New NIE Number Application Form Approved (July 2011)

14th of July 2011

The Police Station has released today a public notice in which it states that a new NIE Number Application Form has been approved. This form can be downloaded from the Immigration Secretary of State’s website or at the bottom of this post. This new NIE form is introduced as part of the modifications approved by the Royal Decree 557/2011, of the 20th April, of the Rules and Regulations or Rights of Foreigners in Spain and their social integration, after the reform approved in Law 2/2009, modifications which include the reduction of two years of residency for those who wish to legalize their status in Spain after having worked illegally in Spain, and the possibility for parents of children of Spanish citizenship to apply for their residency by family settlement. With regards to NIE Numbers, the new law also mentions changes in the application process, specifically in which offices the NIE number can be applied for. It does not mention, however, if the NIE applications can be submitted by a representative on behalf of the applicant via a power of attorney, nor how long can it take to get an appointment at the consular office. We confirm that we continue to offer our service as normal. Documents