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    Gathering the correct NIE documents in Barcelona (2019)

    Ah, the beloved NIE. The Número de Identificación de Extranjero (Foreigner’s Identification Number). Your best friend, when you first move to Spain. With this number in hand, you will be set to navigate the sometimes rather unwieldy system of Spanish bureaucracy. Among other things, you will be able to: Register for commercial services (phones, gas, internet, bank accounts, etc.) Join government services (social security, health care, pension, etc.) Apply for a mortgage Buy a house Apply for a driving license Purchase a car Set up a business or work in Spain Pay taxes Inherit You really won’t know the true value of this tiny card until you land in the…