Obtaining a Spanish NIE Number

To be appointed as a Director or Shareholder of a Spanish company you will need an NIE identification number.

NIE Number by Power of Attorney

You will need to sign a dual language Power of Attorney, which we prepare for you and have signed in the presence of a notary. The notary will witness your signature and you then return the POA back to us where we will arrange for it to be legalised for use in Spain.

To obtain your NIE we will require:

  • A Power of Attorney notarised
  • Copy of your passport legalised for use in Spain

The Power of Attorney only gives us the authority to complete and lodge the application with the Police Commissariat, and obtain the document showing your NIE number.

NIE by a visit to Madrid

If you can visit our office in Madrid, then we will accompany you to the Police Commissariat. Alternatively you can sign a Power of Attorney with our Notary which gives us the power to complete the NIE application form on your behalf and to present it together with the copy of your passport.

Details Required for NIE Application

The following details are needed to complete your NIE application form.

  • Full Name:
  • Sex:
  • Passport Nº:
  • Passport Name:
  • Date of Birth: day/month/year
  • City of Birth:
  • Nationality:
  • Name of Father:
  • Name of Mother:
  • Marital Status:
  • Reasons for your request NIE:

and a certified copy of every page of your passport, as the state wish may wish to check for illegal entries and expired entries of people into Schengen Countries

Fiscal Identity Number for your company in Spain (CIF/ NIF)

If your require a company to be a shareholder in your Spanish company it needs an identification number, a Código de Identificación Fiscal (CIF) or Número de Identificación Fiscal (NIF).

We will need a document showing details of your company from the Companies Registry where the company is incorporated, to show that the company exists and is in good standing.

We will need this document to be apostilled or legalised for use in Spain.

We will then lodge this with the general tax service - Agencia Tributaria in Madrid.

The company will be issued with an the identification number within a few hours.

Company Shareholder Documents Required

French company shareholder- require an updated KBIS form for the company from the Registre de Commerce

German company shareholder - require a HRB Certificate from the Handelsregistereintragung

Luxembourg company shareholder - require a Company Profile from the Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés

Netherlands company shareholder- require a Uitreksel from the KVK (Chamber of Commerce)

Spanish company shareholder - require a Nota Simple from the Registro Mercantil

USA company shareholder - require a Certificate of Status from the Division of Corporations

UK company shareholder - require a Certificate of Good Standing from Companies' House