What Proof do I need to get a NIE Number?

 

You must provide proof of why you need a NIE Number

So, you have your NIE Number appointment booked, and Spanish NIE Number forms completed in English. What’s Next?……Proof.

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)
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Two passport size photos (check as this can vary from country to country – the Spanish size is called carnet)
  • 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.

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4 thoughts on “What Proof do I need to get a NIE Number?”

  1. Can yoiu please help me get a temporary NIE as I have read that this is best for those of us who do not have Jobs, unless you can aquire one without a job offer? Thanks.

  2. I’m going to Tenerife from uk to look for work Sunday 10 th any ideas how soon I can get an appointment and if I’m reading this right I can go just with passport

    1. Hi Lewis. You will need a NIE Number appointment in Tenerife and the paperwork completed. Please use the easy niw number booking form on our website nd we will get you booked i9n as soon as possible. Many Thanks, Lisa

  3. Clarification needed !

    There is seemingly contradictory Information on your Website, see below:

    1. ADDRESS:

    “Q: I don’t have a Spanish Address to use? What can I do?
    A: The address section of our online NIE Number form should be an address in Spain. This does not have to be your home, many people use the address of a hotel or local café. If you do not have access to a Spanish address don’t worry leave this section blank and our advisors will sort this out for you. You can easily change the address once you have your NIE Number certificate.”

    VERSUS

    “If you are a EU Citizen you will require the following Proof to get a NIE Number in Spain:
    Proof of address in Spain – your rental contract (in your name) would be sufficient”

    The latter is what I was told at the Police Station !
    It can apparently NOT be done with the Address of a Hotel or similar !!!

    2. HEALTH INSURANCE for E.U. Citizens:

    Above it states this as a Requirement for E.U. Citizens:
    “Proof of health insurance – this can be private health insurance or an EHIC card”

    VERSUS

    On the Main Page it states that (only) if You are a Non-E.U. Citizen that You need to provide Proof of Health Insurance.

    The latter one seems to be correct.
    It also seems to be an absurd Requirement !
    Why do You need Health Insurance just to open a Bank Account or to buy a Car ???

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