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Firmalex > Business consultancy > How to obtain the NIE in Spain

The NIE (Foreigner’s Identity Number) is a personal, unique and exclusive number that all foreigners must have for identification purposes: all foreigners in whose favour a procedure is initiated to obtain a document that enables them to stay in Spanish territory other than a visa.

Who needs a NIE number in Spain?

  • Any foreigner who becomes resident for tax purposes in Spain needs an NIE number in Spain.
  • Any non-resident foreigner buying a property in Spain. If a couple buy a property in Spain together, and register the property in both their names, then both must obtain a NIE number in Spain.
  • Anyone who wants to work in Spain or start a business in Spain.

Steps to obtain a NIE in Spain

  • Obtain an appointment.
  • Fill in form EX-18.
  • Pay fee 790 code 012.
  • Present a photocopy of the passport of the interested party, the power of attorney document and the DNI of the proxy.

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