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INTERNSHIP IN SPAIN: HOW TO OBTAIN A NIE?

In order to carry out an internship in Spain, it is important to take into consideration certain documents, the consultant in charge of your internship search will guide you in these steps to obtain your NIE:

This document is required by the Spanish Social Security Administration for foreigners to be free to move, work, study, buy or do anything in Spain. This document will make themlegally resident in Spain. It is very important for carrying out several operations (opening a bank account, subscribing to a telephone service, etc.). We remind you that this document is mandatory to start a traineeship or a job, so it is imperative to obtain it quickly.

NIE (FOREIGNER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER)

There aretwo types of NIE. You can obtain an NIE "number" or an NIE "card". An NIE number is simply a number written on a piece of paper. The NIE card, on the other hand, is a small green card that will allow you to complete all the paperwork necessary for your daily life in Spain.

NIE NUMBER :

  • Number consisting of a letter at the beginning, 7 digits and a letter at the end (e.g. Y-4683418-S), written on a white sheet of paper.
  • Possibility of obtaining this number in person or by proxy
  • Assigned for administrative purposes
  • No proof of address required
  • Apply by filling in form EX15

CARD NIE :

  • Green paper card laminated on the back
  • Contains the NIE number, your name, date and place of birth, address in Spain and date of application.
  • Required forstays longer than 3 months
  • NIE application only possible in person (Only by appointment in Barcelona)
  • The validity of the NIE card is unlimited.
  • Apply by filling in form EX18

The NIE card is only granted if you meet one of the following conditions (for EU citizens):

  • Have a job with a Spanish employer
  • Being self-employed (autonomo)
  • Being a student and having health insurance
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself
  • Joining a family member already living in Spain

DOCUMENTS TO BE BROUGHT TO THE MEETING

  • The proof of appointment (Cita previa), on paper
  • Signed internship agreement (in Spanish) or original certificate from the host company stating that you will do an internship.
  • European Health Insurance Card + photocopy
  • Passport or identity card + photocopy
  • Form EX-15 or Form EX-18 (Complete in capital letters and black pen or fill in on computer)
  • Modelo 790 filled.
  • Before your appointment for the NIE, you will have to bring the Modelo 790 and pay the tax in cash (9.84€ and 2.16€ more if you want the green card) in a Sabadell bank (for Barcelona, we recommend the Sabadell bank in Rambla Catalunya). The bank will give you a receipt which you must present to the police station in order to obtain the NIE.

HOW TO FILL IN YOUR EX15, EX18 AND MODELO 790 FORMS?

Internship in Spain: NIE: Form EX15
Internship in Spain: NIE: Form EX18
Internship in Spain: NIE: Form Modelo 790

Through this series of videos, we guide you step by step to complete your forms and obtain your EIN.

TWO POSSIBILITIES TO OBTAIN THE NIE BEFORE YOUR INTERNSHIP

  1. If your internship is less than 3 months: Via the Spanish Consulate in France closest to you(STRONGLY ADVISED IF YOU PLAN 1 MONTH IN ADVANCE)

Contact the consulate by phone to request the NIE. Here is the list of the different consulates:

  • Paris: 165 Boulevard Malesherbes, 75017 PARIS / Tél: 01 44 29 40 00
  • Bayonne: Résidence du Parc 4, Av. du B.A.B. 64100 BAYONNE / Tel: 05 59 59 03 91
  • Bordeaux: 1, rue de Notre Dame 33000 BORDEAUX / Tél: 05 56 52 80 20
  • Lyon: 1, rue Louis Guérin 69100 VILLEURBANNE / Tel: 04 78 89 64 15
  • Marseille: 38, rue Edouard Delanglade 13006 MARSEILLE / Tél: 04 91 00 32 70
  • Montpellier: 24, rue Marceau 34000 MONTPELLIER / Tel: 04 67 58 20 21
  • Pau: 6, Place Royale 64000 PAU / Tél: 05 59 27 32 40
  • Perpignan: 12, Rue Franklin 66000 PERPIGNAN / Tél: 04 68 34 33 78
  • Strasbourg: B.P. 26/R 1 13, Quai Kléber 67001 STRASBOURG CEDEX / Tel: 03 88 32 67 27
  • Toulouse: 16, rue Sainte Anne 31008 TOULOUSE / Tel: 05 34 31 96 60
  1. If your internship is longer than 3 months:Directly in the city of your internship upon arrival

BARCELONA

Make an appointment on the Internet before your arrival: https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/Please connect on Monday at 8am and do not hesitate to update the page several times as there are few appointments available. Also, don't hesitate to go outside Barcelona to get an appointment more quickly. To make an appointment, follow these steps:

  • "PROCEDIMIENTOS"
  • "EXTRANJERIA"
  • "CITA PREVIA DE EXTRANJERIA"
  • ACCESS TO "PROCEDIMIENTO"
  • SELECT "BARCELONA
  • "Certificados y asignacion NIE"

Please note: It is compulsory to have an appointment and to present your printed summons when you arrive at the police station to get a number in the queue. It used to be possible to wait early in the morning in front of a police station to get a number in the queue, but this system has been abolished everywhere in Barcelona and its surroundings.

IBIZA

Contact the Spanish Consulate or Delegation in your area to make an appointment. Do this at least 1 month before your departure OR go to the Ibiza police station at this address Avda. de la Paz S/N - 07800, Ibiza.

PALMA DE MALLORCA

  1. Make an appointment on the Internet: https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/Follow these steps:
  • "PROCEDIMIENTOS"
  • "EXTRANJERIA"
  • "CITA PREVIA DE EXTRANJERIA"
  • ACCESS TO "PROCEDIMIENTO"
  • SELECT "ILLES BALEARS"
  • "CERTIFICADOS UE"
  1. Once in Palma de Mallorca, go to the police station located at this address: Calle Ciudad de Querétaro, s/ n, s/n 07007 - Palma de Mallorca (Illes Balears)

MARBELLA

Go to the Marbella Police Station at this address: C/ Arias de Velasco Nº 25 - 29600, Marbella (Málaga).

GRENADA

Go to the Granada Police Station at this address: C/ San Agapito, 2 ( Esquina Ribera del Beiro) 18071 - Granda.

TENERIFE

Go to the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Police Station at this address: Santa Cruz (Registro General) Plaza de España, s/n 38003 S/C de Tenerife

MADRID

  1. Make an appointment on the Internet: https://sede.administracionespublicas.gob.es/Follow these steps:
  • "PROCEDIMIENTOS"
  • "EXTRANJERIA"
  • "CITA PREVIA DE EXTRANJERIA"
  • ACCESS TO "PROCEDIMIENTO"
  • SELECT "MADRID"
  • "CERTIFICADOS UE"
  1. Once in Madrid, go to the Ibiza police station at this address: C/ San Felipe 7, Madrid.

SEVILLA

Go to the Seville Police Station "Oficina de Extranjeros en Sevilla": Plaza de España, sector II 41071 - SEVILLA

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 9-17 / Friday 9-14

FUERTEVENTURA

It is imperative to make an appointment in advance. Then you will go directly to the Foreigners' Office with your signed internship agreement and your identity card or passport to apply for it.

If you have any problems with obtaining your NIE, please contact us for more information! We can arrange appointments quickly

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