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Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:14am
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Dgiddi

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Hi there, 

Can anyone advise me how much it costs to obtain an NIE?

I read somewhere you can get one at a Spanish Consul in England but Ive been quoted £150 per person?

Is this correct?

Thank you

Dawn

jimtaylor

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Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:18pm

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Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:18pm

Read my guide:

Jim's Guide - The NIE

It's a simple procedure and not worth paying anyone else to do it for you.

The price is €9.64.

Dgiddi

Dgiddi

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Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:15am

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Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:15am

Hi Jim,

Thank you so much for your reply and very helpful info!

I cant believe they wanted to charge us £150 each!

Regards

Dawn

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Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:21pm

Dgiddi wrote on Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:15am:

Hi Jim,

Thank you so much for your reply and very helpful info!

I cant believe they wanted to charge us £150 each!

Regards

Dawn

Yes, there are a number of rogue brits preying on newcomers to Spain and ripping them off.

When I first came to Spain a guy called Malcom charged me 100 € and gave a young Spanish girl 15 € to take me into the police station. He pocketed the rest and she drove me home!

Dgiddi

Dgiddi

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:06pm

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Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:06pm

Omg!! The cheek!!

Ive been told you dont need an NIE to rent long term- is this correct?

jimtaylor

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Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:33pm

That's up to the rental agency. If they're not based in Spain, then they might not want one. If they are based in Spain, then they will probably insist on it.

If you do rent long term, you'll presumably have a bank account here, possibly be paying the utility bills, and will have to register as a resident. All of these need you to have an NIE number.

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Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:33pm

Dgiddi wrote on Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:06pm:

Omg!! The cheek!!

Ive been told you dont need an NIE to rent long term- is this correct?

No, it's not correct. If you stay in Spain, other than for a holiday under 90 days, you have to register your presence and get an identification number, which is what the NIE is.

Anyway, without it you couldn't be given a long term rental, buy a car or even a mobile.

Over 90 days and you have to become a resident, make sure you have private medical insurance and enough income to prove that you can support yourself.

You may be told by other brits trying to stay under the radar that you don't need NIE, but they are just trying to avoid paying their dues. Don't be fooled by them into becoming an illegal immigrant yourself.

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