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Documentation For An Internship In Spain

To complete an internship in Spain, it is important to consider important administrative details. For this, you need to get the NIE (Foreigners Identification Number) and subscribe to the Spanish Social Security. The consultant in charge of your internship search will guide you through these steps.

NIE (Foreigners Identification Number) 

The NIE (Foreigners’ Identification Number) is a compulsory document which allow you to do an internship in Spain if you are not Spanish. The NIE is your all-purpose identification and tax number in Spain. You need it for everything that involves "a tramite" or official process in Spain. NIE number certificates are now being issued with a 3-month validity from the time of issue, after which you are expected to apply for residency, or register as a non-resident. So after three months the certificate is no longer valid.

Documents to bring to get the NIE

  • Your internship agreement (original) in Spanish or original certificate of the host company stating that you will carryout an internship (this will include the dates, sum of contributions). These documents must be signed and stamped by the company
  • Your European social security card + photocopy
  • Your passport or identity card + photocopy
  • Ex-15 Formulary fulfilled

Once the formalities are completed, you will need to pay a fee of 10.40 € to the bank to receive your NIE.

Two options to get the NIE

1. Contact the Spanish consulate to directly manage the NIE from your country. Our advice is to obtain the document before going to Spain because the NIE is compulsory to start the internship. Actually, obtain an appointment in big cities as Barcelona, Ibiza or Madrid is quite difficult because a lot of students or workers are also looking for the NIE at the same time and sometimes you will have to wait 1 or 2 months before getting an appointment.

2. Take an appointment and going to Spain.

Stud&Globe recommends that you arrive at least 1 week before the start date of your internship in order to process your NIE and to rent an apartment.  In the following section, Stud&Globe’s team will advise you how to get your NIE document depending on your city of destination.

Barcelona

  1. Schedule a meeting via the following internet site: https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/ Follow these steps:
  • PROCEDIMIENTOS
  • EXTRANJERIA
  • CITA PREVIA DE EXTRANJERIA
  • ACCEDER A PROCEDIMIENTO
  • SELECTIONNER BARCELONA
  • CERTIFICADOS UE

          2.  Once in Barcelona, go to the police station at the following address: Rambla Guipúzcoa No. 74, Barcelona. You can get there by taking line 2 (purple) subway to San Martí

Sometimes it is impossible to get an appointment. We advise you to go outside of Barcelona in the morning (at 4:30) from Monday to Friday to get the NIE. Two solutions:

  • Comisaría St Adria de Besos: Carrer Joan XXIII, 2, 08930 Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona / Phone number: +34 934 62 70 13
  • Comisaría Sant Cugat: Calle Vallès, 1-3 08190 Sant Cugat del Vallès  / Phone number: +34 93 67 478 58

Ibiza

Contact the Spanish consulate or delegation of your region to book an appointment. Do this at least 1 month before departure OR go to the police station of Ibiza at the following address: Avda. of la Paz S N - 07800, Ibiza 

Palma de Mallorca

  1. Schedule a meeting via the following internet site: https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/ Follow these steps:
  • PROCEDIMIENTOS
  • EXTRANJERIA
  • CITA PREVIA DE EXTRANJERIA
  • ACCEDER A PROCEDIMIENTO
  • SELECTIONNER ILLES BALEARS
  • CERTIFICADOS UE

          2.  Once in Barcelona, go to the police station at the following address: Calle Ciudad de Querétaro, s/ n, s/n 07007 - Palma de Mallorca (Illes Balears)

Marbella

Go to the police station of Marbella at the following address: C / Arias de Velasco No. 25-29600, Marbella (Málaga).

Granada

Go to police station of Granada at the following address:  C/ San Agapito, 2 ( Esquina Ribera del Beiro) 18071 - Granda. 

Madrid

Go to police station of Madrid at the following address:  C/ San Felipe 7, Madrid. 

Social Security 

Go to the social security with your NIE document in order to obtain your membership number. Ask an employee at the police station to give you the address of the nearest Social Security center.

To do this, bring:

  • NIE
  • Identity card and photocopy
  • European Social Security Card
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