NIE Residency Card and Barcelona, Spain work visas (Part 2)
NIE for European citizens living in Spain
(Part 1 continued) - In order to get the empadronamiento in Barcelona, the documents you need to take with you are:
- Your passport or ID from an European country
- A document proving that you are living at a certain address in Barcelona, such as the original copy of the purchase or rent contract for the property you live in, or the latest bill arrived in your name at the address you are living in.
- If you are going to live with somebody else who is ‘empadronado’, you need to go with that person to one of the offices listed above. Both persons will need to show a valid passport or ID and they will need to sign a document.
- If you cannot provide any proof of address, you can ask the SAIER (Servicio de Atención a Inmigrantes, Extranjeros y Refugiados) for help. The SAIER is in Avenida Parallel 202, Barcelona, tel. 93 292 40 77
2) Getting the NIE application form
In order to get the NIE application form you can either:
- Collect it from the police station in Pg. Joan de Borbó 32, 08003, Barceloneta, Barcelona, Tel: 932 240 600
- Download it from the Mir website (www.mir.es).
3) Go to the police office
The police office from which you need to get the NIE in Barcelona is now located at the following address: Calle M. L’Argentera 2-4, Barcelona, near the Estació de França
You need to take with you the following documents:
- Passport or ID (original and photocopy)
- The NIE application form filled in (original and photocopy)
- 2 passport pictures
- The Empadronamiento document (original and photocopy)
- In the NIE application form it also says that you need a job contract or something explaining why you are in Spain. In my experience, as long as you have the Empadronamiento they never ask for a job contract. Instead, even if the NIE application form does not mention it, the Empadronamiento is always required.
Back to Articles Menu.