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Applying for your NIE: How to
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I have recently assisted a friend applying for her NIE and I thought it would be helpful to set out the process we followed, in case anyone else needs to do this process themselves.  Before I begin, I have to thank various members of this forum for very helpful tips and hints, especially Tarmara (who is the fount of all knowledge on this site).

You can always ask a solicitor or Gestoria to make the application for you, but this is going to cost you between 75 and 100 euros!!

So...............

You can download and complete the form EX-15 here:
http://extranjeros.mitramiss.gob.es/es/M..._FEB19.pdf

It is useful to look at this one in English, but be aware, you have to complete the Spanish version.
http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/es/S...C3%A9s.pdf

You only need to complete Part 1 of the form for your NIE; just your personal information, viz
Your Passport number, Your full name, date and place of birth, Male or Female (H or M), Your Nationality (Reino Unido if you are from UK), Your marital status (Single, Married, Widow, Divorced, Separated - in that order), The full names of your Father and Mother, your address in Fuerteventura, your SPANISH mobile number (leave blank if you only have a UK number) and your email address.  The last line in part 1 is for the name of your representative and you leave that blank if applying yourself.  Sign and date this form and add the location where you signed it, e.g. El Cotillo or Puerto etc.

You need a photocopy of your passport - just the pages with your personal details. 

Now you take a trip to Puerto, to the National Police DNI Office in Calle Herbannia:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Puer...13.8628367

See picture 1 of entrance and picture 2 close up of the door.

       

As you enter, turn right.  Facing you are 6 desks.  The 4 to the left are for Spanish Nationals (DNI applications/Passports etc).  The two to the right are for EXTRANJERO (Externals - like you and me!!).  Take a seat on the benches (note, the Spanish side of the room get proper seats, we get benches!!).  Note who is already sitting there and work out when it is your turn to go forward to a Police Officer.  It can be quite tricky to remember exactly who was already waiting when you arrived, so stay alert and watch closely!

When you get to the front, present your completed EX-15 and you passport plus copy.

The Officer will record your details onto computer and then hand you a tiny piece of paper with your allocated NIE number, the number of the form you need to pay the fee and the fee.  Example:  Y9999999H.  790-16  9.46.  He will tell you to return in 2 days (longer if over a weekend, of course).

Now go to the photocopy shop next door (see picture 3).   

   

(You may well have already been here to copy your passport).  Give them the slip of paper and they will print out the bank payment form for a small fee.

Sign all three copies of the bank form (bottom left hand corner).  Go to any bank and hand over all three copies and the fee.  They will stamp the first copy (your copy), they will print over the second copy (the one you will give back to the Police) and they retain the third copy.

Wait two days...............  Enjoy the sun, have a glass of sangria or visit the fabulous beaches!

After the two days, return to the Police Station, go through the torment of working out when it's your turn, and present the bank form to the Police man.  He will retrieve your NIE from the filing cabinet and you can depart, happy and smiling :-)

On a personal note, we waited over half an hour to get inside the photocopy shop next door to the Police Station and eventually gave up.  We walked a very short distance to the next shop (see picture 4) and the owner (the man in the doorway) printed our form in seconds and was SO HELPFUL. 

   

He didn't speak a word of English, but we understood each other and he could not have done more to help us.  


Tom.



Apologies for the pictures being on the side, they were the right way around when I attached them and no idea how to rotate them!

EDIT: Photos should looks OK now. Sam
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Thanks Tom for the guide. The photos usually look fine on the screen because your PC/device usually rotate them for you. It's different once you upload them. I just had to download, rotate and upload them back to your post.

... Gimp (an open source & FREE image editor similar to Photoshop) recognised the photos are on the side straight away and asked if I want to rotate them.
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Thanks for rotating the pics Sam. Unfortunately they are not in the order indicated in the text, so:
Pic 1: Photocopy Shop next door to Police Station.
Pic 3: Wide shot of Police Station.
Pic 2: Close up of entrance door.
Pic 4: The alternative photocopy shop we used.
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(28-06-2019, 07:28 PM)Cotillo_Tom Wrote: Thanks for rotating the pics Sam. Unfortunately they are not in the order indicated in the text, so:
Pic 1: Photocopy Shop next door to Police Station.
Pic 3: Wide shot of Police Station.
Pic 2: Close up of entrance door.
Pic 4: The alternative photocopy shop we used.

Thanks Tom and sorry for mixing up the photos. Done one more edit of your OP, hope now it's all as it should be.
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Tom wrote:
As you enter, turn right.  Facing you are 6 desks.  The 4 to the left are for Spanish Nationals (DNI applications/Passports etc).  The two to the right are for EXTRANJERO (Externals - like you and me!!).  Take a seat on the benches (note, the Spanish side of the room get proper seats, we get benches!!).  Note who is already sitting there and work out when it is your turn to go forward to a Police Officer.  It can be quite tricky to remember exactly who was already waiting when you arrived, so stay alert and watch closely!

The secret to this is to ask in a loud voice when you go in, '¿ultimo?'. The last person in should identify themselves. Be prepared to identify yourself if someone else comes in! Very useful if these circumstances.

Thanks for documenting this Tom. Out of interest did they ask why the NIE was wanted? A while ago they were wanting proof that you were going to buy a car/house etc before they would process one.
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(28-06-2019, 10:46 PM)TamaraEnLaPlaya Wrote: The secret to this is to ask in a loud voice when you go in, '¿ultimo?'. The last person in should identify themselves. Be prepared to identify yourself if someone else comes in! Very useful if these circumstances.

Thanks for documenting this Tom. Out of interest did they ask why the NIE was wanted? A while ago they were wanting proof that you were going to buy a car/house etc before they would process one.

Yes, we had to get a letter from an estate agent saying we were actively looking for a house.
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They were not interested in why we needed the NIE, but we did have the required evidence with us, if needed. 

Tom.
25/75 Birmingham/El Cotillo. Cool
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(29-06-2019, 09:04 PM)Cotillo_Tom Wrote: They were not interested in why we needed the NIE, but we did have the required evidence with us, if needed. 

Tom.

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