:welcome:Can anyone tell me please whether they've used services offering to process your NIE application from the UK, saving a trip to Spain? Your feedback would be hugely appreciated.
Once you do this, can you open a bank account in Spain without having to be there in person?:welcome:
it can be done - you can do it yourself, you don't need any 'service' to do it
you have to fill in the EX15 form (downloadable from here) & take it to the nearest Spanish Consulate - you have to attend in person
as long as you have good reason to need one, without being in Spain, for example to buy or inherit property, then you'll be issued one - not on the spot, but I'm not sure if they will post it or if you need to go back to collect it
A NIE costs about 10€I used an online service for €165. nienumber direct from lawbird
They were very professional and helpful and I would recommend them.
You have to go to see a UK notary and mine charged me around £100.
whole process took around 3 weeks.
You don't need a NIE to open a bank account only to buy a house/car.
If you have not found a property yet then it may be cheaper to get the NIE in person when you are over there viewing.
It was cheaper for me to do it this way than to go in person.
If you have any questions just send me a pm.
You have to see a UK notary to give limited power of attorney to the person (lawyer) in Spain who will stand in the line for you.A NIE costs about 10€
how do they get a NIE for you when you have to apply in person :confused2:
yes, I can see that in an 'emergency' that would be the only option - a costly oversight!You have to see a UK notary to give limited power of attorney to the person (lawyer) in Spain who will stand in the line for you.
I should of got my NIE on a viewing trip or a previous holiday, but it was overlooked and when I needed one I had 2 options... visit from the UK just for this purpose or get someone else to do it for me. It was cheaper and easier to do the latter.
As per the previous poster, I did consider visiting the Edinburgh or London Spanish consulate, but I needed mine quicker than 6-7 weeks.
This type of service will not suit everyone, as you say it can cost 10 euros in person, but if you are in the UK and you have no other reason to visit Spain then it can (in my case) save you a lot of £££ in flights, hotels, expenses and time.
if you're moving here just wait til you get here - you will all have to register as resident & they'll issue NIE numbers thenthats good to no i am in glasgow edinburgh is not that far for us to go will the kids need one they are 9 and 8 also will they need to go through with us