When we hired ABAD´s services we were told that we need Spanish papers to purchase and of course we has never heard of a NIE number, but they were very nice and took the time to explain everything to us. Very pleased with all of them. 
 Amazing professional team to which I look forward to working with again! 
 Completely worth doing with people if know what to do it saved me a lot of time and effort. I would recommend adding it on to their services. 
 At first we tried to do it ourselves, but we just found being passed from one place to another not knowing what to do, so we were so glad we got ABAD to do it for us it saved so much hassle. 

NIE Number

The Spanish national identification number for non-residents or the numero de identification de extranjeros is more commonly known as the NIE number
The NIE is needed for all purchases and any financial activity conducted in Spain and is impossible to do so without one. It is a legal requirement to possess a NIE in Spain. It is similar to the national insurance number in the UK and acts as a personal tax code. 
The process can be difficult and length, particularly if there is a misunderstanding due to language. This is why numerous people have contracted our service including the NIE process giving them piece of mind that all issued will be resolved.   
The NIE service consists of the following process. 
Requirements from the client with in the European Union
Request the EX15 application form, which is to be filled in.
Photo copies of a valid passport.
Documentation proving the reason for application including Nota Simple or copy of the purchase contract. 
And power of attorney if needed• Payment of government administration charges 
Requirements from the client without side the European Union
All of the above plus:
Bank certificates in some cases
In person with assistance
1. We advise a meeting previous to goingto the local authorities to ensure all the paper is in order preferably a day or two before.
2. We then arrange a meeting at a police station to submit to documentation
4. With us the NIE number should be issued normally on the same day
If you are unable to be in Spain or would like us to complete the whole process for you ABAD solicitors can act as power of attorney, in which case you will not have to be present at all, and it can all be done form your country of origin. 
In order to facilitate the process we can organise an additional transport service, to our offices should the client need it.



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