Obtaining the NIE is a prerequisite for the acquisition or rental of real estate in Spain.
You will not be able to buy or rent your apartment in Estepona or your villa in Casares if you do not have a NIE!
WHAT IS A NIE?
The NIE is not an identity document, the European citizen must therefore have, in addition to the NIE, his personal documentation (passport, identity document of his country, etc.).
WHY DO I NEED THE NIE?
Housing: purchase or sale of real estate, signature of a mortgage loan, property register and notary studies.
Administration: census, residence permit, property tax, tax on mechanically driven vehicles, capital gains, work permit, civil register, health assistance card.
Social security: obtaining the social security registration number, requesting services from the INEM (unemployed management service), exporting benefits received for unemployment from a Member State of the European Economic Area.
Economic relations: liquidation of national or autonomous taxes; non-resident income tax; company formation; Corporation tax ; value added tax, inheritance and gift tax.
Others: opening a bank account, school registration of minors, certification of diplomas, acquiring or transferring a vehicle, driving licence, subscription to electricity, water, telephone, internet services, etc.
WHERE TO GET YOUR NIE?
For a residence in Spain, the NIE must be requested exclusively from the local National Police Station . The appointment request is made on the official website administracionespublicas.gob.es . You will first select your region of residence then “EU Certificados” from the list of available procedures.
For non-residents in Spain, the NIE must be requested personally by the person concerned from a National Police Station in Spain or from the Spanish Consular authorities in the country of residence.
WHICH FORM TO FILL IN AND WHERE TO FIND IT?
To apply for your NIE, you must complete the EX-15 form.
Form EX-15 in Spanish to fill in to download here: Formulario_NIE EX-15.pdf
Instructions for filling in the EX-15 form in French: Formulario_NIE EX-15 FR
These steps can be complex and give a feeling of wasting time if you do not know the workings beforehand, and the process to obtain your NIE as quickly as possible, all the more because of the language barrier.
This is why we accompany you in this administrative adventure, as in the search for a property up to the services offered after the acquisition, through the organization of property visits, the legal verification of the property, the obtaining a mortgage, the administrative procedures and the signing of the various notarized documents.
Do not hesitate to contact us by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org