Urgent appointments.
May: Busy May! During may we received our highest ever number of applications for urgent NIE Number appointments. With the Spanish police launching its new website which stopped online robots booking the appointments we managed to achieve a 96% satisfaction rate.
June: June has been a disappointing month. With thousands of people trying to get their NIE Numbers this month we only managed to obtain a 34% Cancellation success rate for Urgent NIE Numbers.
Do you need a URGENT NIE NUMBER? Use our easy English Language NIE Number booking form today and one of our experts will be in touch Urgently.
Urgent NIE Number case studies
Josie and Jack from Warrington in the UK needed their NIE Numbers Urgently. The used our secure NIE Number booking form on the 3rd April 2018. They needed their NIE NUMBERS in the Malaga Area. We Initially booked them in for the first NIE Number appointment available on the 2nd May 2018.
Our NIE Number experts checked for cancelation appointments every day until we managed to get them booked in on the 12th April 2018 (9 day wait)
Josie & Jack said:
We was so desperate for our NIE Numbers we didn’t know where to turn. We found your website in Google and it said you can do NIE Numbers Urgently. We was really happy with the service you provided us. Thank you again! I hope you got the card we sent in the post.
The Jones family decided last minute to up sticks and move to Sunny Spain to start a new life. They needed their NIE Numbers Urgently because the estate agent to was renting them a property was asking for a NIE Number. They Said:
It really was a last minute thing. We needed our NIE Numbers really Urgently. We found you in Google Search Engine and booked straight away. We was so happy to have to only was 4 days for our Urgent NIE Number appointment.
So, you need a NIE Number Fast? Here at MY NIE Number Spain getting your NIE Number as quick as possible is our job. But how long is the wait to get a NIE Number appointment at the Spanish Police Station?
How long it takes to get a Spanish NIE Number in each Spanish region varies greatly depending on the time of year, how busy the police station is, joined by other factors such as Brexit making more people apply for NIE Numbers.
Here at MY NIE we will book you the earliest CITA appointment possible. Then, if you require an urgent appointment we will wait until an Cancellation appointment becomes available and move your appointment forward. The longer you leave booking your original appointment the less chance of you being able to obtain a cancelation appointment.
Below we have put an average guide to how long it takes to get an appointment in each region: (June 2018)
The waiting time in Alicante can be between 4-6 weeks. This includes Benidorm
Coruna has a reasonably short wait at current with some NIE Number appointments the next week.
Alava also has a reasonably short waiting list for NIE Numbers. You can normally get an appointment within 1-2 weeks
The current wait in Albacete is around 2 weeks.
Almeria has a longer wait for NIE Numbers. You can expect to wait in the region of 6 weeks for your appointment.
This region has the shortest wait for a NIE Number, averaging about 1 week.
Two to Three weeks in the normal waiting time in Avila for a NIE Number appointment at the police station.
Badajoz has fewer than average police stations and as such has a current wait of around 3 weeks.
NIE Number appointments in the Balearic Islands can vary from 2-8 weeks depending on which island. Contact us for more information.
Barcelona currently has a 4-6 week waiting time. We can get you a cancelation appointment most of the time.
Biscay has a reasonably short wait for a NIE Number of 2 weeks
Its possible to get a NIE Number appointment in less than two weeks in Burgos
Caceres has a short wait of only a week.
Most areas of Cadiz you can get a NIE Number in less than two weeks.
Cantarbia is an easy location to get a NIE Number, the wait is around a week.
The current wait in Castellon is 2-3 weeks.
Ciudad Real has a wait of approximately 4 weeks for NIE number appointments.
Cordoba has a wait of around 1 week for a NIE Number appointment.
Gipuzkoa police work fast! You can sometimes get a NIE Appointment the same week.
Granada has a long 4-6 week wait for NIE Number appointments at the moment.
Gaudalajara is a very responsive Region. You can normaly get your NIE Number in less than two weeks.
Huelva is not an easy region to get your NIE Number…. We have seen waits of up to 8 weeks in this region.
Huesca has a reasonably short wait of 1-2 weeks.
No waiting around in Jaen. We can normally book your NIE Number appointment for the same week
A medium waiting time currently in La Rioja with the average being 2-4 weeks.
This region is extremely busy in peak season. You can expect to wait upto 8 week for your NIE Number appointment in this region.
