The Spanish Ministerio del Interior have updated the form used to apply for a NIE Number. The new NIE Number application form is essentially very similar to the one used previously, but it includes an additional field in which you have to grant permission to the authorities to access the Sistema de Verificación de Datos de Identidad y Residencia (SVDRI).
The SVDRI is a system which can be used by the authorities to check whether a person is a resident or non resident, and access other personal information which has been previously put into the system, such as an empadronamiento address, therefore reducing the need for printed certificates. We are still not sure how this affects the NIE applications, as traditionally no printed certificates have been requested by the authorities.
Those who don’t mind going through the hassle and waste of precious time and money which involves applying in person, can use the following form.
- NIE Number Application Form (PDF ~500Kb)