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  • #51349
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    Hi all.
    As with other forums, the same old chestnut, NIE numbers.
    I have found this website most informative, and downloaded the Solicitud de NIE, and hope I can do this myself, (with my very limited spanish) rather than paying my solicitor 200 euros, to do it for me.
    I, am not a permanent resident in Spain, at the moment, but am getting across for 1 or 2 weeks at a time, approx every 6 weeks, I am in Spain next wednesday, and was hoping that I can get my NIE form completed and taken into the Officinas de extranjeros in Almeria, and collect, when I am out again in December.
    I have several questions that someone could answer for me:-
    (1) As I have already said, I am not permanently in Spain, so I need to keep my passport, do I need to get a notorised copy of my passport for the officinas de extranjeros, or do they just need to see my passport.
    (2) Is the NIE sent to my adress in Spain, or do I have to collect.
    (3) I presume you have to pay in cash, what is the cost.

    Any help or advice would be most appreciated.

    Thanks

    Keith 😆

  • #59813
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    From what I recall we just took along the original passport and several photocopies, no need for notarisation. They don’t keep your passport.
    You have to collect your NIE number, they don’t mail them
    There was certainly no charge for NIE numbers in 2003 in Antequera. I’m sure there is still no charge.

  • #59634
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    From what I recall we just took along the original passport and several photocopies, no need for notarisation. They don’t keep your passport.
    You have to collect your NIE number, they don’t mail them
    There was certainly no charge for NIE numbers in 2003 in Antequera. I’m sure there is still no charge.

  • #59814
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    Guest has it right.

    I can confirm that you only need to take along your (valid) passport, plus a couple of photocopies of the main page (with the photo of you). They will not keep your passport. There are other things you need – check the instructions here: http://www.spanishpropertyinsight.com/spanish_property_nie.htm

    You will have to collect it. The only thing they send out is notification that it is ready for collection. If you apply through the Spanish consulate from the UK, on the other hand, they do send you the actual number.

    There is not tax or fee to pay in the process.

    Kind regards

    Mark

  • #59636
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    Guest has it right.

    I can confirm that you only need to take along your (valid) passport, plus a couple of photocopies of the main page (with the photo of you). They will not keep your passport. There are other things you need – check the instructions here: http://www.spanishpropertyinsight.com/spanish_property_nie.htm

    You will have to collect it. The only thing they send out is notification that it is ready for collection. If you apply through the Spanish consulate from the UK, on the other hand, they do send you the actual number.

    There is not tax or fee to pay in the process.

    Kind regards

    Mark

  • #59815
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    Hi guest and Mark.
    Thanks for the info.
    So why was I told, that I need a notorised copy of my passport, and that they would keep my passport until the NIE comes through.

    Once again

    thanks
    Keith

  • #59638
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    Hi guest and Mark.
    Thanks for the info.
    So why was I told, that I need a notorised copy of my passport, and that they would keep my passport until the NIE comes through.

    Once again

    thanks
    Keith

  • #59816
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    Who knows? One gets told lots of things in Spain that turn out to be incorrect especially if somebody would like to make money out of you. The best thing to do is seek advice from as many authoritative sources as possible, buy and read the most up-to-date books etc etc…and still don’t believe everything you’re told!

  • #59640
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    Who knows? One gets told lots of things in Spain that turn out to be incorrect especially if somebody would like to make money out of you. The best thing to do is seek advice from as many authoritative sources as possible, buy and read the most up-to-date books etc etc…and still don’t believe everything you’re told!

  • #59829
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    Based on personal experience I doubt very much if your NIE will be ready by December! Mine is due for renewal and a wait for up to 8 months has been indicated! A small fee for “renovacion” is payable of 6.44euros.

  • #59835
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    I think you are referring to residencia and not NIE number. You should never have to renew your NIE number!

  • #59839
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    When we obtained our NIE in 2004 we attended the main police station (in Benidorm) with our passports, photocopies of passports and a couple of passport photographs. As we were buying off plan, we also took along a copy of the contract which showed the development address.

    Our NIE’s were ready in 2 weeks and our estate agent picked them up for us as we were back in the UK, faxed us copies and returned the originals to us on our next visit.

    No charge was made by the authorities at all and apart from waiting for a couple of hours in the queue, all was very smooth and uncomplicated. Hope this helps.

  • #59841
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    I had a bad experiance of NIE aplication to Tarragona, we took all the correct forms to what we thought was the correct office, cued and then after 2 hours was told this is the wrong building, then went to the right building and had again to cue for a number to return the next day, again more cues, 3 further hours and then once it was processed it took 8 weeks to arrive, we had to return and cue and collect it, all very difficulty- as one other person says DONT BELIEVE ANYTHING YOU HEAR FROM THE OFFICIALS.
    ADRIAN

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