Are you considering starting to live in the Spanish territory? Then there are many legal issues you will need to handle. If you are looking for information regarding immigration to Spain and you don’t know which are the required documents that you need in order to enter the country, here you’ll find out some answers.
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED IF YOU LIVE IN SPAIN: THE NIE
There is no doubt that one of the most important documents you need to acquire in order to live in Spain is the NIE.
Been new in this topic, probably you might be wondering; what exactly is the NIE? Why is this immigration document so useful?
This document is denominated “Número de identificación del extranjero” (foreigner identification number), and is emitted by the General Police direction of Spain for the ones that have a resident permit in the Country.
Generally is acquired by those people that are not Spanish citizens and need a permit to live. However, this number can be given to others who don’t want to live but want to do any investment inside Spain. The NIE is useful in both cases.
What does it serve for? Well, the NIE is required to conduct many of the current activities one would do living in a given country: opening an account in a local bank, starting a company, buying properties, buying a car, conducting any kind of economic activity…
To sum up, any kind of paperwork you must do in Spain as a foreigner will require the NIE number.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF NIE NUMBERS IN SPAIN
Depending on your origin country you will be given one of the tho existing NIE numbers:
THE RESIDENT NIE NUMBER
The resident NIE number is given to the European Union citizens who want to live in Spain.
THE NON-RESIDENT NIE
The Non-Resident NIE is the document given to Non-European Union Citizens or foreigners who want to acquire any property, build a society, open a bank account or even buy a vehicle inside of Spain.
In this case, the non-resident Nie does not give you the right to live or work inside the country as is used only to identify you. This Number is perfect for the ones that want to do business in Spain or invest without having been living in Spain.
Generally, once you get the number, you will maintain that same number even if you apply for your residence permit afterwards.
REQUIREMENTS YOU NEED IN ORDER TO GET THE NON-RESIDENT NIE IN SPAIN
The requirement you need in order to get the non-resident Nie is the following:
- Documentation that proves your legal stay in Spain
- A document that details the reason why you need to acquire this permit
- Fill in the application form to get the NIE
It takes approximately 3 weeks to get your non-resident NIE number once you have applied for it. If you want to save money and get your NIE as fast as possible, without having to worry about any paperwork needed, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.
We will assist you through the whole process and even help you with the documents that you need (you will just need to sign). We will help you along until you have it. For more information write us an email or arrange your appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will provide you with more details.