Buying a property or moving to Spain?
Get Your NIE (Foreign Identity Number)
Theimportance of timescales
Property buyers must have an NIE in place, any delay getting your NIE can hold up the completion, your NIE must by law be on the deed of sale (Escritura).
If for any reason you are not able to complete the sale on the agreed date this can cost you money with a financial penalty.
The best option for buyers right now is to apply for their NIE as soon as possible, ideally before you have found a property you wish to buy.
Spanish Residency: How to get your Residence Permit in Spain
Short-stay, allow you to stay from 90 to 180 days in the country, but without the legal capacity to work.
The Non-Lucrative Visa – Apply for a long-term residency. If you are considering living in Spain for longer than 90 days
If you are planning to work in the country, then you must apply for a regular work permit as an employee (porcuentaajena in Spanish).
Digital Nomad Visa – Spain’s new startup law, if you are working for a foreign company or self-employed registered in another country you can apply for a Nomad Visa
The Golden Visa – a permanent residency visa, issued to individuals who invest in the country. That investment is usually undertaken through the purchasing of a property. The permit will be given to those non-EU citizens who invest at least 500.000€ in Spanish real estate.
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The importance of timescales
In addition, not being able to complete on the agreed date can also land you with a financial penalty.
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