In accordance with Spanish Law (specifically
Royal Decree 766/1992 and Law 7/1958), it is compulsory
foreigners to obtain an N.I.E. (Foreigner’s
Identity Number) who for economic or other
reasons, among others, are attached to Spain.
If you intend to acquire a property in Spain you
will need this document, which you will find very
useful, especially if you wish to buy a car, deal
with Spanish authorities, pay taxes or go to hospital.
This is a personal I.D number which is given to
you for life and it is issued by the police. In order
to get this document we will need two passport-size
photographs, a copy of your passport authorised by
a notary, your signature on the form provided by
the police and special authorisation to apply for,
process and obtain this document.
Finally, we should add, that we generally process
your N.I.E. early on so that by the time you have
your property you already have your N.I.E.