Although Madrid is the capital of Spain and has many police stations the current waiting time for a NIE Number appointment is 5-8 weeks
Malaga is another busy region this time of year. You can again expect to wait upto 8 weeks for an appointment.
Murcia currently has a medium wait, approximately 4 weeks but this can increase and decrease during the year.
If your moving to Navarre and need a NIE Number fast your in luck. The waiting time is normally less than a week.
With hundreds of orange pickers in Seville requiring a NIE Number in peak season the wait can be up to 6 weeks.
This is another great region if you need your NIE Number Fast! The wait in Soria is normally less than 2 weeks.
Although Tarragona is not a popular tourist hot spot the wait for NIE Numbers can be several weeks up to a month in peak season.
Valencia currently has a 6 week wait and this number is growing. Book your NIE Number appointment early in this Region.
If your moving to Valladolid your in luck! The waiting time is normally less that 2 weeks.
Zamagoza has an equally fast system with most people getting a NIE Number appointment in less than 2 weeks.
Getting your NIE Number in Ibiza can be a long wait. In peak season you can expect to wait up to 10 weeks for an appointment!
Some NIE Number case studies on the amount of time it takes to get a NIE Number in Spain
Darren and Steve booked their NIE Number appointments with us on May 1st 2017. The Area they wanted was Benidorm in Spain. This area is notoriously busy at this time of year with the start of the tourist season. We Managed to get them booked in on the 5th June which was not ideal. Although we had there appointments booked in we managed to move Steve’s appointment forward to the 14th June (13 day wait) and Darren’s to the 18th June (17 day wait)
Have you been left an inheritancein Spain, but been told to Claim it you need a Spanish NIE Number? Are you thinking of Making a Spanish Will?
It is recommended that after buying assets (property) in Spain (i.e. House, Villa, apartment) Ex-pats should make a Spanish Will. A new Spanish law now states all beneficiaries named in a will must obtain their own NIE Numbers in order to inherit.
Reasons for Making a Will in Spain:
1.) Give your self and your relatives Peace of Mind. It is important for your loved ones that you leave everything in order for when the time arrives.
2.) Make sure all the hard work over the years goes directly to those you care about and not to the Spanish Tax Office. Planning in advance ensures you keep Inheritance tax to an absolute minimum for your family.
3.) Locate a local recommended Lawyer who is well informed and up to date on inheritance laws. Seek NIE Numbers for your loved ones at a convenient time for all i.e.: when visiting you on holiday, instead of this being a chore to be carried out later at what will be a stressful enough time for them.
4.) Preparing a will in advance enables you to be informed about the procedures in Spain. Your loved ones can also then be advised of what to expect when the time arrives. E.g., Inheritance Taxes are to be paid up front prior to any names being changed on a title deed. Property and possessions can not be sold or bequeathed until the taxes are paid. Should your inheritors not be prepared or they are to be unsure of the procedures they may not be able to provide to the relevant authorities the correct information and documentation required. This may cause delays and consequently penalties charges may be incurred.
Your assigned lawyer will draw up the will in both English and Spanish. They should ensure you have all the latest Spanish Inheritance Information, translated and witnessed by your local Notary. Following this, registration of the document is made at the Central Wills’ Registry who is based in Madrid.
Usually Lawyers, if you already have a will in your own country of residence, can automatically calculate in advance how much tax your loved ones will have to pay and can also make suggestions of how you may be able to reduce the taxes your inheritors will pay.
In the absence of a will? Should a will not be made, your beneficiaries’ will need judicial or notarised documents that declare they are legitimate heirs. In addition to this they will need to provide clear evidence in order to justify that their claim to inherit your estate is valid. If an agreement by the parties involved cannot be made then it is likely the case will go to court where the decision regarding your hard earned possessions is made by the judge.
Contact us NOW to find out how to obtain fast NIE Numbers for your loved ones and give yourself peace of mind.
On the day of your appointment you will need to provide the Spanish police with proof of why you Need a NIE Number… The level and type of proof required to obtain your NIE Number is different if you are a EU or Non EU Citizen.
