NIE or Residencia?

What is right for you: NIE or Residencia?

NIE or Residencia

There is a lot of confusion and conflicting information about whether you should apply for a “NIE number” or  some form of “Residencia” when moving to Spain, living in Spain or working in Spain.

There is one simple question to ask yourself, which will provide you with the correct answer to the question “Should I apply for an NIE or Residencia?”

That question is “How long do you plan to stay in Spain?”

If you plan to stay in Spain for more than three months then you should apply directly for a form of “Residencia”  (more details here on when and how to apply for a Residencia).

If you plan to stay in Spain for less than three months, then you should apply for a NIE number (more details here on when and how to apply for a NIE).

The “NIE or Residencia ?” question is no more complicated than that.

If you are unsure what the implications of taking out residency are, particularly in relation to healthcare, please Contact Us.

However, the decision whether or not to become a tax resident in Spain is a more complicated and in depth matter …

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Author: LISA SADLEIR

We provide invaluable advice and assistance to people living in and moving to Spain … We look forward to saving you time, money and frustration by overcoming the hurdles of Spanish bureaucracy.

© Copyright 2011 LISA SADLEIR, All rights Reserved. Written For: Costa Consulting Bureau

We provide invaluable advice and assistance to people living in and moving to Spain ... We look forward to saving you time, money and frustration by overcoming the hurdles of Spanish bureaucracy.

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