NIE Number (Tax Identification Number)


One of the first steps on buying property in Spain, besides hiring a lawyer, is to apply for what is known as a Spanish NIE number which is a Tax Identification Number for foreigners enabling you to file and pay taxes into the Spanish Tax Office. It will be required, for example, by all the following:


  • Buying or selling property.
  • Inheriting assets in Spain.
  • Importing/buying/selling a car.
  • Importing/buying/selling a boat.
  • Opening a bank account.
  • Taking out insurance.
  • Working in Spain.
  • Obtaining a mortgage.
  • Some private foreign schools require a NIE number from parents and/or new (foreign) pupils to enrol them!


Basically any activity involving paying taxes requires a NIE number. You cannot complete on a property in Spain without one, either on buying or selling, as the Notary will disallow it.


We can provide this service without you having to come to Spain personally and queuing up at a Police Station (for hours on end) by means of a Power of Attorney specific for this purpose.


Legal fee: €124 


Our fees do not include mailing a NIE certificate. It takes 10 days or less*.


*As from the time we receive all the requested documents to process your application.


We will be very pleased to discuss your matter with you. Please contact us for a free initial consultation. You can contact us by e-mail at, by telephone on 951 894 675 or by completing our contact form.


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