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Looking at buying a house in Spain for holidays, and I am visiting Spain at the beginning of April. I am hoping, depending on the situation then, to get an NIE number and open a bank account. I THINK I know what I'm doing re: the NIE application, but could anyone give me any help/advice re: opening a bank account, please?


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Also I keep reading that if you stay for more than 3 months you need to apply for residency. Does this mean staying 3 months in one trip? If you stay the 163 days in odd weeks/fortnights do you still need residency?

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Also I keep reading that if you stay for more than 3 months you need to apply for residency. Does this mean staying 3 months in one trip? If you stay the 163 days in odd weeks/fortnights do you still need residency?
Yes, if you stay or plan to stay 3 months or 90+ days in one trip you are required to register as resident as an EU citizen.

Brexit will have no effect on your ability to get a NIE, nor buy property.

However, if there's a no deal stituation on 29/3 then you'll need to apply for a 3rd country citizen resident visa in order to spend more than 90 days at a time in the Schengen zone.

Of course I'm assuming by your comment about the 'situation' that you're British!

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Vix. This might help the NIE application It was provided by someone who works with the police.

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE POLICE FOR NIE, E.U. Citizen registration, etc.

As you go through you will find links to the application forms and the payment, at any bank, form

.• GO TO https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/icpplus/

• PROVINCES AVAILABLE: CHOOSE the province where your are living/ staying

• SECTIONS AVAILABLE IN PROVINCE: OPEN PAGE AND SELECT SECTION REQUIRED

e.g. “policía certificado de residente o no residente” (that includes NIE application)


• ENTER THE DETAILS OF APPLICANT. if you have an NIE show that, if not then show your passport number

• CHOOSE NATIONAL POLICE STATION FOR APPOINTMENT: The one that covers the area where you are living - staying

• CHOOSE APPOINTMENT, AND THEN CONFIRM

• You must PRINT A COPY OF THE APPOINTMENT, And take it with you to the police station

You can find info here in english about completing the EX15

http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Consula...18%20-%20GUIDE


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Looking at buying a house in Spain for holidays, and I am visiting Spain at the beginning of April. I am hoping, depending on the situation then, to get an NIE number and open a bank account. I THINK I know what I'm doing re: the NIE application, but could anyone give me any help/advice re: opening a bank account, please?
Just go to your chosen bank and ask to open a non-resident account. They are obliged to make digital copies of your passport and evidence that you reside/pay tax in the UK, so take P60s, pay slips, utility bills etc. They do vary in what they ask for: some want a "certificate of non-residence", which you get from the same place that issues your NIE. Others just want a passport or NIE. This variation is not only between banks but between branches of the same bank! Be prepared to pay bank charges.

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• CHOOSE NATIONAL POLICE STATION FOR APPOINTMENT: The one that covers the area where you are living - staying

• CHOOSE APPOINTMENT, AND THEN CONFIRM

• You must PRINT A COPY OF THE APPOINTMENT, And take it with you to the police station
As I mentioned elsewhere, some provinces don't have online appointments. You just have to turn up and wait. This includes Cadiz.
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Also I keep reading that if you stay for more than 3 months you need to apply for residency. Does this mean staying 3 months in one trip? If you stay the 163 days in odd weeks/fortnights do you still need residency?
No, if you come for shorter visits and your main residence is clearly in the UK, there is no need to apply for residency.

At some stage in the post-Brexit future there may be a requirement for visas, but right now, who knows...
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Thank you thats all very informative. I doubt I will be lucky enough to be able to stay 3 months in one trip so I should be OK. Any recommendations for banks, or are they pretty much the same?

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Re bank. Make sure you ask about all the charges a bank might charge. The manager can amend the list and amount, so
negotiate

Do not think the rules will be the same as in any other country. They are not !
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Thank you, I was going to try Santander as I am with them here, but I'll do a bit of research.

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