Obtaining a NIE number online

All the information and Frequently Asked Questions about our €149 NIE service.

How to obtain a Spanish NIE online


How to obtain a Spanish NIE online.

Now you don’t have to worry about flying to Spain, getting a hotel, waiting in line at the police station for hours… We at Walker Property Spain can obtain your NIE number for you.

YOU NEED A NIE NUMBER IF:
You are buying a property in Spain
You want to work in Spain
You want to start a business in Spain
You want to set up a Company in Spain
You want to study in Spain
You are purchasing any asset over €3,000

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Obtain your NIE from your own country and in only 2 weeks.

YOU JUST HAVE TO:
1) Fill in the Application form here >
2) Submit your payment (form of payments accepted: Credit Card, Paypal or bank transfer)
3) We email you the Power of Attorney.
4) You send us the POA and copy of Passport once Notirised and legalised.
5) Notarisation: Take the Power of Attorney and Passport to your nearer Notary Public.
6) Legalisation: After the documents have been notarised, they require legalisation.

You can ask your notary if they can also take care of the legalisation and send the documents by post. If not, you can legalise and post it yourself.

7) You get you NIE number by email within a week and within 10 days by post.

The Spanish Law recognizes the possibility for any individual to be represented by another for all legal purposes, through a legalized spanish Power of Attorney thus opening the possibility to bypass the requirement to apply in person for the NIE.

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WHAT IS A NIE?
The NIE is the spanish tax identification number assigned by the spanish authorities to any foreigner, it is a legal requirement prior to working in Spain, purchasing a property, selling a property, obtaining a mortgage, starting up a company.

The NIE (Numero Identidad Extranjeros) is a personal, individual, and unique identification number required for all foreigners in Spain who for economic, social or professional reasons need to deal with the Spanish administration or authorities.

Regardless of whether you plan to live in Spain permanently, rent for a short period of time or just buy a property you must first obtain a NIE number.

It is possible once again to request a NIE Number in Spain by appointing a representative by means of a Power of Attorney without the need for the applicant to come to Spain. The Directive 3/12 dated April 13/2012 re-enables the application for NIE through a representative by means of a Power of Attorney expressly stating that it empowers him to apply for the NIE.

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ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE THE PROCEDURE:
After receiving your documents (legalised copy of Passport and legalised POA) the NIE number is issued within 5 days to 2 weeks.

Before sending both the Passport and the POA they need to be notarised and legalised (The Hague Apostille). Most notaries offer both services, thus expediting the process up to 3 business days.

DO I HAVE OTHER EXPENSES BESIDES YOUR FEES?
Postage Costs may vary depending on the service you select: Post office 5€ / Courrier 15-40€
Notary (POA) & Legalisation (POA & Passport copy): from 50€ to 200€

WHAT DOES THE NIE LOOK LIKE?
The NIE number does not look like an ID card, it is in fact, a sheet of A4 paper with your personal details along with an oficial Stamp from the Spanish National Police.

The original must be kept safe, as it is an extremely important identification and along with your Passport and residency card it can be used togueter for government and tax related matters.

IF YOUR NIE GETS LOST:
To apply for a duplicate NIE we need to follow the same process as the first NIE application. The details need to match the ones from the first application to avoid problems when issuing the NIE duplicate. (the police need to be sure that it is the same person who is applying for the duplicate).

NON EU CITIZENS. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:
The applicant needs to send the notarised and legalised POA and legalised copy of the full Passport (all pages). As well as documents proving why you need a NIE number. If the NIE is needed for a property purchase, by showing a private purchase contract or similar will be enough.The draft of the POA will be sent to the applicant after payment has been made.

POWER OF ATTORNEY
Is a document authorizing to represent or act on another person´s behalf for the stipulated tasks or responsibilities that are outlined within the POA itself. It needs to be legalised to be legally binding.

In the NIE application service, the powers granted are only for the purpose that is intended, therefore it is restricted to obtaining the Foreigners Identification number.

NOTARY: POA PRICES
ESTIMATED COSTS OF A POA IN UK:
Notary Fees: 100 £.
Legalisation w/Apostille stamp: 27 £ for each document
Returning documents using standard registered Post: 5 £.

ESTIMATED COST OF A POA IN IRELAND:
Notary Fees: 80€
Legalisation w/Apostille Stamp: 20€ for each document
Returning documents using standard registered Post: 10€

APPLYING FOR THE NIE NUMBER THROUGH THE SPANISH CONSULATE:
You can apply for your NIE number in the Spanish Consulate, the process usually takes up to 12 weeks, but it may vary from one country to another. Please, contact your local Spanish Consulate and request information about how long this process takes applying through them.

CAN I COME TO SPAIN AND APPLY FOR THE NIE MYSELF? IS IT COMPLICATED?
You can present yourself at the National Police Station in the Town you are staying. The application process without speaking the language can be complicated, frustrating and time-consuming due to the lengthy queues. The applicant is required to attend twice to the National Police Station, the first time to apply for the NIE and the second time to collect it. Also the difficulty of filling in the complex application forms, as well as the public servants lack of patience.

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