- NIE: as we have just said it is your identification number
- TIE: it is the actual document (the card). It contains our personal data, photograph and NIE number (non-EU residents).
- Authorization of residence: the legal right to reside in Spain
- Two copies of the Ex-15 application form.
- Passport or ID card (original and copy)
- A document justifying your reasons for applying for it.
- If you do it via a third party, you will need to grant this person power of attorney signed before notary to act on your behalf.
- Non-EU residents: Declaración de entrada o a título de viaje o cédula de inscripción, i.e. a document proving your legal entry into Spain.
Place of submission
Keep in mind that there are 3 vias to submit all the required documents to obtain the NIE number:
You can submit all the documents in person at any of the immigration offices or police stations. On the following link you will find a list of immigration offices in Spain, click here. After submitting your application form you will be told to pay a fee of €10 and take the proof of payment back to the immigration office. Once, it is done, you will get a receipt a date to collect you NIE.
If you authorize a third party to do all the paperwork for you, you will need to grant him/her a power of attorney to act on your behalf. S/he will also need your passport or a notarised copy. The procedure will be the same as the one stated above.
It is also possible to apply for it at the Spanish consulate in your country. However, please, bear in mind that consulates do not issue NIE numbers. All the documents will be sent to the Spanish authorities and you will receive your NIE document through the post.
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