The guide to buying a house on the Costa del Sol
1. GET YOUR NIE NUMBER ON TIME
2. PRE-AUTHORIZED LOAN IF NEEDED
3. ASK A UNIKK HOME AGENT TO SHOW YOU THE PROPERTIES
5. PRIVATE CONTRACT
6. COMPLETION OF THE TRANSACTION
7. THIS IS WHERE THE STORY UNDER THE SUN CONTINUES.
If you want things to go as smoothly as possible from the start, get your Spanish NIE well in advance. The NIE Number – Foreigner Identity Number – is an identity number that is issued in Spain to foreigners who are operating in Spain for economic, professional or social reasons. NIE is an identification number used in many contexts (Foreigner Identification Number). Applying for a NIE on the Costa del Sol is easy, but it is worth setting aside some time and patience to follow the traditional process. For example, you cannot pay your NIE at the office where you do your business, instead you will receive the payment details, go to your local bank and pay the NIE fee of around €13 at the bank and then take the paper receipt to the office where you received the payment instructions.
Go to the website below and fill out the form. You will receive further instructions by email.
You can also apply for a NIE at the Spanish Embassy in your country of origin. Below is the link:
If you wish, you can authorize a UNIKK HOME Properties associate lawyer to apply for a NIE on your behalf. This will save you time and allow you to get the number a little faster. A NIE with the authorization of a lawyer and a service charge will cost you between €100 and €150 in total.
A NIE is always required when dealing with any legal or financial matter in Spain, whether you are registered in Spain or not. To buy a home, open a phone line, open a bank account, sign a long-term lease or buy a car, you will always need your NIE. Once purchased, the number remains the same and there are no other costs. Please note that you must keep the original stamped NIE certificate. If you lose it, you will have to repeat the entire application process, even if the result is an identical piece of paper with the same number.