NIE BARCELONA: Get your NIE quickly and easily
with our professional assistance

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NIE Barcelona service: Below is an explanation on how to get a NIE in Barcelona

HOW DOES IT WORK?

NIE Barcelona: Residency certificate NIE in Barcelona

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.

NIE Barcelona appointment schedule:

Please note that appointments are determined electronically, and therefore we can not guarantee specific dates. However it is generally possible to aim for a particular week of preference and in most cases, we are able to secure the appointment for our client within that preferred week.

PREMIUM
Available!
€149*
Complete package!
*Excl VAT 21%
Requesting the appointment
Checking your paperwork
Filling out application form
Preparing the tax form
A consultant comes with you to the appointment
1 x FREE cancellation (in case you need to reschedule a confirmed appointment)*
VIP
Subject to availability
€119*
When you need a hand
*Excl VAT 21%
Requesting the appointment
Checking your paperwork
Filling out application form
Preparing the tax form
A consultant comes with you to the appointment
*Subject to rescheduling fee if applicable
VIP PLUS+
Available!
€109*
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)*
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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. 

Non-EU citizens, please click here for more information on how we can assist you.

NIE BARCELONA:

Getting a NIE in Barcelona can be a bit time consuming, but it is the most important document you need once you get to Barcelona, so this step cannot be skipped. The first step is to get the “cita previa” – the appointment that is booked online. The waiting time for the appointments vary. It depends on the offices that release the appointments. For example, one office can have an appointment for 1 week ahead of time, another one for 3 weeks ahead of time. To get the appointment for the NIE in Barcelona for EU citizens currently takes around 2 weeks but could be less. 

NIE Barcelona: Different types to know about

The NIE is separated in 2 types – one that is given for people who won’t stay more than three months, and another one that is given to people who will be staying long term.

NIE for people staying less than 3 months (to make it easier we will call it a temporary one from now one). Staying “less or more than 3 months” refers not as much to your general plan, but to what your paperwork can prove.

Example: Pierre is here to find a job, but first he will be taking a course in Spanish. His Spanish course is 2 months (so less than the 3 month requirement). At the office for applying for the NIE in Barcelona he will be given “temporary” NIE. Once Pierre has found a long term job, he can go back to the NIE office with the supporting documents and get the residency card-format NIE.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Keep in mind that this NIE is given in rare cases. We mention this as many people contact us asking to get the temporary in order to look for a job. It is not given for this reason. For example, it is given when somebody is planning to buy a property or in some cases when you are planning to register as a freelancer. Or in our example with the 2 month course (same will be valid for a 2 months job).

You cannot get it if you are planning to look for a job and you are hoping in the meanwhile to get the temporary NIE – if you are planning to find a job then you have to first find one, get a job offer and then apply directly for the residency NIE.

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NIE Barcelona and empadronamiento:

Depending on the office, another reason for not getting the residency NIE in Barcelona from the start (even though you have paperwork supporting long term employment or studies) is the EMPADRONAMIENTO.

This is why if you already have an “empadronamiento” – we would advise you to bring it – they might or might not ask you for it – but it’s always better to be prepared. It is not technically a requirements for the NIE in Barcelona for EU citizens, but some office might ask for it.

Once they approve your application they will either give you the “temporary” NIE right there or ask you to come back the next day to collect it (more likely). This would depend on which office your appointment is at. Your NIE number and other personal information will be printed on this A4 white piece of paper assigned to you. After the 90 days and once you can prove the long term stay, you can change to a permanent NIE by showing the right paperwork.

NIE Barcelona: Residency certificate NIE in Barcelona

The Registro Central de Extranjeros requires every EU or EEA citizen who is planning to stay in Spain for more than 3 months to register.

This is the NIE that is a small green paper card. It is issued with no expiration date.

NIE Barcelona: Basis for application

There are a manor of reasons in which to apply – as a student, as a freelancer, as an employee, as a retired person or as a family of another EU citizen. The 6th option is to prove that you have sufficient financial resources to live in Spain without working. After this you will obtain your NIE card (EU residency certificate) – a green wallet size NIE card.

Once you have had this green card NIE for 5 years, you can apply for a new one. The new one will look exactly the same (at least in the moment), but instead of “residente en España” it will say “residente PERMANENTE en España”.

NIE Barcelona: How difficult is it?

Getting the NIE in Barcelona is definitely not as scary as sometimes people on forums or Facebook make it sound. But you need to know what paperwork you need, to go there prepared and of course you need some patience to book the appointment. If you need to save time and get guidance throughout the process, we will be happy to assist you with obtaining your NIE in Barcelona.

Just Landed! BCN, NIE Barcelona service – C/ de Llança, 9, L’Eixample, 08015 BarcelonaPhone935 27 50 41

 

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