16th of April 2012
We have received today news that the local police stations are gain accepting power of attorneys for the submission of NIE applications on behalf of third parties, and therefore we are able to continue providing the NIE procurement service to our customers.
A few months ago we had to cease providing our service when all police stations around Spain stopped accepting power of attorneys for the application of NIE numbers. Fortunately the authorities have now changed their minds, after the numerous complaints lodged by affected parties denouncing how this measure that was hurting the local economy.
We would like to thank our clients and partners for the support shown during these months!
The NIE Number Team
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.