No, asked just for NIE, had been told that you couldn’t just walk in. We have some friends who had exactly the same experience. One of them is working in a language school and the school refused to issue a contract until he had his NIE…caused loads of problems and it really annoyed us both that it felt like we probably could have got away with just walking in as it wasn’t exactly busy!!
Will see what arrives in the post in 3 months time….