If you are a EU Citizen you will require the following Proof to get a NIE Number in Spain:
Passport and copy of the two main pages
Proof of address in Spain – your rental contract (in your name) would be sufficient
Completed EX-18 form
Completed Modelo 790
Proof of health insurance – this can be private health insurance or an EHIC card Document* proving why you need a Spanish NIE number, which differs depending on your intentions. In most cases it is: a contract showing that you’re going to buy a property in Spain like real estate, car, etc.
employed: job contract from the Spanish company
self-employed: a company ownership certificate
persons with sufficient funds: proof that you can live in Spain without working
students: acceptance letter from the school plus proof of payment to the school
job seekers: you can go only with passport
Enough to pay the NIE fee (€9.75 at the time of writing)
*Any documents must be translated into Spanish or Catalán (unless they are official EU documents) and you must bring the original
If you are a non-EU citizen you will require the following Proof:
Passport, Visa and copies
Completed EX-15 form
Empadronamiento – you will need to go to the town hall and register yourself as living in the area
Non-EU citizens will need the additional proof of legal entry into Spain (for instance a landing card, known in Spanish as a declaración de entrada)
Document* proving why you need a Spanish NIE number which differs depending on your intentions. In most cases it is: a contract showing that you’re going to buy a property in Spain like real estate, car, etc. employed: job contract from the Spanish company self-employed: a company ownership certificate persons with sufficient funds: proof that you have enough funds to live in Spain without working students: A letter from the school plus proof of payment to the school job seekers: you can go only with passport, but you will be issued a temporary NIE number valid only for 3 months
*Any documents must be translated into Spanish or Catalán and you must bring the original
Here at MY NIE Number Spain we can book your NIE Number appointment super fast, and complete your NIE Number application forms, but it is up to you to collect present the correct proof of why you need a NIE Number.
Do you need a NIE Number in Lloret de Mar? Applying for your NIE Number your self is no easy task, the NIE Number forms are not in English which makes life more tricky. That’s why here at MY NIE Number Spain getting your NIE Number is made easy in Lloret de Mar.
Have you just moved to Fuengirola ? Perhaps your planning on opening a café/bar? Or, maybe you already have a job offer?
Here at MY NIE NUMBER SPAIN getting your NIE Number in Fuengirola is easy. For the small fee of just £20 we will fill out all your NIE Number Forms, and book your appointment at the Police station in Fuegrirola. All you need to do is print off the documents we send you and hand them in at the Police station on the day of your NIE Number appointment.
More Information about Fuegrirola in Spain and getting your NIE Number
Just 25km from Malaga Airport you will find the town of Fuengirola . Fuengirola is one of the top destinations for Holidays on the Costa del Sol. The town is easily accessible by road, rail or bus so it’s not difficult to see why this buzzing cosmopolitan town on the Mediterranean is the number one choice for so many.
Fuengirola was in its previous life just a tiny fishing village. Fuengirola these days have become a vibrant metropolis with character. Many up-market tapa’s bars, good cafes and restaurants have opened, interspersed with chic boutiques and other interesting shops, as well as amazing beaches which makes it the perfect holiday destination. The good news, you wont need a NIE Number to Visit Fuengirola .
The main square In Fuengirola is called the Plaza de la Constitución. It has been re-designed over the years but still retains its unique Character. The Square looks pretty, especially at Christmas time, when it is decorated with very attractive lights and ornaments.
It also looks great during the Fuengirola summer feria, when the whole town takes part in the annual street celebrations. A walk down the narrow, pedestrian streets leading off the main square is a voyage of discovery for the many visitors, who come across some of the hidden secrets and delightful corners of this friendly, Andalucian town.
Fuengirola’s main attractions is, of course, its wonderful seven kilometres (five miles) of sandy beaches, stretching from the Sohail Castle to the west and Torreblanca to the east. Fuengirola has all the amenities and comforts you need but in a beautiful Mediterranean setting. Whether you love shopping, or looking for a good gym or municipal sports centres.
Water sports are strongly featured in this coastal resort. Where better to get to grips with speed boats, jet skis, parasailing than at the cool Marina. Do I Need a NIE Number to take part in water sports in Fuengirola? No you wont need a NIE Number for this.
If perhaps you need a more personal hand finding things then you may want to try a Viator guided tour on our excursions page, which always prove to be enjoyable. Buses in Fuengirola run quite regularly to places along the coast such as Torremolinos and Marbella all the way to Estepona and Algeciras. Hire a car is best way to get around as public transport is limited. Consult our general
What is the Cost of obtaining a NIE Number in Spain?
The cost of obtaining your NIE Number varies on the different methods you have to Obtain your Number. Here at MY NIE Number Spain we are proud to say we are officially the cheapest service on the Internet.
For Just £20 we can get your NIE Number paperwork and CITA booking completed on your behalf. You can read about our full system on our homepage
What do other companies charge to get your NIE Number in Spain?
