NIE number


NIE

A NIE number is comparable to the English Social Security number or tax number. Residents and non-residents in Spain, with financial interests, must apply for a Número de Identificación de Extranjeros (NIE). Since there is no passport photo on the document, it does not count as an identity card.

 

Why is it necessary?


The NIE is required when applying for a bank account, buying or renting a house, taking out insurance, connecting telephone and internet, etc. In short, without a NIE it is not possible for a foreigner to liveofficially in Spain. For expensive purchases, the store usually also requests the NIE and your address. This is because in case of damage the insurance only reimburses the full amount, including VAT, if you can show a correct VAT receipt. A normal purchase receipt without this information is not sufficient. In almost all cases, a copy of the NIE and a copy of the ID are requested.

Other items for which you need a NIE number:

  • To study
  • Buying a vehicle
  • Start up business
  • Accept work
  • Pay Spanish taxes
  • Apply for mortgage or other loans
  • Social security registration
  • Receipt of social security benefits
  • Request driving license

 

How do I apply for a NIE number?


It can be requested in person at the Department of Foreigners Affairs at the Police Station (Policia National) with the following documents:

Standard documentation:

  • Passport / ID card and a copy of it
  • Completed application form E15 in duplicate
  • The 790-12 form (fees); these three forms must be paid in advance at a bank. The bank will return you two forms with stamp, as proof of payment to you. The costs is € 9.64

Extra documentation in some offices;

  • An undersigned statement why you want to request a NIE number.
  • A proof for the above reason.

Need help? Call + 34 637 463 005 or write to contact@tulipanmalaga.com We can help you with completing the forms and accompany you to the appointment. We can also request a NIE number without you having to be there with a POA.

 

How do I make an appointment?


You can not go to the national police without an appointment. An appointment must be made in advance via the internet. Please note that some offices have a waiting time of up to a few months. Only for an appointment in Ronda you still have to queue in the morning. Through this link you can make an appointment at the other offices: https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/pagina/index/directorio/icpplus

 

 

Where are the Police Stations located?


Granada


Subdelegación del Gobierno Oficina de Extranjería: Calle San Agapito 2, Granada, Telefoon:958 90 93 14

 

Malaga


ANTEQUERA

Adres: C/ Ciudad de Oaxaca S/N – 29200, Antequera (Málaga), Telefoon: 952 706 360

ESTEPONA

Adres: C/ Valle Inclan S/N – 29.680, Estepona (Málaga), Telefoon: 952 798 530

Gestion Extranjeria FUENGIROLA

Adres: Avda. Condes de San Isidro Nº 98 – 29640, Fuengirola (Málaga), Telefoon: 952 19 83 58 / 60

MÁLAGA

Adres:  Plaza Manuel Azaña, Nº3 – 29006, Málaga, Telefoon: 952 046 200

MARBELLA

Adres: Avda Duque de Lerma, Edeficio España, Local 3,  29600, Marbella (Málaga), Telefoon: 952 86 72 41

RONDA

Adres: Avda. de Málaga Nº 9 – 29400, Ronda (Málaga), Telefoon: 952 161 227

TORREMOLINOS – BENALMÁDENA

Adres: C/ Skal Nº 12 – 29620, Torremolinos (Málaga), Telefoon: 952 378 450 / 952 378 451

VÉLEZ MÁLAGA

Adres: Avda. de Andalucía Nº 55 A – 29740, Torre del Mar (Málaga), Telefoon: 952 965 070 / 952 965 089

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