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What is the Difference Between NIE and NIF in Spain

Which is the difference between NIE and NIF?

The difference between the 3 types of taxpayer identification number (NIE, NIF) in Spain is relatively simple.

NIE number

The NIE is the number given to non-Spanish residents living in Spain.

NIF number

The NIF number is the number of DNI used as a taxpayer identification number for Spanish citizens. The NIF number is not issued to non-Spanish citizens.

To get the TIN, we can meet two different situations that will be followed by different compulsory procedures. It is mandatory to request this number and can be processed for two different reasons: A tax reason/  or a settle down a motive.

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