So how do you apply for it?
1 – People who want to apply for the N.I.E. will first need to complete and sign the following document:
MODELO EX-15 – Solicitud de Numero de Indentidad de Extranjero (NIE) y Certificados
For translation and guidance here is a PDF which is translated to English. Do NOT use this as an application form. It is simply a translated version of the original Spanish document.
2 – You will need to request an appointment online
3 – You will need to pay the fee
4 – Go to the place indicated where you have made an appointment to submit the documentation.
5 – Once the fee has been paid and the requirements and documentation have been checked, the identification number will be allocated. The deadline for deciding the application is five days from the application being entered in the register of the competent body.