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 Qu’est-ce que le numéro d’identification fiscale ?

What is the tax identification number ("NIE")?

This is one of the first questions you will ask when you move to Spain. In short, the “NIE” is a tax identification number for foreigners that identifies you to the Spanish tax authorities. It allows you to declare and pay your taxes in Spain.

Why do you need a “NIE”?

The “NIE” is required for any activity that obliges you, as a non-resident in Spain, to pay taxes. The TIN does not exclude your tax residence. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the reasons why you will need a “NIE”:

  • - Buy or sell property;
  • - Rent a property;
  • - Connect a property to water, gas and electricity;
  • - Inherit assets in Spain;
  • - Open a bank account;
  • - Subscribe to an insurance;
  • Import/ buy/ sell a car;
  • Import/ buy / sell a boat;
  • Work in Spain (temporary jobs of less than 3 months only);
  • - Study in Spain;
  • - Apply for benefits;
  • - Get a mortgage or any other type of personal credit;
  • He can be used for the census at the Town Hall;
  • - Some elite foreign private schools require the TIN from parents and/or new (foreign) students for enrolment form.

Who needs a “NIE”?

  • - Any foreigner who becomes a tax resident in Spain;
  • - Any non-resident who plans to own assets in Spain such as real estate, a car, a boat…;
  • - Any foreigner who plans to work, study or set up a business in Spain.

What does a “NIE” look like?

The “NIE” is issued by the National Police on a standard A4 sheet of paper, which also includes your names, first name, date of birth and nationality. For example: Y-12345678-R.

How to apply for a “NIE”?

  1. 1. Apply it from your country in person, by going to a Spanish Consulate;
  2. 2. Apply in person in Spain at a Spanish National Police Station or the foreigners’ offices (Oficina de Extranjería);
  3. 3. Apply through a representative. You can designate a law firm to act on your behalf through a specific power of attorney for the “NIE”.

What is required to obtain a “NIE”?

  • - A passport;
  • - Complete the application form in Spanish;
  • - Pay the administration fee;
  • - Justify why you need it. For example, with an employment contract.
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