What to do Next to Get my NIE Number


How long to get a NIE Number in Spain?

If you have been sent the Link to this page you should have by now received your NIE Number Paperwork (3 forms).  If you have landed on this page by accident and do not already have a booking please visit our Homepage to read more about our Service

Below we give some General advice 

We have sent you 3 forms (4 if you ordered our SSN number service) via email (please check your spam or junk mail):

1.) The first form (normally your surname followed by number 1) is your booking receipt for the Police Station. You need to print a copy of this and take it with you on the day of your appointment.

2.) The Second form (790) Normally saved as your Surname plus the number 2, is the form you need to pay the Government fee at the Bank. You need to print 3 copies of this form, take this to any national bank and pay the fee. ENSURE THE BANK WORKER STAMPS AT LEAST ONE DOCUMENT.

3.) The third form is called your EX-15 (your surname plus 3) .  This is your main NIE Number application form.  You need to print 3 copies of this two page document (6 papers).

4.) The forth form is called the (T1 FORM) this is saved as a doc and not a PDF. once you have your NIE number certificate complete the empty section of the form asking for your NIE Number and take this to your local social security office to obtain your Spanish Social security Number.

You may notice we have left some sections blank. This is either because its inapplicable to your application, or due to regional differences in how the form should be completed.  We recommend taking a BLACK BALL POINT PEN with you on the day of your appointment if further sections need to be completed.

TOP TIP: Get there on time, and if possible up to an hour before your appointment time. Checkout parking near the station the day before if driving there. The police will not be sympathetic if you miss your appointment.

Now its over to you….

It is your responsibility to prove why you need a NIE Number to the police. The levels of proof in each region vary greatly and can sometimes be down to the individual officer on the day of your appointment.  Please note: We can only book your appointment and complete your forms.  It is your responsibility to provide the proof required to obtain your NIE Number, find the police station and turn up on time.

The proof you need to take depends on your reason for application. 

Below are a few examples, but we recommend taking every piece of possible proof with you, including if needs be the kitchen sink and next doors cat! We have seen people turned away for insufficient proof every week.

Passport (photo copies of inside two pages as well)

2 Passport sized photos

Tenancy agreement or letter from estate agents with tenancy offer. Need a tenancy agreement? Click here

Bank Statements

Work contract (or pre contract)

Proof of pension

Birth certificates

If your from the UK your National Insurance number

The amount of proof you take is optional but the more you take the greater your chances of getting a NIE Number the same Day. Less proof is required for EU National than non EU Nationals. Been refused a NIE Number by the Spanish Police? Click here.

There will normally be a translator onsite at Police stations who mostly deal with British speaking people. However a few phrases you might like to learn are below:

Hello! I would like to apply for NIE number = Hola ! Me gustaría obtener mi número de identidad de extranjero (NIE) .

Where can I submit my NIE application? = ¿ Dónde puedo inscribirme?

I have an appointment to get my NIE = Tengo una cita para obtener mi número de identidad de extranjero (NIE).

We wish you every luck with your appointment. Please let us know if you have any problems.

Kind Regards

Lisa & The Team @ MY NIE NUMBER SPAIN.