Applying for N.I.E and Certificate of non residence

​The N.I.E. and certificates of non residence (certificados de No Residencia) are only issued by the Police in Spain. This Consulate can however forward your application to the Police in Spain.


​A.- Applications must be made in person at the local Police in Spain (“Extranjería” Departments) where you have or intent to purchase your property / shares, or where you have any economic or commercial interests.

B.-  The Spanish Consulate General does not issue NIE numbers. It only acts as a “courier” between the applicant and the competent Police Authorities in Spain.

If you wish apply through this Consulate, please make an appointment.

Note: Please do not apply through this Consulate if your reason is one of the following:

1.You intend to live in Spain. Once you are in Spain, you must register with the local authorities where you intend to live and apply at the town hall for the NIE number.
2.Summer seasonal work (apply in person in Spain). Summer seasonal work (apply in person in Spain).

● Current valid passport (minimum validity of 6 months) and photocopy of the passport or European Union ID card.
● NIE form, completed (if possible typed, in black ink and capital letters), but not signed.
● £ 8.50 for the fee, payable either in cash or postal order (payable to “Spanish Consulate, Edinburgh”, together with payment form 790 provided by the Consulate. Fees may vary due to € / £ conversion rate.
● Copy of any document you may have to back up your application.

C.-  If you are not able to come in person to Edinburgh, due to old age or incapacity, or if you prefer to do it through a personal representative, you can authorise your agent or lawyer to apply (either in Spain or at the Consulate) on your behalf by granting Power of Attorney.

You will receive the NIE certificate about three weeks after applying in person at this office in Edinburgh.
• N.I.E.: £8.50
• Certificate of non residence: £6.30
Fee may vary due to €/£ conversion rate.

Application forms:

EX15 - NIE 2018.pdfEX15 - NIE 2018.pdf

Model 790.pdfModel 790.pdf

Instructions on how to fill out form EX-15

EX15 - NIE 2018 - TRANSLATED NIE FORM 2018 - GUIDE.pdfEX15 - NIE 2018 - TRANSLATED NIE FORM 2018 - GUIDE.pdf




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