What is the NIE and what is it valid for?
The Foreigners Identification Number (NIE) is a personal, unique and exclusive number that the Directorate General of Police assigns to foreigners. This number must appear on all public documents issued or processed to any foreign citizen in Spain, as well as all requests foreigners address to Public Administrations. It would be also needed in many proceedings between private parties (banks, insurances, etc.).
The NIE is not an identification document; therefore European Citizens should also present their official documentation (passport, identity card of their country of origin, etc.).
The NIE can be requested once you are in Spain or in your country of origin through the Spanish Embassy or Consulate. In Spain, the NIE should be requested at the National Police Office depending on your municipality of residence.
To apply for a NIE you will need to use these 2 forms
Just clik on picture opens in New tab – save as on your computer and open – then select print and scale to paper
Now you have to og to emabassy and deliver the forms.
Fill/Print on line: Spanish EX-15