Get Your NIE Number and TIE in Costa Blanca

Spain’s NIE number is the personal and unique tax identification number that is used to track all financial and legal activities in Spain. The Spanish number acts as a tax and identification number, and is used in all fiscal transactions that involve the Spanish tax office.

A NIE number is mandatory for all foreigners with financial, professional or social affairs in Spain, regardless of whether they are a resident or non-resident in Spain. Children also need a NIE number in order to, among other things, get social security.

European citizens typically need to apply for a NIE number after three months of residence in Spain, while non-EU citizens will typically receive their application along with their Spanish residency. Official residents in Spain will also typically need to register on el padron. Spain’s population register.

This guide explains what a NIE number is, the application process, where to find application forms, and finding the right contact number.

If you are planning come to in Spain, you will need a NIE or a TIE. The process of getting one, however, can be confusing and frustrating especially if it’s your first time doing it and you don’t speak any Spanish. In this detailed blog post, we will breakdown what a NIE/TIE is and how to get one.

A TIE (tarjeta de identidad de extranjero) is a card (see below) that has your picture, NIE number, address and where you work/study. If you are a non-EU citizen, you have to apply for a TIE. This process is much more complicated since you need to register yourself at the city hall (empadronarse) to receive your padrón. Once you have done that, you are required to get an appointment at an immigration office which can be a headache.

Depending on which police station you are willing to go to or which city you are in, the nearest appointment you can get might be up to a month later. We recommend applying for an appointment once you arrive to Spain.

    Our Process

    First of all, we require all the information about our clients.

    We analyze the possible inconveniences that the administration can put in order that our client obtains his NIE.

    In the search for solutions, at CLF we try to simplify and anticipate the processes so that our client obtains his NIE as soon as possible.



    What is the NIE Number?

    NIE is translated as the Foreigner’s Identification Number (Número de Identificación de Extranjero).

    The NIE number is the legal number assigned by the Spanish National Police to foreign residents who don’t have Spanish citizenship, so that they can carry out legal activities in Spain such as those mentioned below.

    NIE aplicattion.

    NIE applications can be submitted while living or visiting Spain to the relevant Spanish National Police station dedicated to foreign documentation. You can also apply for a NIE number at the Spanish embassy located in your country.

    In Spain, the NIE number can be requested either by you or via an authorised figure (lawyers, solicitors, relatives, or friends) holding a Spanish power of attorney. The processes may differ slightly depending on the region.

    You should check the requirements regarding the legalisation and translation of foreign documents; we provide a guide to preparing official translations and legal documents in Spain.


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    • Get your NIE number in Valencia
    • Get your NIE number in Alicante
    • Get your NIE number in Murcia
    • Get your NIE number in Elche
    • Get your NIE number in Albir
    • Get your NIE number in Benirdorm
    • Get your NIE number in Jávea
    • Get your NIE number in Calpe
    • Get your NIE number in Moraira
    • Get your NIE number in Torrevieja



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