Obtain a non-resident NIE
Although the NIE (Foreigner Identity Number) is known to appear on the Identity Cards of foreigners, it is a number that can also be assigned to people who do not reside in Spain. The regulation establishes that foreigners who, due to their economic, professional or social interests, are related to Spain may apply for a Foreigner Identity Number.
This means that foreigners who wish to acquire a property; form a society; open a bank account or even buy a vehicle in Spain, even without moving your residence to our country, you must previously request the assignment of a NIE number.
If they are already in Spain, they should request it from the General Directorate of the Police. In the case of not being in the Spanish territory at the time of the application can be processed at the Consulate of Spain in the country where they are. It also provides the possibility of requesting it through a representative, signing the corresponding power of attorney.
At Sterna Abogados we can carry out the complete process on your behalf or give you the necessary advice so that you can carry it out yourself.
The requirements to obtain a non-resident NIE basically are:
not found in Spain in an irregular situation.
Communicate the reasons why the NIE is requested.
It is important to note that it is issued in a document whose validity is 3 months. However, this term refers only to the document in which it is recorded and not to the number, which is unique and will always be the one that identifies the foreigner in Spain even if he later obtained a residence authorization.
However, despite the fact that the number will always be the same, after 3 months, if the foreigner wishes to carry out any other operation that requires the inclusion of his NIE, he must request the document again.
This means that foreigners who wish to acquire a property; form a society; open a bank account, etc… previously they must request the assignment of a NIE number.
The creation of a company involves a series of formalities and legal formalities that Sterna Abogados can manage for you in 48 hours.
Open a company in Spain
If you are considering starting a business, you should consider several steps before doing so. The creation of a company involves a series of formalities and legal formalities that Sterna Abogados can manage for you in 48 hours.
Therefore, to ease your way and not waste time diving among thousands of publications, here you will find the essential elements for your business to start in the right direction. Here we guide you in the indispensable steps to register a company:
Choose the legal form: the first thing is to determine the type of company you are going to create and determine the legal form: corporation, joint-stock company, cooperative, etc.
Negative certification: you must obtain the negative Certification of the name of the company (CNN) in the Central Mercantile Registry that certifies the exclusivity and the inexistence of another company with the same name.
Social capital: you must deposit in a bank a quantity of money, which will vary depending on the social capital required in each case. For a limited company, the minimum is 3,000 euros, and for a limited liability company, the capital can not be less than 60,000 euros.
Request the NIF: obtain the Tax Identification Number in the Tax Agency, provisionally submitting the necessary documentation (model 036, copy of the articles of incorporation and copy of the statutes), and then the final one (no later than 6) months) presenting the writing.
Creation of the company: must make a public deed before a notary in which the partners sign the constitution of the company.
IRegistration in the Commercial Registry: registration of the company in the Provincial Commercial Register to obtain full legal competence. It will take place in the office of the Mercantile Registry of the same province where the company is domiciled.
High in IAE: must register in the Tax on Economic Activities with the business activity that will take place, in an office of the Tax Agency.
Business books: legalize the books of companies (inventory book, annual accounts book and daily book) in the corresponding Commercial Registry of the province. It consists of putting an official certificate on the first page of the books and marking the rest of the pages with the stamp of the Registry.
Registration of patents and trademarks: the registration of distinctive signs such as words, phrases, images or symbols in the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, since having previously registered a name in the Commercial Register does not mean having it as a registered trademark.
This whole process may seem tedious, but with our help you will find it fast and simple.
Buy a home in Spain
Would you like to acquire a property in Spain? Are you thinking about investing in the country? Is Spain your vacation place and would you like to set up your second home here? Did you know that there are ways to get Spanish residence through the purchase of real estate? Contact us and we will inform you of the legal requirements for obtaining residency, we will guide you through the entire investment process in the country and we will manage the purchase of your property.
The process of acquiring real estate in Spain can be complicated because it involves a large number of procedures, all important, so it is always advisable to have the advice of a lawyer to guide you through the process.
In a generic way we explain below the necessary things you need to do for the acquisition of a house in Spain:
Verification of the legal status of the home: once the buyer has chosen the home he wants to buy, he should proceed to check the legal status of the home, ie; check ownership, see if there are burdens or charges on it, find out if it has tenants, make sure that the former owner is up to date with the payment of receipts and taxes, etc.
Does your home have a certificate of habitability that the law requires? Does the property that you have available to acquire the Energy Efficiency Certificate necessary? You want to buy a flat … do you have your IEE? We can answer all these questions for you.
Checks on the urban situation of the property: does the property invade the public domain?, Is there any risk that a sanction falls on the property?, Has the house been reformed or extended without a license?, When acting in the purchase and sale of a home, it is necessary, for the correct advice of the client, to make sure that there is no urban problem that could affect it.
Taxes: depending on the price, the place where it is located, or the type of property that we choose there is an obligation to pay a series of taxes, do you know what they are? Do not hesitate to contact us to receive additional information. Did you also know that the seller also has, in Spain, a series of tax obligations, which if not fulfilled could affect your acquisition? We make sure that all the procedures are carried out correctly.