Applying for NIE Numbers

I have recently seen several people who are applying for NIE numbers in Spain. 

In the past, people usually applied for NIE numbers only when they were buying properties in Spain.   Now I am seeing couples who are also applying for NIE numbers when they are planning to live in Spain long term but want to rent, rather than buy.

I see them with their passports and driving licences; after witnessing their signatures on Powers of Attorney to agents in Spain to attend the local police station and obtain their NIE numbers for them, I also certify copies of their passports to attach to the Powers of Attorney.  I can arrange to have the Apostille from the FCO fixed to the documents and have them DHL’d out the their lawyer in Spain to action.

By Louise Radakin