Healthcare in Spain UK
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- Those obtaining any kind of stay extension or document that enables them to remain on Spanish territory.
- Those involved in an administrative record by virtue of the provisions laid down in legislation governing aliens.
- Those who, for economic, professional or social interests, hold relations with Spain.
Given the privileged system for the permanence and residency of European Union citizens in Spain, the general way in which they obtain their NIE is by applying for it when they hold relations with Spain as a result of their economic, professional or social interests.
However, the NIE does not replace, but rather complements, the documentation the European Union citizen must always carry in Spain for identification purposes, such as the following:
The NIE is essential for a large number of actions and proceedings in Spain, which means that it should be applied for as soon as possible. The main utilities given to the NIE, without which they could not be carried out, are as follows:
- Buying or selling a home.
- Signing a mortgage loan.
- Property register and Notaries Public Offices.
Social security
-Opening an account in a bank.
-Setting up a business or enterprise.
-Settling state and regional taxes: Income tax for non-residents (IRNR); corporate tax (IS); value-added tax (IVA, VAT); inheritance and gift tax (ISD), etc.
In Spain
If you decide to apply for the NIE in Spain, you should do so at the police station nearest to your home.
The aforementioned EX-15 form requires the following information:
- Passport, national ID document in force in your country.
- Documentation certifying the need for obtaining the NIE (administrative form, bank form, etc.).
-In the case of relatives of a European Union citizen, whose nationality is that of a non-Member State of the EU or the European Economic Space, the Community residency card must be applied for first.
The application can be made in Spain through a representative, who must certify his/her power of representation by means of a general or special power formalised before a notary public, and the documentation showing the reason why the application is being made for the NIE must also be presented. The person must also include his/her details on the application (EX-15 form) and sign it. In any case, it is best to present the application personally, even though you are accompanied by your adviser, since this avoids expense and possible identification problems.
Once the NIE application has been made, the certificate will be delivered to the interested party in person in the approximate term of two weeks.
In the country of origin
If you decide to apply for the NIE from outside Spain, you must personally visit the corresponding Spanish consulate or embassy in your country of residence.
You must also provide your current passport. The officers will make a copy of the passport and legalise it and you will have to pay the fee corresponding to the legalisation.
All the above must be presented in an envelope addressed to
Comisaría General de Extranjería y Documentación
Dirección General de la Policía
Calle General Pardiñas 90,
28006 Madrid
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