Power of Attorneys Accepted in NIE Number Applications

8th of August 2011

As we informed in a previous post, a regulation recently issued in reference to NIE Number application procedure, had as a result that almost all police stations throughout Spain ceased accepting power of attorneys granted to lawyers or 'gestors' for the purpose of applying for NIE certificates on behalf of their clients, forcing applicants to apply in person.

Following several complaints made by lawyers, including some from within our office, the Málaga Law Bar of Association approached the Málaga Provincial Police Office and the Foreigners/ Immigration Office director to request the reinstatement of the previous situation. The matter is being discussed internally with the Madrid central offices, and in the meantime, all the police offices in the Malaga province have been instructed to accept applications through power of attorneys. We don't know what the situation is in other provinces, and whether power of attorneys.

Therefore, NIE Number applications submitted through power of attorneys are accepted, and we can continue providing our service.