There are countless companies in Spain offering to provide NIE Number services and the cost can run into the hundreds of pounds. With our service there is a one off cost of £20.
Why is your company so cheap? Does it offer a sub standard service?
We keep our NIE Number service cheap to cover our costs and overheads. We are proud of the fact we do not rip people off.
Are there any other NIE Number costs after I have paid your company?
Once you have filled in our easy NIE Number booking form there are no other costs payable to us. You will be booked in at the Police Station, and have all your NIE Number forms filled in. You will need to pay the government tax on the day of your NIE Number appointment which is currently 9.75 Euros.
Is the Cost the same at the Spanish Embassy in the UK?
Yes, the cost in the same at the Spanish Embassy. Our service is the cheapest way to get your NIE Number booked online.
On the June 23, 2016 a referendum by British voters to exit the European Union was won with a ‘YES’ vote, much to the shock of many across the European Union. Read more about Brexit on Wikipedia
The word Brexit being an abbreviation of ‘British Exit’ The Brexit vote was followed by the resignation of the British Prime minister David Cameron and triggered thw start of a process called article 50 which is the start of the UK’S divorce from the Union. Read more about Brexit day here.
But what does this mean for your NIE Number in Spain?
Spanish NIE Numbers are issued to people all over the world, not just UK Citizens. For this reason we believe that British Citizens wishing to work or live in Spain after the Brexit ‘independence day’ will still need to apply for a NIE Number, however the procedure and amount of evidence required for your need for a NIE Number might be stricter.
Although no official announcement has been made about working in Spain with a NIE Number after Brexit we believe the system will be roughly the same and non EU Citizens applying for a NIE Number. The booking system will be slightly different as we will not be applying for a certificate EU. British citizens will likely apply for a NIE Number like people from the rest of the world.
Will it be easier to get Residency in Spain Post Brexit if I Have a NIE Number?
At the moment as we go to press with this blog post its almost impossible to tell, although we believe having a NIE Number pre Brexit will make applying for Spanish Residency post Brexit easier.
If I get my NIE Number before Brexit will I be able to continue to work in Spain after Brexit?
Yes. The EU and Spain will still welcome UK citizens to come and work in Spain after Brexit. Some Costal Spanish towns have a huge EX-PAT British population and the Spanish are keen to maintain a good relationship.
Until the final deal has been agreed with EU Negotiators the waters are murkey. The possibility of a ‘NO DEAL’ are seen as a real possibility. In this case a Bilateral agreement with the UK and Spain would be required. Read more about residency in Spain.
As I will no longer be a EU Citizen will I need to make changes to my registration on the NIE Number system after Brexit?
Its unclear at the moment what current British EX-PATS living in Spain willneed to do post Brexit. As soon as more news is released we will update our blog and homepage to reflect this.
If I need to make any chances to my NIE Number registration after Brexit can your company help?
Unfortunately we don’t currently have any information about the changes the Spanish government will implement after Brexit. We hope that once the changes have been announced we will be able to advice our customers better.
I own a business in Spain. Will my Current NIE Number still work after Brexit?
If you already own a business in Spain its likely you will already have your NIE Number and Residency in Spain. It is not thought that changes will affect how you run your business in Spain after Brexit.
Will I have to update my NIE Number registration with my new non-EU post Brexit Passport?
Because your passport number is likely to stay the same post Brexit we do not think you will need to update your NIE Number registration post Brexit. We will update our blog in due course.
I am on the reduced rate of National insurance in Spain with my current NIE Number. Will this offer continue?
The reduced rate of national insurance for non residents starting a business in Spain was introduced by the Spanish Government, and is not a EU Law. As such we do not at this point believe there will be any change to your entitlement to the reduced rate post Brexit if you already hold a NIE Number.
I’m not planning on moving to Spain until after Brexit. Should I get my NIE Number before?
Without any current clarity from The Uk Government or the EU, its impossible to tell if you will obtain an advantage getting your NIE Number pre-Brexit. If you would like to apply for your NIE Number please visit our NIE NUMBER BOOKING FORM.
My NIE Number certificates states I’m a EU Citizen. Will I need a new certificate?
Although what system will be in place is unclear, we believe that you will keep the same certificate and NIE Number after Brexit.
