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necessary to have NIE registration to buy a property in Spain?

Posted: Fri Mar 4, 2022 6:14pm
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SueStevens

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Hi

Is it an essential requirement to have NIE registration before buying a property in Spain?

Can you get an NIE card without applying for residencia?

Thank you

Sue

Matthew

Posted: Fri Mar 4, 2022 7:24pm

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Posted: Fri Mar 4, 2022 7:24pm

Yes.

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Posted: Fri Mar 4, 2022 7:32pm

SueStevens wrote on Fri Mar 4, 2022 6:14pm:

Hi

Is it an essential requirement to have NIE registration before buying a property in Spain?

Can you get an NIE card without applying for residencia?

Thank you

Sue

An NIE is a fiscal identifier; it is required for all major purchases in Spain, therefore to purchase property, you will definitely require an NIE.  It’s not a card, just a piece of paper with your NIE printed on it, and whilst the number assigned is for life, the piece of paper that you are issued is valid as proof of NIE for three months.

You do not have to present yourself to obtain an NIE and one can be sought on your behalf by a solicitor / Gestor etc.  Residency is not a requirement for owning property ergo an NIE can be issued without residency.

Matthew

Posted: Fri Mar 4, 2022 10:19pm

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Posted: Fri Mar 4, 2022 10:19pm

You can apply and get your NIE form from the Spanish Embassy in your home country. Just contact the embassy and make an appointment and supply whatever requirements are needed e.g. passport, utility bill, possible application for bank account, details of property purchase in Spain. Do it yourself and it will cost around €8.00. Use a solicitor or Gestor and it will cost you considerably more. 

If you have a spouse or partner it would make sense to get an NIE form for him/her too.

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Posted: Sat Mar 5, 2022 9:29am

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Posted: Sat Mar 5, 2022 9:29am

an NIE is a paper document not a card it is required to purchase a property or car in Spain but you do not have to be a resident to have one.  a solicitor can arrange this for you

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Posted: Sat Mar 5, 2022 1:45pm

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Posted: Sat Mar 5, 2022 1:45pm

Alicia 11 wrote on Sat Mar 5, 2022 9:29am:

an NIE is a paper document not a card it is required to purchase a property or car in Spain but you do not have to be a resident to have one.  a solicitor can arrange this for you

Thank your for this advice.

Sue

SueStevens

Posted: Sat Mar 5, 2022 1:45pm

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Posted: Sat Mar 5, 2022 1:45pm

DarioMartin wrote on Fri Mar 4, 2022 7:32pm:

An NIE is a fiscal identifier; it is required for all major purchases in Spain, therefore to purchase property, you will definitely require an NIE.  It’s not a card, just a piece of paper with your NIE printed on it, and whilst the number assigned is for life, the piece of paper that you a...

...re issued is valid as proof of NIE for three months.

You do not have to present yourself to obtain an NIE and one can be sought on your behalf by a solicitor / Gestor etc.  Residency is not a requirement for owning property ergo an NIE can be issued without residency.

Thank you for this advice.

Sue

SueStevens

Posted: Sat Mar 5, 2022 1:46pm

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Posted: Sat Mar 5, 2022 1:46pm

Matthew wrote on Fri Mar 4, 2022 10:19pm:

You can apply and get your NIE form from the Spanish Embassy in your home country. Just contact the embassy and make an appointment and supply whatever requirements are needed e.g. passport, utility bill, possible application for bank account, details of property purchase in Spain. Do it yourself...

... and it will cost around €8.00. Use a solicitor or Gestor and it will cost you considerably more. 

If you have a spouse or partner it would make sense to get an NIE form for him/her too.

Thank you for this advice.

Sue

Geordiemark

Posted: Sat Mar 5, 2022 1:59pm

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Posted: Sat Mar 5, 2022 1:59pm

I'm in the process of buying a villa in Arboleas. I know I could have done it cheaper myself, but to save the hassle I just got my solicitor to do it.

Matthew

Posted: Sat Mar 5, 2022 3:15pm

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Posted: Sat Mar 5, 2022 3:15pm

Geordiemark wrote on Sat Mar 5, 2022 1:59pm:

I'm in the process of buying a villa in Arboleas. I know I could have done it cheaper myself, but to save the hassle I just got my solicitor to do it.

Aren't you the old wise owl? 

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