Authorities are closed between Christmas and New Years Eve – this may cause a slight delay.

Authorities are closed between Christmas and New Years Eve – this may cause a slight delay.


General Questions

For the sake of clarity, the following briefly describes what is important for the application number:

  • Power of Attorney must bear the stamp and signature of the civil-law notary.
  • A copy of the passport must bear a stamp and signature of the civil-law notary.
  • Adding Apostille is important.
  • Add recent photo which differs from passport photo. This recent photo should be in passport photo format.
  • Preferably send mail by DHL express.
  • We request a private document of proxy. So no notarial deed.


A NIE Number is a tax identification number to be used in Spain. Prior to purchasing a property, selling a property, obtaining a mortgage, starting up a business or working in Spain, it is a requirement by law that every individual possess an NIE Number. The application process is laborious and time consuming, and without the use of a service such as ours, would require normally two trips to Spain, and over 10 hours of waiting in queues, along with the filling out of complex application forms.

The actual NIE Number, when produced from a National Police Station in Spain is printed out on a piece of paper, and this sheet of paper is often used as a form of identity. Once you have been issued an NIE number, it is yours for life.


The NIE-number for Spain is an A4 document with personal data and a stamp of the immigration office. The control number for Spain is no identity document, but always present in addition to the identification.


Yes, this is certainly the case. Without question the Spanish law states very clearly that the person must apply for the documents in person. However, the Spanish law also clearly states that a legalised, Spanish power-of-attorney document enables any individual to be represented by another for all legal purposes in Spain (as long as it is declared as such within the power-of-attorney). Therefore through virtue of these combined laws, we are able to apply for a NIE number on your behalf without the need for you to be in Spain.

A translation of the Ministerio del Interior website’s 3rd paragraph, 2nd point which is detailing who may apply for an NIE Number clearly states:

  • Those (applications) that are presented in Spain by the representative appointed by the applicant with evidence that the applicant is not in Spain.

You should also note that, regardless of the clearly stated laws, many local branches of the national police throughout Spain choose not to allow this, which is why some lawyers are unable to act on your behalf for this purpose.


In this very rare instance, we would simply re-apply for a duplicate with the same power of attorney and passport copy.


Applying in Person​

It is true that anyone with travel authorization can apply for a Spanish NIE number. You must go to the Policia Nacional in order to complete this, and you must stand in line there. Because there will likely be a very long line waiting to enter, it is advised that you arrive well in advance of the opening hours.

Because Spanish authorities can not speak English, you must present the EX-15 form completed and correctly filled out as well as be able to speak Spanish (or any other language for that matter). We advise that you bring a translator if you don’t speak Spanish.

Additionally, there is very little uniformity among police stations, and methods may vary based on your location.

We provide our services for this reason. For a set charge, we take control of the entire procedure. Due to our years of knowledge, streamlined procedures, and expert short cuts, we can process your NIE number application super fast.


The breakdown below is an estimate of what will cost you apply in person in Spain.

  • Airplane Tickets (flight to APPLY for the NIEs): 60 – 300 per person
  • Airplane Tickets (flight to COLLECT the NIEs): 60 – 300 per person
  • Transport to and from the airport: 40 – 120
  • Hotel Room: 50 – 200 per double room per days (2 days required)

Applying in person can cost you anything between 300 and 1,000 not to mention the time you will be wasting travelling and queueing up!


You can, indeed. But it can take a very long time. The main benefit of applying through our service as opposed to a Spanish consulate is quickness. An individual must wait 17 days on average to get their NIE number from a Spanish consulate. This varies per nation, therefore we advise getting in touch with the Spanish consulate that is most convenient for you to learn more about their processing times.


Our Global Service

The service offered by NIE Number Fast has processing times that are quicker than any substitute. It can take anything from 2 weeks for Priority to roughly 4 weeks for a normal application (after we receive the POA), depending on the service you select. If you need your documents quickly, we advise you to select our Priority service and, after placing your order, send them to us straight by a courier service like UPS/DHL.

For just €199 (excl. 21% VAT), you may apply for an NIE number through NIE Number Fast. This includes a POA (Power of Attorney) document, which would ordinarily cost you €300 if your notary composed it, plus €150 for a signed translation of the POA to be used in Spain (costs you save when you apply through us).

The courthouse and/or your preferred notary will charge you extra fees to have a copy of your passport and the POA legalized. The fee varies by nation. Often this will be a few tens of dollars maximum.

Power of Attorney

We are given permission by the Power of Attorney (POA) form to apply for your NIE number on your behalf. This document merely authorizes one of our staff members to handle your NIE application processing, allowing us to handle the complete process on your behalf.


POA costs vary from country to country. On average, for European countries, a notary charges 50 euros.

An apostille must be included for the legalized copies of your documents to be accepted for usage abroad. Your documents are invalid for use abroad without an apostille.

Your notary can do this for you for a reasonable fee. Another option is to obtain the apostille at the courthouse. Please note that the apostille must be in Spanish. In Belgium, you can also request the apostille digitally.



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