What our NIE Number Expert Lisa says about Brexit:
Until there is some clear announcement from to EU and the British Government our hands are tied. We recommend visiting our homepage where will we will be updating the latest NIE Number Brexit information. Unfortunately the continued uncertainty is making it impossible for us to give British Ex-Pats a true picture of what changes may come.
What will happen to my NIE Number if there is a ‘no deal’ Brexit?
We are currently monitoring the situation with regards to what will happen if there is a ‘No Deal’ Brexit and what that will mean for your NIE Number. Please check back to our NIE Number blog for further information.
If your planning on Staying or working in Spain for a period of more than 3 Months it is a legal requirement for you TO GET A NIE NUMBER.
From 28 March 2007, a Royal Decree 240/07 requires that all EU citizens planning to reside in Spain for more than 3 months should register in person at the Oficina de Extranjeros in their province of residence or at designated Police stations. When you register, you will be issued with a credit card size Residence Certificate stating your name, address, nationality, NIE number (Número de Identificación Extranjero) and your date of registration as a resident.
After you have been registered as a resident for five years, you can apply for a certificate of permanent residence in Spain. You will be issued with a similar credit card size Residence Certificate, but it will additionally state that you are a permanent resident (residente permanente).
Note: Some people still have an A4 size Residence Certificate rather than the credit card sized one – in these cases there is no requirement to re-apply for a credit card size one unless your circumstances (for example your address) change, or unless you want to.
Have you just arrived in Almeria? Do you need a Spanish NIE Number? Here at My NIE Number Spain, getting your NIE NUMBER certificate in your hand as quick as possible is our main aim.
By just filling in one form on our NIE Number Booking page we can provide the whole NIE Number service from start to finish. We will fill in all the appropriate NIE Number forms, and book your CITA appointment at the Almeria Police Station. All you will be required to do is turn up at the police station at the time and date we provide you and hand in your paperwork.
More information about Almeria, and how to get your NIE Number in Spain
Almeria found in the Andalusia region is the real Spain on the fringe of Europe, its driest and sunniest place and one of the last stretches of unspoilt Mediterranean coastline. Almeria Boasts Europe’s only desert, a history and present of diverse culture, the setting for over 500 films …… and the tapas come free! The good news….No NIE Number is required to visit as a tourist.
Welcome to Costa Almeria. Bienvenido!
Almeria, thanks to its strategic location on the Mediterranean coast, has been home to different civilisations throughout its history. Significant traces of their presence can be seen in the archaeological remains scattered all over the province. Although you will need a NIE Number to Live for longer than 3 months or work in Almeria you don’t need one to visit.
The city was founded by Calipha Abd-ar-Rahman III of Cordoba in 955 AD. It was to be a principal harbour in his extensive domain to strengthen his Mediterranean defences.
Have you Just moved to Granada? Found a Job? Buying a property or Maybe have a holiday home here but need a Spanish NIE Number?
Here at MY NIE NUMBER SPAIN we can provide the whole NIE Number service for just £20. We will fill in all your NIE Number forms (ex-15 and form 790) and book your appointment at the Spanish Police station in Granada to collect your NIE Number certificate.
All you need to do is turn up at the required time of your appointment and hand in the paperwork we send you. You should get your NIE Number certificate the same day as attending your appointment in Granada.
Do the Children have to come to the Police station with me to get their NIE Number in Spain?
We have heard varying reports if the Child needs to attend the police station NIE Number appointment. Some Police stations in Spain will allow just the parents with a Valid passport and a valid passport of the Child to attend and other Police Stations, others have requested the child attends so they can compare the photo on the passport to the child.
As getting an appointment takes such a long time in Spain we do recommend taking your child with you to the NIE Number appointment.
My Child will get bored waiting at the police station for their NIE Number appointment
Sometimes the wait at the police station can be a few hours, even with an appointment. We recommend taking something with you to keep your little ones amused and quite while waiting.
Do I need to pay the TAX for my Childs NIE Number appointment?
Yes, unfortunately the same rules with regards to tax apply to adults as to children. You will need to take form 790 to the bank and pay the current fee.
Does my Child need a NIE Number?
Its almost unheard of for a child to be asked for their NIE Number in Spain, however some outside sports companies ask for it for insurance reasons. If you child has been asked for their NIE Number please let us know so we can update this page.
What happens if I’ve lost my Childs NIE Certificate?
If you have lost your child’s NIE Number certificate its the same as if you have lost your NIE Number certificate. You will need to make a new CITA PRIVA appointment at the police station, fill out the forms again and pay the relevant tax on the form 790.
