We have listed below a few of the documents needed to live in Spain.
|N.I.E. NUMBERS The Numero Identidad Extranjero (N.I.E.) is an important document for non-Spanish people living in Spain. It is in the form of an A4 size document and your original issue will be very important in the execution of all official business. Without an (N.I.E.) you will not be able to buy a house, car or start up a new business. You cannot get a job without an N.I.E. (the only jobs given without N.I.E's will be on the "black market"). Interest rates and the choice of services offered to those banking with their passport number also vary to those using their N.I.E.|
|RESIDENCIA If you have lived in Spain for more than 6 months and intend to live here for much longer, you are entitled to become resident. This means you are then given a Spanish I.D. number and do not have to use your N.I.E. number anymore. You will be given more favourable conditions in your banking choices and if you buy or sell a property, you are subject to far smaller rates of capital gains taxes, although this is due to change in January 2006.|
REGISTRATION The Spanish state social security system provides free healthcare for Spanish nationals and for those E.U. members, that provide the paperwork for registration.
Healthcare can be obtained by producing your E111 form and I.D. (or your E121 if you are retired). These documents are only to be used as a short term measure. They must be date stamped within a local post office, at the time when you left the UK. If you are intending to live, or have lived in Spain for longer than the 6 months entitlement this forms gives, you will need to register correctly and provide all the necessary documentation.
Alternative treatment can be given by private medical clinics and hospitals. These are available to everyone and will also offer specific treatment / medical cover.
|UK CAR ON SPANISH PLATES If
the I.T.V. (Spanish
legal & financial
|SETTING UP IN BUSINESS Starting a business in Spain can be a minefield of paperwork. To begin with you need an N.I.E. you can then register to operate as self employed and register as a business. To do this you have to register with the "Social Seguridad" as "Autonamo" ( self employed). If more than one person owns a business this this would be a Social Limitado (S.L.) which means a Limited Company. Either way a lawyer or an Accountant should be consulted.|
|* This infomation is meant as a guide only, please consult the relevant departments for further information.|
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