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Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:37am
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Lynnie6260

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hi, myself and partner are coming to Vera playa for the winter, how easy is it to get our nie cards?

BobL

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:46am

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Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:46am

Hi,

I do hope this is correct but friends of ours processed on line via The Spanish Embassy in London. May be worth consulting on their webpage. Other than that you can consult any local Solicitor or use an Agency such as CAT Services in La Alfoquia or GL Expat Services in Turre.

Both on Google Search.

It.used to be you needed to have a Spanish Bank Account but really not sure now. One trip with your Agent & it's done. It's the Residencia that takes the time.

Best Wishes,

Bob and Sandra Lyons

Mojacar Playa and Puerto Lumbreras

Lynnie6260

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:48pm

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Location: Vera Playa

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Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:48pm

we have been told that as we are in Spain for 8 months we will need nie, but I didn't think we would as we are not working? 

DarioMartin

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Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:38am

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Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:38am

If you are intending to remain in Spain for more than 3 months, you will need to get Residencia.  A UK passport allows residence / work in Spain for up to 3 months.  A stay longer than 3 months requires Residencia, irrespective of whether or not you are working.  Your Residencia will also get you the all important NIE, which is needed if you intend to purchase anything large, i.e. a car.

Please see this link for advice / information :

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/residency-requirements-in-spain#residency-requirements

Saludos, Darío

Whoopydo

Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:37pm

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Location: Vera Playa

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Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:37pm

Lynnie6260 wrote on Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:37am:

hi, myself and partner are coming to Vera playa for the winter, how easy is it to get our nie cards?

It's worth a day out in London to visit  the Spanish Embassy. Their website has the times (basically mon - fri 9am to 1 ish). 

No appointment is needed and the (reasonably) simple forms to fill in are free on line. You pre-fill them in and take a copy of your passport with you. 

Cost is about £8 (ish) per person and the NIE numbers get emailed back to you. Ours took just over 3 weeks, in April. 

Martin. 

Lynnie6260

Lynnie6260

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Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:11pm

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Location: Vera Playa

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Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:11pm

thank you  

BobL

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Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:16pm

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Location: Mojacar

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Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:16pm

You will pay at least 100€/NIE in Huercal Overa. Solicitor or fixer takes you so.It's business rate++++++

Best Wishes,

BOB AND SANDRA

DebraH

Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:17pm

Posts: 17

Location: Vera Playa

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:17pm

Lynnie6260 wrote on Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:37am:

hi, myself and partner are coming to Vera playa for the winter, how easy is it to get our nie cards?

Hi

We are also coming for the winter to Vera Playa for about 4-5 months. Didn't realise we needed residency. Not convenient for us to go to London so is it easy enough to wait until you arrive?

Thanks!

BobL

BobL

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Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:39pm

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Location: Mojacar

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Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:39pm

Have you tried to do on line? Only going by comments made by friends 'en passant'.

Worth a try.

Out here any Solicitor will arrange for.you or the fixer agencies in Turre or La Alfoquia. Just more expensive. Just check.that you are bringing all documents.

So much easier 15 years ago.

BOB AND SANDRA

DebraH

Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:44pm

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Location: Vera Playa

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:44pm

Hi Bob and Sandra

We are only renting for the winter months. Do we still need to apply for NIE cards?

Thank you for your reply.

Debra

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