Taking your passport photos to your NIE Number Appointment
When you go to your NIE Number appointment you will need to take two (2) passport sized photos.
These photos must meet the same criteria as the UK Passport sized photos. Below is our Guide to making sure your NIE Number photos are correct.
To get your NIE Number certificate and registration you need to have two passport sized photos which must be identical photos.
The photos for your NIE Number application must be:
*Your passport photos for your NIE Number application must measure 45mm (millimetres) by 35mm wide which is the standard size used in photo booths in the UK.
*Make sure your photos are printed the correct size. The photos can not be a cut down version of a larger picture
* If you decide to use a photo machine in Spain or the country you live in ensure it can give you photos that measure 45mm high by 35mm wide.
*Ensure your NIE Number application photos are printed to a professional standard
*Make sure your passport photos for your application are clear and in focus
*Your NIE Number passport Photos need to be in colour on plain white photographic paper with no border and without any creases or tears.
*Your passport photos for your NIE Number appointment must be unmarked on both sides (unless a photo needs to be countersigned)
*Your NIE Number Spain photos must be unaltered by computer software and be a close-up of your full head and upper shoulders. They must not contain any other objects or people.
*Make sure your photo is taken against a plain white, cream or light grey background and are in clear contrast to the background
*Its advisable so your NIE Number Spain photos are not rejected to have a plain expression and your mouth closed and have your eyes open and visible.
*Hair should not be in front of your eyes and you should not have a head covering, anything covering your face (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)
*Photos with shade marks or ‘red eye’ will be rejected.
We recommend following the above information to avoid any problems at your NIE Number Spain appointment.