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.
From 2020 notarial power it’s needed. If you are in Mallorca you may go to the Notary to make a power of attorney and a copy of your passport and I apply for it in front of the Chambers of Lawyers.
If you are not in Mallorca, you have to go to the Notary, sign a power of attorney and ask the Notary to make a copy of your passport, both documents with La Hage Apostille. Once I get this documents by courier I apply for it.
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