If you are living in the Alicante province and need to apply for your NIE number as an EU citizen, you will need to apply at your nearest Foreigners’ Officer (oficina de extranjeros).
In most cases, you can apply in person but it is much easier to make an appointment online. In some offices, the only option is online.
If you are going to be living in Alicante for less than 90 days, you need to fill in form EX15 but if you are staying for more than 90 days you will need to apply for residency by filling in the EX18 form. This green certificate will also have your NIE number on it. You can read our article about NIE and residency in Spain for a further explanation on filling in the forms and a checklist of the other documents you need.
You will need:
- The completed EX15 or EX18 in duplicate
- Your original passport (make sure it has not expired) and a photocopy,
- Modelo 790 to prove you have paid the tax – it’s usually around €10.80.
You will also need documents to show the economic, professional or social reasons why you are making the application. It could be for buying property, work or retiring here.
For residency you will need further documents such as proof you have private health insurance, a work contract, are registered as a freelancer (autonomo), and/or have sufficient funds to support yourself.
Where to Apply for Your NIE in Alicante
In Denia: Oficina DNI – Pasaportes -Extranjeros, Avenida del Marquesat 53, Denia 03700
Tel: 96 642 68 86
Open: Mon-Fri 09.00 to 14.00
In Teulada-Moraira: Residents can apply for their NIE at the town hall between 09.00 and 13.00 on Tuesdays. However it takes one to two weeks so it is quicker to go to Benidorm. You can also go to Espai La Senieta in Moraira to pick up the forms to fill in and make your appointment. Ajuntament de Teulada, Avda Santa Caterina, 2, Teulada.
Tel. 96 574 01 58
In Altea: Oficina de Extranjeria Calle San Isidro Labrador, 1, 03590 Altea
Tel: 965 01 92 60.
Open 09.00 t 14.00
In Benidorm: Check before going, or apply online so you get a definitive answer, because some people are being told to go to Alicante for their NIE while others have their application processed in Benidorm.
Oficina de Extranjeria in the National Police Station, Carrer Apolo XI, 36, 03501 Benidorm,
Tel: 966 83 11 93.
In Alicante: Oficina de Extranjeria, Calle de la Ebanistería, 4-6, 03008 Alicante
Tel: 965 01 93 00
09.00-14.00 Monday to Friday
In Torrevieja: Immigracion y Extranjeria Torrevieja Calle Caballero de Rodas, 14, 03181 Torrevieja, Alicante
Tel: 965 70 52 43