Please be aware that it is no longer possible for a lawyer to apply for an NIE number through a Power of Attorney. Due to recent changes in the Spanish law, people now need to apply for their NIE number personally, at the police station.
NIE numbers may also be applied for at any Spanish consulate or embassy, in a person’s home country, although this process might take longer, between 3 and 4 months.
You need an NIE number to purchase a property in Spain and this could delay the property completion.
Please keep this in mind and consider allocating some time for a NIE application appointment whilst on your inspection trip to Spain.
Courtesy of Martínez-Echevarría Pérez y Ferrero Abogados