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Is NIE number the same number as NIF number??

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Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:58pm
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Can’t find my nie certificate but found my nif number.

I’ve read that they’re the same number but want to make sure as I want to enroll my daughters in school and rent an apartment. This needs to be done ASAP.

I can get a duplicate at a later date.

Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! X

John56

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Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:01pm

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Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:01pm

Extracted from another site. abadabogados.com


NIF (Número de Identificación Fiscal) This is the generic term for the tax ID number for all individuals. For Spaniards, it's the DNI plus one letter; for foreigners, it is your NIE. If you're a nonresident who has to pay taxes in Spain, you may get a NIF issued to you without having a NIE.
AlicanteDesign

Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:10pm

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Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:10pm

Both are the same number NIE is the personal version. NIF is the business version.

i.e:
On personal stuff I put NIE: n12345678a
On Spanish Business stuff I put NIF: n12345678a
My EU VAT registration is the same number with ES in front ESn12345678a


Aldonan123

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Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:05am

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Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:05am

Thank you so much xx

RayD

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Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:38pm

Aldonan123 wrote:

Can’t find my nie certificate but found my nif number.

I’ve read that they’re the same number but want to make sure as I want to enroll my daughters in school and rent an apartment. This needs to be done ASAP.

I can get a duplicate at a later date.

Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! X

It's the same number, the NIF is the fiscal version.

Memorising your NIE is one of the first things to do in Spain as it is needed for so many things. Collecting letters or parcels from the post office etc, large items in supermercados, identification in banks etc.

When you have been in Spain for 90 days and you register for residence your NIE is printed on the residencia card. Best to make a copy and carry that around rather than the original.

Helenandjonlivecouk

Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:39pm

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Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:39pm

AlicanteDesign wrote:

Both are the same number NIE is the personal version. NIF is the business version.

i.e:
On personal stuff I put NIE: n12345678a
On Spanish Business stuff I put NIF: n12345678a
My EU VAT registration is the same number with ES in front ESn12345678a


Can anyone help? We have lost our NIE numbers. I’ve tried the bank management company SUMA etc and it seems they have all got our passport numbers not NIE numbers. We got them when we bought our apartment 13 years ago and although we don’t need them immediately the cable companies meant who fitted WiFi are asking for it. Any ideas on best (and cheapest)way to get them? Thanks Helen 

jimtaylor

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Mon Oct 1, 2018 4:29am

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Posted: Mon Oct 1, 2018 4:29am

Have you looked at the escritura for the property? I'd expect both passport and NIE numbers to be on that.

Helenandjonlivecouk

Mon Oct 1, 2018 11:48am

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Posted: Mon Oct 1, 2018 11:48am

Thanks all our docs just have the passport number but there’s a mortgage on it so maybe the mortgage company can help. Thanks I’ll try that 

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