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NIE Number - Urgent help!

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NIE Number - Urgent help!

Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:21 pm

Hi all,

We are due to complete on our villa in Javea on June 30th. The solicitor in Spain told us we could go to Alicante and get one the same day so we are going on on Monday 26th.

We've now just been told by another solicitor in Spain that we would be turned away from Alicante as the property is in Javea and that we have to go to Denia but this takes up to a month.

Does anyone know if this is true about Alicante and / or how to fast track an application for an NIE number if a property purchase rests on it?

It seems to change a lot in Spain so I'm hoping for some current information.

Thank you very much.

 

sarahb_work
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Re: NIE Number - Urgent help!

Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:41 pm

Hello --

There is no way to fast track an application for an NIE...especially using property purchase as a reason. However, your question overall is unclear. I am not sure why you need the NIE number.

 

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Re: NIE Number - Urgent help!

Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:01 pm

Hello
I get a little confused by the NIE 'waiting' thing as we went to get ours from the Police station at Elda, the nearest town to us, we were told to expect to be there for the day queing. However we got there, took a numbered ticket and within two hours we came out clutching our NIE numbers. I don't know if we were just lucky but we certainly didn't have to wait weeks. We are moving over in July and need numbers for our children to start school so fingers crossed we get the same service.

We too didn't know anything about NIE numbers and were told that we needed them the day before we signed! I hope you get yours sorted out soon. Other areas may be different but Elda Alicante we got same day.

Good luck

 

kabab
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Re: NIE Number - Urgent help!

Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:48 pm

Thanks for the replies.

Tory - we need the NIE number to buy the property in Spain.

 

sarahb_work
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Re: NIE Number - Urgent help!

Post Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:03 am

we was in the same boat.
just got back ourselfs. we went to spain for two days and managed to get very drunk, obtain a NIE number, give the solictor power of atterny and open a spanish bank account. and it was also the day spain played their first world cup game.
we got ours from the main police station not the local one.
we were told to arrive at 9 oclock to get a ticket. looking back i would of been there for 7 oclock to get a ticket then gone away till 9.
it took four hours. make sure you fill in the paper work twice.
they keep one copy and you keep the over. even though you dont get the number that day your copy proves you have applied for it.
we give the form to the solicitor and she said as long as the funds are in the account on the 28th june the contracts can be exchanged.
hope you get it sorted. good luck when you get out there.

 

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Re: NIE Number - Urgent help!

Post Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:26 am

being in actual possesion of an issued NIE number makes property purchase easier in respect of peace of mind.

You can still proceed with the purchase of a PROPERTY without being in receipt of an NIE number!

BUT! You have 4 weeks from the completion date for your lawyer to send in/ deposit the appropriate ammount of funds in respect of taxes due on the purchase OTHERWISE A FINE WILL BE LEVIED OF 5% of the total ammount that is due to be paid, but couldn't because the NIE number was not available......for whatever reason........then you still have to pay the tax.

best to have the NIE number in advance then.

this is from our lawyer in Barca who bills us at 375 euro an hour.

hope it helps clarify

 

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Re: NIE Number - Urgent help!

Post Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:31 am

Agree totally with Banger on this it is possible to obtain your NIE number, mortgage, power of attorny etc in 3 to 4 days. I did it last year. You have to have an NIE number but its ok to have applied for it. It will be forwarded to your fiscal representative after about a month.

Other reason's you have to have an NIE number is that without it you cannot obtain a property, a mortgage or a bank account. This ensures you are in the Tax system in Spain. Any legitimate mortgage company, bank etc will insists on it.

 

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