An NIE is an ID number for foreigners you will need one to purchase a property, buy
or insure a car and if you want to set up a bank account or pay utilities.Also if
you do not have an NIE number tax authorities cannot process annual tax payments.
For those seeking to stay in Spain they must personally present their paperwork to
the police station.You can no longer employ people to take the paperwork on your
behalf,its mandatory that you have been seen. An NIE number grants foreigners residency
rights to remain in Spain for longer than 3 months.
Applicants will need the following:
To complete two copies of the NIE application forms -Download Form
Original passport plus a copy,along with two passport photos.
Details of your current address in Spain
A personal statement or letter explaining why you are seeking NIE registration –
For example purchasing a car, property etc