Do you already have your Spanish NIE Number? Some NIE Number certificates issued before 2016 had an expiry date, or were limited to a 3 month Period. NIE Numbers issued today have no expiry date and they stay with you for life.
Reapplying for an expired NIE Number is easy with our service. Once we have all your details our staff will fill out your NIE Number forms and book you in at the police station. Unfortunately you will need to pay the NIE Number tax again at the bank, there’s no way around this.
How do I know if my NIE Number has expired?
If your NIE Number certificate was issued before 2016 it will have a stamp on it saying when it is due to expire. If there is no official stamp you can assume your number is your life long number and you do not need to re-apply for a new one.
I’ve lost my NIE Number certificate so I don’t know if its expired or not. How can I solve this?
If you have lost your NIE Number certificate you will need to reapply anyway. If your certificate has not expired it will be a simple job at the police station to get a replacement. However, if your certificate has expired you will need to re-submit your forms 790 and EX-15 and pay the appropriate tax at the bank.
Renewing your NIE Number is easy with our service. Visit our NIE Number booking home page today to find out how we can help you get your NIE Number in less than 24hrs.
Moving to Spain? Opening a bar? Getting a job? Buying your dream home? Or Just need to open a bank account? Then the first thing you will need is a NIE Number. The problem is all the forms are in Spanish and you need the NIE Number forms translated into English.
NIE Number Application forms Translated into English
This form is used to book your NIE Number appointment. A good Standard of reading Spanish is required to complete this form correctly. If you do not feel confidant to fill in this form your self please use our form and we will do this for you.
Form 2: NIE Number form 790
This form is known as the, Tasa modelo 790 Código 012. Reconocimientos, Autorizaciones y Concursos, in Spanish. This form is used to pay your government NIE Number fee. This form MUST be completed correctly. If you have a form translated into English this will not be accepted at either the bank or the Police Station.
Form 2: NIE Number form EX-15
This is your main application form for your NIE Number appointment. This form can be quite complicated and ensuring it is completed in correct Spanish is important. Forms EX-15 translated into English will not be accepted at the Police Station.
None of these forms are automatically translated into English. All forms must be submitted in Spanish.
All these forms are written in Spanish. Please note: English translated version of the forms will not be accepted at your NIE Number appointment at the Police station. All your NIE Number application forms must be completed in Spanish.
Here at MY NIE Number Spain we can fill in all the forms for you in Spanish and book your appointment at the police station. Once we have booked your appointment and filled in both your NIE Number application forms, one of our representatives will get in touch and tell you what to do at the police station in Spain. We will also include our handy e-book guide.
Ensuring your NIE Number application forms, EX-15 AND 790 are filled in correctly is vitally important. If you make a mistake on your Spanish application form you maybe refused an NIE Number at the police station. We do not recommend filling in the forms your self unless you are 100% confidant you know how to fill them in properly.
If you need your NIE Number Spain Fast we recommend filling out our Fast and secure booking form today and one of our representatives will get back to you within 24hrs with your booking time and your completed paperwork.
How to translate the NIE Number forms into English
Translating the Spanish NIE Number forms into English is possible using Google Translate, however we do not recommend submitting your NIE Number forms your self unless you are 100% confidant. If you fill in the translated forms wrongly you could be sent away from your NIE Number appointment and not receive your certificate. This will mean booking a new appointment.
How do I fill in the Spanish NIE Number forms?
Here at MY NIE Number for a small fee of £20 we will fill out all your paperwork, book your appointment and send you all the details. All you need to do is turn up at the police station at the time we provide you and hand in the paperwork we have completed for you. Click here to book your NIE Number appointment today!
I filled in my name wrong on the Spanish NIE Number booking form website. What Can I do?
If you have filled in the Spanish NIE Number application form on the booking website incorrect this can be a nightmare. In Spain you can only have 1 CITA PRIVA appointment at a time. Most of the time its possible to use the cancelation button on the website to cancel your appointment but please be aware that sometimes this function is not operating. As such you may need to wait until after the appointment date you was allocated to re-book. The Spanish police generally require the forms to be filled in correctly. They are unlikely to be sympathetic to any mistakes.
I tried to translate the NIE Number forms into English and made a mistake, can you correct them for me?
Here at MY NIE Number Spain we can fill out all your NIE Number forms and email them back to you to print. Just use our easy English Language booking form at www.mynie.co.uk and one of our team will fill in all the forms in Spanish and Email back to you to print.
