No, as long as the deposit contract is completed in a private document. If the NIE is completed in a public document (before a Notary Public), the NIE will be necessary. In any case, the NIE is necessary to complete the transaction at the Notary’s Office and settle taxes, so we recommend that you start this process as soon as possible to have it on time. However, if it is necessary to provide a document that proves why the NIE number is requested (as you will see later) so the deposit or reservation contract may be necessary to request the NIE.

The NIE number process has two phases. In the first place, the designation of the number is requested at the National Police Office (or at the Consulate or Embassy) and once obtained we will register the NIE number with the Tax Agency.

No, to open the bank account other information is necessary that we can inform you, although your personal identification will be sufficient (Identity Letter or Passport).

In general terms, no, according to current regulations, you will keep the same NIE number even if your administrative situation changes.

The NIE number must be used in all your invoices in Spain, especially if you obtain real estate income to declare (both returns for rentals and for future sales).

No, before official bodies (notary’s office included) You must also show your photo identification (that is, identity card or passport). The driver’s license will not be used for this purpose.

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