NIE

Consulado de Espana en Londres

Legalisations 20 Draycott Place, London SW3 2RZ

Tel: 020 7594 4921 Fax: 020 7581 7888 Monday to Friday 0930 – 13:30

APOSTILLE OF THE HAGUE CONVENTION British documents which require legalisation by the Spanish Authorities must bear the Apostille of The Hague Convention.

The address to obtain the Apostille is as follows:

The Legalisation Department Foreign & Commonwealth Office Old Admiralty Building, Whitehall London SW1A 2LG Tel: 020 7008 1111 http://www.fco.gov.uk/

Spanish documents which require legalisation (or authentication) in the United Kingdom must bear the Apostille of The Hague Convention.

The address in Spain to obtain the Apostille is as follows:

Ministerio de Justicia Departamento de Legalizaciones Registro General 28015 Madrid Tel: 0034 91 3902011 http://www.mju.es/mapostilla.htm

DRIVING IN SPAIN To drive in Spain, the Spanish Traffic Authorities require drivers to be in possession of a valid EU licence or an international driving licence. Spain has, with some non EU countries, agreements on the acceptance of licenses. For information on the subject we suggest that you contact: Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) C/ Arturo Soria 143 28071 Madrid www.dgt.es

Consulado de España en Londres

Legalisations 20 Draycott Place, London SW3 2RZ

Tel: 020 7594 4921 Fax: 020 7581 7888 Monday to Friday 0930 – 13:30

APOSTILLE, N.I.E. LEGALISATION OF PHOTOCOPIES, SIGNATURE and TRANSLATIONS OFFICIAL TRANSLATORS DRIVING IN SPAIN, SHOOTING IN SPAIN POLICE CLEARANCE CHECK CONSULAR FEES

APOSTILLE OF THE HAGUE CONVENTION British documents which require legalisation by the Spanish Authorities must bear the Apostille of The Hague Convention.

The address to obtain the Apostille is as follows:

The Legalisation Department Foreign & Commonwealth Office Old Admiralty Building, Whitehall London SW1A 2LG Tel: 020 7008 1111 http://www.fco.gov.uk/

Spanish documents which require legalisation (or authentication) in the United Kingdom must bear the Apostille of The Hague Convention.

The address in Spain to obtain the Apostille is as follows:

Ministerio de Justicia Departamento de Legalizaciones Registro General 28015 Madrid Tel: 0034 91 3902011 http://www.mju.es/mapostilla.htm

TRANSLATIONS If British documents have to be translated into Spanish, the following options are available: Send them directly to a “Intérprete Jurado” in this country. A list provided on request by fax or in writing (please enclose a SAE). Send the document(s) directly to Spain for translation by a “Intérprete Jurado”. Translate them yourself and send them to this Department, together with the original document(s) or photocopy in English for verification. Please enclose a prepaid SAE (Recorded or Special Delivery) to return the document(s). Fee: £25 per single page of translation.

PHOTOCOPIES For legalisation of photocopies, you will need to send the following: Original document. (Passport, deeds, etc.). A prepaid SAE (Recorded or Special Delivery) to return the document(s). Fee: £10 per single page.

SIGNATURE If you need to have your signature legalised by us, you can do the following: By post: Send the document(s) duly signed together with your passport and a prepaid SAE (Recorded or Special Delivery) to return the document(s). Fee: £12 per signature.

In person: Monday to Friday 09:30 – 13:30 Please bring the document(s) to be signed before us, and your passport. The document(s) will be returned to you by post or can be collected the following working day. Your passport will be returned to you once you have have signed. If you wish to return the document(s) by post please submit a prepaid SAE (Recorded or Special Delivery). Fee: £12 per signature.

Please note: That we do not legalise deeds (powers of attorney, deeds of purchase, etc.) for this purpose you will need to contact the Notary Department.

CONSULAR FEES Fees must be paid in CASH or POSTAL ORDERS made payable to “The Spanish Consulate General”.

DRIVING IN SPAIN To drive in Spain, the Spanish Traffic Authorities require drivers to be in possession of a valid EU licence or an international driving licence.

