»It is about the identification number of foreigners, a unique and exclusive personal number which the Police Head office assigns to the foreigners. This number will have to appear on all the public documents sent or passed on to the foreign citizen in Spain, as well as on the steered demands for the administration, also on most of the acts between private persons with socioeconomic and professional character.
»The NIE is not an identity document; therefore the European citizen has to possess, besides the NIE, his personal documentation (passport, identity document of his country).
»In the context of a residence in Spain the NIE must be exclusively asked in Spain with the National Police Commissioner of the chosen residence place.
»For the non residents in Spain the NIE must be personally asked by the interested with a National Police Commissioner or with Spanish Consular authorities in the residence country.