First things first ... the NIE number
Before you can do anything official in Spain you'll need a National Identity number (called NIE for non-Spaniards). This number is yours for life and is necessary for all sorts of transactions in Spain, from buying a property to opening a bank account to getting a job. Obtaining a NIE number involves a trip to the local National Police Station with a short list of documentation. What you'll need is to fill in an official form, have photocopies of your passport and some passport-size photos. We can arrange all of this for you and any of our recommended panel of lawyers can assist and even accompany you to the station to make the process as easy as possible (you don't even have to go if your lawyer has Power of Attorney). Within a short time you'll have your all-important NIE and then the ball can start rolling.