Yes you do. You need a NIE number to buy a property in Mallorca or elsewhere in Spain, but also to buy a car, sign a contract of supplies or pay any tax.
So, before you buy any property you have to apply for it because you won’t be able to sign the purchase deed without it.
NIE number it’s the “Numero de Identificación para Extranjeros” . It’s the tax number for non residents. When you apply for it you get a number and this is the one you will have all your live or until you become tax resident in Spain.
Basicaly they are two ways.
A) I’ll do it for you
If you are in Mallorca you leave me your original passport for 2 hours and I apply for it in front of the Chambers of Lawyers
If you are not in Mallorca, you either send me your original passport, I apply for it and send it back to you by courier.
Or you may also go to a Public Notary in your country, you apply for a Notarial copy of your passport with La Hage Apostille and you send it to me by post.
B) Do it yourself.
In this case you have to go personally.
- Book online a date in this web page
- On the assigned date you have to go to Administración Periférica del Estado in Palma
- Bring the original of your passport and a copy
- Bring a proof you are legal staying in Spain
- Fulfill this application form
- Pay the taxes