If you want to buy a property on Mallorca, you should take care of the application for the Spanish tax number NIE (Foreigner Identity Number) in good time.
The NIE number (Número de Identidad de Extranjero) is a tax identification number for foreigners. With the NIE, foreigners register at the Spanish tax office to pay all kinds of taxes (e.g. property tax, income tax).
Also for the registration with service providers around the property on Mallorca is a NIE required (eg electricity, water, telephone). Also when buying a car, financing or opening a bank account you will be asked for the Spanish tax number NIE.
Who has a NIE, but is not at the same time taxable in Spain!
Where to apply for the Spanish tax number NIE in Spain?
The Spanish tax number NIE can be applied for both in Spain and through a Spanish consulate. This depends on whether the person lives permanently in Spain.
Permanent resident: Apply for the Spanish tax number NIE locally.
Foreigners residing or permanently resident in Spain can apply for the Spanish tax number NIE in person at the relevant immigration office (Oficina de Extranjeros) or at the relevant commissariat of the National Police.
In Mallorca you can find both departments at Calle Felicià Fuster 7 in Palma.
It is also possible to apply with a notarial power of attorney through a local service provider.
Important: The appointment must be requested online.
Non-permanent resident: Application for the Spanish Tax Number NIE through the Spanish Consulate.
Foreigners who are not resident in Spain and do not intend to become resident in Spain can apply for the Spanish tax number NIE in person or with a notarized power of attorney at the consulate of Spain in whose consular district they have their registration address.
How much does it cost to apply for the Spanish tax number NIE in Spain?
The cost of the application is 9.45 EUR (as of 02/2021). The amount cannot be paid in the authority itself, but must be deposited in a bank.
The required form will be given to you after successful acceptance of the application on the spot.
How long is the NIE valid in Spain?
The Spanish tax number NIE is personal and non-transferable. That is, who gets a NIE, keeps the same number for life.
What is the procedure for applying for the Spanish tax number NIE in Mallorca?
- Request an appointment at the Foreigners' Registration Office online: www.seat.mpr.gob.es
- Bring the following documents to the appointment:
- Completed application form (Ex-15) in duplicate. You will receive the form after you have made an appointment online.
- Valid photo ID in original (identity card with registered current registration address or passport and additionally current registration certificate (not older than 3 months)
- Photocopy of the photo ID in original size in black and white. A copy of the front and back of the ID on one page (not 2 pages).
The Immigration Office is located at Calle Felicià Fuster 7 in Palma.
- On site: Have your application checked and pay the fee
At which consulate do you NEVER apply for the Spanish tax number?
The best way to find out which consulate you need to contact to apply for the Spanish tax number NIE in your home country is to contact the consulates in Palma:
- Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany
Edificio Reina Constanza
Calle Porto Pi 8, 3° D
Telephone: (0034) 971-707737
- Swiss Honorary Consulate
C./ Antonia Martínez Fiol 6, 3A
Telephone: (0034) 971 76 88 36
- Honorary Consulate Austria
Edificio Banco Santander
Calle Sindicat 69/10
07002 Palma de Mallorca
Telephone: (0034) 971 72 80 99
We will be happy to advise you which service providers in Mallorca will apply for the Spanish tax number NIE for you. Simply contact us for this without obligation.