Why are the NIE Number forms in Spanish and Not translated English?
When in Rome act like the Romans. When in Spain you will need to get used to their forms being in Spanish. Very few forms including the Spanish NIE Number form are translated into English. Be Careful of online NIE Number forms that claim to be correctly translated into English, we have seen many with mistakes which could mean you being sent away from your NIE Number appointment.
Can I download the NIE Number application form in English from the Spanish website?
At this time, the Spanish NIE Number booking website does not allow an English version to be downloaded from its website and all forms must be completed in Spanish.
Why do the NIE Number forms need to be completed in Spanish and not English?
You will find most of the staff at the Police station will be Spanish. Sometimes there will be an English Translator on site to help you, however, your forms even if they are translated into English need to be completed in Spanish.
Do you need your Spanish NIE Number FAST? Have you secured a job, or looking to buy a house or buy a car but stuck in limbo until you have your NIE Number appointment in Spain?
Remember you wont be able to work in Spain until you have your NIE Number in place and you have collected your Certificate from the Spanish Police Station. You also wont be able to complete on a property purchase in Spain without your NIE Number.
Here at MY NIE NUMBER SPAIN we are experts in getting your NIE Number as FAST as possible. To get your NIE Number as FAST as possible we recommend using our FAST and secure NIE Number application form.
Once we have all the details we need we will get straight on the case.
How will you get my NIE Number Fast when there’s a waiting list at the Police Station?
First of all we will book you a Spanish NIE Number CITA PRIVA appointment to hold your place in the que. This will ensure that should the worse come to the worse you will have an appointment date.
Our staff will then check the Spanish NIE Number system website everyday for cancellations. These can range from the next day to the next week. Once we have identified a cancellation one of our team will give you a call to confirm you are available to make the appointment.
Can I get my NIE Number appointment faster by just turning up at the police station?
Unfortunately it is no longer possible to just turn up at the police station to get your NIE Number certificate. Since 2016 all appointments must be made on the CITA PRIVA website. To get your NIE Number fast we will check the system everyday for cancelations and give you a call once one comes up.
Can you be 100% sure that a cancellation will become available to get my NIE Number fast?
Unfortunately there is no guarantee that a cancellation appointment will come up. However, you have the best possible chance to get one with our system as our staff are waiting on the website as soon as the appointments are released.
To get your NIE Number fast use our easy English language booking form or visit our Homepage for more information.
Can I get a Fast NIE Number in Spain if I travel to another town/city?
Yes, if your willing to travel to a neighbouring town we will be able to book you in much sooner and you can get your NIE Number fast. For example people in Benidorm needing a fast NIE Number could travel to either Denia or Alicante to get their NIE Number appointments.
Other NIE Number companies say they can get a Fast NIE Number in 24hrs is this correct?
This is 100% incorrect. Apart from waiting for a cancelation or traveling to another town/city there is no faster way to get your NIE Number. Any company online saying they can get your NIE Number in a day, or within 24hrs are misleading you.
Do you offer a Fast Track NIE Number service?
Included in our basic £20 service is our express Fast NIE Number service. There is no extra Charge for this. Just let our NIE number representative know when we call and mark down urgent on your booking form.
Do you need your NIE Number fast today? Use our NIE Number booking form to provide your details today and one of our staff will get back to you shortly.
Some customer reviews from people who needed their NIE Numbers Fast
Claire and Brian from Cardiff in Wales needed their NIE Number fast when they decided to buy a house in Spain. If they had to wait they would have lost out on their house purchase in Benidorm, Spain. We asked them what they thought of our service. They Said:
We was really excited to be moving to Spain, but we needed our NIE Numbers FAST to be able to purchase our dream property. We was a bit disappointed at first because we was told our appointment would be 7 weeks away. We spoke to Lisa the NIE Number expert at www.mynie.co.uk and told her we was in a rush. In a couple of days Lisa came back to us with a new appointment the following week. It was really fast and meant we could complete on our house purchase in Spain. We was very happy indeed. Many Thanks to the MY NIE Number team.
Curtis Ottaway decided to leave his home town of Kingston-upon-Thames with his wife Jessica and move to the Alicante region of Spain. Again, they urgently needed their NIE numbers fast to complete on a purchase of a flat in Spain. They came to us and asked us to get them the Fastest appointment possible. They Said:
When we found out we needed a NIE Number to buy a property in Spain we had to act fast. We searched the internet and was recommended to www.mynie.co.uk to get our NIE Numbers really fast. We was really pleased that they managed to cut the waiting time down from 6 weeks to 2 weeks. Lisa was very helpful and it was a very professional service.
