Estate Agents and Property Finders on the Costa Blanca

NIE Number


You now require by law to obtain an NIE number prior to purchasing or sell a property in Spain, otherwise known as an tax identification number for Foreigners (Número de Identificación de Extranjeros).  You will also need it if you obtaining a mortgage, starting up a business or if you are going to work in Spain.


You will need to attend in person, fill in and sign an application form and hand it in together with a recent passport sized photograph, a photocopy of the application form, photocopy of your passport and also your original passport to be with you.


The application process is laborious and time consuming, we can assist in this process or your chosen lawyer will make appropriate arrangements for you as part of their service.


Non-resident property buyers in Spain can apply for an NIE number at their closest Spanish consulate in Britain.