An NIE, which stands for Numero Identidad Extranjeros, is a Spanish tax identification number assigned by the National Police to all foreigners with fiscal obligations in Spain. You will require one prior to working in Spain, opening a bank account, purchasing a property, obtaining a mortgage, etc. The procedure to apply for your NIE without speaking the language can be difficult and stressful. Thats why we work with trusted partners, to ensure that we have all the documents and information required by the authorities, as well as filling out the relevant application forms and paying the appropriate government taxes. Our partners can either accompany you to the appointment or we can apply for your NIE number on your behalf using Power of Attorney as your legal representatives.
The residencia card has been replaced with a TIE Card (Tarjeta de Identificación de Extranjeros). The TIE will be a biometric card and will prove your eligibility to benefit from the rights included under the Withdrawal Agreement. The card will also mean your status will be that of a legally resident ‘third-country’ national.
Without a valid Spanish Last Will, your beneficiaries are left with the problem of obtaining a Grant of Letter of Administration and appointing an administrator in your absence to deal with disposing of your estate under the rules of intestacy. This can take many months. In the meantime your surviving spouse or partner has all of the usual, household, weekly, monthly, and daily expenses to find. There is also the expense of preparing an official translation of your national Will and its legalisation to bear in mind, which together will cost significantly more than preparing a Spanish Will.
A Power of Attorney is known as ‘Escritura de Poder,’ or ‘Poder Notarial’ in Spanish. A Power of Attorney is a legal document or written authorisation that must be signed in front of a Notary by which you empower an experienced and trustworthy person to act on your behalf in legal matters or transactions
We have teamed up with trusted partners so that we can offer you official or non official translations services.
We can also provide interpreters if required for medical appointments, support at town halls etc
Official translations are mandatory when a legal document from outside of Spain is required for any official document, such as birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate etc.
If you want to drive in Spain, you can use your foreign driving license for the first six months for up to two years if you’re from the EU or EEA area (European Economic Area).
If you want to continue driving in Spain on a UK Licence, you will need to replace your UK Licence for its Spanish equivalent as well as relinquishing the original.
This certificate is issued by the architect to describe how energy efficient the property is. The architect assigns an energy rating on a scale from “A” to “G”. It is the vendor’s duty to produce this certificate when for the new owners before completion. The certificate is valid for 10 years., and the new owners do not need to obtain a new certificate during this period unless they modify the property in any way.
By law, it is the vendor´s responsibility to provide a valid Habitation Certificate when selling property. Most certificates are valid for 5 years, depending on the town. We work with trusted partners to assist you in obtaining this vital document during your buying or selling process. Obtaining a Habitation Certificate will involve liaising with local town halls. There are a number of aspects that the Town hall must consider, and obtaining this certificate may not be as simple as it seems. The authorities have become more stringent in these matters recently. If you are buying a new build property, the Habitation Certificate that the developer provides will be valid for 10 years, as opposed to 5 years for a resale property.