Opening a bank account in Spain for a non-resident

According to Spanish law, you will need a NIE number to open a bank account.

The NIE number is a tax identification number, similar to the NI (National Insurance number) in UK and equivalent to the NIF (Numero de Identificación Fiscal) for Spanish nationals. NIE numbers are issued by the National Police of Spain (same authority that issues Spanish passports and ID cards).

You will also need to provide information to the bank in relation to your income and financial situation, for example, copy of your payslip, or of your tax return, together with a copy of your passport and proof of address.

I will provide a fixed fee estimate for opening a bank account.

If you need to to open a bank account, I will prepare a Power of Attorney that you need to sign at a local notary. Once the document has been signed and legalised, I will send it to our agent in Spain.

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