Foreigners’ Identity Number – NIE – Número de Identificación de Extrajeros.
Who must apply for NIE?
The NIE is the foreign identification number for EU citizens who wish to live in Spain.
Although as a member of the EU you can legally reside in Spain for more than 3 months, you need the NIE to do certain activities.
In what cases you will need to have the NIE?
- If you want to open a bank account.
- If you want to get a Spanish phone number-SIM card.
- If you want to enrol at a university, official Spanish language school or any other course subsidized by the Spanish State.
- If your family has to make you an insurance policy so you can drive the car