Spain has, with some non EU countries, agreements on the acceptance of licenses. For information on the subject we suggest that you contact: Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) C/ Arturo Soria 143 28071 Madrid www.dgt.es

SHOOTING IN SPAIN FOR HUNTING OR SPORT To shoot in Spain you need a current European Firearms Certificate as well as a valid Shotgun certificate.

On arrival in Spain you will need to show the “Guardia Civil” your Firearms Certificate, shotgun(s) and your passport. On doing so, they will, if satisfied, give you the necessary permission to shoot in Spain.

If you are not in possession of a European Firearms Certificate but have a valid certificate issued in a non European Community Country then, you will need to have an official translation from the Spanish Consulate or Embassy in the Country where the shotgun licence was issued. If issued in the UK, you will need to bring your Vistor’s Shotgun permit and your passport. Subject to prior consultation we will then give you a translation of your licence the next working day. Fee: £10 per signature.

CERTIFICADO DE ANTECEDENTES PENALES (Police clearance check) A “certificado de Antecedentes Penales” must be obtained in person in the Registro Central de Penados y Rebeldes, (Ministerio de Justicia, C/ San Bernardo, 21, 28015, Madrid), or any of the provincial branches of the Ministry in Spain.

If you no longer reside in Spain and you are a British citizen in order to obtain a “certificado de Antecedentes Penales” you will need to contact the British Consulate in Spain. You can obtain a list of British Consulates through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (020 7270 1500).

Nationals from other countries should contact their respective authorities (Embassy or Consulate) in Spain.

NUMERO IDENTIFICACION DE EXTRANJEROS (NIE) INFORMATION FOR AN NIE (NUMERO IDENTIFICACION DE EXTRANJEROS) 1.- An application for an NIE number should be made in person at the nearest Police Station in Spain where you intend to live or where you have or intend to have property.

2.- The Spanish Consulate General cannot issue NIE numbers. It only acts as a “POSTAL BOX” between the applicant and the competent authorities in Spain.

3.- If you wish to send your application through this Consulate you will need to do the following:

You must come in person (no appointment needed) between 09:30 – 13:30 Monday to Friday as you will need to sign the form in our presence, with:

(a) Your valid passport.

(b) Two passport size photographs.

© The application form for NIE DULY COMPLETED BUT NOT SIGNED.

We do not provide the service of completing or translating the application form or any other documents relating to the NIE number.

This form cannot be obtained at this Consulate and must be obtained in the Comisaría de Policía in Spain or by downloading form EX-14 from their website http://www.mir.es. Click on “Información sobre trámites”, “Extranjeros”, “Modelos de Solicitud”.

The form is in Spanish.

The address in point 4 (or if you have the new form, point 5) should be an address in Spain for the authorities to notify you of your NIE number.

(d) An envelope (no stamps needed) per applicant addressed to:

Comisaría General de Extranjería y Documentación Dirección General de Policía C/ General Pardiñas, 90 28006 Madrid

Tel: +34 91 322 6824 / 26

(e) A SAE with your address in the UK (to send you a photocopy of your application form for an NIE number once it has been registered at this Consulate). Your NIE number will go to the address in Spain provided in point 4.

(f) If you are resident in the UK but a NON EUROPEAN COMMUNITY citizen you will also need to send a certified copy of your residence permit in the UK and written proof of why you need the NIE number.

4.- Your signature and the photocopy of your passport needs to be legalised by us and there will be a fee payable to “The Spanish Consulate General” of £22 per applicant (cash only).

5.- We would emphasize that this Consulate General cannot issue NIE numbers.

6.- It is not possible to give any further information on the matter once the application has been placed with us and sent to the relevant authorities in Spain.

7.- Thereafter any enquiries should be made directly to the address at 3(d) above and NOT to this Consulate.

If you live in:- Northern Ireland, Cheshire, Cleveland, Clwyd, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Durham, Manchester, Gwynedd, Humberside, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, the Isle of Man, Merseyside, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Tyne & Wear or Yorkshire, please apply to: The Spanish Consulate General, 1 Brooks House, 70 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 2BQ. Tel: 0161 236 1233

Scotland or the Scottish Islands, please apply to: The Spanish Consulate General, 63 North Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3LJ. Tel: 0131 220 1843