Foreigners Department

The aliens identification number

The aliens identification number (NIE) is a personal sequential number (issued in order) that is unique and exclusive and assigned to foreigners in the following situations by the General Department of Police. The number is assigned officially in the first…

For when the application is made outside Spain:

General Department of Aliens and Documentation, General Department of Police

C / General Pardiñas 90 - 28006 Madrid
Tel. +34 91 322 6824 / +34 913 226 826

You can apply for the NIE once you are in Spain or in your country of origin through the corresponding Spanish consulate.

In Spain

If you decide to apply for…

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:…