NIE Application in Spain

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Service Details

NIE Application

This service is available across Spain

Who Is This Service For?

Anyone who wishes to carry out any one of a large number of transactions in Spain will likely need to obtain a Spanish NIE number

For example, if you wish to rent, buy or inherit a property in Spain will need to arrange an NIE (Número Identidad Extranjero – Foreigner’s Identity Number). 

An NIE will also be necessary for arranging many personal activities such as arranging utilities, getting a mobile phone, registering with local authorities or health-centres etc 

While the NIE number is the same number as that which appears on a TIE (foreigner's identity card), the NIE is merely a fiscal number, and it should not be confused with a right to residency. An NIE can be arranged on your behalf by a legal representative appropriately empowered via a power of attorney.


For a successful NIE application, individuals must:

  • Be non-Spanish nationals planning to conduct specific administrative activities in Spain.
  • Have a valid reason for applying, e.g., property purchase, work, or business set-up.
  • Provide all necessary documentation, including a valid passport and proof of the purpose of their residency in Spain.


  • Clients can initiate their NIE application either within Spain or through Spanish consulates in their home country. 
  • Generally, this involves visiting the designated office, filling out the EX-15 application form, scheduling an appointment, and submitting necessary documentation. 
  • Furthermore, individuals applying through a consulate may need to navigate additional bureaucratic steps specific to that consulate.


  • Engaging with experienced English-speaking lawyers for this service assures smooth navigation through Spain's administrative system. 
  • Such expertise ensures that all documentation is in order, potentially speeding up the application process. 
  • Moreover, understanding Spain's legal framework in one's native language reduces chances of misunderstandings, saving clients time and stress.
  • Alleviates the stress and uncertainty non-Spanish nationals may face when dealing with Spanish administrative systems. 
  • Our service streamlines the process, ensuring clients have a hassle-free experience.

What Does This Service Consist Of?

  • An initial consultation with a lawyer to understand the process
  • We will provide you with a list of documents and requirements you must comply with in order to make a successful application
  • Guided assistance in completing the EX-15 application form
  • Compilation and review of all required documents
  • Scheduling an appointment for submission of the application
  • Continuous communication with client to inform them of the application status
  • Alternatively, we can make the application on your behalf and then accompany you to a physical appointment in order to obtain the NIE number

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

Why choose Advocate Abroad?