Foreign companies who like to do business in Spain, such as company formation (Spanish SL or SA), setup a branch, trading and invoicing in Spain, open a bank account, buying properties... need a Spanish registration number (NIF = Número de Identificación Fiscal).
As at local, Spanish consulates and embassies, here you can order your Spanish NIF for your foreign company online, fast, safe and for good conditions. The fix fee is 242,00 Euro for EU-resident companies and 390,00 Euro for Non-EU-resident companies, all inclusive, including the registration fees:
- Compilation, filling and examination of all necessary documents
- Drafting of all PoAs to represent you at the Spanish authorities
- Filling of the application in Spanish, ready for signing
- If you do not have an address in Spain, we will provide you with our office address for free
- Presentation of your NIF/CIF application at the authorities
- Payment of the NIF/CIF fees
- Registration and activation of the NIF/CIF at the tax authorities (Modelo 36)
- Application for a digital certificate, including application fees
- If necessary application and registration of the Spanish VAT number
- Pickup and delivery of your NIF/CIF to you by eMail and mail.
We represent our international clients daily at the Spanish consulates, embassies, company registry and tax authorities. Your NIF order will be processed immediately upon receipt. A NIF application takes between 4 and 5 working days after receiving all documents.
Important! The registered director of a foreign company which has to apply for a NIF or VAT-number needs a Spanish NIE (registration number for individuals). You can order and apply for a NIE- number here.
In urgent cases, we will deliver your NIE with priority by DHL or UPS. In this case, please select "NIF-Express" in the payment form.
SPANISH NIF ONLINE APPLICATION FOR NIF AND VAT-NUMBER:
Please send us the data of your company and the director of your foreign company:
After sending your NIF/CIF-order, here your can pay by credit card or PayPal:
Further information about Spanish registration numbers
The first step in doing private or comercial businesses in Spain
Everyone who conducts private or commercial business activities in Spain needs a Spanish identification number (NIF, CIF or NIE). The Spanish identification number is a form of identification used for a range of financial and legal transactions such as opening a bank account, setup a company, buying or selling shares, applications for residency or getting a driving license. Spanish tax numbers are issued by the Ministry of the Interior of Spain. There are three types of Spanish tax number issued. Spanish registration numbers are essential so that the Spanish Tax Agency can accurately calculate the fiscal responsibilities of everyone doing business in Spain. Even in cases where it is not obligatory for Spanish citizens to have ID (e.g. children aged under 14), a Spanish tax number will be needed if financial transactions are carried out.
The application of a NIF, CIF or NIE HAS NO TAX IMPLICATIONS, as long as the applicant is not doing active businesses in Spain and the number is not activated at the Spanish tax authorities!
1. NIF (Número de Identificación Fiscal)
Foreign companies which like to do business in Spain have to apply for a NIF. In particular, and among other cases, a N.I.F. must be applied for when a foreign company makes a direct investment in Spain or in the case of a shareholder or director of an entity located in Spain or of a foreign entity's permanent establishment located in Spain.
2. CIF (fomer Codico de Identificación Fiscal)
The C.I.F. was the tax ID for all companies registered in Spain. It consists of a letter followed by 8 digits (BXXXXXXXX). The letter represents the type of company (e.g. Spanish SL company BXXXXXXXX or Spanish SA AXXXXXXXX). This number also served as a Spanish VAT number. In fact, the CIF doesn't exist anymore. Since 2008 the Spanish identification number is the NIF.
3. NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero)
Foreign EU and non-EU individuals who like to do a business in Spain (property purchase, application for residency, inheritance inscription, applications for loans or mortgages, renting contracts, closing a employment contract, opening bank accounts... need a NIE number. Individuals can apply and order the NIE here.
4. Spanish VAT number (Número IVA)
If a Spanish company or branch applied for intracommunity VAT exemption and the company has been approved, then this number will be listed in the EU VAT registry. The VAT number makes possible to issue invoices without VAT.
5. Spanish digital certificate (certificado digital)
With the digital certificate, the Spanish government offers an easy and fast way to guarantee communications between companies, citizens, institutions and public administrations like tax authorities and the social security office. The digital certificate is available for natural persons as well as companies and associations. Different types of formalities that can be done with the digital certificate depend on the different administrations (state, autonomic and local levels). The application of a digital certificate is INCLUDED in your NIF/CIF online application!
6. DNI (Documento Nacional de Identidad)
This is the ID number for Spanish citizens only. The same number is used for one's driver's license and tax applications.
7. Social Security Number (Número seguridad social)
Individuals apply for this number when they close an employment contract in Spain. This number then stays with the individual for all subsequent jobs. Also self-employed individuals have to apply for the social security number. Please learn more about self-employed individuals, relocation and immigration to Spain here.
How to apply for a Spanish tax/identification number?
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