N.I.E. (Foreigners' Identity Number) and certificates 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.

 

It takes at least 4 weeks to get your N.I.E. or certificate when applying through this Consulate General.

 

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

  • You intend to live in Spain. Once you are in Spain, you must register with the local Town Hall where you intend to live.
  • Summer seasonal work.

Requirements

To apply for an N.I.E. or a certificate of non-residence through this Consulate General, please come in person with the following documents (no appointment needed):

  1. Valid passport and a full photocopy of all the pages. EU citizens only require a photocopy of the photo/passport details page. 
  2. Two EX-15 application forms. The form can be completed online or typewritten. Handwritten forms should be completed clearly using BLOCK CAPITALS and black ink. The forms must be signed at the Consulate.
  3. Non EU citizens with UK residency must provide a copy of the residence permit in the UK and written proof of why an N.I.E. number is required.
  4. Two Model 790 payment form 

Fee

  • N.I.E. - £7.90
  • Certificate of non residence - £5.90

  • Cash only. Fee may vary due to €/£ conversion rate.

Instructions on how to fill out form EX-15

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