nie in barcelona

One of the most important steps in starting your new life here is getting your NIE in Barcelona (Número de Identificación de Extranjero), which is your identification as a foreigner living in Barcelona. As discussed on other pages on this site, getting the NIE in Barcelona is a very important step forward in establishing yourself because it gives you the right to legally work, get a mobile phone contract, purchase properties or vehicles, open a resident bank account, and much more. For this reason, assistance with the NIE in Barcelona is a valuable service to consider. The Spanish system is comparatively known for its bureaucracy and can make the simplest of tasks much more complicated than it should be.

Please note: This page and its contents (as well as the services we offer) is only applicable to EU Citizens. Citizens of non-EU countries who require assistance with the NIE in Barcelona may find the information on this page.

Why do I need assistance?

As anyone who’s had experience with getting the NIE in Barcelona will tell you, it can be a difficult task to undertake! There are many obstacles that have to be dealt with, such as:

  • Ensuring that you are even eligible for the NIE
  • Obtaining the correct appointment
  • Actually getting an appointment date
  • Ensuring that you have your appointment at the correct office
  • Checking that you have the right documents
  • Confirming that you have the correct health insurance or bank balance (depending on your circumstances)
  • Ensuring that your spouse/dependent has the correct paperwork


Many people who show up at the NIE office in Barcelona don’t even realize that they need an appointment just to enter the building! Accordingly, many others frequently have the wrong documents or have documents missing. Additionally, there are also those who are incorrectly informed by a third party that they can go to an NIE office outside of Barcelona where they do not require an appointment.


Since we work with people from all over the world who have different circumstances, we have an especially good measure of experience in knowing the best way to deal with each unique case. Furthemore, we have helped expats from Canada, USA, Indonesia, China, Australia, South Africa, and most European countries to get their NIEs fast and without any problems. We also assist with translation of documents and opening of bank accounts. Whether you are coming to study or work, invest in property, or simply to take some time off for yourself, we know what the requirements are and what you need to do to get your NIE as easily and quickly as possible.


There are 3 different ways in which we can assist you with your NIE in Barcelona. The “Standard” package is the most economical option and allows you to obtain the NIE quickly and easily with our assistance. The “VIP+” package is suitable for those who have unpredictable schedules and who may need to reschedule an already-confirmed appointment.

Depending on availability, the “VIP” package includes one of our team members coming with you to the appointment. Regardless of which package you choose, you can be sure that you have the guidance of professionals who have many years of experience. Consequently, you avoid having to run around and wast time by trying to figure out what documents are missing or which tax is applicable for your application.

We can also assist you with getting a social security number or put you in touch with English-speaking clerks who can assist you with opening a bank account and getting health insurance if you won’t be working in Barcelona. We also provide support with the empadronamiento as well as digital certificate.

Please note that appointments are determined electronically, and therefore we can not guarantee specific dates

SPECIAL: Discounted NIE Barcelona service!
Our discounted price below – Valid for contacts received
from 24 January until 29 February 2024

Full flexibility and peace of mind
*Excl VAT 21%
Requesting the appointment
Checking your paperwork
Filling out application form
Preparing the tax form
Unassisted attendance of the appointment with our detailed instructions
1 x FREE cancellation (in case you need to reschedule a confirmed appointment)*
Subject to availability
When you need a hand
*Excl VAT 21%
Requesting the appointment
Checking your paperwork
Filling out application form
Preparing the tax form
A consultant attends the appointment with you
*Subject to rescheduling fee if applicable

–PLEASE NOTE that in case more than 1 appointment is required, such as is the case for persons who are registering as “autonomo” (self-employed), or those applying with non-EU family members, we can customize a NIE package for you.–

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* All prices exclude IVA (VAT) of 21%. With the exception of the “VIP Plus+ Plan”, all cancelled appointments can be rescheduled (if required) at an additional cost of €30 (excl VAT). We do not offer refunds (full or partial) in case of cancellation. A separate tax of €12 for the NIE application is applicable for each applicant which is not included in the fee. We do however prepare the document for the applicant who can pay the tax at the bank before his/her appointment. 

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