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Getting your N.I.E in Spain

In this article, we would like to explain the process and the requirements that you need in order to getting your N.I.E in Spain.

Do not feel overwhelmed, it is very easy and the requirements are also very easy to get!

The N.I.E means Número de Identificación de Extranjero which translates to foreign identification number, this number is given to an individual for different purposes.

Most people like to obtain a N.I.E number so that they can open a bank account in Spain. The N.I.E is important because this way the government can identify you whenever you are doing any processes in Spain.

Spanish nationality

How can I acquire the Spanish nationality?

In accordance with Spanish law, the Spanish nationality can be acquired in several situations. Depending on individual circumstances, one can choose to request the Spanish citizenship based on one of those ways. The requirements and the procedures of the application may vary accordingly, which is why it is important to check which way is the most adapted to your personal situation.

In this article, we will present the requirements for acquisition of nationality by residency, as it is by far the most commonly used by foreigner resident in Spain.


UK residents in Spain: How will Brexit affect me?

By activating Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union on 29 of March 2017, the United Kingdom initiated a negotiation period of 2 years, during which the European Union together with the UK were supposed to agree on an exit deal. This deal concerns all the aspects regarding the connections between the State and the Union after Brexit, including residency requirements for UK citizens living in EU member States.

However, no exit deal has been found before the deadline of 29 of March, 2019, and consequently, the consequences of Brexit over UK residents in the EU are still unclear.