fantastic Mark, all the answers i needed, i had been searching the web for this info and couldnt find anything good and straightforward
The completion date for my purchase is 7th May but i cant go over till 28th May so i am giving my solicitor power of attorney, but wasnt sure if i needed to get the NIE number first and needed to be there personally. Your article covers everything.
Just to confirm with you, i can get the NIE number after the purchase?
thanks again, much appreciated
the link to the consulates is still down will try later