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The NIE (‘Número de Identificación de Extranjero’ or ‘Alien Identification Number’) is an essential Spanish tax identification number assigned to all foreigners by the Spanish authorities.

Having an NIE is a legal requirement for all resident and non-resident foreigners with financial, professional or social interests in Spain, and this law applies to both EU and non-EU citizens. The NIE consists of an ‘X’ or ‘Y’, followed by 7 or 8 digits, then another letter. The number appears on all documents issued in Spain, is non-transferable, and does not expire. Every NIE is unique to a person and is used as a method for tracking an individual’s financial and official activities in Spain.

What will my NIE
be needed for?

The NIE is essential for any fiscal transactions in Spain where money is paid to the Spanish Inland Revenue office, and should be quoted in all dealings with tax authorities. An NIE number is needed to:

  • Inherit assets
  • Open a bank account
  • Buy, sell or insure property
  • Arrange credit terms or a mortgage
  • Pay taxes
  • Be paid for employment
  • Use short-term employment agencies
  • To study
  • Apply for a business permit and start a business
  • Register with social services and arrange receipt of social security benefits
  • Apply for a driver’s license
  • Arrange any utility account except for pre-paid mobile phones

How can I get an NIE?

To receive an NIE, you must fill out an NIE application form (EX-15) in Spanish. It can be a tricky and time-consuming process to get your NIE in person, however Golden Leaves International can assist you in making the application process faster and more straightforward.

Contact us now, get the process going – and relax!

Call us on FREE 0800 85 44 48 (UK) 8000 98 309 (SPAIN) or +44 208 684 34 64 if calling from anywhere else outside the UK

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