What is an NIE number?
A Spanish Número de Identidad de Extranjero (NIE Number) is a Spanish tax identification number that the Spanish authorities assign to any foreigner. They are issued by the National Police of Spain who also issue Spanish passports and ID cards.
Why do I need an NIE number?
You need an NIE number when dealing with any financial transaction in Spain, particularly when paying taxes. An NIE number is much like UK National Insurance Number.
Under Spanish law, you will need an NIE number to:
- Open a bank account
- Buy or sell a property
- Arrange a loan or a mortgage
- Pay tax
- Be employed
- Receive payments for unemployment or social services
- To register with social services
- Start a business
- To apply for a driver’s licence
- To inherit assets
Our Spanish experts can help you get a Spanish NIE number in the UK quickly and efficiently.
What sets Labrums apart from other law firms?
Unlike most law firms, Labrums have an experienced Spanish solicitor working in-house. We are completely transparent with our costs, we won’t use legal jargon and we promise to keep you updated throughout the process to ensure its as stress-free as possible.
If you have a query about a Spanish NIE call us on 01727 858807 or complete the form below.
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