Tagged: NIE numbers
December 13, 2005 at 10:26 am #51435
We are about to complete on a purchase in Spain (well by end of Mar 2006) and we need to obtain an NIE number. Does anyone have experience and the steps required to obtain this from the UK alone, without a visit to Spain?
December 13, 2005 at 11:32 am #60288
December 13, 2005 at 11:51 am #60289
This is excellent information and thank you.
If the completion date is due end of March, when would you suggest is best to attempt to gain an NIE? Basically what is a good ‘general’ length of term from application to receipt of NIE number.
December 13, 2005 at 11:59 am #60290
When applying from abroad I think you should figure on about 6 weeks until you receive the NIE, though it may take longer, or may not arrive at all (post can be a bit unreliable).
Please note that I’m about to update the instructions, so perhaps wait until tomorrow before downloading the instructions form.
The main change I’m going to make is to point out that you can have the NIE or other notifications sent to an address in the UK, if you so wish. However you have to PRINT THE UK ADDRESS VERY CAREFULLY on the form. The Spanish ladies in the Madrid office who deal with applications from abroad have complained to me that they often have trouble reading / understanding foreign addresses.
December 14, 2005 at 4:26 pm #60334
Last month I used the Spanish Consulate in Manchester to apply for a NIE number.The staff were friendly and very helpful,I recieved the number in less than a month.
This is my 1st posting on this Forum and would like to take this opportunity to say how useful it has been to me over the last few months.
December 14, 2005 at 5:38 pm #60335
my lawyer did everything, NIE, Bank account, taxes etc I was in the Uk the whole time.!
But I did buy in Marbella and I suspect that it might be routine around there.
December 14, 2005 at 8:56 pm #60337
Probably cost an arm and a leg too!!
December 14, 2005 at 9:46 pm #60338
What is the expected cost for this?
December 15, 2005 at 11:45 am #60343
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:56 pm Post subject:
Probably cost an arm and a leg too!!
it was all in the fee – and he set up gas/electricity/water/community/etc direct debit.
But having said that I didnt buy off-plan so we had an address/supply already.
December 15, 2005 at 11:46 am #60344
its me again – Log in doesnt seem to work.
I bought the house from the Awful estates lot, so lets just mention what they did for me.
December 15, 2005 at 10:42 pm #60351
We recently obtained our Nie’s without leaving our home town.
We used a Spanish solicitor in London who prepared the POA giving our solicitor in Spain the powers.
This was then posted to our home address with contact details of our local notaries.
The document was notarised locally and then returned to the solicitors in London.
They obtained the Apostille from the Foreign Office and they then forwarded it to our solicitor in Spain.
The whole process of obtaining the NIE’S took only three weeks.
It costed us £260 but that was far cheaper than flying to Spain.
December 16, 2005 at 6:10 pm #60360
Sorry to take so long replying, now I have the info I’ve mislaid the Link!!
However the details are:
Address: Gestiones Fiona, C/ San Bartolome, 128, 03560 Campello. Alicante, Spain.
Tel: 965 633206
Fax: 965 631061
I hope you and other members find the info helpfull.
Angie & Tony
Click on the link below. It will take you to a page with full instructions on how to apply for an NIE number from abroad, and you can also download the forms you will need to apply.
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