The Thompson family needed a NIE Number in Spain so they could buy a new car. They were traveling around Spain and their car broke down and was un-repairable. They needed their NIE Number extra Fast and came to us for help. They said:
We was in a total dilemma. We was traveling around Spain and we had a problem with the car. We thought we could just go and buy a new one but we was told we needed a Spanish NIE Number. We needed it fast so we used your service. It took a week, but after 7 days we had our NIE Number and was able to buy a new car.
Marcus and Davro needed their NIE numbers fast when they moved to Spain to open a consultancy business. They had not heard about the NIE Number system before and when they found out the wait could be up to a couple of months they came to us. They Said:
We needed our NIE Numbers, Fast, really, really Fast! We had secured a contract for our consultancy business in Spain and we couldn’t become self employed until we had our NIE Numbers which meant we couldn’t sign contracts. My NIE Number Spain managed to get us an appointment really fast. Thank you guys!
However, like your national security number in the UK you will need the Spanish Equivalent in Spain called a NIE Number. The NIE Number is the equivalent of a Spanish Persons NIF number. A Spanish passport holder would not need to apply for a NIE Number as they are issued a NIF Number at birth.
The NIE Number is known as the Número de Identificación de Extranjero in Spanish. Basically it is used to identify you in the Spanish TAX and national insurance system. Its also used for many other reasons such as land registry, health care and by private companies to track your orders with them.
Is it difficult to get a NIE Number to work in Spain?
Getting your NIE Number in Spain is made easy with our website. All you need to do is fill in one very easy English language form on our NIE Number booking page and we wil do the rest. We will fill ut your NIE Number forms (EX-18 &EX-15) and book your appointment to collect your NIE Number from the police station. Click here to book your NIE Number appointment today.
What types of work can I do in Spain as an EU Citizen?
Once you have your Spanish NIE Number you can work in exactly the same jobs as if you was still in the UK. (different training maybe required for some jobs) Jobs you can work as in spain for example are: Doctor, Nurse, Vet, Bar person, Waiter, Hotel Manager, Chef, Café owner, Shoe shop, Gift shop, Newspaper shop, Taxi driver, hire shop, Publican, painter, Decorator, Cleaner.
As a EU Citizen (Pre Brexit) you have the right to work in any of these industry’s.
What else do I need to do as a EU Citizen to work in Spain once I have my NIE Number?
Once you have your Spanish NIE Number you will need to start paying taxes and National insurance in Spain. If you are working for an employer they will sort all this out for you. If you decide to work for your self in Spain as Self employed you will need to file tax returns. Its always best to deal with a local English speaking solicitor to take care of this for you.
How much is national insurance in Spain? Is it covered by my NIE Number?
Spain has one of the highest levels of National Insurance in the EU. As an EU citizen once you have your NIE Number you will only pay your national insurance in one country. For people thinking of becoming self employed the Spanish authority’s have an incentive scheme to get people to open new businesses. For the first year you are only changed 50 euros a month, and the second year 80 euros a month. Speak to your solicitor today to see if your eligible.
Does my NIE Number cover me for medical and hospital treatment in Spain?
No, but once your employed you are covered for medical treatment in Spain. Before you are employed you will need to use your EU medical Card. Having a NIE Number in Spain does not automatically mean you are entitled to free health care.
Yes, the first step to getting your Residency in Spain is getting your NIE Number from the Spanish Police. Once you have your NIE Certificate you will be able to apply for residency. You will also need to be registered on the register at the town hall called the Padron. To get your residency you will also need to show proof of funds that you can support your self, or, that you have a job in place or are self employed in Spain as a EU citizen.
If I apply for residency in Spain is my NIE Number converted into a Spanish style NIF number?
No, your NIE Number is with you for life. NIF numbers are only issued to people born in Spain, or with Spanish Nationality. All EU Citizens have to have a NIE Number to work in Spain.
Why as a EU Citizen do I have to apply for a number? I thought I could work anywhere in the EU?
As an EU Citizen you have the right to work in any EU country, however you are subject to the tax and local laws in that area. Under Spanish law all foreigners which includes EU citizens need a NIE Number.
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