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When purchasing a property in Spain it is a requirement that you obtain a fiscal identification number (N.I.E.). Also known as N.I.F., essentially the same, namely a form of identification issued to none – Spanish nationals.

N.I.E. is an acronym for Numero de Identificación de Extranjero (Foreign Identification Number), and N.I.F. for Numero de Identificación Fiscal (Fiscal Identification Number).

The N.I.E. always starts with a letter and is followed by seven numbers and a letter, similar to a national insurance number or fiscal identification number in any other part of Europe. Your number is personal to you, it is not transferable and neither does it expire.

In addition some purchasers who have non-residency status will be required to obtain a Certificate of Non-Residency. These documents will be required for production to the notary when attending the signing of the title deeds (Escritura de Compra-Venta).

The costs for obtaining these two items are negligible and incurred for you by REAL ESTATE MY HOME; however, the procedures for prospective purchasers may appear complicated and time consuming.

As part of the services of REAL ESTATE MY HOME to our clients, all the arrangements for obtaining these items will be arranged by us, thus ensuring that our clients are not inconvenienced in any way.