NIE – this is an individual foreigner number, which is also a taxpayer identification number. Every foreigner who does business in the country or purchases real estate is obliged to obtain such a number, in other words, he has tax obligations to Spain. It is not necessary to be a citizen of the monarchy.
Situations where a NIE is required:
- Buying a car in Spain. After purchasing a car, the user automatically becomes a taxpayer of the monarchy, so it is better to issue a number before buying.
- Acquisition of real estate.
- Doing business in Spain.
The NIE number has a general meaning, officially the number looks like this: letter_ seven digits _ letter. But sometimes NIE – this is a plastic residence card or a certificate issued by the EU.
Getting a NIE
Foreigners who are not Spanish citizens receive a number in the form of an A4 sheet, residents of the monarchy use plastic cards with data recorded on them.
The number is assigned forever, marked in all documents and does not change if the tourist receives the status of a resident of the country.
A prerequisite for obtaining a number is that the potential taxpayer has no visa violations in Spain and other countries.
How to get a NIE?
You can get an individual number of a foreigner as follows. If a citizen lives in the EU, it is enough for him to contact the police department for European citizens. If a resident of a country outside the EU wants to get a number, then he needs to contact the police department dealing with the affairs of non-residents and non-Europeans at his place of residence.
You can apply for a NIE yourself or involve a lawyer by issuing a power of attorney. Alicante Real Estate specialists will help you not only get the coveted number, but also quickly collect the required documents.