How do I book a NIE Number Spain Appointment

How do I book a NIE Number Spain Appointment?

booking your NIE Number on the Cita Priva website
You can book your own appointment on the Cita Priva website. However we do NOT recommend doing it unless you know what your doing

Please note: It is Not recommended to book your own NIE appointment unless you are familiar with the Spanish Booking system. Making a mistake can lead to you being locked out the booking system and unable to make another booking.

We have now withdrawn the below advice as so may people were making mistakes. We Now Recommend which is an online booking system with English booking forms.

If your thinking of booking your own NIE Number Spain appointment its vitally important you know what your doing First. You have to book your NIE Number Spain appointment via the Spanish CITA website.  We recommend using the Company Listed above to book your NIE Number appointment.

About the CITA NIE Number Spain booking website

This is the Cita Spain NIE Number booking website

The first thing you will notice that the website is obviously all in Spanish.  Its called the INTERNET CITA PREVIA NIE Number Spain website.

The first thing you will be asked is what provide you are in. You can selection from: 

A Coruña, Álava, Albacete, Alicante, Almería, Asturias, Ávila, Badajoz, Baleares, Barcelona, Burgos, Caceres, Cádiz, Córdoba, Cantabria, Castellón, Ceuta, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Girona, Granada, Guadalajara, Guipúzcoa, Huelva, Huesca, Jaén, La Rioja, Las Palmas, León, Lleida, Lugo, Madrid,Málaga, Melilla
Murcia, Navarra, Ourense, Palencia, Pontevedra, Salamanca, Segovia, Sevilla, Soria, Tarragona, Tenerife, Teruel, Toledo, Valencia, Valladolid, Vizcaya, Zaragoza, Zamora.

Once you have selected your Province on the NIE Number Spain Cita website you will be asked to select from the following options.

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Authorizacion de residencia de menores nacidos en espana, hijo de residents

Authorizacion de trabajo

CNP- Asignacion de NIE

CNP- Certificado de residente no residente

CNP-Certificados UE

CNP- Expedicion de carta de invitacion

CNP- Toma de huellas renovacion de tarjeta de larga duracion

Familiares de residents comunitarios

Reagrupacion familiar

Resid Menores no nacidos en Espana

Select CNP- Asignacion de NIE and press next.

The next page will tell you about the forms you will need to fill in. You can skip this page by pressing Enter (Entrar)

The title of the next page is ‘CNP-ASIGNACIÓN DE NIE’ on this page you will need to enter your details.

Click passport

1.) Enter your passport number where it says ‘PASAPORTE’

2.) Where is says ‘Nombre y apellidos: ‘ enter your full name as it appears on your passport

3.) In the box labelled ‘Año de nacimiento:’ put your year of birth (this must match your passport)

4.)In the section titled ‘País de nacionalidad’ select your Nationality.

5.)Complete the Capture where it says ‘Por favor, valide el Captcha para poder continuar’

6.) Press continue (Continuar)

The next page will give you the following options

Solicitar cita,

Look for a date

Consultar citas confirmadas

Consult dates confirmed already

Anular cita

Cancel date

Select Solicitar Cite (look for a date)

On the next page you will usually be given the options of 3 different appointments and 3 different. Select a date a press confirm.

The next page is confirmation of your booking before you are given a booking receipt. Press confirm

The next page is a PDF document. Make a note of the reference number. you will need this in case you have to cancel or change your appointment.

Print this document to paper or save to PDF in documents, you will need this the day of your appointment.

If your need to cancel your NIE Number Spain appointment.

Cancelling your NIE Spain appointment is not as easy as it sounds. As we write this guide (9th June 2018) the Spanish CITA website is not working for cancellations.  This exasperates the problem as you can only have one CITA appointment at a time, which means waiting until after your appointment date to book another appointment.

We recommend do NOT attempt to book your own NIE Number Appointment unless you are certain you know how to do it correctly and know how to fill in the paperwork.

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Filling in the NIE Number Spain forms

There are two forms you need to fill in when applying for your NIE Number Spain:

The two forms you need to fill in are the:


This form is used to Pay your NIE Number Spain tax at the bank



This is your main application form for your NIE Number Spain.

Caution: We do not recommend filling these forms in your self unless you have an advanced level of Spanish. Filling in the forms incorrectly could mean you loosing your appointment at the Police station or being refused a NIE Number Spain.





What does a NIE number look like?

What does a NIE Number look Like

A NIE Number is a white piece of Paper, usually A4 Size. Its given to you when you register for a NIE Number at any police station in Spain or at a Spanish embassy in another country.  Applying for your NIE Number is easy. Visit our sister website and use the easy English language booking form and let them do all the work.

Lots of People Think a Spanish NIE number comes on a Card. It doesn’t. Your NIE Number will be given to you on a printed piece of paper.

Photo of a Spanish NIE Number

A nie Number is a piece of white paper not a card
This is what a NIE Number certificate looks like

So the myth that a NIE Number is a green card is no longer true. Back years ago the Spanish did used to issue green cards when you got your residency but that is no longer the case.

So, when you are asked for your NIE Certificate they are talking about the white piece of paper you was given at the police station.

What happens if ive lost my NIE Number?

Have you lost your NIE Number?

Losing your NIE Number certificate in Spain can be an absolute nightmare. You need your NIE Number for Various tasks in Spain like connecting to the internet, buying or selling a house, getting work and getting a mobile phone contract.

What a NIE number certificate looks like
This is what a NIE Number certificate looks like

If you have lost your NIE Number in Spain most of the time you will be ok. Only for very serious legal matters like buying property will you actually need the original NIE Number certificate.  If you have a copy of the;’ number its self, either in photo form or written down somewhere that’s a huge help in being able to replace your NIE Number certificate.

To get your NIE Number back we recommend using the MY NIE official website.

Getting your lost NIE Number back can be a laborious task. Unfortunately its no longer possible to just turn up st the police station to get a paper copy of your NIE. You still need to go through the whole booking process again, fill in all the forms again and pay the government tax again.

What to do when you lost your NIE Number certificate


The website we recommend above can help you get a copy of your Spanish NIE Number very quickly. Visit them today and read up on there blog.

Loosing your NIE Number in Spain can be a logistical nightmare.

Why do I need a NIE Number?

Why do I need a NIE Number in Spain?

Getting your NIE Number in Spain is very important if you wish to buy a house, flat or apartment or need to use essential services like the internet.

You will need A NIE Number Spain to carry out the following activities:

Buy a House

Buy a Villa

Buy a flat

Get connected to the internet

Get a mobile phone contract

Open a Bank account in Spain

Getting your NIE  number couldn’t be easier using our sister website

You will need your NIE Number Spain to complete most financial tasks in

Banks in Spain

Getting your NIE Number Spain will make life simpler when you arrive in Spain. Although many companies will still provide you with service without your NIE Number Spain, many will offer a reduced standard service without you having your Paper certificate.

You need your NIE NUMBER SPAIN to carry out most legal tasks in Spain. Even signing onto the town hall Pardon they will ask for your NIE Number Spain


What is a NIE Number

What is a NIE Number?

A NIE number is your Spanish Identification number. This allows the Spanish authority’s track your official monetary transactions. Your NIE number is also used by private businesses to Track transactions you make.

Is a NIE Number like a ID Card?

Officially no, your NIE Number will not be asked for by the Police usually. Its more for transactions involving money.

Read more on our NIE Number blog online or Visit our sister site to get your NIE Number Spain today.