What is a NIE?
An NIE Number is a tax identification number to be used in Spain. Prior to purchasing a property, selling a property, obtaining a mortgage, starting up a business or working in Spain, it is a requirement by law that every individual possess an NIE Number.
The actual NIE Number, when produced from a National Police Station in Spain is printed out on a piece of paper, and this sheet of paper is often used as a form of identity. Once you have been issued an NIE number, it is yours for life.
DATOS PERSONALES - PERSONAL DETAILS
|2er Apellido||2nd Surname|
|Fecha de Nacimiento||Date of Birth
|Lugar de nacimiento||Place of Birth|
“H” for Male (Hombre) and “M” Female (Mujer)
S for single C for married. V for widow and D for divorced
|País de nacimiento||Country of Birth|
|País de nacionalidad||Current Nationality|
|Nombre del Padre||Father's Name|
|Nombre de la Madre||Mother's Name|
|Domicilio en España||Address in Spain|
REASONS FOR APPLICATIONEconomic, Professional or Social
(Tick professional for work reasons or social for house purchase)
DOMICILIO A EFECTOS DE NOTIFICACIONESLeave blank
Sign the form at the bottom, under 'firma de solicitante'.
Complete the form and take it back to the National Police station, along with a photocopy. You also need to provide your original passport and a photocopy.You will then be told to return in approx. 4 weeks time when your number will be ready to collect.